The Settha Palace Hotel in Vientiane is both a historical landmark and the city's best luxury hotel. Built in the 1930s during the height of French colonial Indochina, closed for many years after the communist revolution, and recently reopened in 1999.
We stayed here during our two night visit to Vientiane, and we were immensely impressed by the quality of the room, the facilities, and the service. Very similar to the Grand d'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Quite refined but still relaxed and friendly. And although it is prohibitively expensive to the average Lao, it is a great bargain compared to similar class hotels anywhere else in the world.
Unique Quality: Our room still maintained a French colonial feel and was tastefully furnished. The bathroom was both modern and elegant. The pool was heavenly after a hot day of sightseeing. The breakfast buffet only served western food, but was still quite decent. The location is within a short walk of all the major sights.
The Settha Palace is the nicest and most beautiful hotel in town. It's a heritage hotel, made up of a few colonial buildings. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very grand and luxurious. Marble floors, elegant bar and wonderful rooms are features of this hotel. It is mostly full of business and UN officials. The UN uses the hotel for conferences. They have a lagoon style pool that is surrouned by frangipani trees, unfortunately the tv tower is right next door. The hotel is pricey, but during the low season you can find some cheaper deals on their website.
We did not stay here, just looking outside was enough - very expensive!
(My finger slipped recently so now You can find 2 tips of this hotel (1 anonymous))
- Hair Dryer
- Hot / Cold Shower
- IDD Telephone
- In-room Safe
- Mini Bar
- Non-smoking rooms
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Shaver Outlet
- Tea/Coffee Maker
- Writing Desk
- Banquet Facilities
- Business Centre
- Internet Service
- Meeting room (s)
- Secretarial Services
How about that???
Unique Quality: - Jacuzzi (s)
- Outdoor Swimming Pool (s)
- Water Sport (s)
- Baby Sitting
- Car Parking
- Concierge Service
- Currency Exchange
- Laundry Service
- Room Service
- Asian Food
- French Food
- International Food
Thats all folks!
Directions: The Hotel is located right in the city centre, within walking distance of the commercial district, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. It is 10 minutes drive from Laos Wattai International Airport
Settha Palace is a small luxury family owned hotel.It has its importance as a historical example of the colonial period.Built in 1932 by fam Teodas, in became very quick 'the place to be ' in Vientiane.With communisme the family fled to France and managed to get it back after the country opened its doors in the '90.They restaured it with the help of the architect of Raffles Singapore.In 2000 the hotel joint its peers as the 'Legend'hotels of Asia (Raffles in Singapore, Oriental in Bankok,Majestic in Saigon....etc).It was the intention of Billy Teodas to make the hotel bigger.
Unique Quality: The hotel has only about 40 rooms, a nice small swimming pool.It is situated in a garden very near the center of town and not too far from the airport.Service with style (Billy Teodas studied in Switserland).Food is good.Prices per room about 120 US$ , what is very low compared to the other 'Legend'hotels of Asia
Directions: Only 10 min.walk to center of town
A restored colonial style property. Lavishly, yet sympathetically restored. Teak hardwood floors throughout and Lao antiques and furniture for decoration. A unique ambience.
Friendly helpful staff and an excellent French chef.
Our room was large, light and airy, and extremely comfortable.
There is a nice garden and terrace at the rear and a swimming pool and loungers. Although expensive by Lao standards I would recommend to anyone.
Unique Quality: Huge Geckos on the walls at night!
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Address: 6 Pang Kham Street, PO Box 1618, Vientiane, Laos