Staying in Yangon is a bit like a baptism by fire if it's your first time in Myanmar's commercial capital – so it's good to get acquainted with the hectic city's temperaments before you dive in. Stay overlooking a calm lake instead of a chaotic road. When out, the city will invade your personal space, so opt for a big space of your own to return to. Chatrium is big but not cold, its rooms are spacious but not sparse. Go for a swim, go for a spa, or stay in and just enjoy the iconic pagoda views.