One of a new wave of more intelligent-minded hotels for the budget-conscious traveler, you won't stay at U Paasha for its beach or garden views; this smart, all-suite hotel is all about location, location, location (and the party lifestyle, as it's located right on Seminyak's dining-wining street, Jalan Laksmana). Ultra-contemporary in design, with earthy, nature-infused interiors, this huge property is squashed into downtown Seminyak. Amazingly, the street-side atrium lobby and guestroom corridors are massive, plus there's a basement nightspot with a cavernous dance floor and a bar/restaurant deck spilling onto the street.

Similar to the rest of the hotel, the 94 suites and five penthouses keep it uncomplicated—the penthouses providing more of the same, only larger—with interiors that are surprisingly well-appointed and spacious, with sexy bathrooms (the walk-in rain shower is large enough for a post-party party) and thoughtful touches like luxe bedding. The downside is the backstreet views from practically non-existent balconies.

U Paasha offers great value and a unique collection of savvy services, including full 24-hr. room use from whatever time you check in, "Whenever, Wherever" breakfasts until 11pm (this is Seminyak, after all), and the "U Choose Program," with its choice of iPod music, pillows, soaps, and teas, all selected online prior to arrival. Underlining the urban sanctuary feel, the rooftop pool and bar is elevated above the mayhem, with an extensive split-level open terrace with a centerpiece lap pool and dining zone. Try the sunset barbecues that are regularly held here, or a sunset cocktail to take in the 360-degree bay views.