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"This was an actual palace built for a prince that is now a h..."
March 10, 2018
Free airport transfer
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
3 travelers have booked today.
|Value for money||7.4|
|Distance to city center||1km|
|Nearest airport||Pakse International Airport (PKZ) - Laos|
|Distance to airport||3.1 km|
"we enjoy staying here."
September 24, 2018
"Interesting heritage building having the grandeur of a former also royalty residence."
October 31, 2017
"As a hotel it is quite unique having been built for a member of the royal family before the revolution."
December 2, 2017
"The property is nice and clean to stay"
March 13, 2018
Once the palace of Jao Boon Oum, the last king of Lao, the structure was renovated into a hotel and retains its former charms. Located in the heart of Pakse District, a short way to the Sedone River and Wat Pra and the Lane Xang Bank, Champasak Palace Hotel is within walking distance of the Tourism Authority and Wat Pra Bat. The town center is a short ride away by local taxi. The hotel boasts beautiful colonial architecture, and the sweeping verandas give majestic views of the beautiful countryside. The rooms have charm and comfort, and a new wing has less expensive but simple rooms that provide a good base to explore Pakse. The restaurant serves good local and international food. Try Delta Coffee, a short walk from the Champasak Palace, which offers some of the best food in town. Champasak Palace Hotel is easy to book - just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form.
"The breakfast buffet is good ."
February 17, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Champasak Palace Hotel
Xe Don River Front
Mekong River Front
Xe Don River Front
Mekong River Front
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Huge hotel that was nearly empty. I had huge room with huge balcony are covering most of the floor to myself. Needs a pool. Airport drop off free But frankly, Pakse hotels and guesthouses are sub standard compared to Vientiane. Not near the core of the more centrally located guesthouses and hotels. Has great view from the high floor rooms as it is on the river (not mekong) and you have good views of the nearby mountains.
The rooms are spacious and the location is great. However, I stayed here for over one week and the breakfast left a lot to be desired. Only chopped up baguettes, with small flies settling on it and a large unopened bottle of strawberry jam. Some days no milk available for coffee and tea except condensed milk and some days no eggs at all. For a great hotel like this, the breakfast on offer was appalling. I chose to eat at a nearby restaurant instead.
An actual palace built for a prince that is now a hotel.”
This was an actual palace built for a prince that is now a hotel. While it may be old and have a few problems here and there like all older renovated hotels, this one is worth a stay for the reasonable room rate. The room was adequate for our short few night stay and the staff was kind and went over the top with helpfulness. If you are used to the chain hotel amenities and perfect box rooms with no defects, this may not be for you. If you want to embrace the old style and live back in time like a price, stay here and experience the grounds and all the views, nooks and crannies everywhere. It's a hidden jewel in plain sight.
A Place of Character”
This may not be Raffles in Singapore but it certainly reminded me of it, the carvings and decorations. As a hotel it is quite unique having been built for a member of the royal family before the revolution. For years it was a ruin before being refurbished as a hotel. The hotel is in excellent condition but the grounds are sadly neglected. The rooms need updating but having stayed in all of the best hotels in Pakse this is a common theme. Breakfast was fine and as good as any other place in this town. The TV channels were however limited, i.e. no English ones but if you really are after a unique Lao experience that really doesn't matter.
Best sunset view from a rooftop bar”
Rooms are spacious, breakfast is good, place is silent. Definitely advisable. But what is worth all the money is the sunset wiew from the rooftop bar. Don't miss it and have a drink there. Magnificent 360 degree view.
So Good I Stayed Twice”
This was my second stay at the Palace. Originally I only planned on the one night but I found it hard to leave and booked two more. Amazing views over the Mekhong River. Oh and it is an actual Palace. Amazing value for money.
It's literally a Palace”
For the price the Champasak Palace is probably the best deal I've ever had in Asia. For a start is an actual palace. The views over the surrounding hills and rivers are unmatched in Pakse and the prices are not much more than backpacker prices. Amazing.
Luxurious, first class hotel with lovely view ”
i wanted to stay here to see what's a former palace is like inside, and it didn't disappoint. the place is located beside the sedone river at its back, and the lovely wat tham fai just across the street. my room was huge, with elegant interiors from the light fixtures to the decorations inside. there'a a spotless tub at the bathroom. there's cable television, and my room has a porch outside. breakfast was buffet. all the monks in a thai temple descended from their temples and joined me in my table for their breakfast. itwas such a treat. they were on a holiday, crossing through laos then vietnam, i was told. friendly staff, with guards at the foyer. the only weird thing is, when most guesthouses would book you your planes and onward bus travels, this hotel doesn't, thus i had to go to the bus terminal for that.
Impressive looking hotel”
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with my Thai girlfriend. It's certainly a grand looking hotel from outside and the interior looked good as well and wasn't too bad. The room was clean and comfortable although only twin beds but that was my fault for not specifying a double when I booked. Being able to walk round most of the hotel using the verandah and view the city was one of the better things about the hotel. The hotel was very quiet the first night so the breakfast wasn't the usual buffet. We went out the first night to eat as hotels are usually very expensive and it's always nice to get out and try somewhere else. The second night we ate in the hotel as it was reasonably priced and fairly good. My Thai girlfriend does most of the talking so I'm not too sure about the english language skills but I think it should be OK if you're patient and get the right person. Altogether good for the money, not too bad for location but maybe could do with a bit of maintenance.
