Hotels in Burma

Burma is not somewhere to visit for the sheer quality of the accommodation alone, but improvements are being made all the time, and it's only a matter of time before the big luxury hotel groups land in Burma. In the meantime, we work with the best hotels in each destination, and try to ascertain which properties are owned by the ruling junta, so we can suggest how - when possible - to avoid putting money in their pockets:

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Hotel by the Red Canal

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Mandalay

The Hotel by the Red Canal is – in our humble opinion - the best boutique hotel in Mandalay. Read more

Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

The stylish Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is situated next to the eponymous 10th century gates of Old Bagan - the perfect base from which to explore the amazing ancient temples. Read more

Inle Princess Resort

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Inle Lake

Inle Princess Resort sits on the eastern shore of Inle Lake at the foot of the Shan Hills. Read more

Belmond Governor's Residence

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Yangon

The Governor's Residence, surrounded by manicured lawns, is in the elegant embassy quarter of Yangon. Read more

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

Despite the factually incorrect name, this river cruiser operated by Belmond is arguably the best boat plying the waters of the Irrawaddy River. Read more

Sandoway Resort

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Ngapali Beach

Sandoway Resort sits in the shade of six acres of coconut palms along 1,200ft of beachfront overlooking the beautiful Bay of Bengal on Burma’s premier beach, Ngapali. There are 59 two-storey villas and cottages with terraces or verandas dotted among the palms and casuarina trees, and designed in... Read more

Amata Resort

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Ngapali Beach

The Amata Resort is sitting pretty next to the white sands and lapping ocean of Ngapali Beach, Burma’s blissful beach resort. Read more

Belmond Orcaella

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

Road to Mandalay may be better known, but Belmond Orcaella is the luxury hotel group’s other ship plying the waters of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers, and every bit as comfortable. Read more

The Strand Cruise

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Mandalay

The sister to The Strand Hotel Yangon, a refurbished colonial landmark in Myanmar’s capital, The Strand Cruise launches in December 2015, adding some healthy competition to the handful of luxury vessels plying the waters of the Irrawaddy River. Read more

The Strand Hotel, Yangon

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Yangon

‘Timeless elegance with a colonial twist’, is perhaps the best way to sum up the feel of The Strand Hotel, and this is made particularly evident by the stunning Victorian colonnades that sweep the entrance. Read more

Bagan Lodge

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

The Bagan Lodge is situated in the ancient city of Bagan, popular for its numerous Buddhist temples and pagodas. Read more

Paukan Cruise

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

A leisurely cruise along the waterways of Myanmar (Burma) is a wonderful way to explore, and the Paukan fleet are among the best cruise operators. There are four Paukan river vessels, with between 16 and 29 cabins. Read more

Sanctum Inle

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Inle Lake

By the time travellers arrive in Inle, they’ve often been to the buzzing cities, explored markets, pagodas, villages, workshops, temples and stupas and in search of a few days R&R to reflect on all the colour and character in Burma. Sanctum Inle may well be the perfect sanctuary for such... Read more

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