Hotels all over the world often charge a premium for offering beautiful views. All over the world, a stunning view and a spectacular location are what define an iconic hotel. Waking up every morning to spectacular views is a dream for many. Following is a list of hotels that offer some of the most incredible views in the world:
Atlantis – The Palm, Dubai
Since the start of the 21st century, Dubai has been steadily transforming itself into a leisure destination. While there is no shortage of spectacular hotel choices, the Atlantis is unique in its own way. It offers an underwater-like view right from the bed. Besides an aquarium, there is a waterpark and you can even go swimming with dolphins. The hotel is built on the famous palm shaped reclaimed island of Dubai.
Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Perhaps the most well known luxury island destination in the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is famous for its “huts on water” resorts. The Intercontinental Thalasso is perhaps the best of them. You get to wake up to stunning views of azure-coloured waters and white sand beaches. The hotel also offers sweeping views of a mountain nearby, and water of the surrounding sea is said to be one of the clearest in the world.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
The northern lights are a unique natural phenomenon visible in only a few countries of the world. Finland is one of them, and the Kakslauttanen Arctic hotel offers a great way to view the colourful spectacle – by sleeping in an igloo! The Igloos are made of glass, and some of them even have a toilet/bathroom inside. The beds are adjustable so that you can lie down and view the northern lights in total comfort.
Hotel Explora Patagonia, Chile
A lodge in one of the most photogenic and beautiful regions of the world, The Explora Hotel in Chile is one for the bucket list. It is more than 170 miles from the nearest city, and is situated on the banks of Salto Chico waterfall. Being in the heart of the famous Torres del Paine National Park, it is surrounded by snow capped mountains of central Patagonia. The views from the rooms and the lodge are simply breathtaking.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
While the Oberoi Udaivilas gets more attention for continuously being voted among the Top 5 hotels in the world, it is the Taj City Palace hotel which offers the more stunning views. Situated in the middle of Lake Pichola, it faces the famous 16th century Udaipur City Palace. Also among the views are an immaculately maintained Lily Pond, a garden, and the structures along the shore of Lake Pichola. Night time can be especially enchanting, as the lights of the City Palace create a stunning setting for a quiet relaxing meal.
Amangiri Resort, Utah
Situated amidst the rocks and barren landscape of the Utah dessert, Amangiri Utah is in a world of its own. It is secluded, peaceful and has an amazing pool right in the middle of the property. The resort is designed to blend in with the natural landscape that surrounds it. Some famous places close to the resort are the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and The Grand Staircase – Escalante.
La Sirenuse, Italy
The iconic Amalfi coast is home to great food, limoncello, and enchanting views of the hillside. The Sirenuse Hotel is situated at a vantage point overlooking the Positano Bay and the scenic Amalfi coast. Most rooms have a balcony to enjoy the picturesque views while enjoying a morning breakfast or an evening coffee.
Santorini, with its bright sunshine and white coloured houses, almost feels like a fairytale. The Katikies hotel in Oia is among the very best of Santorini boutique hotels. Firstly, it offers breathtaking views of Santorini and the Aegean Sea from almost every place on the property. Then, there are outdoor jacuzzis and sundecks to really soak in the views. Staying in cubed-style cottages that make up this picturesque hotel is worth it.
The iconic Shangri-La hotel feels very close to Paris’s most famous sights. Standing in the balcony, it feels like you can touch the Eiffel Tower, almost. Also in view are the Seine river and the Louvre. Interestingly, this hotel was originally built in late 19th century as the home of the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Hotel Arctic, Illulissat (Greenland)
Located in the Arctic zone, the Hotel Arctic Illulissat is perhaps the northernmost 4 star hotel in the world. It is situated away from the town center, and offers incredible views of glaciers and icebergs. You can even watch cruise ships navigate through floating icebergs while enjoying a hot drink in an otherwise frigid environment.