Savoy Hotel Yangon
At a Glance
The pool area and garden is highly rated amongst guests
Authentic colonial feeling to the hotel - reminiscent of the elegant British era
Spacious rooms - can easily add an extra bed for children
Located within walking distance of Shwedagon Pagoda
A boutique hotel with plenty of charm and atmosphere
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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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The Savoy Yangon is a boutique hotel known for its old world charm and character and service with a smile. Located in the delightful area of Yangon with views of the Shwedagon Pagoda, it makes an ideal base to acquaint yourself with the local culture.
On arrival at this old colonial style hotel, you will be greeted with a refreshing drink before you check-in. The hotel is beautifully decorated with wooden floors and hand picked local artefacts dotted throughout. A stay here is rather authentic and you do feel like you are getting a taste of Burmese culture. Despite being located in a rather busy and lively part of town, as soon as you step into the hotel you are transported into an oasis of calm, away from the frenzy of the streets.
It is very close to the main attractions and shopping centre, just a short taxi ride to downtown, and near to the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda; views of which can be enjoyed from several areas of the hotel. The hotel is home to Kipling's Restaurant where you can enjoy a blend of Western and Asian style cuisine while taking in views of the Pagoda. There is also a charming swimming pool with lounge area and pretty gardens, which is a lovely place to relax.
Rooms are spacious and in keeping with the colonial style of the hotel, but they do have modern amenities such as air-conditioning, TVs and incredibly comfortable beds. There is the choice of either a Deluxe Room or an Executive Suite.
There are 30 guest rooms and suites at the Savoy Yangon. Guests have a choice between a Deluxe Room or an Executive Suite. Both are furnished with traditional Myanmar antiques, teak furniture and have a colonial style to them. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, TV, air-conditioning, fruit basket and fresh flowers and a mini-bar.
Deluxe Rooms measure 45 sqm and can be configured with either a double or twin bed and they have beautifully appointed bathrooms.
The suites measure 85 sqm and have a separate living area.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the hotel. An extra bed or cot can be added to the room to accommodate them and a babysitting service can be arranged upon request.
Kipling's Restaurant serves a fusion of Asian and Western cuisine which can be enjoyed with views of the Shwedagon Pagoda or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool. Captain's Bar is renowned for its tempting cocktails and snacks, live music and live sports. It is a great place to meet with friends to enjoy some of the entertainment or to just relax in the informal atmosphere. The Bistrot is unique, as it offers traditional French bistro cuisine and a good selection of wines.
24-hour room and concierge services are available. Limousine, laundry and shoe shine services are also available. There is a business centre with internet-access, scanner and printer at the property.
Yangon is the former capital of Myanmar and so has a rich culture. It is a melting pot of the traditional and contemporary. Of course at the top of most visitors' lists is the sparkling Shwedagon Pagoda and it really is rather impressive. However other attractions to explore are the 2000 year old Sule Pagoda, the famous Scott Market, the Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha, as well as the parks, lakes and the lively waterfront.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I loved the Savoy. It has a wonderfully intimate feel and the sweeping wooden staircase gives it a feeling of grandeur despite its size. Lovely wooden floors and atmospheric bars & restaurants. If you're looking for colonial charm, this is the hotel to go for in Yangon.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
This is a totally charming hotel with a laid back and friendly atmosphere, with understated character. The pool area is wonderful and the quirky bar is a great place to enjoy a few drinks. The rooms are charming and colonial in style, all enjoying their own balconies. The suites are a fantastic option for people who want to spoil themselves and are still very good value. It is in a relatively quiet part of town, so it has a lovely peaceful feel to it.
Architectural Walking Tour of Yangon
Yangon is full of architectural gems and this walking tour allows you to explore all the highlights on foot, giving you the best experience possible of the city.
Cooking Curries in Yangon
Today enjoy a traditional cooking class with a trip to the local market for the full authentic experience.
This exciting tour gives you the chance to sample the street food and night culture of the former Burmese capital. Travelling by trishaw, and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, you’ll stop at some of the best local dining spots.
Full Day Yangon City Tour
Spend the day uncovering what makes the city of Yangon so special with its unique history and cultural sites. Through the day your guide will show you all the colonial highlights, interesting markets and of course the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.
Meditation in a Monastery
Buddhism is key to many people’s lives in Myanmar and today you will have the chance to delve into the religion further, with a meditation session in one of Yangon’s most respected monasteries.
Sightseeing by Elephant Coach
Explore Yangon in style in the fantastic Elephant Coach, a lovely restored colonial era bus. In a previous life the coach was used to transport dignitaries during the war however, today it is the most elegant and luxurious way to see the city.
The Golden Rock
Visit Golden Rock, a seemingly gravity defying monument upon Mt Kyaiktiyo. One of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar, this pagoda-topped golden boulder is said to house a strand of Buddha’s hair.
Twante by Boat
Today venture outside of Yangon to the quiet and sleepy town of Twante. On this relaxing tour you will be able to experience the more rural side of Myanmar with a cruise along Yangon River and a relaxed explore around Twante.
Yangon Art and Antiques
Yangon is a treasure trove of intriguing art and ancient artefacts. Uncover a unique side of Yangon with a full day tour visiting beautiful galleries and antique shops throughout the city.
Yangon by Night
Yangon by night takes on a different character with its vibrant atmosphere and lively street scenes. This evening tour includes a cruise along the Yangon River to see the sun set, a thrilling trishaw ride to bustling Chinatown, and a stop at a live music
Yangon Cooking Class
Enjoy a unique cultural experience with the chance to learn to cook a selection of traditional and delicious Myanmar dishes under the guidance of Ms Nyo Nyo San, head chef at the award-winning Monsoon Restaurant in Yangon.
Yangon Heritage Tour
Yangon has a rich cultural heritage and today you will be able to explore with your expert guide. During the day stops will include the former headquarters of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, traditional Armenian Church, Gandhi Hall and Sule Pagoda.
Yangon’s Circle Train and Visit to Dala
Today experience the more local side of Yangon with a ride on the famous Circle Train and a trip to Dala, across the Yangon River.
A Short Getaway to Myanmar
Mandalay, Bagan & Yangon
from £900 pp inc flights & transfers for 5 nights
- Great introduction to the culture of Myanmar
- Chance to see the thousands of temples of Bagan and the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
- Compact itinerary over five nights lets you explore many of the main cultural sits of Myanmar with expert guiding daily
Highlights of Myanmar
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach
from £3000 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- This itinerary provides a brilliant introduction to Myanmar including all the highlights with brilliant guiding throughout
- With over 2,000 temples dotted around the landscape, Bagan is one of the true highlights of Asia
- This itinerary is brilliant for foodies with a unique cooking class and an evening Yangon tour to the hot spots in the city
Location & directions
The Savoy Hotel is ideally located in a picturesque area of Yangon, overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's "twinkling wonder" and the nearby People's Park.
How to get there
15-hour flight (via Bangkok) to Yangon. The Savoy is a 10-minute drive from the city centre and 20-minutes to the International Airport.
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