Myanmar

The Strand Hotel

Follow in the footsteps of Somerset Maugham, George Orwell and Rudyard Kipling and take upresidence in the Victorian colonnaded charm of the historic Strand Hotel. Built in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers (responsible also for Raffles Singapore) in the heart of the city, the hotel has become an iconic landmark of understated elegance and charm.

Location

In the heart of downtown Yangon, The Strand is just half an hour drive from the airport in prime position on Strand Road. Being in just the right spot, it’s easy to grab a guide and head out on foot to explore the frenetic banks of the Yangon River or get up close and personal with the famous Sule pagoda.

Your room

Each of the 32 spacious suites exude colonial allure whilst being fully kitted out with all the latest technology mod cons. Your spacious suite is decorated with authentic Burmese antiques and teakwood floors and offers you the space of a separate sitting room. Why so special..? well maybe it’s the hand carved wooden framed beds or the fact that you will have your own butler to cater to your every need.

Why we love it

Something feels very right about sitting in the Strand café drinking freshly brewed Burmese tea whilst nibbling on dainty sandwiches and pastries. As with so many ex British colonies, afternoon high tea is observed with reverence and importance in Burma and is executed nowhere better than at the Strand. Surrounded by black and white photos of the countries monks, sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of one of the cities main thoroughfares unfold just outside the lounge windows. Finally our little tip, reward yourself after a day of sightseeing with a trip to the in house micro for a Burmese massage.

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