In these hotels, swimming becomes a sightseeing tour.
12 August 2020
Bathing "with a view": There are countless dreamlike hotels and resorts all over the world. Many of them offer breathtaking views and picturesque natural backdrops, others define themselves by their interior and have, for example, particularly noble bathrooms. And then there are those that combine both: unique hotels that allow their guests to enjoy magnificent views even from the bathtub.
View of the vineyards
The Steigenberger Hotel & Spa in Krems is picturesquely nestled in the surrounding vineyards on the Danube. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are countless walking, cycling and jogging routes - ideal conditions for nature lovers, active holidaymakers and outdoor fans. The pretty city centre of Krems is also only about two kilometres away. In addition to the spa, the hotel's cosy, modern rooms and suites offer perfect relaxation. The bathroom of the Weinberg Suite is a very special highlight: during a full bath, guests enjoy the impressive view of the vineyards, as the free-standing tub is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows.
The North Sea at your back
The first light of day is particularly impressive on Germany's northernmost island. The endless expanse of the North Sea, the neighbouring island of Föhr firmly in view - at the BUDERSAND Hotel - Golf & Spa - Sylt, guests are closer to the rough and untamed sea than at almost any other place. The unique hideaway promises grandiose views, profound relaxation and the northern lifestyle. The stay resembles a trip on a mighty sailing ship - even the typical regional mussel cutters can be observed through the open construction and floor-to-ceiling window fronts. In selected rooms and suites, guests can even experience the full splendour of the North Sea from the free-standing bathtub. Foam on the face, the sound of the sea in the ear and the salty breeze in the nose - a treat for body, soul and spirit.
Feel-good moments with a view of nature
Beautifully set amidst green wooded hills, colorful landscapes and crystal clear waters, lies Hillside Beach Club. The mission of the hotel on the Lycian coast is to provide guests with moments of well-being. This is also ensured by the Sanda Nature Spa, a wellness oasis for body and soul, where visitors can unwind and do something good for themselves. A highlight of the tree house-like spa is the bathtub with a view of the pine forest, because nothing is more soothing than nature and complete tranquility. The impressions from the surrounding nature, such as birdsong and the scent of flowers, also offer guests here an experience for all the senses.
Dream vacation in St. Tropez
The Côte d'Azur is not only known in France as an oasis of luxury and celebrity hotspot par excellence. No wonder that there are also countless impressive resorts and plenty of grandiose views to discover in this special corner of the world. One of the most extraordinary resorts is certainly the Résidence Belrose, the luxury retreat of the Althoff Villa Belrose near St.Tropez. The exclusive villa is picturesquely situated in the hills of Gassin and has a total area of almost 500 square metres. The furnishings meet the highest standards: Guests will find a Pro 6-burner grill, a Yamaha piano and an Italian shower, as well as a master bath including a unique view of the Mediterranean. A bubble bath with passing yachts in view - in the Résidence Belrose this dream becomes reality.
Bathing like a Hollywood star
The Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz is a living legend that has enchanted generations of travellers, yet still towers timelessly over Lake St. Moritz. Where celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock once stayed, you can still feel like a real celebrity today. The Beau Rivage Suite in particular has always been the epitome of classic luxury. Amidst Italian marble, elegant traditional interiors as well as many straight-lined shapes, there is an extravagant bathroom whose bathtub even has its own TV. If you prefer to enjoy the view through the panoramic window instead, you will see nothing less than the glittering turquoise lake and the majestic Engadine mountains. Even Hollywood stars will be impressed.
Time out on the sunny island
Sunshine, white sandy beaches and magnificent beech forests: The Travel Charme Strandhotel Bansin offers couples a retreat for time together, to simply switch off and listen to the sound of the Baltic Sea, the chirping of the birds. The penthouse suite on the seventh floor is a real love nest with its own fireplace, panoramic roof terrace and whirlpool tub. Here, lovers admire the play of colours of the sunsets together. Or snuggle up together with a glass of red wine in front of the fireplace. Take a break from everyday life and notice how relaxation sets in. Take a deep breath and let the salty scent of the sea and the infinity of the horizon take effect on you.
Picture credits: Steinberger Hotels AG, Badrutts Palace Hotel, BUDER Golf & Spa Sylt, Halaveli Maldives, Althoff Villa Belrose, Hillside, Travel Charme Hotels and Resorts