NEW YORK – There are some hotels around the world that are worth booking for their bathroom amenities alone – from an all-glass washroom overlooking a game reserve in Botswana, to a Jacuzzi with 270-degree panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline.
But a luxurious bathing experience will set you back, with the magnificent bathroom of the Penthouse suite at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris setting guests back a staggering £15,229 per night (bedroom included). These are the world’s most jaw-dropping hotel bathrooms.
Bathroom with a view! The Kingston Tree house at Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa features a bathroom with a view of the surrounding wildlife
But don’t worry about another human catching you unawares. The tree house is located five minutes from the main hotel, with communication by radio. This is a truly secluded experience.
From £608 per person per night.
Hong Kong hot tub: The oversized Jacuzzi in the Ritz Carlton Suite at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong enjoys spectacular views
After long hours exploring buzzing Hong Kong, guests can wash away the day the comfort of this oversized jacuzzi, or the shower with its rain forest shower head – both of which enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline.
The suite itself has magical 270 degree panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from every room.
From £3,165 per person per night.
Soak under the stars: The ‘star bath’ at the Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in Botswana is the ultimate bubble bath experience… but it will set guests back £936 per night
The ultimate in safari chic, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in amidst a grove of trees bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.
The ‘star bath’ allows guests to enjoy an open-air bubble bath under the star, listening to bird calls as they soak in style.
From £936 per night.
Infinity tub: The glamorous £15,229 per night Penthouse suite bathroom at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris features a beautiful infinity-edge bath filled with jets
The elegant Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has a Penthouse suite bathroom fit for royalty. The magnificent bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a sliding glass door and fitted with floor to ceiling marble.
The oversized walk-in shower, though impressive, is overshadowed by the centrepiece of the room: A beautiful infinity-edge bathtub filled with jets and colour therapy system.
From £15,229 per night.
Suit to sea: Four Seasons Seychelles’ Serenity Villa has a deep-soaking tub enclosed with glass walls
It’s sister property in the Seychelles easily rivals the George V though. The Serenity Villa’s deep-soaking tub is enclosed by glass walls that make it appear as though the bath is one with the private infinity pool.
Indoor/outdoor showers complete the serene suite, which offers incredible Indian ocean and tropical forest views.
From £1,161 per night.
Renaissance retreat: At Il Salviatino in Florence, the Affresco suite’s showpiece is its unique freestanding ancient stone bathtub
The Affresco suite at Il Salviatino in Florence is certainly for art lovers. Offering a quintessential ‘renaissance retreat’, the room features a breathtaking 1886 fresco by Bruschi and features two oil canvases by Gabriel van der Leeuw.
Equally enchanting is the bathroom’s freestanding ancient stone bathtub.
From £1,410 per night.
Isolated: The Osprey Pavilion bathroom at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island has a hand sculptured granite bath placed in front of floor-to-ceiling windows
They know how to bathe in style Down Under too. The secluded Southern Ocean Lodge enjoys panoramic views from its clifftop position on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
The property’s most luxurious suite, the Osprey Pavilion, has a bathroom that features a hand sculptured granite bath, heated limestone floors and deluxe rain shower.
From £1,060 per person per night.
Understated: The Fujiya Inn, located in Yamagata, Japan, aims to ‘create an environment where one can rest both the body and the spirit’
While the other bathrooms tend to boast spectacular views and oversized amenities, the Fujiya Inn bathrooms are all about serene style. The ensuites feature bamboo fixtures with an understated tub.
The hotel, located in Yamagata, Japan, aims to ‘create an environment where one can rest both the body and the spirit’.
From £280 per person per night.
City view: The Banyan Tree Shanghai Panorama Oasis suite has a huge bathtub in the room, with a view across the Huangpu River to the skyline
It is all about the romance in the Panorama Oasis suite at Shanghai’s Banyan Tree hotel.
The 66-square metre suite has an in-room tub big enough for two, with showstopping views across the Huangpu River to the city skyline.
From £269 per night.
No need to share: The Foxhill Manor Oak Suite features not, but two, free standing baths
Speaking of big enough for two… there’s no need to share at Foxhill Manor in the Cotswolds. The Oak Suite has not one, but two, deep-soaking baths.
The twin tubs face the large windows, so guests can stare out across the surrounding landscape while sipping champagne and soaking the worries away.
Exclusive use of manor starts from £3,500 per night.
Loo over London: The Iconic City View room at Shangri-la hotel at The Shard offers magnificent vistas across the capital