Best Hotels in Yangon

5 choices for good value 

Growing up fast to be one of Southeast Asian’s international hubs, Yangon has been seeing more and more nice hotels being built around its downtown. We have 5 picks for your stay. 

What Hotels in Yangon Are Like

  • Majority of 4-star and up are foreign invested and operated, offering decent services and locations easy to get around. Better value than others.
  • Local brands are more budget-friendly, 3-star and guesthouses, but devoid of styles and rooms are pretty small, doesn’t hurt for short stay. 
  • Prices fluctuate dramatically over the seasons, 2-month ahead booking is advised. 
  • Areas around the Sule Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda are better than others. Chinatown is vibrant and interesting but not so great for quiet nights.

5 Best Hotels in Yangon

No matter how long you are staying in Yangon, a nice hotel would mean a good start or a happy finish. We have found these hotels providing more than you are paying for. 

Hotel G Yangon

New to the town! Its opening in 2017 somehow symbolizes the city is ready for new post-modern easy chic style, both in architecture and lifestyles. Hotel G Yangon is situated in downtown, a few minutes of walking to the bustling Bogyoke Aung San Market and Sule Pagoda. Good, Great, Greater and Greatest from 15sqm to 30sqm, the four categories of room types might sound sublet but each is ideal for a cozy stay in style, especially for couples. No swimming pool but travelers love their gym, “great gym!” they said. Free airport transfer is included for some package deals.

Room of Recommendation:
Greatest Room - up to 30sqm/323sqf with a separate sitting area where you can chill with a nice coffee. Soft beds and gentle lighting for a cozy night.
Address: No. 5 Alan Pya Pagoda Street, Downtown Yangon, 11182 Yangon, Myanmar

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Novotel Yangon Max

Novotel Yangon Max is without a doubt our all-time favorite. Despite of a slight disparity as a 5-star property, it makes it up to your expectations for a leisure holiday, especially for families with kids. 3km away from the landmark of Shwedagon Pagoda, good thing is a gorgeous view of the pagoda itself from the swimming pool’s deck gives you a reason to kick back. 3 on-site restaurants offer different choices from French to Cantonese cuisines. Swing by Aung San Suu Kyi’s house at sunset or stroll around on the campus or Yangon University, that’s something we love to do after a day of sightseeing. 

Room of Recommendation:
Executive King Room - 32sqm/345sqf with city view, brightly lit and extra-large bed, bidet toilet and newly renovated with better beddings.
Address: 459 Pyay Road Kamayut, 11041 Yangon, Myanmar

Melia Yangon

Malie Yangon has soon become one of the best hotels in town since its grand opening in 2016. Reputation well deserved. It boasts for sweeping views of the city’s skyline dotted by gleaming pagodas and graceful Inya Lake, and its extensive outlay and comfortable interior are designed both for leisure and business travelers. Family rooms are available and most travelers fancy their breakfast of rich choices. The hotel is linked to Yangon’s biggest mall and very close to Shwedagon Pagoda and some local markets. One downside, if it counts, is that it is also a go-to choice for big travel groups, which might be problematic if you prefer a quiet stay. 

Room of Recommendation:
Premium Lake View Room - 42sqm/452sqf spacious room with wide-open view of the Inya Lake, separate sitting and working areas, higher floor and nice soundproofing.
Address: 192, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Bahan, 11201 Yangon, Myanmar

Shangri-La Sule

Although according to most travelers that this is not a typical Shangri-La, which might be due to its central and slightly chaotic location, Shangri-La Sule is still one of our top picks. It sees the gigantic Sule Pagoda to its south point and rooms on higher floors feature with nice night views of the sparkling Shwedagon Pagoda. 5 on-site dining venues make up for its reputation offering European, Chinese and Burmese cuisines, large portion and good variety. For family holidays, their kids-friendly buffet menu is a quick fix for parents and family rooms are available.

Room of Recommendation:
Horizon Club Room - all on higher floors and come with view of Shwedagon Pagoda illuminated in distance. 34sqm/366sqf with modern facilities and interesting Burmese paintings; big enough for 3 adults. Access to Horizon Club services with more plus value.
Address: 223 Sule Road, Yangon downtown, 11181 Yangon, Myanmar

Savoy Hotel Yangon

Savoy, although not grand in scale, stands in our top list for guests who prefer something more nostalgic. Its almost imperceptibly luxurious and historic vibe lures you back to time. Tastefully decorated with Burmese antiques and colonial-era-style teak wood furnishing and the garden setting is truly relaxing for hot days in Asia. Only 30 rooms and it is always fast sold out during peak season. Kiplings and Le Bristrot, are the local expats’ get-together venue, providing seasonal cuisine and a good selection of wine. If you are into history and arts, oh they have free art local art exhibitions occasionally by the way, this is YOUR stay.

Room of Recommendation:
Suite with Garden View - Unbeatably spacious room of 85sqm/915sqf in luxurious decoration and modern comfort, quiet enough to chill out or kick back by the garden pool.
Address: 129, Dhammazedi Road, Bahan, 11181 Yangon, Myanmar

Enjoy Your Stay in Yangon

What we always love about staying in Yangon for a couple of nights lies in its lively atmosphere: busy street life, interesting local markets, sublime colonial buildings. Sometimes you don't even need a tour guide to fall in love with this fascinating city. Hopefully our list clears up your mind for hotel choosing. Feel free to talk to us if you need more ideas. 

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