After you check in, and swipe the key card to unlock your hotel room, what's the first thing you do? Lie on the bed? Check out the view? Unpack your suitcase? Our research shows when entering a hotel room, 47 per cent of us head straight to the bathroom (And not because we've necessarily been needing to go since the airport).
Similar to someone's home, a bathroom can say a lot about a person -- or a hotel. It's way of understanding how that hotel wants to treat their guests. Whether it's a freestanding tub, a shower built for two or views while you bathe, bathrooms can be both a private oasis and an experience of its own.
We have searched our more than one million properties to uncover accommodations worth booking for the bathroom alone. By evaluating design, amenities and must-see views, here are the seven most jaw-dropping bathrooms across the globe.
Calistoga Ranch - California, USA
Nestled in 157 acres of lush surroundings such as ancient oaks, hills and a private lake in Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch offers the ultimate and most private way to relax. The luxurious bathrooms in each lodge include custom all-natural bath and body products, a separate soaking bath and most importantly, a rain shower in your own secluded outdoor shower garden.
Ponta dos Ganchos Resort - Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil
Overlooking the gorgeous Brazilian Emerald Coast, you're sure to enjoy the breathtaking view while experiencing this spa-inspired bathroom. Sip on a glass of wine or settle back with a good book while soaking in the luxurious bath, featuring massaging mats. The double-bathroom is a bonus for you and your significant other to have just enough space.
Six Senses Villas - Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
While this relaxing sanctuary features an award-winning spa, a yoga pavilion, four restaurants and is a 20-minute boat ride from Nha Trang City, you won't want to leave the room once you see the open en-suite bathroom with a uniquely handcrafted wooden bath. The calming colour schemes along with the sounds of the waves may be the best addition to any bath time. You won't be disturbed by your partner either, since the vanity area is separate.
Shangri-La Hotel - London, UK
Looking over the London skyline, the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard (Europe's tallest building) provides guests with an oriental-inspired bathroom and the finest Acqua Di Parma amenities. Grab your plush bathrobe and enter the elegant marble-clad bathrooms featuring underfloor heating, a jacuzzi bath tub, a glass-enclosed shower, views of the city and of course, a bathroom mirror T.V.
Huvafen Fushi Resort - Male City, The Maldives
Unwind in your own private beach or over-water bungalow with glass floors at the indulgent Hufaven Fushi. After participating in a range of water activities and spending time at the world's first underwater spa, make your way back to your ocean bungalow's open air bathroom, featuring an oversized bathtub and waterfall shower.
Underwater Suites at Atlantis The Palm - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
As one of the most unique hotel bathrooms, the Underwater Suites at Atlantis The Palm is -- you guessed it -- underwater. In other words, swim in your own grand tub while sea creatures swim beside you in a lagoon for the most entertaining bathing experience. The five-star Atlantis offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf both above and below the water.
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Set on a hill in Madikwe Game Reserve, this lavish lodge is a relaxing retreat surrounded by wildlife (like cheetahs, elephants and lions), grand boulders and majestic Tamboti trees. The romantic glass-fronted suites include both an indoor and outdoor shower, so you can enjoy the uninterrupted views of the savannah.
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