23 Hotel Views So Stunning They’ll Make You Weep

February 3, 2016

How’s this for a room with a view?

To travel the world is a luxury in itself; experiencing the culture, beauty and customs of another country will teach you more than reading any textbook ever will.

And the best thing about travelling is even if you only have enough money to buy your next meal from McDonalds, the sights and scenery are always free.

But if you’re someone who isn’t strapped for cash or fancy a bit of the odd vacay porn from time to time, then you will definitely want to feast your eyes on these awe-inspiring hotel views. Not only are the rooms themselves OTT deluxe, they offer up some of the most unique views you’ll see on this planet. Prepare to weep at the beauty…

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, China


With the highest rooftop bar in all of China, the Ritz-Carlton’s restaurant gives its diners an unrivalled view over The Bund and the city’s iconic skyline.

Book it: ritzcarlton.com

2. Blue Palace, Crete, Greece


You’d be forgiven for thinking the view over the Blue Palace’s infinity pool is a painting. But the picturesque vistas from the Greek Island of Crete offered here are not only very real, they’re so stunning, enjoying them is truly a spiritual experience.

Book it: bluepalace.gr

3. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, France


There’s multiple hotels and apartments around Paris which offer a glimpse of the city’s most prized possession, however the Shangri-La has upped the anti with a completely undisturbed view from both the restaurant and its opulent hotel suites.

Book it: shangri-la.com

4. Fairmont Hotel, Lake Louise, Canada


Not only is this hotel situated right on Lake Louise, its rooms look over the valley of the stunning Rocky Mountain ranges. And in the Winter, when the lake turns a glistening turquoise, the view is second to none.

Book it: fairmont.com

5. Cappella Ixtapa Resort, Guerrero, Mexico


Rich in Mexican heritage, this resort is far from ordinary. With 59 terrace suites, two restaurants and a terrace bar, all of which face the expansive ocean, you’re guaranteed a spectacular view throughout your stay here.

Book it: capellahotels.com

6. One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas


Every room in this resort, including the restaurants and day spas, has a spectacular aspect of the picture book blue ocean that makes the Bahamas such a dreamy place to visit. The surrounding sea beckons you to leave your room and enjoy the island life.

Book it: oneandonlyresorts.com

7. The Ritz-Carlton, Singapore


Taking a bath has never looked so good, with a view like this from your tub. Guests staying at the Ritz-Carlton can soak while enjoying panoramic views of the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay below.

Book it: ritzcarlton.com

8. The Swan, Somerset, UK


Complete with a sitting room, golden clawfoot tub, plush bed and Gothic architecture, The Swan’s decadent rooms feature direct views onto the famed Wells Catherdral.

Book it: swanhotelwells.co.uk

9. Hotel Salto Chico, Patagonia, Chile


Positioned at what feels like the end of the earth, the Hotel Salto Chico offers its guests breathtaking views of the Torres del Paine National Park, with architecture that ensures every room has a unique outlook.

Book it: explora.com

10. The Four Seasons, Bora Bora


These exclusive rooms provide much more than just majestic views. Each suite is situated over the crystal clear lagoon and provides award-winning island cuisine for guests to enjoy while they take in the scenery.

Book it: fourseasons.com

11. Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia


Modern and sophisticated, the Park Hyatt presents its patrons with uninterrupted views of the iconic Sydney Harbor. The stunning outlook can be viewed from its dining room, east facing suites, and of course, the palatial rooftop terrace.

Book it: sydney.park.hyatt.com

12. Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain, St. Lucia


This intimate and boutique hotel offers up one of the Caribbean’s best views. Overlooking the ocean and the jungle-covered mountain peaks, the Anse Chastant is worth every cent when it comes to its spectacular perspective.

Book it: ansechastanet.com

13. Corinthia Hotel, London, UK


After spending a night in one of the Corinthia’s penthouse suites, you’ll be able to wake up to an unrivalled 180 degree view of London. Alternatively, enjoy sipping champagne as you watch the lights of the London Eye and the infamous Gherkin glow over the River Thames.

Book it: corinthia.com

14. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India


The decor of this hotel is unparalleled in luxury, but it’s its breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal that really steal the show. Watching the sun set here is a once in a lifetime experience.

Book it: oberoihotels.com

15. The St Regis, Florence, Italy


Looking over the heart of the Arno River and the romantic city’s historic centre, every detail in this jaw-dropping hotel is influenced by the Renaissance.

Book it: stregisflorence.com

16. The Mandarin Oriental, New York, USA


City slickers will enjoy the grandeur of the Mandarin Oriental almost as much as waking up to its magnificent views over Central Park and the Hudson River.

Book it: mandarinoriental.com

17. Four Seasons, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica


With sweeping views of the bay, surrounding jungle and resort, any guest who stays here will constantly be pinching themselves to make sure they’re not dreaming.

Book it: fourseasons.com

18. Royal Palm, North-West Coast, Mauritius


Situated on white beaches that stretch along crystal clear waters, the outlook at this tropical haven is framed with evergreen palms and cloudless blue skies, year round.

Book it: beachcomber-hotels.com

19. Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong


With panoramic views over Victoria Harbor and the city, watching the dazzling cityscape come to life during its nightly Symphony of Lights light show from the Shangri-La’s dining room is a must.

Book it: shangri-la.com

20. One & Only, Cape Town, South Africa


Whether you’re having a relaxing bubble bath, enjoying the pool or eating at the award-winning restaurant, every window in this resort has an incredible view of South Africa’s most notable natural landmark, Table Mountain.

Book it: oneandonlyresorts.com

21. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, Abu Dhabi


Positioned in the middle of the largest uninterrupted body of sand in the world, expect your jaw to hit the floor when you step into this hotel’s luxe palatial rooms overlooking Abu Dhabi’s spectacular landscape.

Book it: qasralsarab.anantara.com

22. Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca, Spain


Marvel at the beautiful vistas from your room in one of Spain’s finest hotels. Not only does this award-winning complex offer art classes, a day spa and delectable cuisine, it has incredible views over Mallorca’s historic village, ocean and undulating hills.

Book it: belmond.com

23. Canaves Oia Suites, Santorini, Greece


Paradise doesn’t get more real than this. Every suite here has its own private terrace where you and your SO can have an intimate breakfast surrounded by white walls which dramatically contrast the sapphire blue water of the Mediterranean.

Book it: canaves.com

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