Some of the most luxurious hotel bathrooms in the world
by Fitzroy of London
Forget a lavish lobby, sumptuous bedding and the novelty of having practically anything you want only a phone call away – to many, the best feature of a luxury hotel is the bathroom, they class the bathroom as a sanctuary. It is a place where people can lock the door, loosen up and invigorate a tired body.
Often boasting floor-to ceiling windows, relaxing lighting and soft expensive towels and occasionally showcasing freestanding tubs that seem to be beginning to be filled with bubbles, the bathrooms are nothing short of heavenly.
Around the world, these hotels boast the best bathrooms:
Six Senses Laamu
This bathroom boasts a glass-bottomed tub. That alone should be enough to make you want to book a stay in a water villa at the Six Senses Laamu. Not only is each villa equipped with one of these tubs, but they have separate glass-bottom toilet rooms that let you see the fish swimming underneath too.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso
The resort itself is a Hollywood A-listers’ favourite, and Jennifer Aniston has been known to visit five times a year.
While its villas in general ooze opulence, their bathrooms really are something else. Stepping into one, with its Bulgari-provided soaps, shampoos and skin cleansers, and its indoor and outdoor showers, you’d be right to question if you were in a villa bathroom, or a luxurious spa.
Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo
If you’ve visited Monaco before, it’s more than likely you’d have heard of the Hotel de Paris. Located in the centre of Monte-Carlo, the hotel is a city institution. In January 2018, the hotel became even more talked-about when it unveiled its two-storied Princess Grace Suite.
Through the suite’s two large bedrooms and private infinity pool are impressive. It’s the downstairs bathroom that will leave you speechless. With marble floors and glass doors opening up onto a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, the washroom manages to be both elegant and inviting. Sink into its sea-facing bathtub; de-stress in its Turkish bath; or sweat out toxins in its sauna.
New Zealand is known for its otherworldly vistas, and the oens surrounding Solitaire Lodge Rotorua have to be up there among the country’s best. The lodge sits alongside Lake Tarawera, which iin turn is fringed by natural bush and volcanic landscape.
The views from the balconies of its six executive suites are the best spots to soak it all in – literally. Each deck is equipped with a tub big enough to comfortably accommodate two. After a long day of hiking or driving, place a few candles around it, and sink in.
One of three neighbouring Mulia properties in Bali’s exclusive Nusa Dua area, is a celebrity choice.
Each villa comes with a 24-hour butler who can help you with everything from unpacking your suitcase to preparing a bubble bath in the massive Jacuzzi. The villa bathroom’s other features include indoor and outdoor showers, an automatic toilet seat and his and hers sinks.
Atlantis The Palm – Dubai
Most resorts in Dubai are larger than life, and this hotel is one of them. The five-star accommodation – best described as an adults playground – has 1,539 rooms and its Royal Bridge Suite will set you back $35,000 per night. It’s the resorts two Underwater suites, called the Neptune and Poseidon, however which are most in demand.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in their bathrooms let you look out at the aquatic life in the resort’s aquarium called the Ambassador Lagoon. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a shark or sting ray swimming amongst the 65,000 other animals.
The London West Hollywood
Perfectly placed at the crossroads of trendy Los Angeles neighbourhoods, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the London is the epitome of California cool. It’s chic without being uptight; elegant without the fuss.
On its top floor is a penthouse created by British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood. The room not only features one bathroom, but two oversized bathrooms. Both have a black-and-white colour scheme and are roomy enough to easily spend an hour or three in.
Four Seasons Resort – Bali
The Four Seasons Resort in Bali, Indonesia conveys the characteristics of a real Balinese village. Traditional materials are used extensively throughout the resort.
The baths feature limestone walls. In addition, exquisite fixtures and fittings give them an elegant ambiance. These include traditional towel rails made of caramel-hued Balinese wood, classical baths and antique faucets. Some villas have tubs hugging the exterior walls. Other have al-fresco showers that provide a magnificent view of its lush and verdant surroundings.
Southern Ocean Lodge
Southern Ocean Lodge offers a one-of-a-king travel experience to Kangaroo Island, South Australia. It sits atop a cliff and provides a commanding view of the Southern Ocean and the island’s unique and untouched wilderness.
The dramatic bathroom echoes the sophistication, class and intimacy of the Lodge. The granite hand-carved tub hugs the glass-panelled walls. It also has a rain shower and heated floors made of limestone. You can literally immerse yourself in the lap of luxury when you bathe in Southern Ocean Lodge.
These stunning bathrooms evoke a sense of opulence and luxury which you can recreate in your own home. They serve as design inspirations in creating an oasis of calm and tranquillity in your own space. Make your bathrooms an inviting and welcoming area and a personal retreat, so you have your own sanctuary.