Looking for somewhere to escape the water-throwing chaos this Thingyan? Treat yourself to some luxury and stay at a high-end hotel. Check out some of the best staycation deals below.
Savoy Hotel Yangon is close enough to the main pandals (or stages) to enjoy the action, but also far enough to hide away in a state of luxury. The hotel’s special Thingyan package includes a deluxe room, buffet breakfast and a glass of beer or wine, starting from US$119 net per night. Plus the Wi-Fi is strong and you can chill out in the swimming pool. The deal runs from 10 to 20 April. Special rates are available for Myanmar residents and work permit/work visa holders.
Melia Yangon is offering from April 12 to April 16 special packages for two. They include a buffet breakfast at Olea Restaurant, a set lunch at The Lantern, and an evening cocktail. Prices are US$150 net for one night, $280 for two nights, $405 for three nights, and $520 for four nights.
Lotte Hotels and Resorts Yangon is dishing out the staycation deals this Thingyan—three to be exact. ‘Heart of Padauk’ is a US$185 package from March 15-April 12 that includes a premier lake view room, buffet breakfast for two at La Seine, BBQ platter for two, free flow on beer for two hours between 6-10pm at the Poolside Bar, a special gift, one-day pool access and a 4pm checkout. ‘Stay 4, Pay 3’ runs from March 15-April 12 and cost $480. You get a deluxe room. Buffet breakfast for two, two-hour free flow on beer, laundry service for two and a tour bus to explore the city. ‘Best Ever Thingyan’ offers the tour, too, as well as a deluxe room, buffet breakfast and BBQ platter for one, free flow beer for two hours, laundry service for two and a 4pm check out.
Hilton Mandalay is offering a Thingyan family package. Mandalay goes just as bonkers for Thingyan as Yangon, with pandals lining all four sides of the palace moat. This newly opened hotel is situation in the heart of the city and offers a deluxe room for two adults and one child (including one extra bed), a daily buffet breakfast, daily afternoon tea and mont lone yay paw-making activity and daily dinner buffet. In addition, families with young children also get access to daily special activities such as kids afternoon party, dancing, face painting, coconut bowling, bouncy castle and more. Packages begin at US$340 (nett) for a two-night stay and US£485 (nett) for a three-night stay.
Novotel Yangon Max’s special Thingyan offer has two breakfast for two people—up to two children aged under 16 stay go free including breakfast—and it cost US$111 per night. Booking period runs from March 20 to April 22 and stay period April 12 to April 22.
Pan Pacific Yangon has impressed visitors since it opened late last year, offering a fresh level of luxury with its infinity pool and spa. For Thingyan it offers a deluxe room at $98++ for single inclusive of breakfast for one person and deluxe room at $108++ for twin or double inclusive of breakfast for two persons. The offer runs from now until April 22 and is exclusively for locals and expats.
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon doesn’t exactly offer a Thingyan deal: it’s better than that. From March 10 to May 10 the five-star establishment offers a deluxe room for two adults at US$100 net per night. With that comes buffet breakfast, gym and pool access, and one dinner or lunch per room at either The Emporia, Tiger Hill or Kohaku restaurant if you are staying at least two nights. Located next to Inya Lake, Chatrium boasts one of the best pools in Yangon. Plus you get 15 percent off at its restaurants and 20 percent off on body massages at Nemita Spa by Lilawadee.
Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon has a special promotion for Myanmar residents and expats only over the Thingyan period. Superior rooms are available at US$80 per night and bamboo executive rooms at $120 per night. The deal includes an international buffet breakfast for two, late checkout until 6pm, welcoming drink upon arrival, two bottles of water per day, tea and coffee making facilities in each room and access to the pool and gym. It runs from April 1 until April 30 and proof of residency or business visa are required at the time of booking.
Sule Shangri-La is right in the thick of the Thingyan celebrations. In fact, stick your head out of one of its windows and you could probably see the revellers near Sule Pagoda. But the high-end hotel also offers a refuge from the festivities—for $99 is an overnight stay in the deluxe room, breakfast for two at Café Sule and use of the gym and swimming pool. It is also attached to a shopping mall.
Mecure Yangon Kaba Aye is offering two types of Thingyan special from April 12-22: room and breakfast and room, breakfast and lunch. The former includes a deluxe room for US$79 per night one bedroom studio suite for $89 (both maximum two nights), and a two-bedroom suite for $149 (maximum four nights). The latter offers the deluxe for $99, the one-bedroom for $109 and the two-bedroom for $189. The deals include use of Mecure’s swimming pool and fitness center as well as early check in and late check out. Prepaid bookings receive 5 percent discount. For reservations call 650933 (ext: 154).
Esperado Lake View Hotel is offering buffet breakfast for two people and a nice welcome juice for 89,999 kyats per night. Early check in can be 11am and late check out 2pm. Any stay for more than two nights gets you a free foot massage for two people.