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The Strand Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar

88 Excellent 26 Reviews
National landmark hotel with grand colonial styling in the heart of downtown Yangon. Offering fine dining, butler service, and spa, the hotel is close to the main commercial and diplomatic district.
The Strand Yangon

Summary of 26 verified reviews


Excellent hotel. Awesome vibe.

Set within a restored Victorian mansion, The Strand Yangon was built in 1901 on the banks of the Yangon River when the country was ruled by the British. Known around the world as one of Asia's finest hotels, the property has hosted notable guests including Prince Edward, George Orwell, and Noël Coward. Declared "the finest hostelry East of Suez" by John Murray in his Handbook for Travellers written in the early 20th century, the luxury hotel completed a massive renovation in 2016. Today the white-washed hotel transports guests to a bygone era with a jasmine-perfumed lobby featuring soaring ceilings and cane furniture.

The property's 31 reimagined guest suites have polished teak floors, high-pitched ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Featuring butler service and modern amenities, accommodations meld the 21st century with original artwork, lacquer furniture, timeless accents, and vintage inspired textiles. While bathrooms have double basins, deep soaking tubs, and bespoke amenities.

For fine dining, The Strand Grill serves Mediterranean, Asian and Continental cuisine in an elegant, colonial-style dining room. The Strand Cafe offers breakfast, light meals, and afternoon tea in an authentic environment with high ceilings, rattan armchairs, and lacquer fans. Plus, Sarkies Bar at The Strand provides a historic setting with teak-paneled interiors and iconic cocktails.

Hotel Address:
  • The Strand Yangon
  • 92 Strand Road
  • Yangon,
  • Myanmar

Location Summary
Built in 1901 by Sarkies Brothers, founders of Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel, The Strand endures as a Myanmar landmark with its three-stories of Victorian colonnaded charms. Surrounding the hotel, Yangon offers visitors a treasure trove of 19th century colonial architecture and beyond that, renowned Buddhist sites like Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas.

Directions to Hotel
Yangon International Airport is 20 kilometers from the hotel, which is approximately a 30-minutes drive.
Note Bene
Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham once resided at the The Strand Hotel which dates to 1901.
Banquets & Meetings
2 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and The Strand Hall with space for up to 700 attendees.
Fine Dining On Site
The Strand Grill serves Mediterranean, Asian and Continental cuisine in an elegant, colonial-style dining room.
3 scenic courses dot the landscape around Yangon, unexpected haven for serious golfers: the 18-hole Yangon Golf Club established in 1909 and considered Yangon’s best greens due to its attractive layout amidst tress and rolling hills, the Gary Player designed 18-hole Pun Hlaing Golf Club located 45 minutes and YCDC Golf Club with 36 holes suitable for players of all levels.
Known as the land of lacquer ware, Myanmar in fact offers many more treasures to be collected. Start in Bogyoke Aung San Market, 10 minutes from The Strand for summer sandals, jewels and gems, new and antique lacquer ware, delicate lacquered parasols, and kaleidoscopic longyi, the local term for the ubiquitous Asian sarong. Serious antiquing takes place at Augustine and among the prodigious selection overflowing from each room at Madame Thair's Antiques as well as among the shop houses of Dhamazedi Road. Forage for silver, brass and copper ware, colonial and teak furniture, textiles, and porcelains. Those seeking Burmese bling should head to the Myanmar Gems Museum and its Gems Mart of 82 stores selling high-quality raw and finished rubies, sapphires, pearls and jade.
Theatre Museums
National Museum, New Treasure Art Gallery, River Gallery.
Recommended Rooms
Executive Suites feature Yangon River views.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Golfing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums