Grade - Boutique Medium Class
The Loft achieves the rare feat of delivering a calm oasis in the midst of a very hectic city. Its central location (overlooking the Yaw Mingyi Street flower market) is perfect to see the sights and experience urban life, yet it retains an air of tranquillity that’s always welcome after a busy day.
It’s the location, service levels and high quality finish that sells this boutique hotel. Alex's Gastro Bar & Garden offers a range of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The hotel has a New York style loft feel, offering 32 rooms and duplex suites with high ceilings, contemporary furnishings, exposed brickwork and open plan layouts, some with roof-top terrace. All are air-conditioned with safety deposit box, wifi and ensuite bathroom.
Grade - First Class
The Sule Shangri-La is a great choice if you want a first class hotel with modern amenities right in the centre of town without breaking the bank. The higher floor rooms offer a great view of the city down to the Yangon River.
The hotel boasts a choice of restaurants, beautiful outdoor swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam and massage rooms. The stylish Gallery Bar is the perfect place for an evening drink before heading out for an evening in the city.
As you would probably expect the rooms have an international feel, but are a good size. For added benefits and the best views upgrade to the Club Floor. All are air-conditioned with safety deposit box, wifi and ensuite bathroom.
Belmond Governor’s Residence
Hotel Grade - First Class Villas
If your budget can stretch then the Governor’s Residence is the epitome of what we imagine a Burmese luxury hotel to be. The colonial style 1920’s mansion immediately takes you back to this time and the ambience stays with you throughout the hotel. As their website says: “where old-world elegance meets rich Burmese beauty”.
Stretch out beside the fan-shaped swimming pool in the lush garden or relax with a treatment in the Governor’s Oasis spa. Dusk is the perfect time to enjoy a cocktail or beer looking out over the garden from the upstairs bar, before a dinner served alfresco by candlelight. Post-dinner enjoy a night cap in the more intimate air-conditioned bar.
With only 49 rooms and suites, all housed in the original building, Belmond Governor's Residence offers an authentic colonial era experience. All of the rooms are beautifully appointed with teak mosquito netted beds and comfortable sofas with views either onto the inner courtyard or the lotus gardens. All are air-conditioned with safety deposit box, wifi and ensuite bathroom.