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Take a Peek at These 18 Best Hotel Bathrooms in the World!

Have you ever checked into a hotel where the bathroom has blown you away?

Like: “OMG, honey, you’ve got to SEE this bathroom!”

We’re no strangers to luxury.

Travel writing can be a pleasurable pursuit, and we’ve splashed out in some pretty epic villa resorts with private pools.

Sometimes, though, you find hotels where the bathrooms are even nicer than the bedrooms.

It’s like, “Can we spend more time in the tub, dear?”

Best Hotel Bathrooms in the World

18 best hotel bathrooms

The best hotel bathrooms in the world are absolute stunners.

Check out the following 18 most decadent and beautiful hotel bathrooms we’ve scouted out. (We’ve even been lucky enough to lather up in some of them.)

Whether you want to shower in a garden in Bali or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai, these hotels are worth booking for their bathrooms alone!

1) Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Location: Krabi, Thailand

The best hotel bathrooms in the world include Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Push open massive teak doors – hand-painted with colorful Lanna-style scenes of Thai dancers and villagers – and you step into your bathing pavilion at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Most of the hotel’s bathrooms feature frangipani-shaped, terrazzo tubs and purple-domed ceilings at least 20 feet high. Ornate trays contain Salvatore Ferragamo bath products and mother-of-pearl vanity boxes.

We also had a second outdoor bathtub in a desert garden.

And oh, how delightful!

We returned from dinner one evening to find our bathroom lit by candles, the tub filled with soapy bubbles and sprinkled with rose petals – and even toothpaste squeezed onto our toothbrushes ready for use.

This is definitely one of the most beautiful hotel bathrooms we’ve enjoyed.

Planning to visit Thailand? Read our guide on the best places to visit in Thailand (in style, of course!)

2) Kingston Treehouse

Location: Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Kingston Treehouse boasts one of the top hotel bathrooms in the world

Now this is a loo with a view.

The “Kingston Treehouse” at the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa has a separate glass-and-wood bathroom perched above the trees – surrounded by gasp-inducing views.

How fun would it be to spot lions lurking below or a giraffe peering into your shower!

South Africa alternative

Gulp! You’ll shell out about $1,800 USD night to stay at the Kingston Treehouse.

You can bathe in luxury for less at Simbambili Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve (where we stayed on safari). Gigantic bathrooms have egg-shaped stone tubs and rain-showers – and your bungalow comes with a private plunge pool.

Chances are excellent that, like us, you’ll see the Big Five animals too.

3) Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard

Location: London, UK

The Shangri-La Shard bathrooms are some of the coolest hotel bathrooms in the world

It’s a jungle out there. An urban jungle.

And one of the best places to contemplate this London urban jungle is from your bathtub at the Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard.

The hotel is the tallest in London, occupying 18 floors of the Shard building (levels 34 to 52).

The marble bathrooms boast heated floors, mirrors with built-in TV screens, Acqua Di Parma bath products and stunning bird’s eye views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

4) Time+Tide Miavana

Location: Nosy Ankao Island, Madagascar

Miavana: One of the world's most luxurious hotel bathrooms

Imagine castaway eco-luxury at its most exclusive. It probably looks a little like Time+Tide Miavana.

Your bathroom in one of their 14 luxury villas has a unique shower in a stone turret, open to the sky above, and a sunken tub facing the sea.

We had the pleasure of staying at Time+Tide’s Chinzombo safari camp in Zambia.

Ever since, we’ve been lusting to meet crowned lemurs and dive pristine reefs at Miavana in Madagascar. One day?

A Zambia safari camp that wows with luxury and killer leopards: Read our Chinzombo review

5) Silo Cape Town

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

The Silo Cape Town has stunning luxury hotel bathrooms

Turning a grain silo into a 5-star hotel is no easy feat. But, then, the Silo Cape Town is no ordinary hotel – it’s completely visionary.

Each of the bathrooms for the 28 hotel rooms is uniquely styled.

Free-standing bathtubs offer Cape Town views through exquisite, multi-mullioned pillowed windows – some tubs have an industrial metallic finish, while others have huge crystal chandeliers hanging above.

Can you tear yourself away from the Silo for a hike? Then hike Table Mountain (either up it, or just on top)

6) The Reverie Saigon

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Reverie Saigon Panorama Suite bathroom

When it comes to luxury hotel bathrooms, those in the 13 “Romance Suites” at The Reverie Saigon are decidedly over-the-top.

With the help of top Italian designers, the hotel is dressed in a Liberace-meets-Versace style.

Think hand-laid mosaic floor tiling, exquisitely carved Asian furniture and glittering chandeliers.

It could be considered slightly gaudy – but in a tastefully extravagant sort of way.

