Kandawgyi Hotel

Room Type: Superior, Deluxe, Lake front, Diplomat Suite, Coperate Suite, Governor Suite, President Suite, Imperial Suite, Royal Bungalow

Descripton: The Kandawgyi is a magnificent Burmese-style structure, beautifully situated on one of the royal lakes north of the city center. There are wonderful gardens and all sorts of places to sit outside and enjoy the views of the lake.

Our trip in Myanmar began at this distinctive hotel which was indeed once a natural history museum. If you go for a walk in the garden you will find a dinosaur statue LOL. Like previous reviewers, we had an enjoyable 2 nights here and the staff were friendly and professional.
We had a lake view room and if we could make one small criticism, it was that there was a distinct damp, musty smell to the room. Not enough to make it unbearable but still noticeable. The bed was very comfortable. There is free wifi in the lobby but it is very slow and sporadic (much like the rest of the country). Also, the pool was being renovated whilst we were there too.
Breakfast Selection was quite good but it is always a turn off when you get to the buffet and food hasn’t been replenished etc – it looks messy and unappealing. We had to leave early in the morning so the hotel arranged a breakfast box for us which was quite good.
Take the lift to the top floor where you can get a good view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s also within walking distance (10 -15mins).

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel is situated on the Royal Lake in the centre of Yangon. The hotel extends into the neighbouring extensive gardens and lake walkways of Kandawgyi Park, approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, Peoples Park and the striking Royal Barge on the lake, the downtown area of Yangon and the major shopping malls and sightseeing spots are only minutes away.
In the capital city of Yangon, you will find the beautifully majestic Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda sits upon holy Singuttara Hill. To understand the reason why this hill is considered so holy, and to grasp the significance of the Shwedagon to Buddhists and to the people of Myanmar, it is important to know both the history and the legends of how it all came to be.
The floating Karaweik Restaurant on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake is one of the landmarks of Yangon. This modern architecture of a mythical creature Karaweik Hall was constructed in 1972. This whole building was gilded with gold about 20 years ago. Karaweik Hall will serve lunch and dinner with Myanmar, Chinese, Eastern and Western cuisine at moderate prices. It is also an excellent idea to examine the beauty of this royal barge and the stunning view of the yangon