The world’s best views from hotel bathrooms

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A room with a view is so 1985…these days hotels need to offer something more to stand out from the crowd.  Some offer a free giraffe with every room; some include a string quartet in each minibar.  Others do their best to provide fetching views from not only their boudoirs and balconies, but also from their bathrooms.  Here’s a list of some of the most stunning.

Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel in ShanghaiThis luxurious hotel has a suite with a beautiful bathroom that includes a marble bathtub, a rain shower and a jetted spa tub…oh yes, and an almost unparalleled view of the Shanghai skyline.

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa, Rome

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa RomeThanks to the position of this bathroom you’ll still be able to enjoy the city even when you’re soaking in the tub. From this bathroom in Parco dei Principi Grand you can look over the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica.

Tongsai Bay Koh Samui, Surat Thani in Thailand

Tongsai Bay Koh Samui at Surat Thani in ThailandThis hotel offers al fresco baths on a spacious terrace that also enjoys an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Thailand.

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora (French Polynesia)The bathrooms of this hotel sit right in front of the blue lagoon and Mount Otemanu, affording you a unique, heavenly view from your bathroom.

Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Oberoi Amarvilas in AgraThe striking view of the Taj Mahal directly in front of your window is likely to distract you from the elegant marble and granite bathroom you’re standing in, courtesy of the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Trump Soho, New York

Trump Soho in New YorkDepending on your orientation in Trump Soho, these deep baths give you a view of the Empire State Building to the north, the city skyline and Williamsburg Bridge to the east, the Statue of Liberty to the south, and the Hudson River to the west.

Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort at Saint Lucia in CaribbeanAt Jade Mountain Resort you will have a wonderful view direct from the bathtub of the Infinity Pool Sanctuaries.  James Bond couldn’t ask for more than this.

Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Maia Luxury Resort and Spa Mahe Island in SeychellesThis almost absurdly luxurious resort has a beautiful open plan, allowing you to imagine you’re at one with the jungle behind or the ocean in front.

Rayavadee, Krabi in Thailand

Rayavadee at Krabi in ThailandThe baths of this hotel are deep and are raised slightly off the ground.  They are also big enough for two people, giving you an excellent opportunity to enjoy the romantic view with your partner.

Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego

The Hard Rock Hotel, San DiegoThe outdoor Jacuzzi at Hard Rock makes for a spectacular bathroom.  From here you’re able to see the lights of San Diego City, the stars in the sky, and the full moon, all whilst having a warm bath.  What more can we ask?

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri

Hotel Caesar Augustus in CapriCaesar Augustus Hotel is perched on the edge of a cliff 1,000 feet above the sea, allowing you to enjoy unique and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples from the bathroom.

InterContinental, Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong KongThis hotel is very famous in Hong Kong for showing the best views of the city (Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island). The presidential suite of the InterContinental Hotel is the largest room in Hong Kong.

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah in MaldivesEnjoy a warm bath at Reethi Rah while viewing the Indian Ocean in a quiet and peaceful environment.

Tsukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa

Tsukudu Bush Lodge PilanesbergThis stunning bathroom gives you the opportunity to bathe close to nature without becoming lunch. Pilanesberg has incredible views to offer, some of which you can enjoy whilst having a soak.

The Peninsula, Chicago

The Peninsula in ChicagoThe Peninsula’s bathrooms were voted by Forbes to be among the top five in the world.  If you’re a real bathroom connoisseur, you might be chomping at the bit to take some comfort at the Peninsula; the whirlpool bathtubs in some rooms have a picture window.  The bathrooms also include a separate shower and a steam-free flat screen TV.

Trump International, Las Vegas

Trump International in Las VegasThis gorgeous bathroom provides you with excellent views over the Vegas Strip, from a perch high up in Trump International.

The Upper House, Hong Kong

The Upper House Hong KongAt the Upper House in Hong Kong you can take a relaxing and warm bath from the top of the city, whilst looking down on Victoria Harbour.

Hotel Indigo, Shanghai

Hotel Indigo in ShanghaiEnjoy a relaxing bubble bath with a stunning view of this beautiful city, thanks to the large windows of Hotel Indigo.

St Regis Princeville Resort, Hawaii

St Regis Princeville Resort in HawaiiThe bathrooms of the 5-star St Regis Princeville Resort have excellent views of the Pacific Ocean.

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

The Standard Spa in Miami BeachAt this hotel in Miami Beach you can enjoy the sun, get some fresh air and take a bath at the same time…with the best view of Miami Beach.

Puli Hotel and Spa, Shanghai

The Puli Hotel and Spa in ShanghaiAnother 5-star Shanghai hotel, where you can have an amazing view of the city while having a nice bath.  Remember, you can always use the curtains if you feel a bit shy.

Portman Ritz Carlton, Shanghai

Portman Ritz CarltonThis is the view that President Barack Obama had when bathing in the Presidential Suite on the 44th floor of the Portman Ritz Carlton.  A great view of the Jing`an skyline full of new towers.

Soho Metropolitan Hotel & Residence, Toronto

Soho Metropolitan Hotel TorontoThis four star Toronto hotel houses a splendid penthouse with a bathroom that gives you fantastic views of the city.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cape Town

Twelve Apostles Hotel Cape TownAnother South African hotel offering amazing views of its surrounding natural environment.

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Mandarin Oriental in San FranciscoAt this hotel your bath is not only relaxing but is also an amazing experience, giving you possibly the best view of San Francisco.

I’m off to have a cold shower.  Have you ever enjoyed a bathroom with a spectacular view?  Feel free to let us know in the comments below.  Thanks to Sandrine for all this wonderful research.  As they say in Montpellier: cleanliness is next to godliness.