The Governor’s Residence Yangon Burma (Myanmar)

The Governor’s Residence Yangon Burma is a Victorian-style hotel located in a teak mansion from the 1920s. The two-story mansion, as its official name denotes, served as the official home of the governors of the British Crown Colony of Burma, such as Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith and Hubert Rance.  It is located in the Embassy Quarter near the Shwedagon Pagoda, the National Museum, the former Foreign Ministry office compound and India House. It is part of the Orient Express Hotel Group.

The Governor's Residence Yangon

Set amidst landscaped grounds, The Governor’s Residence features an outdoor swimming pool, in-room spa, restaurants and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Teak furnishings and hardwood floors feature throughout rooms at The Governor’s. Guests can spend some quiet time in the library, or take a relaxing walk along the lotus ponds. Mandalay Restaurant serves local, Asian and European dishes. Other dining choices include the Mindon Lounge and Kipling Bar. The Governor’s Residence is a 10-minute drive from Yangon’s city center, and a 30-minute drive to Yangon International Airport.

The Governor's Residence inside

As our readers know, we are big fans of Burma and have traveled to the country twice in the last two years. The country is opening up to the outside world and sanctions against it are being dropped. It is much easier now to get a visa and arrange a trip. Burma is filled with Buddhist temples and is largely untouched by mass tourism. The food is marvelous and the people are friendly and hospitable. There are many high-end hotels and resorts but not enough to meet the demand. Visit it now before it gets ruined. For other posts to help you plan your trip to Yangon and Myanmar (Burma) see:

The Strand Hotel: luxury historic boutique hotel in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma
Hotel Savoy: elegant colonial boutique hotel in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma
Aureum Palace Hotel: luxury resort amidst the pagodas of Bagan, Burma
Inle Princess Resort: tranquility in Inle Lake
Pristine Lotus Spa Resort: luxury hotel on Inle Lake, Burma

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The Governor’s Residence
35 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township
Yangon, Myanmar
+95-1 229860

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.


  1. Burma is full of interesting places and historical sites. I haven’t been there. They say it is as if there is a wall that collapsed revealing a trove of treasures. I had a colleague before from that country. He can easily smile.