The Plantation

This urban oasis has 70 rooms, two swimming pools, a restaurant and two bars. It is also walking distance from top attractions such as the Royal Palace, the National Museum and Wat Botum (Royal Pagoda). The building itself is a refurbished 1930s design and boasts an eco-conscious solar water heater system. The surrounding grounds are lush with 45 different species of plants. For souvenirs, check out the on-premise shop, selling locally made handicraft and food products. Rates start at US$70 ($90).