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Travel: The best hotel rooms with a view

Here are some of the best hotels with amazing views with recommendations from the C&TH team and some famous names...

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Nothing beats a great hotel.  But perfect interiors and wonderful service can only go so far. The real key is a wonderful view, a room with a view. Here, we list some of C&TH’s favourite hotel rooms with a view, with some recommendations from the likes of Wendy Rowe and Fiona Duncan.  


Wengernalp Hotel – Wengen

Wengen Eiger Monch Jungfrau

Bill Granger heads to this traditional but marvellous hotel every half term for a ski holiday with his family. It’s secluded, private and beautiful with a view of the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. This is also my top choice, as the view really is spectacular. 3823 Wengernalp, Switzerland

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc – Cap d’Antibes

Hotel du Cap facebook

One of the most famous vistas in the world makes for a pretty pleasing view from any hotel room. Hotel du Cap Eden Roc has views of the Cap d’Antibes coast in the South of France. Boulevard JF Kennedy, BP 29 – 06601

La Colombe d’Or – Saint Paul de Vence

La Colombe D'Or

In 1920 local farmer Paul Roux opened a café-bar in the tiny village of Saint Paul with three bedrooms above. During WWII painters and writers sought refuge on the Riviera (including the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Braque); some of the artists paid for their stay at the hotel in artworks which started quite the impressive collection. Incredibly famous pieces of art are casually shown throughout the hotel even today. Place du Général de Gaulle, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Hotel Ranga – Iceland

Northern lights Hotel Rangá

Northern lights Hotel Rangá

Our Luxury Sales Director, Maya,  loves the Hotel Ranga. ‘It is situated in the countryside of south Iceland. Set back from the main road the hotel sits on a plain alongside the Eystri Rangá, famous for its salmon fishing, and looks out onto a panorama of Mount Hekla and distant glaciers – it really does make you feel isolated in the best possible way. With 51 rooms and log-cabin interiors, Rangá is not your typical boutique hotel, but rather a wonderfully quirky Icelandic lodge.’ Suðurlandsvegur, 851 Hella, Iceland

UK picks

Wendy Rowe’s pick

Hotel Cafe Royal Dome Penthouse terrace

Wendy loves the view from London’s Cafe Royal Dome Penthouse Suite. Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY UK

Claridge’s – Mayfair

Claridges Hotel Review

You can’t beat this Mayfair hotel. The rooms are a view in themselves. Brook St, London W1K 4HR

The Berkeley – Knightsbridge

The Berkeley Hotel Review

With fantastic views over Hyde Park, you will forget you’re in the centre of London while staying at The Berkeley. The rooftop pool is pretty great too. Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL


Coombeshead Farm – Cornwall

Coombeshead Farm Facebook

Our food editor, Anastasia, loves the view from Coombeshead Farm. Set in 66 acres of meadows and woodlands, Tom Adams and April Bloomfield’s private guesthouse is the perfect country escape in the heart of Cornwall. The food’s pretty outrageous too. Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick, Cornwall, PL15 7QQ

Ballynahinch – Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Review

Online contributor Harriet’s pick is this gorgeous hotel in Ireland that couldn’t be more picturesque. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

Chewton Glen – Hampshire

Chewton Glen - Review

This Great British & Irish Hotel is a favourite among the C&TH team. The treehouses are especially popular and the views over the local Hampshire countryside are peaceful and beautiful. Anastasia and Rosalyn from our team are both very keen on the view from this hotel. Christchurch Rd, New Milton BH25 6QS


&Beyond Vamizi Island – Mozambique

&Beyond Vamizi Island Facebook

Our editor in chief, Lucy’s pick is &Beyond Vamizi Island on the beautiful island of Vamizi, Mozambique. Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago

North America

Mandarin Oriental, New York – Colombus Circle

Mandarin Oriental New York

The view from this New York hotel is as impressive you can get. Overlooking Central Park, the Upper East Side and Columbus Circle, there’s almost too much to look at at the Mandarin Oriental80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, New York, New York 10023, USA

South America

Explora Patagonia

Explora Patagonia Facebook

This remote and rural hotel has the most dramatic landscape views of Patagonia from its hotel rooms. You’ll be inspired to go on an adventurous hike during your stay, purely because you can’t stop looking at the view anyway. Américo Vespucio Sur 80, Piso 5. Santiago, Chile

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary

If you do fancy the trek, why not just stay at Machu Picchu? One of the New7Wonders of the World, the view from The Belmond Sanctury Lodge in Peru is pretty special. Carretera Hiram Bingham KM 7.5, Machu Picchu, Peru


W Hotel South Beach Miami

Hill & Friends founder and creative director Emma Hill loves escaping to Miami for a holiday. The W South Beach hotel has incredible views over the famous beach. Many of the rooms have balconies overlooking the beach, complete with deckchairs, so you can soak up some sun from the comfort of your hotel room. 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Fiona Duncan’s Choice

Hotel La Calcina

I love staying in one of the double aspect corner rooms at Pensione La Calcina in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, overlooking the lovely sunny Zatere and the Guidecca Canal. Ruskin loved this view: this is where he stayed when in Venice. Dorsoduro 780 – Zattere – 30123 Venice, Italy


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