Hotels in Myanmar

Visitors will find the majority of the best hotels in Myanmar in Yangon, the country’s largest city and former capital, though there are also great options in the nearby ancient city of Bagan and around Inle Lake in the Shan Highlands region of eastern Myanmar.

Those seeking a four or five-star experience should consider staying at Yangon’s Belmond Governor's Residence, a colonial-style hotel with plenty of modern amenities and traces of Great Britain’s influence on the nation. Take advantage of three in-house restaurants and plan a day of relaxation at the hotel’s spa. If you’d like to stay away from the coastal area that defines Yangon, consider booking a room at Aureum Palace in the historical Bagan region. As one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar, the hotel offers stunning views of the hundreds of Buddhist temples and pagodas that define the region while providing access to Bagan nightlife. Alternatively, there is the slightly more affordable Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, located a few miles away on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Like many other hotels in Myanmar, the resort features Burmese textiles and decorative items. Tucked away in Myanmar’s hilly, eastern region is the Inle Lake View Resort, one of the several Myanmar hotels featuring French-influenced décor and unrivaled views of the namesake lake. The resort is a great place for those interested in total peace and quiet.

Even before Myanmar’s recent political thaw, this Orient-Express-run retreat in the leafy embassy district stood out as the former capital’s most charming property.