The world's best hotel bathrooms include the Reverie Saigon

This is Vietnam’s only six-star hotel. And it has vaulted onto our “must stay at” list when we visit Vietnam.

7) Kayumanis Villas

Location: Ubud, Bali

Of course there are hotels with beautiful bathrooms in Bali!

Our open-air bathroom pavilion at Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa had no walls on three sides – just a soaring thatch roof and floor.

Little wonder it was one of our favorite spaces in our 3,000-sq. ft. walled villa…

Kayumanis Ubud bath products

It was surrounded by a garden filled with lobster claws, giant burgundy ginger plants and calla lilies. Hummingbirds zipped in and out, and squirrels jumped in the trees.

We could bathe in the free-standing tub. Or we could walk down a stone path to the outdoor shower amid the ferns. A hard choice…

Read our review: Kayumanis Ubud Villas make a splash in Bali!

8) Fairmont Pacific Rim

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Fairmont Pacific Rim Signature Ofuro room bathroom

You’ll want to book a “Signature Ofuro” room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Because then you’ll get a marble bathroom with a square-shaped, Japanese, deep soaker tub offering spectacular views of Vancouver’s Coal Harbor and snow-capped North Shore Mountains.

Don’t miss! Bicycling around Stanley Park – we lived in Vancouver for many years and this is a must-do when you’re in the city

9) andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge

Location: Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

Mnemba Island Lodge has some of the coolest hotel bathrooms

We still swoon remembering our barefoot stay at the private-island paradise of andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge in Zanzibar.

Accommodations are in bandas (cottages) with woven grass floors.

A covered walkway leads from the bedroom to the separate bathroom, which features a round coral-lined shower and mirrors hanging from the ceilings against the open air (no wall).

We loved the tiny crab that visited us in the shower.

10) Areias do Seixo

Location: Costa de Prata, Portugal

Areias do Seixo bathroom

Bathrooms at Areias do Seixo – a boutique hotel by the Atlantic an hour from Lisbon – pack a punch in character and charm.

The 14 rooms are uniquely decorated according to different themes of “love,” “trees” and “gold.”

Some concrete “tree” bathrooms have leafy trees growing right inside, with logs sculpted as chairs to sit on while showering.

Other “gold” bathrooms have deep egg-shaped tubs and candle sconces on the walls.

These are beautiful hotel bathrooms to savor.

11) Atlantis, The Palm

Location: Dubai, UAE

Poseidon and Neptune suites at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai have the most amazing hotel bathrooms!

How about gazing at fish, sharks and stingrays while brushing your teeth?

The “Poseidon” and “Neptune” suites at Atlantis, The Palm have floor-to-ceiling windows looking into a 3-million-gallon lagoon aquarium, which holds 65,000 marine creatures.

Oh, and the soap sparkles with 25-carat gold flakes. Just be prepared to dole out a minimum of some $6,500 USD night.

Definitely one of the priciest and most amazing hotel bathrooms!

12) Il Salviatino

Location: Florence, Italy

Junior suite at Il Salviatino in Florence, with a claw-footed bathtub in the bathroom

We’ve only visited Florence for several hours on a cruise ship stop.

One day, though, we’ll do the city justice and devote at least a few days to exploring its museums and art galleries at a less hurried pace. After all, Florence is one of the most culturally-rich and beautiful places in Italy!

And when we do, we’d love to soak at the end of each day in one of the suite bathrooms at Il Salviatino.  

We hear guests at the restored 15th century villa are greeted with champagne and strawberries – maybe we could relish this welcome treat in the tub?

13) The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico

Hotels with luxury bathrooms include The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Indulging in a leisurely bath in the freestanding copper-leaf tub in your bathroom at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is a treat.

Maybe watch TV or look out through the bedroom at the ocean views beyond?

And when you’re done, wrap up in a cotton kimono and take a swing on the hanging daybed on your balcony (you’ll find hanging daybeds in “Deluxe King Ocean View” rooms).

So you want to read our review of the edgy Cape? See these 7 reasons why you’ll love The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

14) Palais Namaskar

Location: Marakkesh, Morocco

The best luxury hotel bathrooms include those at Palas Namaskar, Morocco

Every hotel bathroom needs a heated outdoor plunge pool in a private walled courtyard, right? Palais Namaskar thinks so.

Book a pool villa (or the three-bedroom Villa Namaskar) – and frolicking in your bathroom’s pool is yours.

Set amid gardens blooming with bougainvillea, the hotel’s 41 rooms, suites, villas and, get this, palaces (actually really opulent three- and four-bedroom villas) are an oasis in bustling Marrakech.

15) Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Location: Canberra, Australia

Yikes, there’s a cheetah just outside the bathroom! That’s right.

The jungle bungalows at Jamala Wildlife Lodge have only a glass wall separating you from cheetahs, tigers and other wildlife.

