In the heart of bustling Vientiane stands a remarkable hotel. Built in the early part of the last century, circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory, the Settha Palace Hotel serves as a testament to the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm.
Once more owned by the same passionate family that ran the hotel in its heyday before the change of regime to Communism in 1975, no stone has been left unturned and no expense spared in the quest to bring this Vientiane landmark back to life.
The Hotel is located right in the city centre, within walking distance of the commercial district, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. It is 10 minutes drive from Laos Wattai International Airport and 25 minutes drive to Thadeua on Laos side of the Mekong River and the border bridge to Thailand.
ROOMS & SUITES
With three different room types, all designed with a classical theme, it’s easy to see why this hotel brings guests back on an annual basis. The rooms transport guests back to the days of French colonial elegance, with four-poster beds made of rosewood, a marble dining table, and high ceilings.
THE DELUXE ROOM
The hotel’s Deluxe Rooms face the hotel’s lush gardens or lovely swimming pool, with wooden floorboards, king-size or twin beds covered with duvet blankets and down feather pillows, as well as a free-standing armoire, coffee table, and large living room complete with plush seating, as well as a beautiful marble bathroom.
THE EXECUTIVE SUITE
The hotel’s Executive Suites are well-appointed, with wooden floorboards, king-size or twin beds covered with duvet blankets and down feather pillows, as well as a free-standing armoire, coffee table, and large living room complete with plush seating, as well as a beautiful marble bathroom.
THE JUNIOR SUITE
The hotel’s Junior Suites face the hotel’s lush gardens or lovely swimming pool, with wooden floorboards, king-size or twin beds covered with duvet blankets and down feather pillows, as well as a free-standing armoire, coffee table, and large living room complete with plush seating, as well as a beautiful marble bathroom.
The facilities on site range from the generously-sized swimming pool, to help guests cool down on those blistering hot afternoons, to the state-of-the-art conference and business centers, where guests can catch up on work. Alternatively, guests can always just slide into the hotel’s plush sun loungers whilst sipping on a cocktail of choice at the poolside bar and soaking up the sun.
Guests organizing events will be pleased with the hotel’s expansive banquet room, with its 16-foot ceilings. The room can be divided into two, with a sound-proof sliding partition, and is fully-equipped with meeting and banquet technological needs, including microphones, sound systems, overhead projectors, and more.
The hotel’s lovely pool is surrounded by a lush tropical garden, with rock formations from Laksao in central Laos. Water jets and a poolside bar make this a great place to relax during a hot, lazy afternoon.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
With the fine dining restaurant, poolside bar and a cafe on offer they have covered all the necessities for dining and refreshments at the Settha Palace. La Belle Epoche restaurant, with its classical theme, brings elegance and grace in a beautiful setting, with its high ceilings, warm decor and rustic furnishings. Cuisine tends to sway in the French direction but also on offer is an international a-la-carte menu which is bound to please every guest that is lucky enough to dine here. A cafe and bar are also provided, as casual venues where guests can relax.
LA BELLE EPOQUE
Translated as “The Beautiful Era”, this French-inspired restaurant recalls the splendour of times past, with classical furniture, exquisite French decor, and decadent French cuisine, with the addition of a seasonally-inspired Lao menu.
The hotel’s opulent pool serves up a tempting array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as light snacks to keep guests satisfied while relaxing and enjoying the picturesque surroundings.
The hotel provides guests with a charming sidewalk cafe, where they can sit and people watch or read the paper, while enjoying either a coffee, or a light international or Asian meal.