Strand Hotel RangoonHotel Rangoon Beach
Yangon's The Strand, a piece of colorful sky, clothing regulations inclusive | Post Magazine
Let's all go down the beach, yeah? This beach was constructed by the Sarkies who provided wealthy travelers with accommodation from settlement times such as the Eastern & Orient in Penang (1885) and Raffles in Singapore (1887). The Strand was located on the shores of the third biggest port in the Indian Empire when it opened in Rangoon in 1901.
Since then, a great deal has happened, but the hotel has not relocated. It certainly had its ups and downs, even the horse visitors, when it was used as a stall by the Japanese during the Second Woridewar. This hotel has succeeded in keeping the colorful decorations - the wooden flooring, the ventilators, the wicker stools, the varnished goods - so popular with the BBC drama director without getting into the feared trashy trick.
All over Myanmar, but the beach has made it an artwork. There is a soft dressing system - no flip-flops or short - for those who come to the hotel after 6 p.m. when the butler turns into west outfits. Don't be worried about extra packaging - the men can go dull, and the coats in the restaurants will be provided.
Yes, the hotel has 31 suits and all with buttonservice. Oh, and the suite is huge - starting at 60 sq. m. - with beautiful bathroom retros. While the old place may have been re-named Sarkies, it still offers the famed Strand Sour - as drunk by many expatriates like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell - and many new drinks.
Strand Café has the traditional occidental breakfasts, but the people of Burma begin their days either with mussel (fish noodles) or no chao bwè (coconut soup), both tasty and very recommendable; later you can drink either a classic (on pastry stand) or Myanmar (in lacquer Tiffinbox ) aftersun.
In the evening the Strand Restaurant offers a Mediterranean dinner. There' s no swimming pools, although the hotel is planning to open one in its outbuilding. Peak seasons (November to February), inclusive of taxes, services and breakfasts, from US$ 564; low seasons from US$ 334.