Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin

Location: Rural Burma (Myanmar) | Burma

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

The colonial hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin, high up in the mountains of Burma, was the designated ‘cool off’ zone by the British to escape the Mandalay heat. The Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort includes the fully restored house of the former British governor, now converted into four spacious suites. This hotel is the height of luxury, offering comfort and style and a truly off-the-beaten-track experience of Burma, away from the bustling town. Get the royal treatment and explore the town from a white horse-drawn carriage. 
Perfect forCouples and families looking for elegant, historic accommodation alongside modern luxury. 
In the know
  • Part of the resort served as a summer residence for the British colonial administration until 1948
  • Horse-drawn carriages are an exciting and different way of exploring the area
  • On the orange plantation of nearly 400 acres, you can learn about planting and nurturing orange trees
  • Enjoy a barbecue and bonfire, and help prepare your dinner

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Chic Design
  • Setting & Views
  • Village Life

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort is located in the scenic hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin, east of Mandalay, and is an idyllic sanctuary in the highlands of the Mandalay Mountains. 

Rooms at Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin

The Governor’s House is split into five gorgeous suites, most a spacious 100 square metres. The décor has colonial influences, with four-poster beds, teak wood furnishes and parquet flooring, and the large windows flood the rooms with light and open out into the lush, well-maintained gardens. The family suites have two large four-poster beds accommodating families of up to four. The Deluxe Bungalow has a lovely open-plan space, combining sleeping quarters with the living area to provide a private and cosy hub, and the Presidential Suite – by far the grandest of the suites – has a private pool.

Food & Drink

The restaurant offers beautiful mountain views from the terrace. Feast on authentic Burmese cuisine in style and elegance. After a day exploring, gather round the fire in the evening and enjoy a tasty barbecue, with an opportunity to help prepare and cook your dinner. 


Keen golfers can make the most of the golf club nearby, and the resort has a bar for a refreshing drink or two in the evening. 

Activities at Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin

Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through town for a special and exclusive experience of Burma, and breathe in the cool air of Pyin Oo Lwin and the mountains. Meander through the orange plantation with the sweet, zesty scent lingering on the breeze, where you can learn about how the oranges are cultivated and plant a tree yourself.

Further afield, visit the renowned Inle Lake, with its bamboo-stilt houses and stunning pagodas, and venture underground in the Pindaya Caves: a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site, there are thousands of images of Buddha in every nook and crevice. 

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Hotel location

The Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin, is 85km from Mandalay International Airport (around 2 hours by car). 

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