Champasak Palace Hotel
Road 13, Pakse T: (031) 212 263 F: (031) 212 781
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.
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.
Check rates at Champasak Palace Hotel - rated 7.1/10 on Agoda.com.
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: