Top 10 most amazing hotel bathrooms in the world

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Today (September 23, 2019): Top 10 most amazing hotel bathrooms in the world.

Hotel bathrooms have come a long way from being merely functional. According to a recent survey, the average traveler spends more time per year in the bathroom than on vacation, so it seems logical that some hotels have come up with luxurious ways to cater to very basic needs of their high-demanding clientele. Here’s my top 10 list of the most extraordinary hotel bathrooms in the world.

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10. THE SILO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The Silo Hotel is a magical space towering above Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. The hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The property has 28 lofty rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse. All rooms have pillowed glass windows that offer a spectacular view during the dat and a lantern-like effect at night. The gorgeous bathrooms are equipped with Victorian-style units, produced locally from colored glass and chrome.

THE SILO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA hotel bathroom


9. THE RITZ-CARLTON HONG KONG, CHINA

You can feel Hong Kong’s vibe reverberate through you as you journey from the Ritz Carlton Hotel’s ground floor entrance all the way to lobby on the 103rd floor. Seated atop the majestic International Commerce Centre (ICC), the seventh tallest building in the world and the highest in Hong Kong, this stunning luxury hotel boasts incomparable views of Victoria Harbor and the glimmering skyline of neighboring Hong Kong Island. Inside, soaring architectural elements encrusted with custom glass artwork echo the signature glamour of the city below. All 312 guest rooms have incredibly chic and plush marble bathrooms, some of them with mind-blowing panoramic vistas.

RITZ CARLTON HONG KONG, CHINA


8. THE SIAM HOTEL BANGKOK, THAILAND

With only 39 suites and 3 acres of property along the river, guests at The Siam are able to experience a resort atmosphere and a level of exclusivity that is not available at Bangkok’s larger luxury properties. The suites at the Siam hotel are amongst the largest in city, all outfitted with plush furnishings, super-sized king beds and lofty ceilings. Each room has been individually designed with original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiques. The chic monochrome bathrooms in the immense suites are an Art Deco delight, with cavernous tubs, glittering metallic sinks set atop marble counters and soft, draping fabrics.

THE SIAM HOTEL BANGKOK, THAILAND hotel bathroom


7. SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE, AUSTRALIA

Southern Ocean Lodge offers a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine surrounding wilderness. Here, guests come face-to-face with sea lions, kangaroos, and koalas at South Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, called “Australia’s Galapagos” for its abundant wildlife. The lodge’s 21 eco-chic luxury suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, sandblasted limestone floors, furnished outdoor terraces, and spectacular bathrooms with sunken lounges that are perfect for relaxing and soaking in the views.

SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE, AUSTRALIA


5. SONEVA JANI, MALDIVES

Located on an uninhabited five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll, the Maldives’ most exclusive resort is fringed by pristine beaches, blanketed with lush tropical greenery, and surrounded by a 5.6 km (3,4 mi) lagoon of crystal clear waters with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. Each one of the 24 water villas has a private lap pool and opens to its own stretch of lagoon, with some villas featuring slides going directly from the top deck into the lagoon below. The highlight of the villas is the retractable roof in the master bedroom, which slides back at the touch of a button so that guests can lie in bed and stargaze. The spectacular bathrooms feature their own private Indian Ocean plunge pool.

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SONEVA JANI, MALDIVES hotel bathroom


5. AMAN TOKYO, JAPAN

Occupying the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is an urban sanctuary high above the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity that epitomizes Tokyo. The hotel draws its design inspiration from traditional Japanese residential structures, with classic Japanese materials such as timber, Washi paper and stone blended to great effect with modern technology and luxurious fabrics. The 84 rooms and suites enjoy magnificent city views and every contemporary convenience. Each bathroom is equipped with a large ‘furo’, a deep soaking tub intrinsic to the Japanese ritual of bathing.

AMAN TOKYO, JAPAN hotel bathroom


4. SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY, VIETNAM

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea. The white sand beach and towering mountains add to the sense of being intimately at one with nature. The 58 pool villas feature traditional Vietnamese architecture (think gleaming teak wood) and are built on a lush jungle-covered hill overlooking the white-sand beaches of the resort’s own secluded bay, which can only be accessed by boat. All hotel villas feature plunge pools and come with gorgeous en-suite bathroom, with separate vanity areas, a hand-crafted wooden bath tub, and majestic views of the East Vietnam Sea.


3. SINGITA BOULDERS LODGE, SOUTH AFRICA

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Spanning more than 45,000 acres, Singita Sabi Sand is renowned for high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge has 10 one-bedroom suites and  2 two-bedroom family suites, all with private pool, and is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Guests can bathe in the gorgeous open-air classic bathtub as elephants and giraffes amble by.

SINGITA BOULDERS LODGE, SOUTH AFRICA


2. FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is surrounded by sand-fringed islets on an outer coral reef that enclose a turquoise lagoon with majestic views of Mount Otemanu. Towering above this South Pacific coral island’s vast blue lagoon, its green volcanic cone is the vista from the deck of the over-the-water lodgings. With 121 thatch-roofed  villas, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora revels in its breathtakingly beautiful setting. The villas high-ceilinged living room features teak furniture and Polynesian artwork, but the reals stars are the marble bathroom with a lagoon-view glass panel set in the floor.

FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA, FRENCHYPOLYNESIA


1. AREIAS DO SEIXO CHARM HOTEL, PORTUGAL

IMHO, Areias Do Seixo is one of Europe’s most original boutique hotels. It’s the apotheosis of eco chic, a place to pause and savor every moment, cradled by sea, dunes, and pine trees and washed by natural marine light. The property is located about an hour north of Lisbon, close to the Atlantic Ocean shore. The 14 uniquely designed rooms blend in designs of India and Morocco with modern minimalism to create beautiful color schemes. The hotel’s bathroom decors are brilliant, with Jacuzzi bath tubs and an invigorating showers. Each night, the hotel staff lit tens of candles in the designer bathrooms, creating a very romantic and pleasant atmosphere. Wow!

AREIAS DO SEIXO, PORTUGAL


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