Our Essential Guide to Staycations in Yangon
A staycation is essentially a holiday that you take in the country in which you live. And if you intend to enjoy a holiday here in Myanmar, there’s no better place to go than Yangon, the nation’s largest city. Thanks to hotels like the Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye, you can enjoy all the comforts of home with a few extra luxuries while being on the doorstep of some of the city’s best attractions.
So, what do you need to think about when booking a staycation hotel in Yangon? From what to do to where to stay and how to choose a room, here’s our essential guide to staycations in Yangon.
Top Attractions in Yangon
Yangon may no longer be the capital of Myanmar, but it’s still the nation’s largest city, meaning it’s home to a broad variety of entertainment outlets, cultural attractions and business venues that make it perfect for staycations. Yangon is perhaps most famous for its array of Buddhist monuments and relics, the most popular being the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Chaukhtatgyi Paya temple and the Sule Pagoda, a golden temple believed to be over 2,600 years old.
In addition to historic monuments, Yangon boasts a range of museums and cultural attractions that are well worth a visit. The National Museum, Bogyoke Aung San Museum and Myanmar Gems Trade Centre are all popular with locals and visitors alike. Pay a visit to Yangon Planetarium to be mesmerised by a 30-minute illuminated star show.
The Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye is just a short drive from most of the city’s top attractions. Our hotel is also less than 20 minutes from Yangon International Airport, and places like the Myanmar Plaza Shopping Centre, The Central Boulevard, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), Myanmar International School Yangon (MISY) and Inya Lake are within walking distance.
What Facilities Should You Expect to Find at a Staycation Hotel in Yangon?
With restrictions on movement and travel subject to change at any given moment, it’s worth choosing a staycation hotel in Yangon that has all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay. At the very least, you’ll need an outdoor pool to make the most of the tropical climate, a restaurant that serves a variety of cuisines, an in-house organic grocery store that specializes in Japanese products,and a bar that offers unique and delicious cocktails.
The Mercure Yangon Kaba Aye boasts much more than just premium leisure facilities. We also have a coworking space, plenty of communal areas and three function rooms, with the largest being able to accommodate up to 200 guests. Plus, we believe you’ll struggle to find a more comfortable place to get a good night’s rest.
How to Choose the Most Suitable Accommodation for Staycations in Yangon
If you want to enjoy the ultimate in luxury travelling during your staycation in Yangon, you might want to choose accommodation that offers more in-room amenities than your standard hotel room. Some hotels offer short- and long-stay studios and apartments that are decorated with local inspirations, spacious and fitted with all the home comforts you need to live independently.
We recently revamped over 180 of our rooms to cater to both short – and long-stay guests. These studios and apartments range in size from 35 to 125m2. Many apartments have separate bedrooms, living rooms, dining areas and kitchens. And they all come with free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs as standard.
If you’re travelling alone, you might enjoy staying in one of our one-bedroom studios, which provides you with a work desk, an open balcony and a kitchenette as well as a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed. If travelling with the family, our two- or three- bedroom deluxe suite apartments might be more suitable. Our largest apartments are spacious, practical and luxurious enough to keep up to six people comfortable, relaxed and entertained. The kitchens are even fitted with washing machines and dryers.
Learn More about Staycations at Mercure Yangon
Thanks to our high-value prices, superb accommodation options, onsite amenities and convenient location, staycations at Mercure Yangon are becoming increasingly popular. Whether you want to stay for the night or several months, we have the perfect room for you. If you need any more tips on staycations in Yangon or want to learn more about our hotel, we hope to hear from you.