Aman Venice, Italy
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The richly decorated Maddalena Stanza suite has a bathroom that exudes subtle European chic, complete with views of the Grand Canal (yes, you can see gondoliers) and the palazzos on the opposite side, a full-size freestanding tub and, to top it off, a chandelier.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman
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This resort is nestled in the Saiq Plateau on Green Mountain. In the Royal Mountain Villa, a contemporary dark timber and light marble scheme leads to an elevated bathtub from which you can see the Omani Canyons of Al Jabal Al Akhdar after which the hotel is named.
The Upper House, Hong Kong
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Whether you stay in the suites or studio rooms, all of the bathrooms at this upmarket hotel have tubs positioned by corner windows looking out over the Hong Kong skyline.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui, Tahiti
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With their round freestanding tubs and double vanities, the Overwater Bungalows at this island resort are super luxe, but the killer view to the horizon from the bathroom of the Presidential Overwater Villa is pretty difficult to top.
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Italy
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When it comes to the bathrooms at this historic Palazzo hotel, the pick of the lot is in the Royal Suite. There are tiled, two-tone marble floors, a freestanding marble bathtub and plenty of gilded touches, including a classic landscape painting to gaze at while you bathe.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
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The bathrooms in the private villas at COMO Shambhala are vast, serene and decadent. In the Sukma Taru villa, the terrazzo- and timber-finished master bathroom has Dutch colonial-inspired furnishings and opens on to an outdoor deck with a full-size bath.
La Sultana Marrakech, Morocco
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The Dromadaire Suite in the Moorish-style La Sultana hotel is richly decorated with detailed traditional tadelakt plaster walls but its main feature is the curved pink marble tub, topped with a circle of lighter pink columns.
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Japan
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The Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental boasts a spacious marble spa bathroom with a Jacuzzi infinity tub that has views over the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Bay to Mount Fuji.
Foxhill Manor, England
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The Oak Suite is one of the most popular rooms at this boutique hotel in the Cotswolds. Once you clock the twin freestanding-tubs positioned by picturesque bay windows overlooking the countryside, it’s clear why.
Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Australia
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One of the most unique animal experiences available at this lodge is an overnight stay in a Jungle Bungalow, where the windows look directly out onto an animal enclosure. Don’t be surprised if you make eye contact with a quizzical brown bear while relaxing in the tub.
Le Royal Monceau, Paris
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Dazzling is how you’d describe the bathroom of the Royal Monceau Suite. Nestled in a multi-mirrored room with plenty of natural light, the freestanding tub is just one of the perks of staying in these extravagant lodgings.
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
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Of the three ensuites in the Grand Sunset Residence at the super-luxurious One&Only Reethi Rah, this one in the central dwelling has a tub that lets a you see over the beach to the horizon and setting sun.
Four Seasons George V, Paris, France
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The bathroom of the Penthouse Suite is almost certainly the most glamourous at the George V; completely clad in marble, it features plants behind mirror-backed glass and views from the infinity tub out through French doors.
Sanctuary Baines Camp, Botswana
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There are only five suites at Baines Camp, all of them well-appointed and decked out safari-style. Every suite has an outdoor “star” bath sitting on a private deck in the open air of the Okavango Delta.
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, Italy
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This hotel in Matera is host to one of the most striking bathtubs on this list, not least of all because it’s in an ancient cave. The tub lies within Cave 13, the bridal suite, in a separate “room” and has a rustic fireplace.
Hotel Café Royal, London
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At this storied London hotel, modern meets classic to stunning effect. This eye-catching green marble bath sits in the centre of the master bathroom of the palatial Dome Penthouse. The suite sits under a copper-domed rotunda, hence the curved wall.
Hôtel Ritz Paris, France
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The finest suite at the historic Ritz is, as you’d expect, refined and fabulous. In the bathroom of the Suite Impériale, ornate period panelling lines the walls and a marble-topped Jacuzzi sits under a window with views over the Place Vendôme.
Punta Tragara, Italy
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Although most rooms in this stylish Caprese hotel have views to the Tyrrhenian Sea and Faraglioni Rocks, in the Art Suite on the fifth floor you can appreciate the sights from the modern freestanding tub that sits by the window.
Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco
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Exotic and ornate, the stone- and mosaic-lined master bathroom of the three-floor Prestige Riad has a contemporary freestanding tub and decorative silver basin. There’s also a separate dressing room and even a hammam on the roof terrace.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
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The Osprey Pavilion at this isolated upmarket lodge on Kangaroo Island has a pristine, minimal bathroom featuring a handcrafted granite bathtub with uninterrupted panoramas over the wilderness to the horizon.
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, South Africa
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There are 10 Luxury Suites at this South Africa lodge, all fitted out in extravagant safari style. A deep tub is the centrepiece of cavernous bathrooms lined with bi-fold doors that allow for wildlife spotting while soaking. The Honeymoon Suite takes things up a notch, with a private outdoor tub that looks over an elephant watering hole.
Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, China
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In the middle of this bustling city, the subtly decorated bathroom in the two-storey Banyan Suite promises quiet respite, with views across the Huangpu River to the recognisable cityscape beyond.
Atlantis The Palm, UAE
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There are two Underwater Suites at this over-the-top resort – both have unbelievable views through floor-to-ceiling windows out to the blue waters and marine life of Ambassador Lagoon.
The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
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A tenth-floor penthouse might not sound promising in terms of scenery, but this one at The Silo has views in three directions. The window-side freestanding tub in the bathroom gives way to an impressive outlook across to Signal Hill.
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile
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At this remote resort, the bathtubs with the best outlook are the ones in the standard rooms and not the suites. Although it sits in a comfortably kitted out room just 36 square metres in size, there’s much to be said for the spectacular sight of Torres del Paine you get from the picture window.
Shangri-La at The Shard, England
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London’s iconic The Shard is home to the Shangri-La hotel. The Shangri-La suite on the 39th floor – the largest and most fabulous of all the rooms – comes with the luxury finishes one would expect plus magnificent 360-degree panoramas. Recline in the elevated tub and behold the London you see on postcards.
Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
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On this private island resort off the coast of Cambodia, the bathtubs in the Jungle Villas have tree-framed water views from expansive glass windows, while the Royal Villa’s tub looks out across the open sea.
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It’s hard to pick the best bathroom in the handful of gorgeous suites available at this classic London hotel. The Brook Penthouse has a lovely pink and black colour scheme but it’s hard to go past the Art Deco fancy of the mirror and marble on show from the tub in the Davies Penthouse.
The Standard High Line, USA
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They only cover 37 square metres, but the Hudson studios at The Standard High Line all have bathrooms kitted out with a rain shower and freestanding bathtub. Have a soak and watch the sunset over New Jersey through the expansive floor-to-ceiling glazing.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, India
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An unmatched view of the Taj Mahal is the star of the show from the bathroom of the Kahinoor Suite at this lavish hotel. Most importantly, the sightlines are just as amazing from the freestanding tub.
Il Salviatino, Italy
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History buffs will have a field day bathing in the Affresco Suite at this Florence hotel. As the name suggests, the suite has original ceiling frescos from 1886 by Augusto Brusci as its central attraction. Recline in the historic stone bath to study them in detail.
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