Sule Shangri-La, Yangon
At a Glance
The hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city
Located in the heart of Yangon’s business, cultural and shopping district
The hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre
It has one of the largest selection of cuisines of any city hotel
The stylish Gallery Bar is the perfect place for an evening drink
A modern, international standard of hotel with good facilities
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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Sule Shangri-La is a hotel comprising 484 rooms and suites in an excellent location in the heart of Yangon. It has all the services and amenities you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in this buzzing city from the luxury of your hotel.
The Sule Shangri-La is a deluxe international hotel with 22 storeys enjoying a prime location in Yangon’s business, cultural and shopping district. It is situated on the corner of Sule Pagoda Road and Bogyoke Aung San Road, an easy 45-minute drive from the Yangon International Airport.
The hotel has 484 rooms, all enjoying views of the city from different locations in the hotel, from city, pagoda or river views. The rooms are modern and slick with all the comfort and amenities you need in a city hotel.
There is a variety of food options available at the hotel, from Western to Asian cuisine. Choose from a casual relaxed environment at the Pool Bar or Gallery Bar, or a more formal set-up at the signature Summer Palace restaurant, reputedly the best Chinese restaurant in Yangon. The newly renovated outdoor swimming pool on the 5th floor provides the most fabulous retreat after a day of sightseeing. For the more active, there is a fully equipped Fitness Centre, plus sauna and steam room. The Beauty Centre provides treatments such as facials, massages and reflexology treatments.
The hotel is made up of 484 rooms and suites enjoying varying views; from city, pagoda or river views. They each enjoy satellite/cable television, an electronic safe, hair dryer and complimentary WiFi internet access.
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With both Asian and International options, the hotel caters to everyone's tastes. There is the newly renovated buffet restaurant, Café Sule, offering a wide range of international food. The Gallery Bar offers pub style cuisine. The Peacock Lounge and Gourmet Shop offer a tempting variety of cakes, snacks and premium coffee. Summer Palace is their signature restaurant, creating authentic Cantonese cuisine. The Pool Bar on the fifth floor provides wine and cocktails and an international a la carte menu is available. 24-hour room service is available daily.
Clare Monro (Staff)
What the Shangri-La lacks in character and charm it makes up for in location and views. It is a good, comfortable, international-standard of hotel with all the services of a 5* property. Within walking distance of downtown Yangon and right on the doorstep of Scott's Market, this is the property to go for if you like to explore independently.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
This is definitely the best option for rooms with a view of the city. With around 22 floors and 484 rooms it definitely feels more corporate than some of the more boutique properties. While this is definitely a typical city hotel in terms of size, the location is excellent for wandering out and exploring the city. It also has a fantastic outdoor pool area (newly renovated), which is a brilliant retreat after a day of site seeing. Opt for an option on the higher floors, as you are there to enjoy the views of Yangon.
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 Week in Myanmar
Yangon, Bagan & Inle Lake
from £1400 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- This itinerary provides a fantastic introduction to Myanmar, with the chance to visit the main highlights alongside some more off the beaten track experiences
- Enjoy venturing around Inle Lake on your private longtail boat, allowing every journey to be an experience in itself
- Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the magnificent temples of Bagan
Best of Myanmar
Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan & Inle Lake
from £1700 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- This eight night itinerary is packed full with experiences ensuring that you are experiencing the highlights of Myanmar
- Including visits to all the main cultural sites in Myanmar with stops in Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay
- Alongside the highlight stops we have included some more off the beaten track experiences and locations, allowing you to experience much more of the true culture of Myanmar
Location & directions
Located on 223 Sule Pagoda Road, right in the central business district of Yangon. Nestled amidst the city's most popular cultural attractions and shopping precincts, and surrounded by lush tropical greenery and beautiful lakes, it is the perfect base.
How to get there
15-hour flight (one change) to Yangon. Sule Shangri-La is 45-minutes from the airport.
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