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A beautiful country with a turbulent history, Myanmar — formerly Burma — remains an off-the-beaten-track destination rich in heritage landmarks and a well-preserved ancient culture. Although the country enjoyed a tourism resurgence following moves towards democratic government, recent setbacks mean that travel advisories remain in place in 2023, particularly for the Shan State. Many of the best places to stay in Myanmar also offer their own area-specific suggestions. Do look into the latest travel information as you plan your trip; this is a magical destination and one which our Gurus very much look forward to exploring further in future! In the meantime we've discovered a good range of hotels that offers everything from classic luxury stays to boutique properties that are incredible value for money!

Bustling Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city, and a wonderful starting point for adventurers. The city’s glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, with its spire bedecked in gold, dominates the city skyline, amongst white-painted colonial-era buildings and more modern skyscrapers. Bogyoke Aung San Market, brimming with over 2,000 stalls, is a must-visit for everything from silk scarves to regional snacks.

Bagan, a misty plain studded with thousands of ancient temples, is perhaps Myanmar’s most famous destination, and undoubtedly one of our favourites. Cycle between sacred sites or take to the skies for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. Venture on to see the remains of the Royal Palace on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Mandalay, or to glide amongst the fishing boats on Inle Lake, near Taunggyi.

A land shrouded in mystery, home to elegant, orange-clad monks of all ages and filled with fascinating fables, Myanmar really is very special. Charming and warm, the best places to stay in Myanmar promise fabulous hospitality across the country.

The Best Places to Stay in Myanmar

For City Style

  • Wyndham Grand Yangon is a swish city hotel overlooking Yangon's Kandawgyi Lake. White-on-white interiors feature bold modern art pieces, there's a dazzling rooftop pool and family-friendly rooms as well as a kids club. Event spaces make this a top spot for conferences or city weddings.
  • The Lake Garden is a large contemporary hotel with spacious suites featuring elegant textiles, sink-into bathtubs and uninterrupted lake views. Travellers in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on business will appreciate the well-equipped meeting rooms, whilst the tennis court, swimming pools and cycling tours will appeal to guests of all ages.
  • Melià Yangon spans 44 floors on the edge of Inya Lake near the heart of Yangon. A contemporary city stay with fun family rooms and smarter, more grown-up premier options for couples or business travellers.
  • Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min, although far from a city, offers a similar experience on the banks of Inle Lake. Swish contemporary rooms and suites have muslin-draped beds, indulgent bathrooms and attractive private balconies. With two restaurants, event spaces and a fun kids club, this is a seriously impressive property.


  • Hotel by the Red Canal is a 26-room boutique hotel in Mandalay, reminiscent of a Burmese monastery in its design. Set within tropical gardens, this romantic property has a refreshing swimming pool and cavern-like spa. Rooms boast marble bathrooms and all the mod-cons. An indulgent city oasis.
  • Villa Inle is a hugely romantic boutique eco-lodge, with individual villas overlooking Inle Lake. The superb spa promises rejuvenating treatments using natural ingredients, and elegant rooms have big beds draped with mosquito nets, free-standing tubs and private terraces. A honeymoon favourite.
  • Sanctum Resort also boasts views of Inle Lake, this time from atop a small hill. Characterful rooms and suites await couples and families, and the restaurant specialises in Shan cuisine crafted from the organic vegetable garden's ample produce. A soothing spa and swimming pool complete the picture.
  • Rupar Mandalar sits in a leafy surburb of Mandalay. A wonderful retreat with two swimming pools and classic interiors featuring hardwood floors, Burmese silks and garden-facing terraces, this is a fabulous choice for guests of all ages. Savour Burmese, Thai and Chinese cuisine in style.
  • The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate also has a timeless feel, with high ceilings and polished wooden floors in spacious rooms. The swimming pool and spa are ideal for kicking back after days of cycling and exploring Bagan's multitude of temples. Lovely.


  • Monte DiVino Lodge is a wonderful hideaway not far from Taunggyi. Myanmar's very first vineyard, this rural hideaway has a fascinating wine-producing story, and offers tours and tastings for keen food and wine fans. Minimalist teak bungalows sit on stilts, overlooking the lush, mist-bedecked valley beyond. Charming.


  • The Strand is an iconic five-star hotel in the heart of Yangon. The imposing white-painted colonnaded façade, built by the same brothers who founded Raffles in Singapore, reveals high-ceilinged rooms with polished teak floors, Burmese lacquerware and antiques. Expect fine dining, a small spa and plenty of character.
  • Bagan Thande is situated on the banks of the Irrawady River, and opened in 1922 to welcome King Edward. A local landmark, this riverside gem has characterful rooms with river views and traditional artwork. There's also a restful spa and restaurant serving delicious Burmese fare. A classic choice in the heart of Old Bagan.
  • Belmond Governor's Residence is housed in a century-old teak mansion fringed by lotus ponds. Elegant rooms and suites feature wooden furnishings, big beds draped with mosquito nets and sink-into bathtubs. The pool is gorgeous and the food famously fabulous. A romantic & indulgent hideaway in Yangon.

