Hotel The Governor's Residence(5 stars)

35 Taw Win Road Dagon Township Yangon View on map

Average rating

23 hotel reviews

    Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.7
  • Room
    5.7
  • Service
    5.5
  • Location
    5.2
  • Food and Drinks
    5.6
  • Sport & entertain
    5.8
Filters
You selected:
10 reviews for this hotel sorted by travel date
Sue
Relaxed opulance
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Other stay
  • November 2012
We stayed for 2 nights and it is an opulent wooden hotel with a lot of character and charm and superb staff. A very quiet and peaceful hotel which is low rise (2 floors) and has restaurant and bar facilities and a large pool area. This is a top of the range hotel and so there were older people but it did not appear to be used by travel groups. There were a mix of nationalities. The approach to the hotel from reception is over a bridge over the pool area which was very impressive. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The room was big and airy and supposedly had a garden view. In reality it was on the ground floor so everyone walking past could see in and there was not really much garden to see. The bath was a huge granite affair which easily fit 2 people in and the room was large and airy. However, the dark wooden floor and furniture coupled with there being no central light only a number of lamps made it hard to read and write in there. The mosquitoes got into the bedrooms and there were no mossie coils or plugs which we got in other hotels. There was a safe in the room and bath robes and slippers. The bed was large and comfortable with lovely bedding.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    The staff were friendly and the breakfast is the best we had through the whole of Myanmar. The coconut panna cotta is to die for and it is a lovely touch having a young lady playing the Myanmar harp during breakfast. There was everything you can think off for breakfast from fresh fruits, fresh breads & cakes, cheeses & meats, cooked Western and Asian food juices, teas and coffee. There was a lady cooking eggs fresh too including omelets. We did not eat at the hotel restaurants as we felt that $48 a head for a curry was OTT especially when there are a few great restaurants within a few minutes walk of the hotel where we ate superb food for $20 for 2 people including drinks.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff were fantastic and spoke perfect English. The rooms were kept very clean and there were a lot of staff around the hotel, gardens and pool area. We had breakfasts at the hotel and the staff were efficient and discreet. It was lovely to have live music playing gently in the background. The reception staff made us feel very welcome when we arrived and whenever we returned during the day or night they welcomed us like old friends. When we needed our guide one evening they happily called him for us.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The pool area was beautiful and relaxing and clean apart from the mosquitoes. There were plenty of sunbeds which were set out with clean towels and bamboo conical hats to keep the sun off. There were staff discretely round the pool if you wanted drinks or food bringing. The pool was clean and there were showers in the area.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We stayed for 2 nights and it is an opulent wooden hotel with a lot of character and charm and superb staff. A very quiet and peaceful hotel which is low rise (2 floors) and has restaurant and bar facilities and a large pool area. This is a top of the range hotel and so there were older people but it did not appear to be used by travel groups. There were a mix of nationalities. The approach to the hotel from reception is over a bridge over the pool area which was very impressive.

  • Location
    6.0

    We liked the location as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the city and we could walk to local places to eat but it may be too far out of the way for some people if they don't like wandering around in the dark in unknown places. Take a torch as street lights are hit and miss. I think the hotel could arrange excursions but we were on a private tour so had already arranged this with a local guide.

