We recently visited Yangon and had a chance to stay at The Strand Yangon ; one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar. The 32-suite Strand Yangon was founded in 1901 and remains one of South East Asia’s few grand colonial hotels. The hotel is located nearby famous Buddhist sites such as Shwedagon and Sule Pagoda. It is also 30 minutes away from Yangon International Airport. The hotel staff were very attentive and friendly everywhere I went in the hotel. It was such an excellent service with superb facilities. We haven’t experienced anything like Yangon before, and it didn’t take us long to fall in love with the city.
The suite we stayed in was very spacious and elegant. We stayed in the Superior Suite, which is a 55m2 Suite with high ceilings and beautiful mahogany furniture. The bed was comfortable for the two of us and the decorations give the feel of an executive room. There was complimentary tea and coffee served in the Suite at any time by our butler, and there was also a fully stocked mini bar and fridge. The bathroom was sophisticated, and their complimentary bath kit even included my favorite brand L’Occitane 🙂 (yay).
The breakfast at the Strand Yangon was phenomenal. Their breakfast is a la carte, which means you can order anything from the menu as much as you would like. It was probably the best à la carte hotel breakfast we have ever experienced. The quality and presentation of the food seriously blew us away.
The dining room features original vintaged windows, with shiny flooring throughout, and lacquered fans hang from the high ceiling. The decoration and their service made me feel like I was a princess… (hehe) It was a great way to start off our day! 🙂
Their swimming pool was a perfect place to escape the bustle of the city, and it was so relaxing to just hang out. The pool was right next to a tropical garden, so you can just wander around while drinking refreshing cocktails or fruit juices along with a variety of snacks. We also loved Sarkies Bar at The Strand. There are a variety of cocktails, wine, and beer to choose from. I ordered my favorite cocktail, a mojito, and it was full of flavor!! The atmosphere of the bar was luxurious yet cozy.
If you are in Yangon, this hotel is such a wonderful treat. The Strand Yangon is truly an oasis tucked in to the busy city. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we had the most wonderful time at The Strand. We have traveled around, but this hotel became one of our favorites! From the moment we walked in, until check out, we can honestly say we enjoyed every minute. Our thanks go out to the wonderful staff, chefs, and beautiful decor and history incorporated with this hotel. Hope this review will help you for your future references! Feel free to message me if you have any questions 🙂
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