For an Island Escape

  • Wa Ale Island Resort is made up of just 14 treetop and tented villas on a tranquil island, surrounded by 9000 acres of leafy jungle. A luxurious eco-resort promising splendid isolation in southern Myanmar, this hideaway also boasts impressive eco-credentials, with no trees cut down during the build, and an ongoing commitment to community initiatives and preservation of the surrounding ecosystem. For nature lovers.


  • The Haven is a simple, budget-friendly modern option for stays in Mandalay. Spacious mezzanine rooms are well-equipped for families, with kitchenettes and an additional area for little ones to sleep. The rooftop pool is superb.
  • La Maison Birmane Boutique Hotel is a charming and affordable spot near Inle Lake. Chalet-style rooms are made of polished wood, with traditional Burmese interiors and private balconies. The French-Burmese cuisine is a highlight! Book a multi-bedroom Villa Suite for a trip with family and friends.
  • Viewpoint Ecolodge offers stilted rooms on the edge of a private lagoon. Rooms have a classic Burmese feel, with handwoven textiles and lots of exposed wood. Enjoy the swimming pool, small spa and great cuisine — as well as the unusual setting. Very reasonably priced.
  • Bagan King Hotel, just five minutes from Mandalay's Royal Palace, has a timeless, traditional feel with hardwood floors, carved wooden beds and handwoven textiles. Set across six stories, flexible room options will suit couples and friends as well as families. The romantic restaurant offers striking city views! Also great value.
  • The Loft Hotel is a modern, great-value choice for couples, friends or families with just 32 guestrooms in Yangon. Interiors feature exposed brick walls, black steel and floor-to-ceiling windows promising plenty of light. The Franco-Burmese fusion cuisine is a highlight. A friendly boutique base.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly toYangon International Airport, to Mandalay International Airport or to another regional hub. Travel to your destination by road or rail. Many hotels will be happy to arrange an airport pick up in advance.
  • It's brilliant to have the independence of your own transport if you're comfortable driving in Asia. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Temperatures hover around 28-35°C for much of the year, with the heaviest rainfall expected between June and September. Travel between November and January for slightly cooler temperatures.


See all » 6 hôtels in Taunggyi

  • La Maison Birmane Boutique Hotel Taunggyi (Shan State) 12 rooms from £51

    Active Holiday  -  A brilliant base for an active holiday spent enjoying boat trips, cycling tours, hikes and fishing on Inle Lake
    Families  -  Villa Suites with multiple bedrooms and private terraces are ideal for families or groups travelling together
    Hotel boats for hire  -  Speak to the team about guided boat trips on Inle Lake - perhaps the area's one unmissable experience
    Local markets  -  Venture to Taunggyi, around an hour away, to visit lively fish and vegetable markets
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    A charming, laid-back collection of chalet-style rooms featuring four-poster beds, private terraces & traditional Burmese decor. Book a larger Villa Suite for family or group trips, or cosy up as a couple under pitched ceilings & gaze out over lush gardens. The French-Burmese cuisine is a highlight. See More

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  • Viewpoint Ecolodge Taunggyi (Inle Lake, Shan State) 21 rooms from £74

    Cooking classes  -  Fabulous Shan cooking classes begin with visits to the market, and end with enjoying your culinary efforts with paired wines
    Eco break  -  A charming eco-escape built using sustainable traditional techniques and championing living in harmony with the environment
    Sights nearby  -  Private visits to Intha house on Inle Lake for home-cooked lunches & cigar workshop tours are very special
    Romantic Break  -  Deluxe Suites are very romantic and perfect for relaxing couples' escapes
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    A collection of orange-painted stilted eco-lodges on a private lagoon with balconies, wooden interiors & handwoven textiles atop cosy beds. The floating pool is an unusual addition, and the Shan cuisine a particular standout. Restful, romantic and eco-focused, with a warm, inviting atmosphere. See More

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See all » 5 hôtels in Yangon

  • Wyndham Grand Yangon Yangon 241 rooms from £80

    City Style  -  Swish rooms and suites offer city and lake views, contemporary furnishings and modern art at this high-rise city hotel
    Great walks  -  Stroll to General Aung San Park, just across the lake from the hotel & a lovely oasis in the city
    Families  -  A fabulous family choice, with large suites, a kids club and a children's swimming pool
    Sights nearby  -  Join pilgims at golden-topped Shwedagon Pagoda, the city's most famous landmark
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    A swish city hotel with slick, white-on-white interiors featuring modern art pieces and views over Kandawgyi Lake & glittering Shwedagon Pagoda. The dazzling rooftop pool is fabulous for refreshing swims and sundowners. Smart, sophisticated and ideal for business trips or family holidays. See More

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  • Meliá Yangon Yangon (Bahan Township) 405 rooms from £86

