Overlooking the Bada Talab or the big lake, Noor-Us-Sabah has perhaps the most scenic location in town. Originally a palace constructed in 1920, it is now under the wing of the WelcomHeritage group; rooms are a mixed bag; make sure you ask for a lake-facing view. All basic amenities are offered including a pool; note there is no alcohol served (V.I.P Rd., Koh-Eh-Fiza. tel. 0755/422-3333; www.noorussabahpalace.com; from Rs 4,700 double).

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