Centrally located and close to the Sedone and Mekong Rivers, this French- managed hotel is within walking distance of local tourist attractions. The comfortable and modern tiled-floored rooms have simple, wooden furniture and are fully equipped with necessary amenities. The hotel restaurant serves fine local and Western food, and the rooftop bar has stunning views of the Mekong River, which offers a thrilling sunset. Once just a transit point, Pakse is becoming a destination in its own right and it is worth a few days to explore the Champasak village and the pre-Angkorian Wat Phu temple, the Phu Assa fortress, reachable by elephant ride, the 4.000 Islands, Khone Phapheng waterfall, and the Irrawaddy dolphins.
Once the palace of Jao Boon Oum, the last king of Lao, the palace 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, the hotel is within walking distance of the Tourism Authority and Wat Pra Bat. The town centre is a short ride away by local taxi (tuk-tuk). 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.
Champa Residence is on the outskirts of Pakse, opposite the Pakse Central Stadium and next to the Champasak Museum. The low-rise modern building is set around a very pretty garden courtyard. The simple, sparse rooms are tranquil and comfortable, well equipped with dark wooden beds and provide the necessities. Guests are five minutes from Pha Bat Temple and Champasak Shopping Centre. The lovely restaurant offers local cuisine. There is a steam and sauna room for relaxation. Shopping at the markets is close to this hotel.