    City Style  -  A smart city hotel with lake-facing rooms and suites, conference facilities, swimming pools and multiple dining options
    Business meetings  -  Over 2,000m² of space to host events and business meetings make this a top choice for a business trip to Yangon
    Great walks  -  Guided tours of old Yangon, complete with visits to Shwedagon Pagoda, are fantastic
    Restaurant  -  Three restaurants serves a range of Asian and Western fare
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    A glitzy oasis on the edge of Inya Lake in central Yangon, with panoramic views from rooms spread across 44 floors. Family rooms are bright, fun & inviting; more sophisticated premier rooms have white-and-cream interiors & polished wood. For a special treat book a room in the exclusive The Level. See More

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See all » 4 hôtels in Mandalay

  • The Haven Mandalay 46 rooms from £42

    Families  -  The cleverly designed Family Room mezzanines are a perfect solution for those all looking to stay in one room
    Honeymoons  -  The rooftop pool and Penthouse Apartment make this a memorable choice for a special holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Mandalay Palace, Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Atumachi Monastery
    Local markets  -  Stroll to street-food noodle stalls and local handicraft markets with ease
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    Fantastic value centrally-located hotel set in downtown Mandalay. This contemporary property suits both couples and families as all rooms have balconies and kitchen areas, in addition to the hotel restaurant. The rooftop infinity pool, with great city views, is a hit with all guests. See More

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  • Bagan King Hotel Mandalay (Chan Aye Tharzan Township) 29 rooms from £62

    Local exploring  -  Mandalay's Royal Palace is just a five minute walk away. Likewise, all of the city's main cultural sites are easily accessible
    Local markets  -  Centrally located in the heart of the city, walking distances from numerous hubs -- including buzzy Zegyo Market
    City Style  -  A classic city choice, oozing timeless charm and a real sense of style, with hardwood floors and woven textiles
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Complimentary Burmese puppet shows at the hotel are a quirky way to experience local culture
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    A good-value, pleasant, centrally-located hotel which makes a great base for those looking for an active holiday with plenty of cultural sightseeing. Modern comforts, Burmese-inspired design and a restaurant with a view make this a great choice in Mandalay. See More

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See all » 2 hôtels in Bagan

  • Bagan Thande Archeological Zone, Old Bagan 92 rooms from £78

    Total relaxation  -  The tranquil riverside setting & soothing spa makes this a rejuvenating retreat for those looking to unwind
    Local exploring  -  Well-located for exploring Bagan, which boasts the world's largest concnetration of ancient temples
    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles - Bagan is fabulous to discover on two wheels, individually or with an expert guide
    Ballooning  -  Hot air balloon rides above the temple spires at dawn are magical & a very romantic highlight
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    A picturesque hotel in 27 acres of tropical gardens on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River – with a swimming pool & a soothing spa to boot. Iconic, the hotel has been a Bagan stalwart since its opening in 1922 & rooms have characterful carved wood & traditional craft pieces. An old-school charmer. See More

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  • The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate Bagan (Nyaung Oo Township,) 80 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  Located in Old Bagan, ancient capital of the Burmese Empire, the hotel is ideal for walking, cycling & cultural explorations
    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles to weave your way along the dirt patsh between the thousands of temples which stud Bagan's red-dirt plain
    Hotel boats for hire  -  Sunset boat trips along the Ayeyarwaddy with snacks & drinks are a wonderful way to watch the sunset
    Romantic Break  -  A tranquil, romantic hotel with heaps of character - especially pretty on candlelit evenings
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    Set in the heart of Old Bagan, this characterful hotel boasts spacious, high-ceilinged rooms with carved furniture and polished wooden floors set in leafy gardens. Unwind in the spa and stunning 20m pool after days of cycling and sight-seeing. A tranquil city base for guests of all ages. See More

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See all » 1 hôtel in Nay Pyi Taw

  • The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw 165 rooms from £91

    Business meetings  -  Extensive conference facilities & meeting rooms make this a top business trip choice for those staying in Myanmar's capital
    City Style  -  A smart, stylish hotel with all the mod cons for a slick city stay, including spacious suites, a gym & two restaurants
    Birdwatching  -  Early morning and evening birdwatchers will delight in spotting endemic birds flitting around the lake
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the impressive Uppatasanti Pagoda, a recently built cultural landmark
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    A contemporary hotel in Myanmar's capital city, offering spacious suites with opulent textiles, big sink-into bathtubs & expansive lake views from private terraces. Well-heeled business travellers will appreciate the slick service, generous meeting rooms & atmospheric cigar lounge, too. See More

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  • Wa Ale Island Resort We Ale Island, Myanmar 14 rooms from £460

    Hideaway  -  A fabulous island hideaway with tented villas set in 9000 acres of jungle and beaches, this is the stuff of dreams
    Back to Nature  -  A strong eco-ethos and focus on living in harmony with the natural environment sets this place apart
    Great walks  -  Hike through the jungle-clad Lampi Marine National Park region with the resort's resident naturalist, spotting endemic wildlife
    Restaurant  -  Feast on organic, garden-grown produce paired with the catch of the day in the open-sided restaurant pavilion
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A magical island escape with just 14 tented & treetop villas set within 9000 acres of coastal jungle. No trees were removed in the building of this impressive eco-resort, committed to sustainability & social welfare in this far-flung corner of southern Myanmar. Fusing luxury & a love of nature. See More

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