Fodor's Expert Review Settha Palace

6 Pang Kham Rd., Vientiane, Vientiane, Laos Fodor's Choice

Rooms at this landmark property have high ceilings, hardwood floors, Oriental rugs, and period pieces that reflect its many histories—from its inception in the French colonial period to its life as a hotel in the 1930s and again in the 90s (with a period of expropriation by the Communist government in between). Lush gardens surround a large pool, and 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.

PROS

  • elegant and private
  • gorgeous furnishings
  • beautiful pool garden

CONS

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

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-217582 | 021-217581

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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