Settha Palace Hotel
The city's finest place to stay, Settha Palace is an absolutely charming French colonial style hotel steeped in lots of history, meticulously restored to its former glory and set in the heart of Laos' capital of Vientiane.
At a Glance
Without a doubt Settha Palace is Vientiane's finest hotel, making it a comfortable base from which to explore the capital
Set in a beautiful outdoor tropical garden
Fantastic central location, right in the heart of the city
Lovely outdoor swimming pool
Delicious main restaurant serving traditional French and Lao cuisine
If you are missing home, they have a London black taxi that they can pick you up from the airport in.Scott Dunn team
Rooms here are traditionally gorgeous - a bit like stepping back in time!Scott Dunn team
You can easily walk into the center of town from Settha Palace; here you'll find some great restaurants such as Makphet as well as the night market.Scott Dunn team
Make sure you visit Wat Sisaket, my favorite temple in Vientiane. It's the oldest surviving temple in the city and full of mini Buddha statues and wondering monks.Scott Dunn team
Its location in the center of Vientiane makes the Settha Palace a wonderful place to stay to explore this bustling city. Within the hotel, it is a place of luxury and peace, step outside and you are absorbed by the life of a far eastern town. Explore the many markets and shops and when haggling has taken its toll, you can wander through the streets and find serenity in one of the numerous temples or in the grounds of the presidential palace.
The hotel's rooms and suites all reflect the history of the building (which dates back to 1932) with high ceilings, wooden floors and elegant furnishings. This acknowledgement of the hotel's history is also evident in the restaurants, bars and cafes where food with French, Laotian and Asian influences is served in beautiful surroundings.
Settha Palace's tropical gardens are home to its welcoming pool and laid back poolside restaurant making it not only a base for exploring the city, but also a wonderfully relaxing place to spend an afternoon, or even a day at, while recharging your batteries for the next stage if your trip.
Settha Palace has three Suites and 23 Rooms all facing the pool and picturesque gardens. The 23 Deluxe Rooms have a colonial décor with high ceilings and wooden floors and are spacious enough for a two-seater sofa, coffee table and writing desk. The one Junior Suite features the same elegant décor but has the addition of a spacious living room with comfortable seating area and dining table and the two Executive Suites are larger still with guest bathroom and large living room. All rooms have wireless internet access.
Children are very welcome at Settha Palace and children under 6 years can share their parents' room free of charge using existing bedding. Although there are no specific facilities for children, except for babysitting, the children will enjoy the pool and the markets and bustle of Vientiane.
The Belle Epoque restaurant and bar serves classical French and seasonal Lao cuisine and for more casual dining one can snack at the Poolside Bar or at the open air Sidewalk Cafe which specializes in fantastic fresh Asian fare. The swimming pool is set in a lush tropical landscaped garden and is a wonderful serene retreat after a day's exploration.
Settha Palace is perfectly located for exploring the capital and there are a whole host of sights to see in Vientiane including the Presidential Palace, the Cope museum and many colorful markets and temples.
Location & Directions
The Hotel is located on Pang Kham Street, right in the city center of Vientiane, within walking distance of the commercial district, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. A 25 minute drive to the border bridge to Thailand.
When to go
November to April is the best time to visit Laos with dry and warm weather, with March and April being the hottest months. October and May are also good months to visit with only a bit of rain. July to September are the wettest months in Laos.