The Strand Hotel

Location: Yangon | Burma

Located near Yangon’s waterfront, this 1901-built, Victorian-style five star hotel is one of Southeast Asia’s few remaining grand colonial hotels. Designed during the British colonisation by the Sarkies brothers, who famously designed a number of grand hotels including the Raffles Singapore and the Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang, enjoy the exceptional service, vast spaces and timeless charms of the Strand Hotel.
Perfect forLiving in defined elegance and staying in a national landmark during your trip through mysterious Myanmar.
In the knowThe legendary Strand Bar offers a Friday happy hour, so head down to sip the signature cocktails. A Yangon traditional amongst expats and travellers, this is a great opportunity to experience the true personality of the hotel. If you fancy a cruise in Myanmar - a fantastic way to see the sights - check out the Strand Cruise.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Strand Hotel is a 20-minute walk from the area's main attractions, including Chinatown, Sule pagoda and Aung Sang market.

Rooms at the Strand Hotel

As soon as you walk into your spacious suite, with its high ceilings, teak floors, elegant furniture and gently whirring ceiling fan, you'll be transported to a time when its guests included George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham. Here, service is at the forefront, with your butler ensuring you are well looked after 24 hours a day. All 32 suite rooms are open plan and have large sitting areas.

Food & Drink

With two fantastic restaurants serving local, Asian and Mediterranean dishes, dining at the Strand is an absolute pleasure. We just love the food and the ambience at the Strand Grill, enhanced by the classical guitar player. Then, end your evening with a martini or two at the beautifully restored Strand Bar.


Come back from a busy day of sightseeing and indulge in one of a wide range of massages on offer at the cosy spa. 

Activities at the Strand Hotel

Surrounding the hotel is a treasure trove of 19th-century colonial architecture as well as renowned Buddhist sites such as the Shwedagon and Sule pagodas. The Strand offers vibrant cultural trips around Yangon, and also offers a historical hotel tour if you'd like to learn more about the area’s considerable past.

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Hotel location

The Strand Hotel is 17km (an hour's drive) to Yangon International Airport

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