When luxury accommodation and breathtaking views meet…
Most places we visit have something iconic that has drawn us to that place, whether it be Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the emblematic Caldera view in Santorini.
But rather than sightseeing throughout the day and then returning to your accommodation at night, why not get the views direct from your bed?
We’ve found our absolute favourite places to stay around the world that bring the views to you.
1. Hotel Hassler Roma, Italy
When it comes to tourist hot spots, Rome is absolutely brimming with them. And one of the most picturesque spots of the lot is the Spanish Steps, which Hotel Hassler Roma is conveniently perched at the top of.
Looking over Piazza di Spagna, Hassler Roma has some of the most incredible views straight from the 87 individually decorated rooms and suites. If you do plan on leaving though, the location is ideal for a trip to the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican, the Pantheon or the Villa Borghese Gardens!
2. Vila Bled, Slovenia
When you stay at Hotel Vila Bled you’ll be lucky enough to be so close to the waterfront of Lake Bled you can be on the beach within a minute, and also a short drive from Bled Castle.
Better yet, the 31 individually furnished guestrooms have incredible views of the lake, the castle and the mountains, so you don’t even need to leave!
Vila Bled is President Tito’s former summer residence, whereas in summer now, guests can enjoy the private swimming deck with a boathouse.
3. Paris Perfect Rentals – Viognier, France
There are only a handful of places in Paris that give you such a mesmerising view of the Eiffel Tower, and one of them is Paris Perfect Rentals’ Viognier apartment. So close you can almost touch it, you get all the views and none of the crowds.
The magical views of the Eiffel Tower will be heightened at night, with the warm glow of the tower filling the apartment and the light show twinkling through the window.
4. Cottar’s Bush Villa, Maasai Mara, Kenya
Cottar’s Bush Villa borders the latest addition to the ‘7 Wonders of the World’, the Maasai Mara and Serengeti game reserves. The Bush Villa provides a luxury private stay for up to 12 guests and comes complete with its own private 25-metre swimming pool.
Offering an unmatched view of the Maasai Mara and its abundance of wildlife, Cottar’s is a luxury safari villa, tailored completely to each guest’s needs.
5. Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand
This alpine lakeside retreat is home to impeccable views of one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. With the mountain panorama posing an incredible backdrop for this intimate, personal hideaway, each of the four generous bedrooms also has its own private balcony with lake and mountain views.
6. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Why not skip the crowds and have your very own personal view of the Aegean Sea from any of the rooms? The private verandas with lounge chairs make for the perfect place to sit and watch the sunset over the azure waters.
7. Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona, USA
Nestled within 70 acres of natural terrain and surrounded by the towering red rock walls of Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort combines the rugged grandeur of the Southwest landscape with equal parts luxury.
Featuring 218 one-story guest accommodations with panoramic views of Sedona’s red rock formations, all rooms also feature a private deck or patio overlooking Boynton Canyon.
8. The Loren at Pink Beach, Bermuda
The seaside resort embraces an urban hotel’s clean and modern aesthetic with the added benefit of endless ocean views. The spacious interiors and private terraces are the perfect place to escape while floor-to-ceiling windows offer expansive views, so you’ll enjoy a stunning natural vista without leaving your room.
In the suites, you’ll be treated with a furnished terrace, and if you splurge on one of the seven private villas, you can enjoy a personal plunge pool.
9. Tierra Patagonia, Chile
Emerging beside craggy mountains and the glistening Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park, the Tierra Patagonia hotel weaves itself into the landscape with subtle style, with each of the hotel’s 42 rooms and suites having water and Torres del Paine views.
The perfect spot for an adventure vacation, what you see at our Patagonia adventure spa hotel is emerald lakes, fantastic mountain ranges and abundant wildlife. And with no televisions, you can watch the shifting light and weather patterns dance over the lake and mountains.
10. Bürgenstock Hotel and Alpine Spa, Switzerland
Situated 500 metres above Lake Lucerne, in the heart of Central Switzerland, a dazzling, unparalleled world awaits. At the Bürgenstock Resort, you’ll receive a unique view of the lake and the Swiss Alps that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.
The bath and the sitting area also have floor-to-ceiling windows to enhance the whole experience. Plus, if you don’t leave the room you can stay nice and toasty!
11. Sheldon Chalet, Alaska, USA
Perched on a nunatak above Denali’s magnificent Ruth Glacier, Sheldon Chalet is more than a place to stay, it’s an exclusive experience of grand proportion.
Sheldon Chalet is as unique as the views are breathtaking. Only accessible by helicopter, Sheldon Chalet is one of the prime viewing locations of the Northern Lights – even from the comfort of the bed!
Sitting 6,000 feet above sea level, atop a granite outcrop and amid a snowfield amphitheatre, Sheldon Chalet offers knockout views of the peak of Denali — North America’s highest mountain.