It’s a lesser-known fact amongst travellers, but Myanmar is a family-friendly destination. After all, you can spend quality time with your loved ones by going pagoda-hunting, day tripping around Inle Lake, or exploring Yangon’s countryside and have then a relaxing time in one of our selection of best Myanmar family hotels and friendly for kids & toddlers. However, especially with a bigger group, not all hotels are created equal.
If you’re exploring Myanmar with the kids in tow, our team at MyanMarvels can testify that these hotels will make things easier for you. With hotels with swimming pools, baby-sitting services, and exciting activities organised by the hotels themselves, these are our team’s picks on the best hotels in Myanmar.
1. Chatrium Yangon
Nestled along the banks of the royal Kandawgyi Lake, this Yangon hotel is a family-friendly option blending old world charm with luxurious comforts. A large outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees takes over the courtyard, with a cascading waterfall and an expansive kids pool for the little ones to waddle in. There’s even a holistic spa if mum needs to take a break, along with three fine-dining restaurants for the whole family to dine at.
Which rooms: For a plush stay, we recommend the Grand Deluxe Lake or Pagoda View, which looks out to the breathtaking lake or glistening pagoda.
2. The Bagan Umbra Hotel
Bagan Umbra has Old Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia at its doorstep. Situated in 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel boasts 57 well-equipped rooms that are spacious and quiet, each with a private balcony. Here at MyanMarvels, we know that the little ones may not want to spend the whole day exploring archaeological sites.
But don’t fret, Bagan Umbra has baby-sitting services, so you can leave them at the hotel for a few hours while enjoying alone time in Old Bagan or having a balloons over Bagan ride early in the morning!
Which rooms: Check into the Grand Deluxe Room with pool views, complete with all the amenities you need such as air conditioning, TV, kettle, and free wifi access. Each room comes with a private balcony.
3. Lotte Yangon @ Myanmar Family Hotels
It’s hard to find contemporary hotel in Myanmar, but Lotte Yangon is one of the newest additions to Yangon’s skyline. Towering over Yangon, Lotte Hotel Yangon’s modern architecture stands out against the city’s golden stupas and pagodas. There are 343 rooms looking out to fantastic views of Yangon’s famous landmarks: Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake.
Take a dip in the elegant indoor pool or make a splash with the kids at the separate outdoor infinity pool commanding a stunning view of Inya Lake.
Which rooms: The Junior Suite Room is perfect for a family of three, with separate showers and bathtub, complimentary use of the Fitness Center and swimming pool, and turn down service every evening. The classic bedroom also overlooks the pristine lake – so you’ll enjoy views for days.
4. Keinnara Lodge Hpa-An
Hidden amidst greenery in the capital of Myanmar’s Karen State is Keinnara Lodge Hpa-An. The eco lodges combine comfort and luxury in a rustic or rural setting, making the perfect retreat in nature for families. Spend the day in the swimming pool, immerse yourself in the culture of the Karen tribe, or take a sunset cruise tour along Than Lwin River, all organised by the lodge or why not a hot air balloon ride in Hpa An!
Which rooms: Families of five should book out the two-storied Karen Family Duplex; or couples can spend a night under the stars in the Sky Dome Villa.
5. Bayview – The Beach Resort @ Myanmar Family Hotels
Our team at MyanMarvels love the Bayview Resort Ngapali Beach. Famed for its picturesque white sand beaches and crystal clear water, the 3 km stretch of beach is the go-to spot to get away from crowds at the beachside bar. There are tons of exciting activities to keep the whole family entertained, whether it’s swimming, snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding or even sailing.
Otherwise, hire a bicycle from the hotel and explore some of the villages off the beaten track. Need to escape the heat? The expansive swimming pool is complete with a sun deck and lounge area to lounge at while sipping on an afternoon cocktail.
Which rooms: The Seaview Bungalows boast some of the most stunning views of the palm-fringed, white beach of Ngapali. There’s direct beach access, so you can stroll straight from your private terrace onto the sandy beach.
6. Spring Lodge Inle Lake
For a quiet stay in Inle Lake, choose Spring Lodge Inle Lake. Located in the peaceful Nyaung Shwe town, the lodge makes a great base for exploring everything Myanmar’s gem has to offer. Spend your days like a local and visit the Nyaung Shwe Mingalar market, cycling around the surrounding villages and Red Mountain Winery, and exploring Indein, Sanghar and floating gardens of Inle Lake on a boat excursion.
Which room to book: Accommodation at the cosy hotel comes in the form of 14 traditional rooms built boasting traditional Shan architecture with modern amenities. Think wood rafters, truss, teak wood floor, toddy palm leaves ceiling and more.
7. Hotel the Haven, Mandalay
Conveniently located near Mandalay’s attractions, Hotel the Haven is a great base for exploring the culturally-rich city. The kids will enjoy spending an afternoon taking a dip in the infinity pool overlooking views of the surrounding greenery, Irrawaddy River Cruises and the city. Bicycle hire, dry cleaning, and unique tours are also available at the hotel.
Which room to book: Stay in the Family Room, a loft-style retreat with a King-sized bed and everything else you may not for a comfortable stay in Mandalay. All rooms come with a patio and terrace looking out to views of the city.