The prerequisites for picking a hotel normally comes down to location, price and whether it has a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor. Yet there’s one thing that should be at the top of that list – bathrooms. Call it what you want, there’s some people out there that have an obsession with hotel bathrooms (I am proudly one of them). Now before your mind wanders too much, it’s the aesthetics and the amenities that are the drawcard. The tiles, the taps, the bath, the lotions and the mirrors are all things to look for when choosing a hotel (and that’s solely just in the bathroom). So next time you’re browsing for your next holiday, take a peek at what kind of bathroom the hotel has to offer (hint, if there’s no image of the bathroom on the site, don’t even bother)! Here’s a round up of the best bathrooms from hotels all around the world.
LE ROYALE, PARIS (Suite Royal Monceau)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Le Royale Paris! With mirrors seemingly on all walls, the Suite Royal Monceau at Le Royale in Paris is rather spectacular.
*Le Royale Paris image via Booking.com and Twitter.
ATLANTIS THE PALM, DUBAI (Atlantis Underwater Suite Bathroom)
This whole hotel is made up of stuff from a futuristic movie but one look at the bathroom and no explanation is needed as to why it made this list!
*Atlantis the Palm images via Insydo and Atlantis the Palm.
THE LUDLOW HOTEL, NEW YORK
Possibly biased because the Ludlow is up there with one of my favourite hotels, but you can’t argue the that the bathrooms are exceptional. With movie star mirrors, a deep bathtub and unrivalled views, the Ludlow Hotel is top 3 when it comes to best hotel bathrooms.
*The Ludlow Hotel images via Design Hotels and @valerie_star.
ST REGIS LUXURY HOTEL, SHENZHEN CHINA (Presidential Suite)
Oh the marble, the mirrors and the view, what more could you want?! Well add in a nice bath and you’re pretty set.
*St Regis image via Travoh.
GORKI APARTMENTS, BERLIN
The tiles in this bathroom make it every bit spectacular, the combination of green with black and white – It’s simple but it works.
*Gorki Apartments image via Global Grass Hopper.
VICEROY CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK
Another New York favourite, the Viceroy on Central Park has left no stone unturned. The perfection in every detail is what makes this bathroom unforgettable. Oh, and with a view onto Central Park, well, what more do you need?
*Viceroy image via American Sky.
MANDARIN HOTEL, LAS VEGAS
Here’s another bathroom that doesn’t need much explanation as to why it’s made this list. The design paired with the view make it a pretty spectacular sight, and an even better hotel feature.
*Mandarin Hotel image via Casino.org.
HYATT ON THE BUND, SHANGHAI, CHINA (Diplomat Suite)
With the skyline as the backdrop, the Diplomat Suite at Hyatt on the Bund is the kind of bathroom that you never want to leave (especially if the views are better there than anywhere else)!
*Hyatt on the Bund image via Conde Nast Traveller.
W SOUTH BEACH, FLORIDA
A bathroom overlooking the beach? Ok, we’ll take it. It’s probably well out of most regular people’s budget, but who doesn’t want the experience of bathing in that serenity?
*W South Beach image via Miami Curbed.
TAJ PALACE, DELHI, INDIA (Tata Suite)
Get set for total extravagance, the bath even has its own stage. The lighting, the marble, the views, it seems like they’ve thought of it all.
*Taj Palace image via Taj Palace.
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