Why limit the stunning scenery to your sightseeing outings? Get the impact of a great view from the time you wake up to the moment your eyes close at the end of a satisfying day.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best hotel views the world has to offer. These aren’t just views from the bar or common area either; we’ve curated this list to include the best room views out there. After all, don’t you deserve to start your day with something a little spectacular?
For your next great adventure, why not start with a world-class home base, and then decide what the rest of your day will offer?
Hotels with the best room views
Le Sirenuse – Positano, Italy
This may not be the most ornate hotel in the world, but it offers excellent quality, a chilled-out atmosphere, and some of the most satisfying views on offer. Best of all, each room in the hotel has a private balcony with a view of the cliffs. Even your bones will sigh with contentment.
The Outpost – South Africa
It’s not often that a hotel offers views of open savannah from the bathtub, but then The Outpost is not a common hotel. Spot elephant, antelope, kudus and more from the comfort of your room, then head out on safari for a closer look.
And don’t forget the Amarula Cream.
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge – Namibia
If an eye-level view is more to your taste, you can sleep atop a dune with 360-degree views of the Namibian desert. This is ecosystem immersion, luxury-style. With nothing but zebras, stunning desert views, and maybe a balloon ride to distract you from the fine dining and highest-quality comforts, you won’t just have a view, you’ll be in the midst of it too.
Jade Mountain – St. Lucia
The bright stone and fine lines of this hotel will frame in one of nature’s most breath-taking – and breath-giving – views. The Piti and Gros Piton mountains preside over the beach-lined bay, the cruising sailing yachts, and the lush green of the surrounding jungle.
Grace Hotels – Santorini, Greece
This top spot is one of the world’s best places to watch the sunset. If you stay in Grace Hotels, you can even do it from the luxury of your hotel room. Your room will look out over the centre of the atoll, take in the rugged cliffs, the deep-blue waters, and accentuate your remoteness from any of life’s worries.
Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria – Rome, Italy
Nowhere else on earth looks out on the eternal in the same way as the best suites of the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria… the Eternal City, that is. The classical opulence of your suite will frame the Eternal City and St Peter’s Basilica as if you had a living painting covering one end of your room. The changing light upon the best of Rome’s architecture will give you a dynamic view worth staying in for – or returning to.
Ritz Carlton – Singapore
From your suite high up over Marina Bay, the city lays out below you in a glittering, grand style. Your eye will take in the rich tapestry that is Singapore, from the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with its boat-shaped upper decks, to the bustling centre of this thriving city’s downtown core, to the changing faces of the bay itself.
The Four Seasons – Sydney, Australia
Few buildings in the world are as well-known as the Sydney Opera House, and few places are better situated to grant you such a stunning view of it as the Four Seasons in Sydney. You’ll look down on the shining white petals of the structure, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Botanical Gardens and the busy harbour itself, always alive with commerce and tourism.
The plush comfort of the rooms is designed to make you feel like a part of the panorama, as if looking at it from the inside. Grab a corner room if you can, and you’ll see what we mean.
Plaza Athenee – Paris, France
If the Sydney Opera House is ‘iconic,’ what word aptly describes the Eiffel Tower? You can ponder such questions as you look out upon the shining landmark, lit up against the Paris night.
There is nothing quite like it, so familiar from pictures and movies, yet so surreal when seen in real life. Tour the area by day, sample some pastries, sip something hot in a street-side café, then return to your room to clean up for a night on the town – or a night looking down upon it from your room. Either way, you’ll fall in love with it, and with the spirit of Paris, as you look across to it from your private room.
Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India
Rich, lush, opulent… and chic. All of these adjectives apply to the masterful blend of traditional and modern design of the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. Step out from the coolness of your room into the sultry night to get an unhindered view of the famous mausoleum from the privacy of your own balcony.
The Taj Mahal – mystical, perfect in symmetry, and an enduring symbol of devotion and obsession – will preside over your view, taking pride of place among the interesting and exotic goings-on around the monument and town. You’ll appreciate it when first seen from the comfort of your room, and wonder at it once you’ve toured the grounds and rooms and returned to your hotel that evening. Your eyes will be opened to the fullness of its beauty, and you can gaze upon it from the privacy of your own luxurious base.
One is never enough
Once you stay in one of these stunning locations, you’ll want more. Gone will be the days when any old room will do, when the excuse of ‘we spend most of our time outside of the room anyway’ will fall flat, and your holiday wish list will have a world-class view right near the top of it.
Don’t despair, you’re not alone, and there is a long list of spectacular choices when you’ve finished this one.