Sala is both Ayutthaya’s newest and swankiest hotel and its nighttime views of the illuminated Wah Phutthai Sawan are ace—similar to the views of Wat Arun from the Bangkok branch (p. ###). The décor is quite chic—white walls and polished concrete, timber four-poster beds, crisp white bedding, free-standing deep soak tubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Five room categories range from spacious doubles to rooms with private pools and a river view duplex. Don’t miss the topnotch on-site restaurant.