Are you planning a trip to Yangon with kids and looking for a family friendly Yangon hotel to stay in? First things first, you are not going to find a hotel in Yangon that has a kids club or overtly family-focused facilities. However, if you are planning an adventure in Myanmar with kids, I’m assuming that’s not really the kind of hotel you are looking for anyway.
What you will find is hotels that are welcoming to children, have swimming pools, kids menus in the restaurant, will provide rollaway beds and cribs, and your kids may even find fun little surprises such as ducks and peacocks roaming the grounds.
One thing to be aware of if you are traveling to Myanmar with kids: we noticed that most hotels tend to charge extra for a rollaway bed – as much as $70 USD a night in some cases, which can make a big difference to your hotel bill! I would definitely check this ahead of booking so you have this information when comparing hotel room prices.
Another thing we were surprised about when planning our trip to Myanmar with kids was how expensive the hotels actually are. We had assumed that because Myanmar is still relatively off the beaten track in Asia that everything would be a lot cheaper than it actually was. We also found that prices varied across hotel booking sites.
For this reason, if you are looking for family friendly hotels in Yangon, I would recommend checking with a hotel booking site such as Hotels Combined that compares the hotel prices from all the different hotel booking sites across the web. You can use the search function below:
We came across several good options when we were planning our stay in Yangon. So if you are deciding where to stay in Yangon with kids, here is our round-up of the best family hotels in Yangon:
Belmond Governor’s Residence
Located on a quiet backstreet in the leafy embassy district, this luxury family friendly hotel in Yangon is housed in a 1920s colonial style mansion, where fan-cooled verandahs and hand-carved teak furniture take you back to the bygone era of colonial Burma.
This luxury Yangon family hotel boasts 49 spacious bedrooms, two restaurants and a bar set amongst lush tropical gardens. A kids menu features all the usual suspects such as fish and chips, pasta and chicken nuggets, while the buffet of Burmese favourite dishes will keep the adults happy.
We particularly love the gorgeous swimming pool with large shallow area, which is perfect for kids to play in while mum and dad laze around on a sunlounger beneath the shade of a traditional Burmese parasol.
There is a large grassy lawn for the kids to run around on, complete with resident geese and ducks, and fish in the many lotus ponds surrounding the property. The resident peacocks wandering around also caused much excitement for our kids.
Sule Shangri-La Yangon
As you would expect from a Shangri-La hotel, the Sule Shangri-La Yangon offers modern, luxurious accommodation with all rooms and suites boasting all mod-cons.
One of the things that makes this one of the best Yangon family hotels is its location. It is the most centrally located of all our top family friendly hotels in Yangon, within walking distance of the Colonial District, Sule Pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San market.
There are five bars and restaurants to choose from, including international buffet restaurant Café Sule and signature Cantonese restaurant the Summer Palace. Parents traveling to Yangon with small kids will appreciate the children’s meal plan, where kids under the age of 6 eat for free when dining in the buffet restaurant with an adult, and kids aged 6-12 receive a 50% discount.
The outdoor swimming pool at this centrally located family friendly hotel in Yangon is perfect for cooling off after a hot day of sightseeing and parents will also appreciate the poolside bar service.
The hotel is also linked to a small shopping mall, and is just a short walk from Junction City, Yangon’s newest mall.
Our top tip for the Sule Shangri-La Yangon is to upgrade your booking to a Horizon Club room where you can not only benefit from amazing views over Yangon, but can also enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks during evening cocktail hour.
Savoy Hotel Yangon
Another top family friendly Yangon hotel is the colonial boutique Savoy Hotel Yangon. With just 30 rooms, it is not a surprise that the Savoy has the reputation of some of the most friendly and personalized service of any family hotel in Yangon.
Rollaway beds and cribs are available on request, while larger families or those with older children can opt for connecting rooms.
Kids and parents alike will love the charming swimming pool, and the poolside bar will help you unwind after a day of sightseeing.
There are two restaurants in the hotel, serving both local and western cuisine, but parents of fussy kids will be pleased to hear that it is just a short walk to Sharky’s, one of Yangon’s favourite restaurants that serves great pizza and is renowned for serving Yangon’s best ice-cream!
This top Yangon family hotel is just a 10-minute drive from downtown Yangon and is also within easy walking distance of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon’s most famous and impressive temple.
Thanlwin Guest House
If you are looking for a family friendly budget hotel in Yangon, the Thanlwin Guest House is a popular choice. The 28 rooms are all kept clean and benefit from air-conditioning and free WIFI.
There are a range of rooms to choose from to suit families, including King rooms, twin rooms and even a 4-bed dorm room with bunk beds. Note that children over the age of 6 are considered adults for the purposes of booking.All room rates include breakfast, which is served on the large communal table on the outdoor patio living area. This is also a popular spot in the evenings for guests to congregate and share tips and stories from their adventures in Yangon.
Although a 20-minute drive from downtown Yangon, this budget Yangon family hotel is just a 5-minute walk from both Inya Lake and the Myanmar Plaza shopping mall, one of Yangon’s biggest malls where you will find both a food court and a supermarket.
Looking for ideas on what to do in Yangon with kids? Read our article A Day in Yangon with Kids. Travelling around Myanmar with Kids? Get loads of great ideas and inspiration in our article Myanmar with Kids.
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