The lodge is built within the National Zoo in Australia’s capital city.

16) Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora Bathroom

They know how to bathe in Bora Bora too – at least at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.

Bathrooms in the luxurious bungalows (perched on stilts above the water) open onto the deck, so you never have to lose sight of that glorious turquoise lagoon surrounding you.

After showering with Panpuri goodies in big ceramic pots, it was always a treat to step out onto the bathroom’s warm polished wood floors and take in that view.

Actually, our whole experience of staying in the overwater bungalows in Bora Bora at the Four Seasons was quite dreamy.

17) &Beyond Benguerra Island

Location: Mozambique, Africa

andBeyond Benguerra Island cabin bathroom

We would happily visit Mozambique again if we could stay at &Beyond Benguerra Island.

The thatched roof casinhas have bathrooms with tubs big enough for two, plus outdoor showers decorated with hand-painted tiles.

The waters surrounding Benguerra Island teem with tropical fish, so we’d spend the days scuba diving.

Where to go for an amazing off-the-beaten-path vacay? Check out the epic things to do in Mozambique on a luxury beach holiday

18) Baines Camp

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Sanctuary Retreats Baines Camp have some of the most beautiful hotel bathrooms in the world!

Any hunt for the world’s best hotels with luxury bathrooms usually includes Sanctuary Retreats Baines Camp. (We can’t take credit for being the first to write about great loos.)

Why does Baines Camp leap onto most lists for best hotel bathrooms?

Because you can wash off all that safari dust in a bubble bath on the deck of your eco-chic suite by the light of the moon and candles. Sigh…

That wraps ups our guide on gorgeous hotels with the best bathrooms!

So there you have it! Our curated list of some of the best hotel bathrooms out there!

Have you stayed at any hotels with amazing bathrooms? (Let us know in the comments below.)

Discover more gorgeous hotels around the world!

Mallorca (Spain): Where to stay in Mallorca? See these enchanting hotels (including a castle and a lovely rural finca).

Los Cabos (Mexico): The very artsy Hotel El Ganzo in San Jose del Cabo? The luxurious all-inclusive Grand Velas? Chileno Bay Resort? Yes, these are some of the best luxury hotels in Cabo.

Bocas del Toro (Panama): From overwater bungalows to a boutique Bali-style inn, you’ll love these darling places to stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Fiji: The ultimate Polynesian fantasy? A stay in one of the dreamy overwater bungalows in Fiji.

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Best hotel bathrooms in the world
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Monday 23rd of November 2020

These are WOW! We hope we get to experience a few of these at least. On our part, we once stayed at Sheesh Mahal (Glass Palace) in Orcha, Madhya Pradesh India. As the name suggests, the hotel is an erstwhile palace. In the Maharaja Suite, the bathroom was made in a turret. So, when we sat on the WC, we could see the entire Orcha town. :D

Janice and George

Monday 23rd of November 2020

A loo with a view! We're tucking that India hotel away for future reference :-). Thanks for taking the time to comment!


Monday 18th of July 2016

Had an amazing experience at Azura Benguerra Island - highly recommend! Can't wait to check out some of the others on the list. My husband and I are headed to Bali in March of 2017 so I'm excited to look into Kayumanis!

Janice and George

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

Wonderful to hear you loved Azura Benguerra Island! Though we have to admit we're a little jealous :-). Hopefully we'll get to Mozambique too :-). You'll love Kayumanis as well - when you're in your villa, it's so private...


Tuesday 5th of July 2016

They all look fabulous. I particularly love open air bathrooms and I'll never forget the welcoming comment at Mandina Lodges in Makasutu Forest, The Gambia. 'Don't leave your toileteries in the bathrooom or the baboons will pinch them.' I didn't see any baboons in the bathroom there but I did catch one cheeky one with his hand in my bag on the porch when I had my back turned. Luckily I saw him before he could run off with anything.

Janice and George

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Oh, wouldn't that be fun! To spy a baboon in your bathroom! (But no fun if he stole your make-up or shaver.)


Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Atlantis the Palm looks incredible and the ancient bathtub in Florence is pretty cool too. We've just come back from a stay where we luxuriated in a two-tone cast iron tub.

Janice and George

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

We look forward to reading about that hotel with the iron tub!

Alison Abbot

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Can't say that I've ever stayed in one that would compete with any of these. Wow! I'd have a hard time choosing, but think I would choose the Kingston tree house!

Janice and George

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Yes, the Kingston Tree House looks awesome, doesn't it? Apparently you don't have to worry about privacy (more accurately the lack of it). Once you're escorted there come evening, the safari guide leaves you there until the morning, when he picks you up to take you to the main camp - so no concerns about humans peering through the glass :-).