Be it from the bed, the bar or even the loo, these hotels and hideaways boast panoramas which you won’t forget in a hurry. But which blows your mind?
The 3 Nominees for Outstanding View
Metafort, Provence, France
We love the utter romance of the ‘Sous les étoiles’ room, perched at the very top of this Zen-like rural B&B. The bed is on a track so you can wheel it out onto your private roof terrace and sleep under a blanket of brilliant stars.
Ion Hotel, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
Sip cocktails and gaze over a spectacularly surreal landscape of lava fields, geysers and steaming rivers. If you’re lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights dance from the glass bar at this contemporary Icelandic hotel.
Bambu Indah, Ubud, Bali
We wouldn’t usually encourage lingering on the toilet. But you won’t want to hurry when you’re staying in ‘Afrika’, one of 13 teak houses at this eco-chic retreat. Its loo gazes out over lush paddy fields and across the Ayung river gorge to the mountains beyond. Luckily, the handmade copper bathtub has the same view!