Settha Palace

6 Pang Kham Rd., Vientiane, Laos

This landmark property has been through many changes: erected early in the French colonial period, it was converted into a hotel in the 1930s and expropriated by the communist government in the 1970s. It became a hotel again in the late 1990s. Although it underwent extensive renovations—the marble floors and fixtures are new—the owners have respected the original design. Rooms have high ceilings, hardwood floors, Oriental rugs, and period pieces; the executive suite has a large and comfortable sitting room as well. All rooms have tall windows that overlook lush gardens surrounding a large pool. The lobby, decorated with fine antiques, is adjacent to a small bar and elegant restaurant, La Belle Epoque, which specializes in Lao and French cuisine. City tours are available via the hotel's London taxi, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel (not free).

PROS

  • elegant and private
  • gorgeous furnishings
  • beautiful pool garden
  • historical ambience

CONS

  • often fully booked
  • no elevator
  • only four standard rooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-217581 | 021-217582

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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