The Strand, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)
The Strand Hotel was built in 1901 by British entrepreneur John Dawood and was later acquired by the Sarkies brothers, who collected more than a few of Southeast Asia's grand colonial hotels including the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the Eastern and Oriental in Penang. A major city landmark, the hotel has welcomed Somerset Maugham, George Orwell, Sir Noel Coward and Rudyard Kipling amongst its guests.
The hotel has 30 spacious suites reminiscent in style of the hotel's colonial-era with lofty ceilings, teakwood floors and antiquities and serviced by a team of efficient butlers. Guests can choose to dine in the elegant and formal Strand Grill, take afternoon tea at the Strand Café and enjoy a drink at the Strand Bar, at its busiest on a Friday night for Happy Hour, considered a longstanding Yangon tradition.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
At around 4pm in the afternoon you'll be met by your driver and guide for a visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Visiting at this time affords a wonderful opportunity for people to watch as the city's residents come to pay their respects after finishing work or school.
This morning you'll enjoy a flexible tour of Yangon with your driver and guide. The highlight of your tour will most certainly be a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, the jewel in the city's crown.