Top 10 Rooms with a View

Fall asleep under the stars, wake up to the sound of the ocean or relax in your four-poster bed listening to the sound of wildlife – where you rest your head at night can make all the difference to your vacation. There's something truly magical about lounging on your bed, window open, looking out over a stunning view. So, here are our top 10 favorite rooms with a view…

Singita Lebombo, South Africa

For the ultimate view of the African wilderness head to Singita Lebombo perched high on a clifftop overlooking the N’wanetsi River in Kruger National Park. Inspired by eagles’ nests built into the cliff-face, the contemporary loft-style suites have been designed with glass-walls to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in one of Africa’s most dramatic landscapes. Each suite has a private viewing deck for soaking up the view, scouting for wildlife and sleeping out under the stars.

Angama Mara, Kenya

Named after the Swahili word for ‘hanging in mid-air,’ the glass-fronted suites of Angama offer guests unrivalled views over the Masai Mara plains. Each suite is suspended on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, part of the Great Rift Valley overlooking the endless savannah where Out of Africa was filmed. Sit in a rocking chair on your private and spacious deck and relax into the orange and rose-hued sunrises and sunsets over the valley below.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania

Occupying a prime position on the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the Crater Lodge offers some of Africa’s most breath-taking views. The accommodation is full of opulent indulgence and has been designed so guests enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of the abundant wildlife that live in the ‘bowl’ of the world’s largest unbroken caldera. From grazing game, to starry nights and spectacular sunsets, the views of this wildlife cauldron are not to be missed.

Capella Ubud, Indonesia

A luxurious retreat located high in the rainforest on the outskirts of Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud, Capella Ubud is a boutique ‘campsite’ inspired by the natural beauty of its surroundings. Overlooking the sacred Wos River, the accommodation is inspired by early explorers and built to blend into the rainforest. Enjoy stunning uninterrupted views over the soothing lush green Keliki Valley, a beautiful spot to restore mind, body and soul.

Awasi Patagonia, Chile

A member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux family, Awasi Patagonia offers an exclusive combination of style, state-of-the-art facilities and sweeping views of Torres del Paine National Park. Located in a secluded private reserve, guests can luxuriate in jaw-dropping views of the Patagonian Steppe, Lake Sarmiento and the towering granite peaks of the Torres del Paine mountain range. This is an unbeatable property for off-the-beaten track hiking trails and wildlife viewing spots.

Annandale, New Zealand

Hidden away on Banks Peninsula you’ll find Annandale. This collection of four distinct yet laidback luxury villas are situated on a 4000-acre farm in one of the world’s most spectacular coastal locations. For one of the most incredible views on the property, the Seascape villa is the sparkling jewel in Annandale’s crown. From within, it appears you are floating on the open sea, yet safely embraced by sumptuous, modern comforts. Outside, dolphins and seals often frolic in the glittering water, with only you and the tussock grass to witness them.

The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Seamlessly combining natural beauty with high-end luxury, The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon is set amid the healing waters of this iconic thermal lagoon. Overlooking the warm turquoise stillness of the lagoon and the steamy moss-covered lava fields, the views are full of other-worldly atmosphere. The ultimate spa destination, The Retreat is a relaxing sanctuary surrounded by Iceland’s wild and rugged landscape. Soak in your own private lagoon and you may even get to see the Northern Lights dancing overhead.

Treehotel, Sweden

Enjoy a bird’s eye view from your very own tree-house with a stay at the Treehotel. Design-led, this unique and ambitious property has a stunning collection of treehouses set in the stunning wilds of Swedish Lapland. Built to merge into the surrounding pine forest, with excellent eco-credentials and full of Scandi-style, each tree-house offers a distinctive design and experience, ranging from Bird’s Nest to UFO. Nestling within Norrbotten County Forest, guests have far-reaching views of soothing woodland.

Kachi Lodge, Bolivia

Uniquely set on the otherworldly moonscape of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, Kachi Lodge is the ultimate glampling experience. The camp itself is made up of just six space-age style dome tents, each with expansive windows to maximize the views over the lunar landscapes of the salt flats and to allow you to soak in the incredible star-studded sky at night. Right outside your tent lies the largest salt plain in the world and some of the most impressive altiplanic scenery, from multi-colored lagoons to lunar desert filled with bubbling geysers and thermal springs.

Camellia Hills, Sri Lanka

With possibly the best views of Sri Lanka’s spectacular Hill Country, Camellia Hills overlooks the famous island-dotted Castlereagh Lake. Surrounded by lush green tea plantations, rural villages and mountain forest, the view stretches almost the entire length of the Golden Valley of Tea. There are just five luxuriously-appointed rooms, infusing this boutique hotel with a strong sense of calm and tranquillity. A fabulous location for drinking in both the tea and the views.

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