Champasak Palace Hotel
Kitch 50's classic
What we say:
This place was once described quite accurately in one guidebook as looking like a giant wedding cake, but a recent paint job and renovation have brought out the lines of the classic French architecture, so now it's a giant French wedding cake. From the inside, you'll get sweeping verandas and spectacular views over the surrounds. It was built by a Laotian Prince as a residence, but he had to abandon it before it was finished when the French government pulled out of the country. The Palace is now owned by a Thai group who finished construction and converted it into a hotel. If this is in your budget range, it’s certainly worth considering. The rooms are clean if a little aged, while the more affordable rooms in the New Wing are brand new, less impressive, but a good option in the price range. Travelfish users report that the staff is helpful and friendly, though the food in the restaurant is only okay (no worries, it’s a short walk from here to Delta Coffee which has some of the best food in town). The hotel has a kitch 50s feel to it, not dissimilar to the historical atmosphere of the Atlanta in Bangkok or the Galle Face in Colombo -- its biggest disadvantages are the 10-minute walk to downtown Pakse and the lack of a pool.Check rates around Pakse best price guarantee!
Contact details:Southern Road 13, Pakse. T: (031) 212 263, (031) 212 777 F: (031) 212 781;(031) 252 131
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Superior - Double||35 USD||35 USD||Palace building|
|Standard - Double||25 USD||25 USD||New building|
|Suite||55 USD||55 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 2nd December, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 24th March, 2007
Read Champasak Palace Hotel reviews
Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
Beautiful and Great Value
This may be a lot pricier compared to other places in Lao in general, but by North American standards its a super deal for the rooms you get. The standard rooms are beautiful. Clean and decoratively Lao that's not cheesy or over done. We stayed in the Queen suite for a little under US$100 a night, and it was spectacular. The room was located on the very top of one of the wings. It had its own terrace that over looked all of Pakse. The view was amazing. The interior of the room was beyond gorgeous and had all the amenities anyone could ask for. You could even exchange currency in the lobby. You got a complimentary breakfast buffet. It was pretty good as far as continental breakfasts go. They had eggs, protein, pasties, coffee, etc. The coffee was surprisingly good. Very strong. We ate almost all of our meals there. The menu was pretty big, and everything was good. Not great, but good enough. We could trust that we wouldn't get sick which was a huge sell for us.
Champasak Palace Hotel reviewed by Snarf (Total reviews: 3) on
Great value splash-out
We stayed for just one night, but were impressed with the overall level comfort and service. Had one of the VIP Suites for $60US, amazed at the sheer size of the suite; the dressing room alone was as big as some guesthouse rooms we've had, and fully kitted-out with dressing table/vanity mirror, suitcase rack, umbrellas, scale, large armoire with robes/slippers, safe. Nice bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, spacious sitting area with plush sectional, water heater, proper tea pot, good quality local green tea (but instant coffee), very large executive-style desk, huge LCD TV and comfortable bed/linens. The scale of everything here is BIG. I took a walk around the verandas on our floor and some of the upper floors, very spacious and open, nice views. Hotel relatively quiet while we were there. Great splash-out for the end of our time in Southern Laos.
Champasak Palace Hotel reviewed by CunningMcFar (Total reviews: 45) on
Worth a night for the views
We took an a/c room on the third floor so we could have views out over the city. Has big wide verandahs, great for a quiet drink and watching sunrise / sunset. Service was pretty average, food very average, but it's a cool location.
Champasak Palace Hotel reviewed by tblairg (Total reviews: 7) on
A good standard hotel. Arrived early on the flight from Vientienne and no problem getting a room. In the orcess of being refurbished. Set in extensive grounds running down to the river. Well equipped rooms kept cool by wide verandahs and wooden colonial shutters - but had ac. Vey restricerd breakfast buffet wich looked very tired by 08:15
Champasak Palace Hotel reviewed by jrjrjr88 (Total reviews: 2) on
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