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“Stunning Colonial Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Strand
Ranked #3 of 147 Hotels in Yangon (Rangoon)
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Miami Beach
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Stunning Colonial Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Strand Hotel post our Strand Cruise from Bagan to Mandalay and we enormously enjoyed our stay. The hotel is beautifully decorated and our spacious suite was simply dreamy. Breakfast at the Strand Cafe was delicious and the afternoon high tea was wonderful. Can't say enough about this gem of a hotel, simply loved it!

Room Tip: Suite 210 was gorgeous
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  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Yangon for a few nights and unfortunately were not staying at the hotel as we knew it was undergoing major renovation....however we were delighted to discover that the hotel was opening on the last night that we were in Yangon, so we thought we would go and have a drink in the bar. What a surprise - old fashioned glamour, colonial, stylish, and the staff were superb. We were met by a very charming French man (Front of House - I think he was a Director) and he persuaded us to stay for dinner. Food was divine and we thoroughly enjoyed it - next time we are in Yangon, we will definitely stay there!

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our stay in The Strand after our river cruise (though not on their luxury ship). The staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly and our welcome and daily attention from the Operations Manager, Mr Mark Murraybrown, was exceptional. It is just out of a major restoration and for the most part it looks wonderful.I think though that the interior decorator was allowed a bigger budget than the builders as our bathroom, for instance, showed evidence of damaged tiles and a silly central mirror between two washbasins. I gather that the damaged tiles were "original" or at least original to the previous renovation and the designer wanted to keep them. Even if that is the case chipped and cracked tiles look bad and can cut people.
The Sarkie's Bar serves good cocktails and beers, slowly, and of an evening seems to attract the diplomats form nearby embassies during Happy Hour after which it gets quieter in every sense.
We enjoyed our breakfasts and a dinner in the Strand Cafe for the quality of the food, especially the Myanmar breakfast dishes, and for the friendly, helpful staff.
And I slept well though some noise penetrated the secondary double glazing. Aircon could be noisy too.
Overall, I did enjoy my stay in this wonderfully historic hotel and if they could right a few irritants and get a pool (the space for it is at the back of the hotel which looks like a builders' dump at present and not pretty) it would get five stars from me.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive but worth it, a beautiful building, well provided for rooms and lovely staff. It's an icon you should visit at least once. There's plenty of teething mistakes on the service side - i.e. they serve canapes in the rooms on arrival, but the one my child was about to eat was clearly off. The staffs are all learning and trying, so be patient and understanding with them. Definitely end any visit to Myanmar with a visit here.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Franksing
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West Sussex
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Strand is a lovely hotel with professional friendly staff, who strive to make your stay comfortable. With elegant decor throughout, the bedrooms are very spacious and butler service really takes the experience of being a guest to another level. From having clothes pressed, to serving a pot of tea, it was special to feel pampered.

This was my first visit to Yangon and I stayed for two nights prior to taking the fabulous Strand river cruise from Mandalay to Bagan. The new ship totally exceeded my expectations and was the highlight of my entire Myanmar holiday. If you're looking for an impressive and luxurious travel experience, booking the Strand hotel in conjunction with it's sister ship is a perfect combination and one I highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Strand

Property: The Strand
Address: 92 Strand Rd., Yangon (Rangoon) 11181, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#2 Family Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#3 Luxury Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
#5 Business Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price range (per night): $385 - $744
Hotel Class:5 star — The Strand 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Strand Yangon closed on 1 May until November 2016 to undergo a complete facelift that will return the award-winning heritage hotel to its former glory. Constructed in 1901 in a classic colonial style, the hotel will retain its heritage architectural details, such as marble and teak wood flooring, ceiling fans, chandeliers, lacquer wood furniture, Burmese antiques, and signature service elements, while being given a complete upgrade and contemporary twist through a refreshed colour palette and subtle decorative details. The interiors of all the hotel's 31 suites will be redecorated in keeping with the Strand's legendary style and elegance, while at the same time updated with the latest technology, including new air conditioning, sound and communications systems. The Strand is famous around the world for its flawless, personalised service and suites will continue to be attended by the hotel's team of highly trained butlers. Once "The finest hostelry East of Suez", we are very eager to reveal the new Strand and bring it back to its former glory. Please continue visiting us for updates and bookings. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Strand Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
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