Graceful and stately as a Grande Dame, Settha Palace is an old world hotel that emanates the French colonial days.
Built in 1932, guests are warmly received in a large foyer that flows into an elegant lobby bar, restaurant and outside to the pleasant tropical garden and swimming pool replete with loungers and sun umbrellas.
The 28 rooms and suites are timeless and classic, the decor in step with the feel of the hotel: glass-topped polished rosewood furniture, poster beds, fluffy duvets, blue and white porcelain lamps, sitting area and black and white marble bathroom with separate shower and tub. Staff offer personalised and professional service and you may see guests being chauffeured around town in the hotel’s iconic London taxi. All this class and opulence comes at a price. For a city with a penchant for new flashy and gaudy hotels, an understated hotel that looks back in time is refreshing.
Rates below include tax and service. Single guests get US$10-20 off room rate.
Address: 6 Pangkham Rd, 2 blocks north of Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane
T: (021) 217 581; F: (021) 217 583
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'36.12" E, 17º58'5.95" N
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Room rates: over US$100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$178||US$178|
|Deluxe double room||US$268||US$268|
Suite. Executive suite $460
|327 baht||327 baht|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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