Belmond Governor's Residence

Yangon, Burma

An elegant 1920s teak mansion in the heart of Yangon's Embassy Quarter, Belmond Governor’s Residence is perfectly positioned to explore all the cultural treasures that Yangon has to offer including the Shwedagon pagoda and lively Bogyoke Market.

At a Glance

  • Located in the elegant Embassy district and dates from the 1920s

  • One of the most beautiful tropical gardens in Yangon

  • Lovely outdoor pool to relax by after a day of sightseeing

  • Enjoy a cooking class along with a trip to the local market to buy the fresh ingredients

  • Beautiful local teak makes up most of the fittings and furniture

Culture, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Choose one of the Governor's Rooms on the second floor for more privacy and better views of property.

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Insider's View

With just one spa treatment room in the 'Governor's Oasis', make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Insider's View

The hotel has a daily activity which is free of charge - Friday night is cocktail night!

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Insider's View

Book in for a Karuna Kaya massage on your first night to help with any jet lag and ensure a brilliant nights sleep.

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Insider's View

Make sure you try a Rum Sour at Kipling Bar if you fancy an evening cocktail.

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Pop into Hla Day in downtown Yangon for some souvenir shopping.

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Belmond Governor's Residence is one of the most luxurious addresses in Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Built in 1920, The Governor's Residence is housed in a two-storey mansion that was built for one of the Governor's from Burma's southern states. With verandas overlooking the lush lotus gardens and pools, this is a peaceful home in the middle of Yangon.

With only 49 rooms and suites, all housed in the original building, Belmond Governor's Residence offers an intimate experience. All of the rooms are beautifully appointed with teak furniture and silks and have views either onto the inner courtyard or the lotus gardens.

One of the main features of the property is the beautiful fan-shaped swimming pool, surrounded by the tropical gardens and this is perfect to come back to after a busy day's sightseeing. The Mandalay Restaurant offers local and Western cuisine and there are also two picturesque bars for evening cocktails. The aptly-named Governor's Oasis is home to this boutique hotel's peaceful spa, and offers a range of relaxing treatments.

Yangon itself is the bustling cultural capital of Burma, and visitors to the city can visit the beautiful golden Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the world's most important Buddhist sites. To catch a glimpse of modern life in Yangon, no trip is complete without visiting Bogyoke (or Scott's) Market as well as the everyday markets lining the streets. A wander around Downtown Yangon will give a feel for what the city would have been like as Rangoon during the colonial period with beautifully characterful buildings.


Belmond Governor's Residence is home to 45 rooms and 4 suites, all decorated with teak furniture and tropical cottons and silks. We recommend the Deluxe Garden view rooms looking onto the lotus garden and pool or the newly renovated Governor's Rooms which are larger and beautifully appointed with colonial, antique furnishings. The two Junior Suites are larger still and the Two-Bedroom Suites are ideal for families as there are no connecting options at the hotel.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Belmond Governor's Residence, however, there are no facilities available except babysitting.


The Mandalay Restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine as well as the exotic local cuisine and is housed in the main part of the residence. Drinks are offered either in the al fresco colonial-style Mindon Lounge; perfect for an evening cocktail accompanied by a traditional dance performance during the high season, or in the elegant Kipling Bar. The green ceramic fan-shaped swimming pool is beautiful and there is a poolside menu on offer.

Spa treatments are available in your room or in the treatment room at the Governor’s Oasis. There is a boutique and gift shop at the hotel, with beautiful local artwork available to purchase.


There is lots to explore in Yangon and a private guide can of course be arranged. Belmond Governor's Residence can also arrange a market tour to view the local produce on offer, followed by a cooking demonstration where you can learn how to make a traditional Burmese salad. Bicycles are also available at guests' disposal.

Location & Directions

Yangon, Burma

The Governor's Residence is located within the elegant Yangon Embassy Quarter, close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda and just 10-minutes from the city center.

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.

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