Research from Booking.com shows that the first thing we do when entering the room at our accommodation is explore the bathroom! 48% of travellers confirmed checking out the bath/shower as one of the top three things they do on arrival, even beating admiring the view which came a very close second (47%)*.
With more than one million properties Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the most incredible places to stay, has scoured its offerings to uncover accommodations worth booking for their bathroom amenities alone. Combining the ultimate in design and amenities with views to die for, these jaw dropping bathrooms make for an experience in their own right.
Calistoga Ranch, California, USA
Nestled in 157 acres of lush surroundings in Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch is the perfect spot to lazily relax with sounds of the birds and plenty of fresh air. Each luxurious bathroom includes spa quality toiletries, a separate soaking bath and an outdoor rain shower.
Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai, China
The gorgeous Hyatt on the Bund offers spectacular views of the Bund and Huangpu River, while the hotel’s marble bathrooms include a giant rain shower and a soaking bathtub.
Ponta dos Ganchos Resort, Brazil
The bathrooms at this resort are perfect to enjoy a fine glass of wine and settle back with a good book while enjoying a long soak in the bath – and all while overlooking the gorgeous Brazilian Emerald Coast.
Six Senses Villas, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
The calming colour schemes along with the sounds of the waves create a relaxing sanctuary at Ninh Van Bay Vietnam. These spacious villas offer breath-taking sea views as well as an award winning spa with a yoga pavilion.
Shangri-La Hotel, London, UK
Looking over the London skyline, the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard (Europe’s tallest building) offers elegant marble-clad bathrooms with underfloor heating, separate bath tubs, a glass-enclosed shower and views of the city stretching for miles before you.
Huvafen Fushi resort, The Maldives
For pure indulgence amidst tranquil shades of blue, unwind in this resort’s stunning overwater and beach bungalows in the North Malé Atoll in the Maldives, letting the outside in as you bath.
Underwater Suites at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Welcome to a world of underwater bathing… the luxurious bathrooms of the Underwater Suites at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, are something truly out of the ordinary. The 5-star Atlantis offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf above and under the water!
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Set on a hill in Madikwe Game Reserve, this stunning Lodge is a relaxing retreat surrounded by beautiful wild nature. The romantic ensuite bathrooms come with an outdoor shower, while the plunge pool on the private deck offers uninterrupted views of the savannah.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among 6,620 people (18+) across USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Australia (June and July 2015)