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‘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.
Built in 1901, The Strand is one of the most elegant hotels in Yangon. Teak wood floors and hand carved furnishings adorn all of the 31 rooms, and each has an en suite bathroom as well as top spec mod cons to make a stay as restful and hassle-free as possible.
The Strand Grill is the place to dine, under a vaulted ceiling dotted with chandeliers. Though if this is all a bit too formal, sit in the Strand Cafe under whirling fans gazing out across the street for a touch of people watching. The culinary delights on offer range from Mediterranean to traditional Burmese, with many Western influences thrown in as well.
The Strand is located in an ideal position from which to explore Yangon. While it can be a little overwhelming for the first time visitor, there are a vast number of temples and museums dotted throughout the city which provide a little respite from the bustle outside. Should more relaxation be in order, a great array of therapeutic treatments are on offer at the hotel's spa.
Why we love it
This historic hotel was named 'the finest hostelry East of Suez' by John Murray in his early 20th century travel notes and The Strand remains one of the finest colonial hotels in Southeast Asia today.