Concierge.com's insider take:
This splendid wedding-cake hotel, the largest in Pakse, is the former residence of Prince Boun Oum na Champasak, heir to the Champasak Kingdom. (Legend has it he needed a palace of this size to accommodate his many concubines.) Caught on the wrong side of history, the prince fled the country before his home could be finished. Remodeled by a Thai company, it now offers some of the most comfortable lodging in southern Laos: 114 rooms and suites on five floors, all with AC, phones, TV, and minibars/refrigerators. The restaurant serves Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, and Western cuisine.