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Around The World in 33 Perfectly Perched Bathtubs

photo: James Boag
We’re all about luxury and nothing feels more luxurious than throwing on some tunes and taking a long soak in a bathtub with a view. From the New Zealand coastline to the stone walls of Cappadocia, we’re checking out the world’s greatest hotel bathtubs. So, grab some Epsom salts and body oils and let’s go for a soak.
 
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Glen Oaks Big Surlearn more

A favorite of the Big Sur getaway options, Glen Oaks is a cute roadside boutique hotel with a handful of cabins tucked right into the redwood trees. If you rent out the Big Sur Cabin for the night, the room comes with a courtyard firepit and a pair of clawfoot soaking tubs where you can gaze right up to the trees above.
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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reservelearn more

We’ll have our bubbly on the veranda, please. In the bath, please. Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach plantation resort has soaking spots just on the balcony outside your hotel room. Don’t worry, they’re totally private.
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Kandolhu

Maldives
Bathing in sunlight overlooking coral reefs is the Maldives dream, so might as well do it from a bubble bath. Kandolhu’s luxury suites have glass-walled bathing rooms, perfect for staring at the open sea.
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Vina Vik Millahuelearn more

What’s cooler than being cool? Floating in a suspended carbon fiber vessel bathtub overlooking the valley floor of the Andes Mountain ranges, of course. An experience only to be found at ultra-modern Vina Vik in Chile, this spot is a wine and bath lover’s nirvana.
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Sanará

Tulum, Mexico
With its warm waters and sandy beaches, a trip to Tulum is always a delight. If you’re feeling particularly fancy, stop on over to Coqui Coqui to pick up some special scents and really enjoy your bath time at Sanara.
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Thalia Havenlearn more

A private estate set on the coast of Tasmania, Thalia Haven comes equipped with an oceanfront bathtub and a wood-fired sauna. Quite the awesome spot to watch waves crash, eh?
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Sophia Luxury Suiteslearn more

Get your sunshine soaking in at this Greek getaway. Gazing out at the Mediterranean Sea from the comfort of a bubble bath sounds like a recipe for pure zen.
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The Ritz-Carlton Singapore

Singapore
For those who prefer to draw their bath with a sweeping city view, Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel is serious #bathgoals. Order up room service and bubble it up in these luxury rooms with awesome views of the skyline.
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Monteverdilearn more

No other Tuscan boutique hotel does Italian luxury quite like Monteverdi. Located in a Medieval hilltop village, this spot shines with great design. Be sure to book the Pozzi room for its copper soaking tub and rain shower.
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Annandalelearn more

Perched on the edge of New Zealand’s Pigeon Bay, this stunning property features a homestead and a cottage, each with exquisite bathtubs overlooking the coast. Wandering the farm and coastline by day and cozying up to a steaming hot bath by nightfall sounds like a NZ dream.
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Villa Sungai

Bali
Overseas villas are enough to call us to Bali, and these bathtubs are the icing on the cake. Fill the tub with fresh flowers, light a few candles, and crack open a fresh coconut to sip on while you enjoy this level of Zen.
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Canaves Oia Suiteslearn more

Head to this Grecian getaway for all the Mediterranean vibes you can soak up. With suites carved right into the Santorini Cliffside, the bathtubs at this gem face right out to Caldera.
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The Silo

South Africa
This former South African grain silo has been trending worldwide for its gorgeous design transformation into a cool boutique hotel. Suites here feature bathtubs overlooking Capetown, Table Mountain and the harbor. Seems like a great spot to cozy up with a glass of local Sauv Blanc and a good book.
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Shangri La

London
Throw on some Beatles classics and hop in the tub at your London Shangri La suite to take in the city skyline. These freestanding bathtubs are surrounded by glass walls, providing the perfect perch point.
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Chaya B&Blearn more

Tucked in a corner and surrounded by plants, this cast iron tub is the perfect perch to light some candles and read a book or gaze out at Alameda Park. Be sure to book the master suite at this charming Mexico City boutique hotel to get all the tub time.
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Dating back to the bronze and stone ages (aka BCE), the Province of Matera is an ancient city that serves as home to the Sextanio hotel. With 18 cave rooms, you can easily sit and stare at the stone cave walls from the comfort of their giant bathtubs.
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Singita Boulders Lodgelearn more

