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Rooms With A View: The Best Scenic Hotel Rooms

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Panoramic suites from Kenya to Kashmir

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Bored of staring at the same four walls? Just imagine being here instead…

Hotel Rooms With A View

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

When you’ve got panoramic views of Zambezi National Park, life couldn’t get much peachier, especially when some four-legged friends – elephants, buffalo, kudu and the odd lion – come for an evening drink at the watering whole.

Book it: Nightly rates start from $245 per person sharing in high season (July-December).

Likhir Village House at Shakti Himalaya, Kashmir


Photo credit: Gentl & Hyers Shakti Himalaya

At over 3,500m high, Ladakh is often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’. Here, a village house in the Indus valley provides your snow-capped mountainous view, just one of a wonderful selection of places you’ll be staying on your seven day itinerary.

Book it: Shakti Himalaya offer a typical 7-night/8-day itinerary from £5,721pp, not including flights.

Six Senses Shaharut, Israel

Six Senses Shahaurut

Opening this September, book in now for a view to remember, especially if you’ve been staring at the same for walls for weeks on end. The latest Six Senses is set in a dramatic cliffside location in the Israeli Negev Desert with villas built from the local rock.

Book it: Doubles from approx. £841 per night B&B.

Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

Punta Tragara Capri

Bathe in splendour at your Le Corbusier-designed boutique hotel, overlooking the iconic Faraglioni rocks of Capri just as sun sets, before heading off to one of the hotel’s two restaurant for some Mediterranean delights.

Book it: Doubles from €650 per night B&B basis.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon Iceland

There’s something surreal about the landscape that surrounds this aesthetically minimalist hotel located in the UNESCO Global Geopark in Iceland, which can be enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Book it: Lava View Junior Suite from £1,035 per night B&B.

Angama Mara, Kenya

Angama Mara Kenya

A safari camp on high, your elevated position affords you remarkable views of the Maasai Mara which stretches out 300m below.

Book it: Aardvark Safaris offers rooms from £1,095pp per night, full board and including safari activities.

One & Only Mandarina, Mexico

One and Only Mexico

Opening this summer and located on the Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Ocean coastline, this stylist new stays combines a jungle paradise with pristine white sand beaches and gin-clear waters.

Book it: Cliff Villas from £730 per night.

Douro 41, Porto, Portugal

Douro 41

We don’t always love to be beside the seaside, so plump for a river and mountains instead. The divine Douro snakes its way through wineland country, so you’ll be in fabulous oenological company.

Book it: Doubles from £673.

Ikos Aria, Kos, Greece

Ikos Aria

Anyone missing Greece and its gentle islands? Dream of escaping to Kos and the Ikos Aria with its panoramic views across the Aegean.

Book it: Doubles from €256 per night.

Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo

Hotel de Paris

If you have some serious dosh to splurge, why not book the best view in Monte Carlo at the Hotel de Paris’ rooftop Princess Grace Suite, overlooking a fleet of superyachts moored in the glittering harbour? You only live once, after all.

Book it: Princess Grace Suite from £36,000 per night.


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