Where to Stay for a Room with a View
Nothing goes better with a luxurious room or suite than the perfect view.
From glittering lakes to leopards on your doorstep, take a look at these properties and their eye-watering, utterly picturesque views.
Here's where to stay for a room with a view.
1) Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
The most spectacular seascape view you’ll ever have from your bedroom can be found at the Six Senses Yao Noi. In this idyllic slice of Thailand, you can choose from ocean, beachfront or hideaway villas for a truly enchanting experience with panoramic views of the ocean.
Watch the sun rise over the ocean as you breakfast on the beach, enjoy the afternoon sun from your private infinity pool and terrace, or sip on cocktails as the sun sets over the horizon: life here is lifted straight from a postcard.
2) Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa
For fabulous safari sightings, look no further than the luxurious Londolozi. Sitting along the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, this dreamy property is the perfect place to relax after a day out on safari. The camps here are wrapped in six million acres of bush, all brimming with wildlife.
3) Sanctuary Lodge, Peru, Machu Picchu
Sanctuary Lodge boasts one of the best locations in the world and is the only hotel within Machu Picchu. Grab a room with an incredible shot of the citadel. There are stunning views from almost every angle here, and the hotel is within walking distance of the world-famous Incan ruins.
Enjoy the tranquil garden during breakfast and drink in those famous Incan ruins, just a short stroll away. There are few better views in the world to sip a sundowner in front of. As a signature Jacada property, guests making new reservations here will also receive a complimentary pisco tasting session.
4) Longitude 131, The Outback, Australia
This is the country’s spiritual heart, and its rich history and indigenous culture are felt strongly around the huge monolith that is Uluru, dominating the landscape from every direction.
5) Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe
Perched amongst the verdant hills of the private Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Singita Pamushana Lodge looks out over the shining Chiredzi River with panoramic views of this stunning African countryside terrain. Enjoy the sumptuous views in ultimate luxury from your private plunge pool or terrace.
Combine these delights with the excitement of an authentic Zimbabwean safari, tracking black rhino and visiting local San bushman rock art sites.
6) The Sheraton Iguazu, Iguassu Falls, Brazil
As the only hotel in the Argentinian part of the National Park, many of the rooms at the Sheraton Iguazu have splendid views of the thundering Falls. The hotel’s restaurant ‘Garganta del Diablo’ is the best in the area and it too offers fantastic views.
And even if your room doesn’t have a view, you’re just a short walk from the waterfall, guaranteeing plenty of stunning panoramas no matter what.
7) The Legian, Seminyak, Bali
Few places boast the spectacular ocean views of the Legian, where you can drink in sweeping views of the perfect azure waters as you sip champagne by the pool or dine on the beachfront terrace.
8) The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa
With the iconic Table Mountain on one side and the lovely V&A waterfront on the other, the Silo boasts one of the most privileged and central settings in Cape Town. The grain silo was the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa when it was built in 1924, and the luxury hotel is located in the former elevator tower. Masterminded by prominent British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick, the hotel is a beacon of modern design.
Expect striking 360 degree panoramic views to be had from the restaurant, champagne bar and glass swimming pool, not to mention 18-foot windows giving striking views of the cityscape. Each contemporary room offers every touch of comfort, while the staff showcase South African hospitality at its best.
9) Estancia Peuma Hue, The Lake District, Argentina
Immerse yourself in magical natural surrounds here at Estancia Peuma Hue in the Argentinian Lake District. This 500-acre lakeside retreat provides romantic views of mountains, forests and of course the lake.
Admire the panoramas from the luxury guestrooms. Then, head out to explore these beautiful environs on horse rides, hikes and kayaking trips.
10) Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, New Zealand
Nestled into a forest wilderness by the shores of the sparkling Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat commands striking views towards the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain.
And the views here extend even further than that. Located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, it provides an incredible stargazing experience.
11) Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa, The Winelands, South Africa
Placed on the slopes of the Helshoogte mountains in the South African Winelands is Delaire Graff. With such a spectacular setting, the lodges here each enjoy impressive views – plus their own private large deck and infinity pool.
If you fancy getting out of your room though, head to the communal part of the property for further panoramas from the outdoor deck, jacuzzi and swimming pool.
12) Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
Each room at this romantic boutique hotel overlooks its own private plunge pool to vistas across the vineyards and out to the mighty Andean mountain range.
13) Four Seasons Koh Samui, Thailand
Look out to sweeping scenes of the Gulf of Siam from your lavish open-plan villa at the Four Seasons in Koh Samui, offering up an entirely idyllic and exclusive beachside setting with each villa enjoying its own private infinity pool.
The interiors are designed to reflect the aquatic surrounds with turquoise and sea green hues used throughout the property.
14) Nebesa, Soca Valley, Slovenia
For a peaceful and secluded retreat with spectacular mountain views, escape to the Slovenian alpine wilderness of Nebesa. These four luxury chalets are perched high on the mountainside, commanding breathtaking vistas of the Soca River, the surrounding valley and the picturesque village of Livek below.
Glass fronts and a private terrace make for unspoiled vistas, with luxurious mezzanine interiors and open plan living areas giving a lovely feel of airiness and space to breathe. Hiking, canyoning and visits to local farms flesh out the experience with a real sense of adventure and history. Kick back and relax at the end of the day in the glass-fronted saunas and yoga studio.
15) Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia
Cityscapes don’t get much more gorgeous than the sweeping Sydney Harbour views commanded by the Park Hyatt Sydney, encompassing the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The real jewel in the crown is the rooftop pool with its gorgeous blue-sky panoramas.
Enjoy a stylish luxury stay in one of their beautifully contemporary rooms, and don’t miss the delicious French-inspired cuisine to be found in the hotel’s signature restaurant with its own superb harbour vistas.
16) Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Japan
Whether you’re dining on superb fusion cuisine in the Andaz Tavern, sampling sushi in the Rooftop Bar, sweating it out in the gym, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in your room, you’ll be treated to some truly spectacular urban vistas.
17) Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
This beautiful boutique lodge was carefully designed to blend perfectly into it’s natural surroundings on the unspoiled shores of Tasmania. Private courtyard plunge cools add to the luxurious feeling of seclusion.
This lovely lodge also has an admirable focus on sustainability. Local, seasonal and organic produce is featured in the delectable restaurant, while the hotel’s commitment to the Save the Tasmanian Devil programme looks after the local wildlife.