Built circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory, the Settha Palace Hotel serves as a testament to the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm. A true Vientiane landmark still run by its original owners.
Depending on season, length of stay and package deals you can expect to start at USD $150 per night up to nearly USD $500 per night for the top executive suite.
At the in-house La Belle Epoque Restaurant, enjoy classical French cuisine or choose from a seasonally-inspired Lao menu showcasing the distinct flavors of the local harvests.
There are 3 room types to choose from; Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites and an Executive Suite. All rooms are tastefully decorated with colonial furniture, fixtures and fittings and four poster beds. Dark woods and cream textiles are the theme throughout.
Facilities include a swimming pool with poolside bar, a business centre, wireless internet in all rooms, limousine service, concierge, laundry, 18 hour room service.
Once more owned by the same passionate family that ran the hotel in its heyday before the change of regime to Communism in 1975, no stone has been left unturned and no expense spared in the quest to bring this Vientiane landmark back to life.
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 and 25 minutes drive to Thadeua on Laos side of the Mekong River and the border bridge to Thailand.
"It is a tastefully restored colonial style hotel of good quality. We had a ground floor room, well furnished and with a good bathroom. The hotel is well located for sightseeing, we walked just about everywhere we needed to go. The staff were attentive and helpful, a feature we found throughout Lao during our tour. The staff were all very charming and pleasant, especially Sarah on reception. The breakfast was excellent too." Lucille, Stamford, UK
"This small old heritage French colonial hotel may not be as grand as some comparable properties in neighbouring countries, but is a perfect starting point to discover the very sleepy Lao capital Vientiane. It's an intimate space with rooms decorated in heavy wooden furniture and very high ceilings. The design can be a bit 'dusty' but actually it suits the capital. We were here for 1-night only, and for our short-stay, it fulfilled all our needs." Bojantercon, Singapore