Incorporating traditional Laos architecture and decor with modern amenities, the Inthira is a comfortable stay just minutes away from Wat Phou and the Mekong River. The intimate Inthira offers just eight rooms in two categories. The ‘Wat Phou Twin Rooms’ are situated in traditional Lao-style houses while the ‘Champanakone Doubles’ are two-story duplex suites. Both categories of rooms feature high ceilings, large bathrooms with bathtubs, and Lao textiles. In addition, the Champanakone rooms feature panoramic windows and balconies which are perfect locations for sunset viewing.
Guests can relax with delicious cocktails and cuisine at the Inthira’s restaurant and bar. Facing a quiet main street, the split-level restaurant is situated in a restored 100 year old traditional Chinese shop house. The restaurant serves both international and local dishes and its adjoining bar is a fabulous place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
The Inthira is one of the region’s only boutique properties and is situated among some of Laos’ most interesting tourist sites. Just 8 kilometers away is the magnificent Wat Phou, a UNESCO heritage site. The cool highlands of the Bolaven Plateau are about an hour’s drive away while the scenic 4000 Islands region can easily be reached by boat. Thus, the Inthira makes a perfect base for those wishing to explore the region.
- Restaurant and Bar
- Full garden and terraces
- Restaurant- Features a diverse menu of local and international favorites
- 4 Lao-style rooms and 4 two-storey duplex suites
Who should go with Luxury Travel?
Classical elegance fills the Settha Palace Hotel. Situated in central Vientiane, this immaculately restored villa is one of the city's only luxury hotels. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests will be delighted with the gracious service, timeless charm, and peaceful atmosphere of Settha Palace. Modern amenities such as wireless internet and satellite television blend in seamlessly with the hotel's historic setting.
When to go?
From November to February the weather is cool and dry while March to June sees temperatures soaring in to the high 30s (Celcius). July to October tend to be very rainy, washing out some roads thus making rural areas inaccessible. The Lao are very sociable and if you happen to be in the country during one of their festivals, you are sure to get caught up in the lively atmosphere! Pii Mai, Lao New Year, is in April and the celebrations include parades and water fights. The magnificent That Luang Festival falls in November and thousands of people and monks travel from remote villages to participate in the religious celebration. Several times a year Vientiane has boat racing competitions, where long wooden boats are raced up and down the Mekong River.
Where is it?
Settha Palace is located in the center of Vientiane near the Nam Phu fountain, a few minutes walk from the town's main shopping and dining area. The Wattai International Airport is a ten minute drive from the hotel and the land border with Thailand is just a half hour drive.
What's not to be missed?
Visit the ancient temples of Wat Si Saket and Wat Phra Keow. Climb to the top of Patuxai, Laos' version of the Arc de Triomphe. Learn about Lao textiles at Carol Cassidy silk shop. Wander along the Mekong River. Swim in the beautiful hotel pool.
In keeping the hotel's understated elegance, the Settha Palace's restaurants offer delicious menus in a refined setting. La Belle Epoque Bar & Restaurant is the main dining venue. The bar is open all day, serving wine, beer, and cocktails as well as coffees & other non-alcoholic beverages. The Restaurant showcases classical French cuisine & offers a seasonally-inspired Lao menu, a fantastic opportunity to sample the delicious flavors of the local cuisine. For casual dining, Settha Palace has two options: The Sidewalk Café and Poolside bar which serve light snacks and drinks throughout the day.