This colonial masterpiece is located in Yangon, made famous by Rudyard Kipling and with a wealth of historic sights. Clean and minimalist, the rooms exude elegance, and have chic wooden interiors. The public spaces have wonderfully decorous dark wood and the Manadaly restaurant is the best in town.
This city is almost unique in the world as a conserved example of a colonial British settlement. Even the locals seem to keep up the roles that their elder relatives would have been born into, and the architecture completes the ‘living museum’ feel. More traditional sights include the shimmering Shedagon Pagoda.