If you are not sure where to stay in Pakse Laos. I got you! During my recent Laos travel, I stayed in different places and these are my recommended hotels in Pakse.
Pakse is not a large town, but the traffic passing through this city is big in numbers. It could be because of its gateway into Thailand and also an entry point to 4000 islands. (more on that later) Accommodation there ranges from hostels, mid-tier hotels to 4-star luxury hotels.
So just a few days ago, I was in southern Lao with Lao Ministry of tourism and fellow bloggers. It was a five-day press trip and I was excited to be part of it. If you been following my solo travel journey, you know 2 years ago at one point, I was living in Vientiane as a digital nomad and Vientiane was my base. Having done tons of fast traveling, I have grown to love and appreciate slow travel which basically means I like to travel and stay in one country for a 1-X number of months. I believe this is a great way to get to know the country better. Hence, I was excited to be back in the same country I called home for 3 months. I even wrote about the Pros and Cons of living in Vientiane, Laos here. Go check it out if you like.
Back to the hotels in Pakse, Laos. Let me introduce you to our first,
1. Champasak Grand Hotel, Pakse
Actually, we stayed in this grand hotel for 3 nights.
Address: Lao Nippon Bridge, Mekong Riverside Road
Tel. +856 031 255111
Champasak Grand is a four-star hotel in Pakse, Lao. Happy to report it is as grand as it looks from outside and inside. I liked the fact that it has 4 restaurants, bars, a gym, 1 big swimming pool to fit 100 people, modern facilities and services, Free Wi-Fi, Business Centre, and 24-hour front desk.
This beautiful hotel is just 15 minutes from Pakse International Airport( 15 mins grab taxi ride for tech-savvy), shops and local attractions are all within easy reach while a large supermarket is also nearby, and only 1.5 km from KM2 Bus Station (Sangchalern).
The best thing I liked about the hotel was the view from my room! Just look at the pictures above! You could see the superb Mekong river right outside your window, the iconic Lao Nippon bridge and view as far as your eye could see. 100% best place I have stayed so far in my Laos travel.
You can book your room in Agoda or Booking.com
Now, because of the short press trip time, we only stayed in 1 hotel in Pakse.
But I understand you maybe want to have more than 1 option. So, I did some research and below are the hotels that are also highly recommended by ex-pats, digital nomads and alike.
2. Arawan Riverside Hotel
In your Pake, Laos travel, if you are after the Mekong river view room then Arawan riverside hotel can offer you just that. Sunsets from the hotel look pretty amazing too. It also has the capacity to hold conferences and boasts a clean swimming pool.
Check out the rates here in Agoda or Booking.com
Another Pakse accommodation that we didn’t stay at but looks equally beautiful is
3. The River Resort, Champasak, Laos
The River Resort is the award-winning eco-friendly resort. Picture a perfect location with the choice to explore or relax. The location is superb overlooking the Mekong and surrounded by unspoiled nature. I think I am going to put this under a wish list. How about you? Which hotels in Pakse would you like to stay at? Lmk in the comments below.
Find the best rates for your stay in Agoda or Booking.com
Don Det Accommodation
On the 2nd day of our Lao trip, we went to Don Det, 4000 islands in Champasak province in southern Lao. It is a perfect place to go for nature, calmness, and tranquillity. I have put together Don Det accommodation and travel tips in it.
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25 thoughts on “Where to stay in Pakse Laos?”
Great tips! We actually stayed in Paksé Hotel for another 3 night and they have a fabulous rooftop bar & restaurant (only on in town!) and used to be a cinema – quite an interesting background story too!
Never heard of this place but the hotels look amazing!
Great list! I haven’t made it to Laos yet but it’s high on my list. And I’m loving the view from some of these rooms – so beautiful!
I have never heard about this place before, but just checked Google (?) and looks amazing. And it’s so handy to have your list of the hotels ?
I’ve never been to Laos! The place seems amaaaazing!!! I can’t wait to visit it soon.
This looks so amazing! <3
This looks absolutely amazing!
Ok. You’ve convinced me to go now! My son spent time is Laos and loved it. He warned me not to go because I would hate the heat! :/ These are great photos!!!
These look like beautiful hotels. It makes me want to do some travelling!
The Champasak Hotel looks gorgeous, I would definitely like to stay there is I visit Pakse. The rooms are so big and the views so beautiful.
Hotels looks amazing. New place for me 🙂
These places are so beautiful! I will keep these in mind if I am in the area.
I’ve never considered visiting here but it looks gorgeous maybe I should look into it!
Loving these places looks so beautiful. Thanks for introducing Agoda and Booking dot com.
These places look great, I’d love to stay at any of them! Gorgeous spot.
The arawan riverside hotel looks like a dream, I would love to stay there!
ooo some nice hotels! I’ve never been to Laos before but I do want to after my friend had visited there a few months ago
Wow, such a detailed post that would be so helpful to plan a great trip to Laos. Loving the pictures so much.
I have never heard of this hotel but it looks very luxurious. Thank you for sharing this review with us.
Looks life some great hotels. I’m planning to go to Laos next year, so I’ll keep some of these places in mind.
River Resort looks like my jam! Love seeing these spots!
Wow! That room is gorgeous, and the views are stunning! I can’t wait until I am able to travel to Thailand.
My pick would be Arawan Riverside Hotel. I love a good view, and I bet the Mekong river looks stunning at sunset or sunrise. The River Resort sounds good too. I like the fact that it’s eco-friendly. It’s going to hard to choose between the two.
I’m pretty sure all of these are nicer than any hotel I’ve ever stayed in anywhere- great list!!
This is such amazing! I love the hotels you featured. We do use booking.com when booking. I would love to visit Laos!