Close

Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Annika
A small Oasis in the city chaos archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • City break
  • December 2011
A wonderful Teakholzvilla in the middle a tropical garden in the diplomatic quarter. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food in the restaurant was excellent. We have every evening there eaten. Evenings was the garden very beautiful with lighted large umbrellas decorated. The tables stood on the veranda, or in the garden. The bar is very atmospheric, you can not only on the porch and to just sit but also in the airy top floor with a view of the garden. The breakfast is too excellent. The pool is clean and well maintained and even to open in the evening ..., so that one also after spätabendlicher homecoming a round swim could. There are 2 shops with nice local produce. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
Close
Arne
Welcome Home archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2011
Welcome home: in the Governors missing nothing. The ideal starting and end point of Myanmar/trip. Wonderful Hotel teak. Very good command of languages (contrary to other country). Problems will be dealt with immediately and resolved. Full breakfast buffet from five: 30 o'clock possible former (hotel is located on the early flights of a Yangon). We were also at the second visit after 2009 loved it! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
Close
Heike
Best choice archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • May 2011
For us one of the best hotels on our trip through Myanmar. Very polite, the dinner a real treat. The prices in the hotel very expensive (one example: 12 $for two fresh squeezed mango juices at the pool and 100 $for a dinner for 2). Super clean, service has always worked smoothly & quickly. On our second visit at the end of our trip we were welcomed as regular guests. The water in the pool was on our first visit a little cloudy, on my second visit but OK. The whole hotel area was super well-kept. Small drawback (concerned but ... actually all of us visited hotel): on the few guests was the breakfast very slimmed. Tip: if you want to eat outside, is in the ' Pandomar ' well cared for and it is in the immediate vicinity of the hotel (so you can walk as well) Otherwise, are in the immediate vicinity only messages. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
Close
Gerhard
Travel to Gouvernors times-perfect as archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • March 2011
Perfect start of our honeymoon. Wonderful hotel, perfect service. We were absolutely loved it and will be on our next visit to Myanmar on each of these great teak-dream again ☺ Absolutely and without restrictions may apply to recommend. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
Close
Silvia
Stylish hotel with a beautiful garden and pool archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • January 2011
Stylish house with a beautiful garden and large chairs in the room. In the evening, the garden is with tables set for the evening meal. Dinner is tasty but rather middle class. Atmosphere very beautiful. Within walking distance (2 further avenue) is also the restaurant Pandomar. Also beautiful in the garden to sit and very stylish. Food but also rather mediocre. At least it was with two dinner in two restaurants with us Sunday we had ordered Thai food. Enjoyed the has only really in the monsoon in Yangon. There is but the atmosphere not so beautiful ☺ read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
Close
Thomas
Luxury in teak! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • City break
  • March 2010
The Governors residence hotel was built in the 20-year of the last century as governor palace from teak and is just for this reason, a feast for the eyes. The extraordinary atmosphere is complemented by a sophisticated ambience and a generally efficient 'service', the one in this category expect-but also certainly already seen better has. You enter the hotel through a bridge, the left has a tastefully designed pool, or righthand a flowery with Lotus pond in the garden and then in a open lobby area again. Behind the small courtyard on the tropical garden with the room wing. The ... room are very spacious, individually decorated (also here much wood) and luxurious, with love to detail, equipped. Also the bathrooms provide the expected comfort. The entire first floor of the main house is a beautiful, landscaped area with open bar, tastefully with refined works of art and antiques was. On the veranda on the ground floor and in the adjacent garden there is the restaurant (in the evening beautifully with big umbrellas and candle lit). The breakfast buffet was great, the restaurant price for Myanmar-standards exorbitantly high (as everything in this hotel was above average expensive). For dinner, we have to two without wine or special ' frills 'loosely over 100 us-$-an amount paid, the elsewhere for five dinner would have been enough. But you must also the exquisite ambiance, the comparable sure to find anywhere else in Yangon is, with account and pay. Nevertheless: a peak at the end of our Myanmar was it anyway. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
Close
Thomas
Very beautiful city hotel archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • City break
  • February 2010
Very nice city hotel in a quiet area, close to the embassies. The old colonial mansion was renovated and to E&O express belongs. The atmosphere and the furnishings is very beautiful. the breakfast buffet is rich and very good. The à la carte lunch and dinner (Asian or european cuisine) is also to be recommended and also also reasonably priced. All in all a very to empfehelndes hotel. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
Close
Karlheinz
Travel to 50 years archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • December 2009
This hotel was the best in Myanmar. Beautiful old Kolonialbau in the embassy district. Not very big, so very well arranged. One has the impression, as 50 years in large luxury to travel. The hotel is in style and flair is difficult to beat and raffles (Singapore has) character, but with a very different price. The staff is topfit, one feels always well cared for. The hotel is not very far from the main tourist attractions. A haven of peace. The breakfast is not bad, but could be expanded. The restaurant is not cheap, but very good food served for ... a reasonable price. Conclusion: if Rangoon then again this hotel read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
Close
Arne
Teak dream in Myanmar archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2009
A very nice and gorgeous hotel in Myanmar. We were thrilled. An old colonial hotel has been lovingly restored/renovated. Here is with love to detail work. The barman has made us a cocktail, the Internet had the look (1. Myanmar is no country in the cocktails are standard/second Internet gives it only very rarely and slow) the has us imposes before all this has then also in such a way tasted like I knew the cocktail. The service was great. To 4:30 a.m. in the morning it was breakfast (very large). We were both on arrival and departure ... and were very pleased to Myanmar. Also during the visit had left two bags in our. It was also no problem. At the arrival we were welcomed with a gong-also a very nice guests. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
Close