Five Rooms with a View
As passionate travellers with a soft spot for dramatic scenery and astonishing vistas, we decided to embark on a journey through the world’s most enticing locations to discover the best hideaways with breath-taking views. From glittering skylines to blissful sea panoramas, here’s a round up of our top five Rooms with a View.
1. Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental
Built in 1876, Mandarin Oriental is a renowned Bangkok landmark and a sought-after stopover for those on the look-out for a luxurious yet cosmopolitan adventure in the city. With dramatic colonial-styled rooms – try the Executive Suite - overlooking the Chao Phraya River and Bangkok’s sparkling skyline, it is the ultimate location to enjoy that feeling of being on top of the world with a touch of Thai exoticism thrown in.
2. Shanghai: The Peninsula
This is a crossroad where Eastern charm blends with international atmosphere. The Peninsula Hotel – set in Shanghai’s infamous Bund – is the perfect place for to be fashionably immersed in the Chinese city of lights. Its suites, the epitome of urban glamour, offer mind-blowing views of the Bund, Pudong and the Huangpu River. We love the Grand Deluxe River Suite. Needless to say, this is the most photogenic location in town.
3. Maldives: Velaa Private Island
Imagine waking up every morning to the sun shining through huge glass windows, surrounded by pristine blue waters as far as the eye can see. This is the reality of a stay at the Ocean Pool House on Velaa Private Island, an overwater residence in the Maldives, fringed by marvellous seascapes and a ridiculously idyllic atmosphere that makes this place almost unreal.
4. Bhutan: Uma Paro
Uma Paro is a Bhutanese boutique resort perched on a hill and surrounded by woods and mountain, ideal for a highly spiritual and culture-rich remote getaway. A collection of suites offer staggering views over the dramatic scenery of the Dragon Kingdom, where verdant valleys and majestic Himalayan peaks merge to create a unique spot. If you love being on top of the world, their COMO Suites with a 180-degree view over the Paro Valley are the place to be.
5. Bali: Alila Villas Uluwatu
Perched atop a mind-blowing cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Alila Uluwatu’s Three Bedroom Pool Villa is the kind of place you will never want to leave. Not only does this dream-like spot provide a blissful getaway but it boasts one of Indonesia’s most awe-inspiring panoramas, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed or while soaking in your fabulous private pool.
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