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There is a place in the world that will make you feel like royalty. It is the Strand Hotel in Yangon. Two wonderful restaurants. The fine-dining restaurant is amazing with perfect service and a private elegant ambiance. The breakfast is served in the cafe which is a special experience as well. We had a butler who was wonderfully attentive and convenient.
I have had the pleasure to spend 2 days at The Strand in Yangon, for work reasons. The hotel is simply stunning. Each single detail of the decor is chosen with very good taste for elegance and beauty. The service is flawless, the butlers really welcoming, efficient and smiling. Breakfast and meals are a treat. Gloria handed my arrival and my departure with kindness and efficiency. Pity I could not stay longer! I definitely recommend The Strand if you wish to have an unforgettable experience when in Yangon.
After many visits to Yangon the Strand Hotel remains my favorite. Not only because of its size which makes you feel like you are at home, it’s beautiful renovations, amazing food and perfect location, but most importantly because of its staff. They are so attentive to details and make your stay so much more enjoyable. Everyone was great but I want to specifically highlight Pa Pa at the front desk, Wint Wint who gives the best massages, and staff at the Strand Cafe: Chefs Win Kaya, Soe Paing, and Thet Tun and service staff: Ms Tim Zar Kyi, Ms. Khaing Khaing Win, Mr. Thet Kyaa Han and Mr. Min Thi Ha. They created made to order vegan Burmese breakfasts for me every morning and made sure everything was always delicious. Thank you for making my stay in Yangon always special!
Beautiful, old world style decor. The room was very impressive. High ceilings with dark hardwood floors and furniture. Very spacious, and really nice details throughout. I wish I’d spent more time in my room! This hotel is also in close proximity to a good number of shops and restaurants. I only gave it four stars because: 1. the food here (both room service and at the cafe which seems to use the same menu) was pretty bad. Only the breakfast food was good. 2. the shower water was warm at best. It really felt “cool,” and was therefore uncomfortable. And it didn’t matter how long I allowed it to run before getting in. My butler recommended letting it run “for a few minutes” to allow it to warm up. But I showered three times while there, and waited longer each time (I once let it run for nearly ten minutes before getting in). The water temperature never improved. 3. I didn’t much care for the butler service. It just wasn’t my thing. Also, the butler was rarely at the desk outside my room. I didn’t like the idea of leaving my key with someone and having to wait to have the door opened upon my return. I also didn’t like that I had to call the butler to request the room service menu. Why not just leave it in the room? Again, not my thing, although I can understand how it might appeal to others. So, I’d still recommend it. Just prepare to eat elsewhere for lunch and dinner, and know that you may not be able to take a steamy, hot shower!
I stayed at Strand Hotel for few nights on my business trip and it was not a first time at this hotel when it comes to a trip to Yangon. Hotel staff was really helpful with top service. Very good standard in all area, this is a real luxury hotel in Yangon. The hotel was very nice and clean, the location is also very convenience to my business meeting place. I will come back to stay at STRAND hotel again for sure.
We stayed at the strand hotel prior to joining the river cruise. It was beyond our expectations as the hotel is recently refurbished, a very colonial feel to the hotel, we had a lovely room with butler service, Sarkies bar is lovely for a cocktail Pre dinner and has a pool table tucked away. The pool area and gym are all new and we thoroughly enjoyed after a hot day walking around. There are a few interesting bars close to the hotel, Blind Tiger, Gekko, Toddy’s Bar and we had dinner Pansodan which was good and all walking distance from the hotel. The immediate area is run down and a lot of poverty but we felt perfectly safe walking around seeing the sights and getting a feel for Yangon. There are many sights to Yangon but I suggest take a hotel car rather than a taxi as they are all old and no seat belts. Definitely a place to visit to appreciate the history
The Strand is a classic, old-world hotel that I recently used for a very high-end group with a very demanding schedule. While the appointments are what a hotel can offer to bring you in, it's ultimately the staff and service that make the experience. Thida Aung and Susan from the front desk were indispensable. The amazing butlers Joe, Suzy, Tin Moe Lin, Kyaw Si Thu, Win Hlaing Soe, Okkar Kyaw, and Kaung Kaung, spoiled so that we wanted to take them all home with us. The impeccable waitstaff; and the masseuses (whose names I have forgotten, I am so sorry) whom everyone raved about started and ended our days on a high note. And the delicious meals created by their extraordinary chef made entertaining guests a delight. It was one of my favorite hotels 20 years ago, and it is even more so today.
We are attracted as soon as we stepped into the thick gate of this British Colonial style building. The pure colour system of the whole lobby is quite close to the classic Chanel style clothes. Famous peacock chair and the red and black furnitures in the Cafe are very impressive. The concierge keeps the highest service standard in the town.
My wife and I made a long weekend trip to Yangon, and decided to stay at the Strand. We were so pleased that we did: the staff was outstanding and warm. We were checked in by Ms. Lim Papa, who was calm and very polite. She tried her best to understand and fullfill our requests. The butler staff on the 1st floor (2nd level) were also helpful and couldn't do enough to help us. There is currently a special program with massages and the afternoon tea for 2. A great deal! My massage by Hnin Hnin was one of the best I've had in a long time. The biggest surprise/delight was the breakfast that comes with the room. There are 3 pages of dishes to select from, and you can choose how many dishes (both local and Western) that you wish. The pastries, cheese, eggs, just about everything was beautifully done. (check out the cloud egg dish!) The staff (led by Ms. Tin Zar Kyi) was so knowledgeable about the local foods and explained the ingredients and how it was made. We looked forward to the breakfast each day and almost didn't need to eat for the rest of the day. The location of the Strand was great, although we took a walk to the river that is in front of the hotel and it is quite sad that it is no longer as splendid as it must have been when the hotel first opened a 100 years ago. But it is walking distance to the Rangoon Tea House: highly recommended place to eat! The biggest issue for us was that the bar (with very inexpensive drinks during happy hour!) allowed smoking. I discussed this with the GM and Mr. Durand explained that it was a goverment requirement. Too bad. The Strand is worth the splurge if you can afford to stay in this important historical hotel in Myanmar. We were glad we did.
The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. They provided excellent service. Thida Aung , the guest experience manager , suggested me the routes of touring, telling me how to get the best in my limited time of travelling. All other staff also tried their best in helping guests.
Located in Yangon downtown within a short walk of Sule Pagoda, The Strand Yangon is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Bogyoke Market. This 31-room, 5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free valet parking.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including The Strand Grill, which specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All 31 individually decorated accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also standard.
Guests of The Strand Yangon enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 45 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.