Luang Prabang, Laos
Steeped in history and colonial charm, the Maison Souvannaphoum is a former royal residence with contemporary design features. Each guest room has a balcony (rooms in the Garden Wing face the pool) and feature one king bed or two single beds. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool (a treat after a long hot day in town) and a full-service health spa, including great massages. It's a short stroll to the night market, and if you like, you can borrow a bike from the hotel and take a spin to see the town from another perspective.