Yandabo Home is an off-the-beaten track luxury boutique hotel overlooking the Irrawaddy River, midway between Mandalay and Bagan. With just 12 rooms, it offers the ideal opportunity to explore this undiscovered corner of Burma.
At a Glance
The perfect overnight between Mandalay and Bagan
Provides a comfortable base for exploring Burmese villages
Contemporary, stylish and spacious rooms
Authentic local Burmese food, deliciously prepared
All staff are locally employed so the property contributes first-hand to the community
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Yandabo Home or take a look at our itineraries to Irrawaddy River
For those who like to get away from the maddening crowd, yet stay somewhere with all the luxury trimmings, then Yandabo Home is your answer. Explore the local village which is known for its pottery, seeing the traditional way of life that time hasn’t altered. Continue on foot through the farmland beyond and what will become apparent is the lack of other tourists, many of whom unknowingly drift past on the many ships that cruise the Irrawaddy.
Yandabo Home has just twelve rooms, all exceptionally comfortable with large airy ceilings, teak floors and large en-suite bathrooms featuring rain-forest showers and double vanity basins. The only downside in some ways is that they don’t have bathtubs, but you won’t be disappointed in terms of the quality of the rooms. There isn’t WiFi, TVs or telephones, but that is half the charm of the experience in staying at Yandabo Home.
The main dining areas are right beside the banks of the Irrawaddy and offer delicious Asian dishes and a full range of drinks.
You can get to Yandabo Home by private boat, public ferry or by car. We probably suggest either a nights stay, or two if you want to fully explore the local villages. A highlight is heading across the river to the village of Pan Nyo where there are an estimated 4,000 buffaloes which are led into the fields at sunset. The staff are all drawn from the local community, which acts as a way of giving back to the surrounding area, but at the moment their English isn’t so brilliant so be a little patient with them!
There are four double and eight twin rooms at Yandabo Home. Each room is similar in design and style and come with air-conditioning, hair dryer, in room safe and mini bar. The bathrooms have double vanity washbasins and rainforest shower but no bathtubs. Do note there are no telephones or WiFi available.
Yandabo Home just has a central open-air dining area and small indoor lounge.
Location & Directions
When to go
The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.