So I Stayed in a Palace

Old world charm, luxurious elegance amidst the tranquility of Laos

In the heart of Vientiane stands the 29-room Settha Palace hotel. Built around 1932, and restored to its former imperial glory, the 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 lobby:

Before breakfast at La Belle Epoque restaurant:

My room:

An old London Cab serves as the Palace’s limo:

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