Five of the Best: Tubs With a ViewBy Angelica Malin
From luxury escapes to bathtubs in the Kenyan bush – read on to discover the best tubs with a view. Mini toiletries at the ready:
The Run-Down: Located in the heart of England’s capital in London Bridge, and occupying levels 34 to 52 of the Shard, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is the perfect setting to enjoy the bustling city from above. The captivating views over London give guests the chance to step back and enjoy a fresh perspective of the city.
What to Expect: Each room offers guests floor-to-ceiling windows and the bathrooms have tubs that look out over London’s key landmarks and the bathrooms offer heated floors, walk-in showers, personal mirror televisions and a selection of hand-selected L’Occtaine products.
The Run-Down: This luxurious tented camp lies at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four main game-viewing areas, and enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between July and September.
What to Expect: During the remainder of the year, herds of watering elephant, hippos and other animals can often be seen from your private veranda. Mara Explorer’s own all-weather airstrip means you can be in camp less than an hour after leaving the bustle of Nairobi city.
The Run-Down: Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is known for its dramatic landscape, ranging from steep mountains, to valleys dotted with monasteries and fortresses. The Buddhist Kingdom is the ultimate destination to escape the hustle and bustle of Western life and relax and unwind in unspoiled surroundings.
What to Expect: Gangtey Lodge Bhutan offers beautifully designed accommodation for two, for those looking for a luxurious, peaceful and comforting experience. After a day hike with Blue Poppy Tours & Treks discovering the Gangtey Phobjikha Valley, a glacier valley in the Black Mountain National Park considered one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Bhutan, guests can return to Gangtey Lodge and relax in their oasis of calm. The lodge is designed with warm fabrics and earthen tones in true Bhutanese style. Guests can soak in their deep private bath that overlooks the stunning valley, before unwinding by the cosy fireplace.
The Run-Down: Towering spectacularly over the bustling city, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho rooms offer breath-taking views soaring above the urban jungle below.
What to Expect: The impressive bathrooms have been designed with glass walls so that guests can look out at the stunning cityscape whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles in baths large enough to fit two people. The rooms look out at some of the city’s key hot spots, including the Imperial Palace and to Tokyo’s tallest structure, Tokyo Skytree. Guests staying in the Designer Suite can also enjoy a flick through one of the hand-selected books that reside on the impressive bookshelf. The titles were chosen by the highly regarded Kinokuniya Book Shop located in Shinjuku and there is something suitable for all tastes.
The Run-Down: Mountain Shadows is an icon of luxury and design after it was completely rebuilt in 2017. Located near Scottsdale, the luxurious resort is nestled between Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain, which is how it earnt its name – from the shadows cast in the afternoon sunlight from the iconic mountains. The resorts striking architecture and stunning scenery makes Mountains Shadows resort a unique place to visit.
What to Expect: The Immerse Guestrooms at Mountains Shadows allow guests the opportunity to bathe in the luxurious bathtub which looks out across Camelback Mountain. Unwind in the tub with red flower bath amenities, before bundling up into your plush robes and slippers. The premium accommodation is built with the idea of indulging for complete relaxation. The rooms are designed with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors give you plenty of time to appreciate your desert surroundings.