Location: Set in a historic 1920s colonial mansion in the sought-after Embassy Quarter of Yangon
Pool: Large fan-shaped swimming pool framed by lush tropical gardens and a lotus pond
Decor: Rooms and suites are adorned with traditional Burmese teak furniture and hand-woven Southeast Asian fabrics
Bathrooms: En-suite bathrooms have large sunken bathtubs and indulgent toiletries
Located in a lotus garden not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda is The Governor's Residence. Once a governor's mansion, it has since been converted in to a 49-room hotel, a 30-minute drive from Yangon airport (RGN). Located in the hotel are two restaurants; the Mandalay Restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine and the Mindon Lounge is a comfortable spot to sit indoors overlooking the garden, or outdoors, and enjoy a refreshment. While there is a swimming pool and massage treatments are offered, there is no spa. The Governor’s Residence has a fitness center and WiFi is available anywhere on hotel grounds, in addition to having a business center for Internet and email access.
A variety of rooms are available at the Governor’s residence, each reflecting Burma’s unique heritage, combined with contemporary luxury. Intricately-carved teak and lavish silks endow the rooms with traditional Burmese elegance, while modern furnishings and facilities usher the rooms to providing a new level of guest comfort.
The Deluxe Rooms, measuring 127 square foot in size, combine carved teak furnishings, rich Southeast Asian silks and wooden paneling and floors. Deluxe Rooms can accommodate up to three people, offering double or twin beds and an extra bed on request. Deluxe Rooms either look on the private gardens or the courtyard.
These ample, classically furnished suites look out over a private garden and lotus pond, making an idyllic retreat away from the bustling city. The room’s furniture and fittings are made with local teak wood, while the soft furnishings comprise of rich handmade cottons and silks. The junior suites, measuring 157 square foot in size, feature one bedroom with a large double bed, en-suite bathroom and living room area.
The Governor’s Rooms are decorated in an elegant Burmese style with wooden floors and paneling, sumptuous silks and carved antique furniture. The rooms measure 137 square foot and house a double bed, a comfortable seating area and a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower.
These sizable suites house up to four guests, making them ideal for groups of families and friends. There are two connecting bedrooms that share a bathroom, one has a double bed the other has twin beds.
A large swimming pool surrounded by comfortable sunbeds, traditional in-room spa treatments, and a business center, are all part of the Governor’s Residence experience.
The hotel’s boutique shop offers local handicrafts, luxury toiletries and an essential items store.
The hotel offers a cool and relaxing fan shaped swimming pool surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and shade providing parasols. After long day sightseeing, guests may request a relaxing spa treatment in the privacy of their own room.
Four restaurants are provided for guests’ culinary enjoyment at the Governor’s Residence. The Mandalay Restaurant features the tantalising, exotic flavours of local cuisine, while the Burmese Curry Table has a stronger focus on the fragrant local curries, which are served buffet-style.The Mindon Lounge and the Kipling Bar are wonderfully-relaxing spots to while away an evening over imported drinks.
Burmese Curry Table serves aromatic local curries, with vegetables and rice presented in a buffet style in traditional charcoal burning stoves. Expect to see exotic flavored curries such as duck and picked tea leaf curry as well as fresh and spicy salads such as tea leaf, ginger, tomato, potato and vermicelli and banana flower salad. Wash your mouthwatering meal down with Burmese Dagon beer or green tea.
Kipling Bar, named after the famous author whose words immortalized Burma in classic literature, offers a wide drinks menu including high-quality teas and coffee in an elegant atmosphere.
The Mandalay Restaurant serves exotic local cuisine and European dishes in an alfresco or inside setting, surrounded by the tropical plants of the hotel garden and lotus pond. Items on the menu include Australian steak with mushroom sauce, fresh Bay of Bengal crab on pumpkin puree and curried aioli, and tiramisu.
In the evenings Mindon Lounge is the perfect venue to enjoy a cocktail and watch a traditional Burmese dance performance in high season. The open-air bar offers light refreshments and a range of spirits wines and beers in a shaded garden area.