Meliá Hotel Yangon

Meliá Hotel Yangon

beside Yangon’s ethereal Inya Lake away from the hustle and
bustle of downtown Yangon, Meliá is a new, ultra-modern hotel towering
high above the surrounding rooftops in an up-and-coming part of the
city. An oasis of clean lines and calm, the hotel offers the
perfect place to unwind after a long, hot day discovering Myanmar‘s
fascinating former capital. Rooms are reasonably priced, while
excellent service and attention to detail reflect the hotel’s
five-star status.


The Melia offers a range of rooms to suit different budgets. All
are spacious with minimalist decor, a muted colour palette and
floor-to-ceiling windows. They’re also super hi-tech – open your
curtains with a flick of a switch from your bed. Large marble
bathrooms feel luxurious, especially as you admire sweeping views
of the city from your bathtub. Higher-priced rooms have access to a
more private breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea and a selection
of drinks and snacks in the evening.

What’s for breakfast?

Head to the Level Lounge or the Market Restaurant to try local
delicacies and traditional treats (fried rice and curry anyone?) as
well as more familiar continental pastries, fresh fruit and juices
or a good old English fry up.

How about lunch and dinner?

The Market Restaurant offers all-day buffet dining, or choose
from the various international restaurants on-site: for
Mediterranean vibes head to Olea, though our favourite has to be
the Lantern Vietnamese restaurant, where chefs cook up a spicy
storm in front of you.

Is there a bar?

Is there anything better than hazy days spent sipping cocktails
beside the pool? We think not, and the poolside bar at Meliá is
what summer dreams are made of. In the evenings, don your glad rags
and head up to the luxe bar in The Level Lounge on the 24th floor
or the Garbo Bar offers a more low-key setting.


The hotel has a swanky gym and relaxing Yhi Spa. Guests can pick
up the a handy pocket size map of Yangon from reception which shows
the major landmarks and useful local phrases to help you navigate
the busy city. There’s an ATM on site and the hotel reception can
also change US dollars into local currency at a fair exchange

Things I should know

Taxis from the hotel to the centre of the city should cost
around 3,000 kyat – don’t be afraid to barter if you’re quoted a
much higher price.

Within a short walk you can find…

The hotel is situated away from the famous landmarks Yangon so
you need to take a taxi to most places. Fortunately these are super
cheap, costing around 3,000 kyat (about £1.80). The picturesque
is a short ride away and serves authentic Italian
food in a magical lantern-lit lakeside garden.

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