This place 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.
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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 worth a look. The rooms are clean if a little aged, while the more affordable rooms in the newer wing are less impressive but a reasonable option in the price range. Travelfish users report that staff are helpful and friendly, though the food in the restaurant is only okay. The hotel has a kitsch 50s feel to it, not dissimilar to the historical atmosphere of the Atlanta in Bangkok or the Galle Face in Colombo -- its biggest disadvantage is the 10-minute walk to the centre of town.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 250,000 kip, high season 250,000 kip. Notes: New building
Room: Superior double room, low season: 350,000 kip, high season 350,000 kip. Notes: Palace building
Room: Suite, low season: 550,000 kip, high season 550,000 kip. Notes:
Road 13, Pakse
T: (031) 212 263
F: (031) 212 781
Room rates: US$20 to 50