Beautiful hotel in Pakse”
Our stay at the Champasak Palace was very good, they have a free pick up service from the airport although we did not know about that until we arrived! The staff were very pleasant. The restaurant is good serving asian and western food. so it was very comfortable. The gardens are lovely and well tended. For a stay in Pakse I would say this is the best hotel in town.
Champasak Palace Hotel - What Fun!”
The Champasak Palace Hotel was built in the 1960's as a palace for a Lao "king". It has a stunning location overlooking the Sedon River. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The air con, water heater and TV all worked flawlessly. The gardens on the grounds are both interesting and well-maintained. Have your included buffet breakfast on the outdoor terrace with views of the river. Enjoy the Lao coffee. The main shopping district of Pakse is about ten minutes by foot.
Very happy...make sure to pick big building”
Beautiful....old real palace with beautiful Se Don river.... Good view...quiet...if you not happen to stay on day having party or tour group... Recommended!!
Found a lot of fleas on the Bed and Pillow”
Found a lot!!! of fleas on the bed and pillow.. More than a hundred of them!!, I informed staff so they change the room for me but still disgusting feeling remain. So sad.... I'm allegic with these kind of insects.
If you want to stay in a former palace, that is fine. The stuff was not friendly at all which was a shame. As a guest you pay for the accomodation but the place is really somehow run down, the bar at the top deserted and no smiles at check inn or in the restaurant. What a shame! If you really wanna stay in a nice place in Pakse, stay some place else. in Champasak Palace Hotel, they dont care at all. A waste of time and money.
Beautiful building but the worst managed hotel, everything broken staff very unfriendly,”
Worst hotel I’ve stayed in Laos. Wi-Fi broken, air-conditioner did not work, lamps broken, sheets came apart and staff were very unfriendly. Huge buffet but the food and eggs were cold. I hated staying here
good location and good facility, but very poor management and bad maintenance ”
a pity for such a fine property that have very bad or no management with uneducated staffs only. No security guards at night, any one can walk straight to your room. very dusty and dirty / ( not to offend China and their people as most of them are good) big group of cheap and misbehave Chinese tourists make this hotel even more terrible.
A Hotel With A Difference”
As it’s widely known the hotel used to be a royal palace. It still has that palatial air about it; the columns and the largesse give it a grandiose, palatial feel. The rooms are looking a little worn though. The elevator was out of order during my 3 night stay and showed no signs of getting fixed any time soon. The building itself has an eerily empty feel to it, the staff are less than enthusiastic but perfunctory. There’s supposed to be a fitness room somewhere but I never saw it. Someone mentioned that it reminded them of the hotel in the film ,The Shining. Those were my own thoughts entirely, if they ever do an Asian remake of the cult horror movie, this hotel is the perfect location. I half expected an axe to come through the long wooden shuttered doors to my room, and someone saying ‘here’s Johnny’ whilst in bed. And when I was in the shower I kept looking over my shoulder, as the shower scene from the film Psycho played over in my mind. Well you get the idea, it’s a spooky kind of place. I didn’t like the location, it’s a 15 walk to the town centre on the outskirts, with nothing of any interest around. Much better to stay central unless you like walking along main roads. I put the do not disturb sign on the door but the cleaners entered irrespective. Not bad value for money though all things considered.
In need of updating!”
Started in the standard room which was dated and the mattress and bedding were well past there used by date. No Wi-Fi in the room. We asked to upgrade to the deluxe room which was a much better improvement for very little extra cost. I SUGGEST IF you stay here you pay for the deluxe room as the mattresses are much better and so is the bedding. The breakfast was outstanding as you got a very good variety of foods. In regards of tours in the hotel, please look within the city as the prices are much cheaper at the travel agents. All in all if you wanna Stay in the kings palace just make sure you pay for the upgrade for a comfortable stay.
Staff Always Make a Hotel”
This is an older hotel just slightly past its prime but I love those places. It's huge and really was a palace at some point. My room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. But as always it's the staff that make a hotel. I had booked through Agoda at a good rate and needed to change one of my dates. I also had a problem with a motorbike company wanting to keep my passport while I travelled away from Pakse for several days. Long story short, the staff were great and solved all my problems. Without them I couldn't have had the great holiday I had.
We enjoyed our time here. We were staying in the new wing which seemed modern and pleasant. It was clean, bed was comfy and air-con was good. Our room was by the WiFi router so WiFi was good. Breakfast was fine, you can order quite a few things. Some issues: it was quite difficult to converse with staff, we did notice a few ants on the breakfast buffet, and we went upstairs to the 'rooftop bar' but it's wasn't a bar and was creepily deserted! We've been backpacking for two months so it was a lovely change to stay somewhere so grand. Overall we would recommend it if you want to stay at a luxury feeling place (and palace!) for a very reasonable price.