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“Excellent place to stay upon arrival after a long flight from the US” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Belmond Governor's Residence

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Belmond Governor's Residence
Ranked #1 of 138 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay upon arrival after a long flight from the US”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

After being extremely jet lagged from a long international flight, this hotel provided us with a wonderful, quiet place to rest on our first night in this exciting country. The service was good,the staff professional, the bed soft, and the room very comfortable. The only draw back was that we arrived a bit before the room was ready and had to wait an hour before it was ready. I don't think this was the fault of the hotel however as we went during the busy season. I would certainly advise a booking months as early as you decide. We took a taxi at night which was very reasonable(3,000 K) to the Shwedagon Pagoda. There is a supermarket type store within a 5 minute walk which was quite interesting. The breakfast in the morning was one of the best ever on our trip. We would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: We were on a third floor in a quite location.Did not hear a peep.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank utahlover
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GovernorsResidence, General Manager at Belmond Governor's Residence, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Dear Utahlover

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us and sharing this with your fellow travelers.

We are glad you had such a wonderful stay with us and are continously working on keeping our service standarts to the highest possible level,we are also aware of certain issues that might arise from time to time.

As you mentioned that you had to wait an hour for your room I would like to take this opportunity to mention that our check in time is 2 pm and we suggest guests that arrive much before this hour to maybe have a small city tour or a relaxing lunch on our terrace while we get the rooms ready.

This is particulary important during the high season where we are continously fully booked hence little chance to have the rooms ready before that.

Thank you again for your comments and hope to be able to welcome you again soon

Best regards

Thomas Henseler

General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

This is a fantastic hotel. As high a quality as you will find anywhere in the world. The manager (an Italian bloke) was a nice guy and making sure things ran smoothly at night and had some interesting stories. Will (Self assigned English name) was an excellent bar tender with some great info and advice on Burma. We also were served by a female bar tender the best cocktails I've ever had in South East Asia. Rooms were very nice as were the gardens and pool. Breakfast was excellent and we also got in room massages which were good. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sam M
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GovernorsResidence, General Manager at Belmond Governor's Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2012
Dear Mr Big Cat

Mingalabar and greetings from the Governors Residence,thank you for your recent posting and raves about our team members,we are indeed proud of having such special people amongst us and are continously offering training to maintain this and allow our team to grow and improve themselfs.

We glad that you had such a good time here and would be looking forward to have you here again some time soon.

Best Regards

Thomas Henseler

General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

this hotel is an amazing place to stay at.
traveling with 3 kids (10,5 and 1) they put us in a single room with two daybeds for the 10 a 5 years old + baby cot for the baby.
food is excellent
very nice bathroom
lot of amenities in the bathroom
view from the room is very nice (garden)
very nice pool
international staff (italian manager)
waiters are very nice but sometimes you have to be very clear about what you need and probably they will not understand
very close to the pagoda

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank worldseeker79
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GovernorsResidence, General Manager at Belmond Governor's Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2012
Dear Worldseeker79

Thank you for your kind comments on our services and instalations,we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and are continously working on becoming a better place.

We are aware that the communication can be a challenge here sometimes and are currently working on additional english classes for all our staff to improve this.

Thank you again for sharing with your fellow travellers and looking forward to have you here again some time soon

Best Regards

Thomas Henseler

General Manager
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

If you're looking for a true 5-star experience you've come to wrong country. But if you want to enjoy beautiful gardens, a lovely pool and a great meal in comfort and luxury, this is the place in Rangoon. The rooms are extremely comfortable and look out over beautiful gardens. The gardens are what make this place so special- peace and quiet in the middle of a noisy city. Dinner and breakfast were lovely.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JulesTravels2004
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GovernorsResidence, General Manager at Belmond Governor's Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2012
Dear JulesTravles2004

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Governors Residence.
We are sure as things progress we will soon be able to offer true 5 star experiences here in Myanmar as well as in other parts of Asia.

Looking forward to have you here again some time or in one of our other properties.

Best Regards

Thomas Henseler

General Manager
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Streatley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Very comfortable hoteal and staff were superb. However a dead mouse in the public toilets was a bit of a downer.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John W
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GovernorsResidence, General Manager at Belmond Governor's Residence, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear John

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Governors Residence and sorry to hear about this unfortunate encounter that you had, we would have been gratefulif this would have been communicated to us during your stay.

In any case as we are taking this very seriously we have taken the nessecary precautions with our pest control provider to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Thank you again and hope to see you back here again in the not to distant future

Best Regards

Thomas Henseler

General Manager
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Property: Belmond Governor's Residence
Address: 35 Taw Win Road | Dagon Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#1 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price range (per night): RM1,612 - RM3,974
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Governor's Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon, Myanmar, is an imposing teak mansion hotel set in lush gardens. It's located within the elegant and lush green Embassy Quarter of Yangon, walking distance to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. This Belmond hotel offers luxury in fascinating surroundings. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Governor`s Residence By Orient-Express Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
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Governors Residence Hotel Yangon Rangoon
Belmond Governor's Residence Yangon, Myanmar

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