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A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond Governor's Residence is one of the most timeless luxury hotels in Yangon. Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, the hotel is truly magical at the end of a busy day spent visiting the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda and other sites of bustling Yangon. A guest's arrival at Belmond Governor's Residence is heralded by a gong, such is the ceremony of a welcome here. Pass along a teak walkway as you make your way through tranquil gardens threaded with lotus ponds. To arrive at this 1920s mansion is to step back into a slower time; wraparound verandas are adorned with a gingerbread-style trim. Once home of the Kaya States' Governor, the hotel is history come to life. Within these walls the elegance of a long-gone era mingles with Myanmar's rich beauty and culture. Rooms adorned with carved teak, silk, crisp linens and mesmerizing local artworks are awash with light. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lantern-light, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze.

The 49 rooms and suites are your personal sanctuary where old-world elegance meets modern indulgence. Retreat into bliss after a day's adventures:

Rooms

Across the accommodations, intricate teak carvings and delicate silks nod to Yangon's heritage while contemporary luxuries – an entertainment system, bathrobes, a mini bar, complimentary fruits – offer all the comforts of home. With double or twin beds, the Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Garden View Rooms comfortably house two people, with an extra bed available for a third. After sightseeing, there's little so relaxing as a dip in the large terrazzo bathtub.

Suites

Spacious and exquisitely furnished, these retreats are the last word in luxury. Junior Suites overlook a private lotus garden while the Two Bedroom Junior Suites are ideal for groups or families, accommodating as many as four adults.

Governor's Rooms

To stay in a Governor's Room is to stay in Yangon’s finest accommodation. A hand-carved bed takes center stage. Trace silk-panelled walls to your spacious bathroom or take a seat at your writing desk, ideal for penning postcards. As the sun sets, raise a toast on your verdant veranda.

Myanmar Cooking Class

Peruse a local market brimming with exotic ingredients and flavors central to Myanmar cuisine. On your return, join one of the chefs as they uncover the region's most loved dishes. Later, sample your creations as part of a bountiful buffet lunch.

Art'ernoon Tea

Celebrate the creativity of this colorful country with the unique afternoon tea concept. Savor an array of sweets and savories with Myanmar's finest loose leaf teas and a glass of rosé as you admire an exhibition by local artists. Artworks make a fitting memento, with proceeds going towards the Belmond Free Healthcare Clinic in Yangon. Guests needn't stray far from our walls to experience some of Yangon's finest culinary and cultural offerings

Morning Yoga

Start the day afresh with a morning flow in the peaceful Mindon Lounge. Rise with the sun and join the expert yoga teacher as you practice asanas that harmonize body and mind.

Evening Activities

Each evening Belmond Governor’s Residence comes to life with light entertainment. Challenge fellow guests to a croquet match on the lawn before exchanging tales of the day's adventure at one of our convivial cocktail parties. On Wednesdays, gather in the Mindon Lounge for Movie Night and enjoy the eclectic library of films that spans from blockbusters to documentaries

that delve into Myanmar's history.

Tours and Excursions

Unearth the region's diverse heritage in downtown Yangon or discover markets, arts and antiques on a shopping tour. Epicureans will adore our food-focused itinerary. Rise early for almsgiving at Kalaywa Monastery. Our experts guides will make sure you don't miss a thing. Adventurous Tour to Twante Cross the Yangon River by ferry and explore the village of Twante. Snap up a souvenir at a pottery workshop and be charmed by the reclining Buddha in the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Travel Like a Local Ride the Yangon Circular Railway to the vibrant Hledan indoor market. Admire sarongs on offer before catching a trishaw bicycle back to the hotel.

Golf

Indulge in a round at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club, a short drive from the hotel. Our package includes a cart, use of a Powerbilt golf set, luxury transfer and a massage at the estate's Oasis Spa.

Pagodas

Grand, shimmering pagodas and stupas are an enduring image of Yangon. Visit the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, plated in over 8,000 gold slabs. Or, head to the Botataung or Sule Pagodas, said to enshrine the hair of the Buddha. Colorful Countryside Tour Cross the Bago River to vibrant Syriam. Feel the wind in your hair in Kyauk-Tan as you take a boat to Ye-Le Pagoda, set on a small island. Be warned: it is said that ogres guard this mystical site.

Markets

Yangon's markets are a feast for the senses. Peruse handicrafts, sample delicacies and strike up a conversation with local people. Walk from the hotel to Bogyoke Aung San Market, among the city's most famous of its kind.

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