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Settha Palace: a historical hotel in the heart of the capital

Settha Palace stands out from other hotels in Vientiane because it’s a heritage boutique hotel that was built by French colonialists in th…

By Andrew Gianfranco-Cotel
General Manager of Settha Palace Hotel

Settha Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Laos

Settha Palace stands out from other hotels in Vientiane because it’s a heritage boutique hotel that was built by French colonialists in the 1930s. The family-owned property has been painstakingly restored to its imperial glory. Guests really like the elegant colonial ambience of Settha Palace, as well as the attentive service delivered by our local staff, several of whom have worked here since we opened 20 years ago.

The hotel is located in Vientiane’s city centre, within walking distance of the commercial district, shops, restaurants and the main tourist attractions. We have a tropical garden setting with a terrace and pool flanked by palms, coconut trees and native plants. Guests can enjoy our modern gym room and sidewalk café, which has an open terrace built around a flowing water fountain.

Spacious suites or deluxe rooms are decorated in colonial style with Italian marbled bathrooms and rosewood furniture. Our suites also offer living rooms and cosy dining areas and guests can choose between garden or pool views. In keeping with the hotel design, our restaurant, the beautifully-restored Belle Epoque Brasserie, has wooden-beam ceilings and  serves a creative French and authentic Lao menu.

Other popular features at Settha Palace Hotel include our Banquet Room, massage service and unique vintage London taxi limousines, which are ready to whisk you from the airport to the hotel. In recent years, we’ve taken steps to eliminate plastic usage, offering glass bottles for drinking water and paper straws, we also try to help the community by donating funds to cultural festivals.

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Alfred & Andrew Gianfranco-Cotel

Originally from Indonesia, Andrew moved to France at the age of 18 where he gained a degree in Hotel Management and trained at the Relais & Chateau Hotel Collection. Andrew worked in international hotel chains such as the Movenpick and Marriot before joining Settha Palace Hotel five years ago. He has now been promoted to General Manager of this heritage property in Vientiane.
Andrew Gianfranco-Cotel, General Manager of Settha Palace Hotel

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