A bathtub that overlooks the sub-Saharan plains of Africa? Sign us up. At the top of the safari experience list, Singita Boulders Lodge is equal parts nature adventure and luxe relaxation spot.
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The Whitehouse Daylesford

Australia
A boutique villa tucked in the hills of Victoria, this Australian homestead has the perfect antique clawfoot bathtub with a view of the pastures and gardens just outside. Book one room or three and BYO bath oils.
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Artist Residencelearn more

This cozy 10-suite boutique hotel is all London charm. The suites and lofts feature antique clawfoot tubs that’ll have you relaxed and waxing poetic about the monarchy in no time at all.
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Urban Cowboylearn more

An eclectic manse in East Nashville, Urban Cowboy’s claim to fame is their tricked-out design scheme. Each room having its own aesthetic and its own clawfoot bathtub – some on a pedestal, and some made of copper – bath lovers could easily spend a week here skipping from room to room with all their Epsom salts in tow.
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Areias do Seixo Hotellearn more

This Portugeuse hideaway is eco-friendly with an emphasis on great design. Best part? They’ve got a tub overlooking the gorgeous gardens – quite a good spot to enjoy a sunrise or sunset.
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Riad de Tarabellearn more

No one does bath time quite like Morocco does. Famed for their Hamam and spa treatments, you can bet you’ll find some bathtime inspiration around these parts. Clawfoot bathtubs here look out onto the gorgeous gardens and grounds of Riad de Tarabel.
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Playa Viklearn more

Impeccably designed with various artists from around the world, Playa Vik is all too chic a paradise. Check out the Jacaranda carved wood bathtub with epic views of the Arroyo River and Jose Ignacio Lake just outside.
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Soho House Istanbullearn more

Modern touches make a big splash at this 19th century Turkish palace. The freestanding bathtubs in each suite add a pop of mod in the historic setting, encouraging guests to pop a bottle of bubbly and indulge in a long soak.
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The House Hotel Cappadocia

Turkey
Known for its ancient setting, this Cappadocia hotel is made of pure stone. An evening bath in one of the Chapelle Suites will have you surrounded by marble and moody lighting, with a whole slew of traditional Hamam ritual bath products.
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Sir Savigny

Berlin, Germany
The freestanding bathtubs at this German boutique hotel are perfect for the design-crazed traveler. Be sure to reserve a Sir Suite if you’re heading to Berlin and you’ll be lounging in a bubble bath surrounded by gorgeous digs in no time at all.
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    Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the Son Tra Peninsula nature reserve, these beautiful marble bathtubs alone are worth a trip to Vietnam. Hello, instant relaxation mode!
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    Babington House

    Somerset, UK
    A signature of the Soho House properties, each room at Babington House features a freestanding bathtub. Cozy and quaint, this old English setting would be the ideal solo getaway for a lady who loves taking a good book to the bath.
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    Kilima Camplearn more

    Rounding out a long day of safari adventures with a hot soak overlooking the Kenyan plains sounds like our idea of relaxation. Even better, you can soak as a duet with two clawfoot tubs at this perch.
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    Amilla Fushilearn more

    Hopping between the sea and the bathtub at this Maldives resort doesn’t sound too shabby. The beautiful bathtubs at Amilla Fushi are tucked into private suites, while plunge pools and showers shine in the sun just outside.
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    Gili Lankanfushilearn more

    With its private gardens, sun decks and hammocks hovering over the open waters, this Maldives resort has no shortage of chill zones. Hop in the 2-person bathtub overlooking the turquoise seas and colorful corals for the ultimate en-suite relaxation.
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    Hotel de Rougement

    Switzerland
    For those feelin’ more of a mountain escape with a steaming hot bathtub en-suite, the porcelain freestanding baths at Switzerland’s Hotel de Rougement are a real treat. This swiss chalet has all the wooded cozy vibes we love about the Alpine.
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    Belle Mont Farmlearn more

    A farm resort perched in the hills of Saint Kitts, Belle Mont offers guests a glimpse of the fertile farmland above this gorgeous island’s coast. As for an amazing bathtub, you can spot that right on the porch outside your room.
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