With its white facade and balustrades and its riverside location, this French-style maison would be at home in southern France; instead, it's the trendiest boutique hotel in Luang Prabang. The plush restaurant (known for serving the driest martini in town) is worth a visit, even if you're not staying the night. The reasonably priced rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that face east, so you can catch the sunrise over the nearby mountains. Rooms 1 through 5 on the second floor have the best river or mountain views.
Ban Wat Sene, Kingkitsarat Rd., Luang Prabang, Laos