Ten of the best: Hotels with spectacular views

Ten of the best: Hotels with spectacular viewsHotel Salto Chico


Make the most of the gorgeous scenery while you're on holiday by taking in the stunning views from your hotel. Whether it's from the rooms, restaurants or swimming pools, these hotels offer jaw-dropping views of their surroundings.

We've found a fabulous hotel in Barcelona where you can see the city in all its glory, luxury lodges in Patagonia with breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and a palazzo in Florence that boasts an enchanting look at the city and beyond.

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Ten of the best: Hotels with spectacular views

This boutique hotel nestled in beautiful hillside framed by sugar cane fields boasts an elevated position and offers fabulous views over the west coast of Antigua. Take in the views of the palm-lined beaches and turquoise blue sea from day beds in the large verandas of the bedrooms and from the outdoor dining areas. Dine at Sugar Ridge's restaurant Charmichael's, which was designed to give guests the best views from its hilltop setting and be sure to watch the dreamy Antiguan sunset from here. Room with a view: A Premium King with a plunge pool from £220 per night. Visit sugarridgeantigua.com

This 15th century villa set in the Tuscan hills offers stunning views around every corner. The luxurious Il Salviatino stands on the hillside with picturesque views of Florence and the rolling landscape of Fiesole. You can enjoy the scenery while you dine at the Le Serre restaurant or see Florence's magnificent skyline and the Tuscan hills from your bedroom. The Ojetti Suite has a rooftop jacuzzi and a large private balcony for you to take in the views and there's a Dome View Room and Suite where you can see Florence's Duomo. Room with a view: Room 26 (pictured) from 610 euros per night. Visit salviatino.com

Marrakech's iconic hotel La Mamounia is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city while still located within the city walls and offers views of the Atlas Mountains. It's set in acres of gardens with palm trees and fruit trees and is just steps away from the busy Djemaa El Fna square while making you feel like you're a world away. Head to Le Bar Maroccain on the top floor of the restaurant with the same name for the most breathtaking views over to the Koutoubia mosque and sip drinks here in the evening while you watch the beautiful sunset over Marrakech. Room with a view: Hivernage Classic Room from £460.55 per night. Visit mamounia.com

Set in Mont Pelerin among vineyards and wooded paths on the shores of Lake Geneva, Le Mirador Kempinski offers inspiring views of the lake and Switzerland's Alpine skyline. The light and airy rooms make you feel like you're a part of the landscape and the suites have private balconies so you feel even closer to the snow-tipped peaks. The four restaurants offer fabulous views too so you won't have to miss out on the surroundings whichever one you dine in. Room with a view: From £400 per night. Visit kempinski.com

For killer views of Rio's stylish Ipanema Beach, look no further than the sleek and sophisticated Fasano. The rooftop swimming pool has panoramic views of Arpoador, the Two Brothers mountain and even up to the statue of Christ on top of the Corcovado. The beds in the beach-facing rooms have been carefully placed to face the ocean and you can even indulge in a massage with a view at the spa. Room with a view: A Deluxe Ocean Front room on the 7th floor. A trip with Select Collection including flights from Heathrow and a seven-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean View room with a balcony in February 2012 costs £3,550 per person. Visit selectcollection.com

This uniquely located lodge provides jaw-dropping views of Patagonia's landscape from its setting at the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park. It sits on the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall and has views of the Paine Massif plus two of the three impressive towers of the park. There are 50 elegant rooms and they're TV-free so you can really make the most of the spectacular surroundings! Rooms with views: The Salto Chico with a view of Salto Chico from $2,780 for four nights and the Cordillera Paine with a view of Macizo del Paine from $3,120 for four nights. Visit explora.com/explora-patagonia/

Set in the chic Soho neighbourhood, the Mondrian boasts a mesmerising look at New York's skyline with each room offering unobstructed views of Manhattan from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel is romantic in decor, has a greenhouse-style restaurant serving sustainable seafood and the cool Mister H where you can sip cocktails into the early hours. Room with a view: Penthouse C from £580 per night. Visit mondriansoho.com

Located 500 metres above Barcelona, Gran Hotel La Florida provides dramatic views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea making it one of the most exclusive hotels in the city. The historic landmark's original facade has been kept intact and inside you'll find a combination of 1920s glamour with state-of-the art technology and design. Some of the outdoor spaces where you can really experience the beauty of Barcelona include the L'Orangerie restaurant's outside terrace where you can see the city's magical skyline and the Zen Zone Spa's impressive pool where you can enjoy the views lying on a sunbed or from the water. Room with a view: Double room from 195 euros per night. Visit hotellaflorida.com

Every room at this luxury wine and port hotel enjoys the same unrivalled views of the Douro River and historic centre of Oporto in Portugal. Whether by day or night you can take in the uninterrupted views from the hotel that's positioned on a hillside and set in acres of gardens. The bedrooms are spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows and large private balconies, and you even get stunning views of the city from the bathroom windows. Room with a view: Superior Double from 200 euros per night. Visit the-yeatman-hotel.com

Wake up to India's most famous landmark at The Oberoi Amarvilas hotel in Agra. It's well-known for offering breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and lies just 600 metres from it. Whether you want to see the monument at sunrise, when the sun shines on it throughout the day or experience the iconic building at sunset, it can be seen from the rooms, suites, the hotel lobby, bar and lounge. The hotel is inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture and apart from the Taj Mahal, there's the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri to explore in Agra. Room with a view: A Premier room with a balcony from £540 per night with The Most Perfect View. Visit themostperfectview.com

With rooms overlooking St Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean, the infinity pool suites are to die for. The views from these rooms are spectacular both day and night: watch the sun go down and the sky sparkle with stars... Definitely the sort of room you'll never want to leave.

Stay in the luxury lodge at this hotel in the highlands of Guatemala and this is the view that will welcome you. Sitting on the shores or Lake Atitilan, you'll be able stare at the magnificent volcanos while having a private massage if the fancy takes you...

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