The Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai is straight from a fantasy and it's referred to as the 'world's only seven-star hotel'.
For those that are lucky enough to stay there a Rolls Royce will pick you up at the airport but if that's not good enough for you why not step it up a notch? You could also have a helicopter swing by and pick you up.
The 28th floor of the hotel has a helipad so it's not an unreasonable request. Oh, and it's not just used as a helipad - the spot also hosts tennis matches and golf games too.
Upon entry into the hotel you will be greeted with treats and fountains and when you're hungry, your options are endless.
You can choose from one of the hotel's nine restaurants and bars.
Probably one of the coolest parts about the Burj Al Arab is that it sits on an artificial island!
There's more, the hotel even has a private butler service available to guests, along with gold-plate iPads offered to everyone staying there.
You might also be in for a little shock when you see the bill too though. To spend one night in a deluxe one-bedroom suite at the Burj Al Arab in September this year, you'd be looking at a price tag of around £925... time to get saving!
12 luxury hotels with views to die for
12 luxury hotels with views to die for
With Mount Earnslaw on one side, and the greenery-clad Lake Wakatipu and the Humboldt Range mountains on the other, Glenorchy’s Blanket Bay Lodge is sandwiched by beauty. Set amidst the unspoiled and tranquil pastures of a vast high-country farm, this gem offers endless swathes of New Zealand’s famed rugged charm. Private balconies, cosy hot tubs and a striking infinity pool all offer majestic lake views, and the Southern Alps are never out of sight. Find best-priced flights to Queenstown with Momondo.
You’d be forgiven for wondering if your eyes are deceiving you. In a heavenly position way up on the hillside for maximum viewing pleasure, St Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort overlooks the turquoise glory of the Caribbean Sea and the islands magnificent pitons. Take a dip in a private infinity pool, sip away at a cocktail and marvel at the light-spangled water, pale beaches, and greenery-smothered peaks rising up into the endless sky.
Travel as far south as possible and you'll reach the chilly Patagonian tip of Chile. A minimalist white structure anchored on the banks of the turquoise Lake Pehoe, the Explora Patagonia hotel is placed right by the mouth of a waterfall in the heart of the Parque de Nacional Torres del Pain. It hardly gets more picturesque. Soaring glaciers, pristine lakes and snow-smothered jagged mountains form a ring around the hotel. If sighing at them out of your window isn’t enough, try a guided hike or a horseback trek, both ideal for exploring this untamed, untouched region.
How can a country so beautiful be so famously humble? Sublimely positioned on the banks of Lake Louise, The Fairmont Chateau serves up a majestic mix of vistas: there’s the emerald beauty of Lake Louise herself, the spectacular Victoria Glacier, and the awe-inspiring Bow Valley mountain range with its peppering of alpine trees and caps of snow.Indulge in a famous afternoon tea at the chateau’s restaurant, and take in the vista through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxurious rooms feature a wealth of amenities including cable TV, but you’ll be too engaged with the views to look for the remote.
Le Sirenuse is aptly named: this siren will draw you right in. High on a cliffside overlooking the quaint village of Positano and the idyllic Amalfi Coast, this is family-owned, boutique luxury amid life’s simple pleasures. Tiny fishing boats and ferries scatter across the water by day, while at night the combination of the star-studded sky and the lights of the terraced hillside town make for a fairytale backdrop. As if the exterior views aren’t enough, the ones inside will impress as well: antique furnishings and decor handpicked by the family patriarch prove that Italy’s sense of style is omnipresent. Find flights to Naples with Momondo.
Water, water everywhere – and what a view it makes. Cocoa Island Resort is quite literally a resort island. Think vivid white beaches, curving palm trees, a turquoise lagoon brimming with tropical fish, and wooden boardwalks connecting a series of 33 luxury overwater suites. Spend your days relaxing on your private terrace gazing out at the sparkling water and the distant horizon. Spot stingrays and turtles from your vantage point on the boardwalk, stroll the powdery sand of the island barefoot, or step straight out from your suite into the lagoon to explore the magnificent house reef below.
Nestled on the tranquil waterfront of the Amstel River, De L’Europe has the kind of picturesque views that will no doubt have inspired a Dutch Master or two to pick up a paintbrush. Fittingly, 23 of the hotel’s rooms are styled as artist's suites, adorned with replica paintings of famed works housed in the Rijksmuseum. Quaint water taxis and ferries chug past through the canals below, and the city’s historic heart unfolds before you. De L’Europe was the setting of Hitchcock’s thriller Foreign Correspondent – perhaps he chose it for an excuse to book a luxury waterfront room.
With nothing short of sublime views of the Alps, Das Central Hotel is licensed to thrill. Little wonder that this luxury hotel, along with its adjoining mountain resort, Ice Q, features so heavily in the New James Bond movie, Spectre. Positioned way up high in the renowned ski resort town of Sölden, the hotel offers views of the snow-topped summits from every vantage point. Decorated in cosy alpine style, it’s a perfect setting for mountain lovers. Even James Bond thinks so.
PARKROYAL is a lush oasis in the centre of this bustling metropolis. Its luxurious beauty is distinguished by unique sky gardens that form rings around each of the hotel’s levels with offers serene views of Hong Lim Park. This is a small pocket of tranquility and calm away from urban life: all four floors teem with greenery, with lushly organic expanses stretching across walkways, balconies and throughout the hotel’s interior. Try an upgrade for access to the spectacular rooftop lounge, which offer 360-degree light-studded views of the entirety of the city.
Live like royalty in an 18th century Portuguese palace in the historic heart of Porto. Brimming with heritage and opulence, Palacio das Cardosas is rich with decadent textiles, gleaming marble, and vast chandeliers. Pour a glass of red and stand on your wrought-iron balcony admiring the views of the famed Avenida dos Aliados, a sloping boulevard lined with cafés and shops – and capped with the Town Hall at one end and Liberdade Square at the other. With hotspots like the Bolhao Market, and the striking Clérigos Church just a stone’s throw away, you can map out tomorrow’s sightseeing right from your window.
Cast yourself in a real-life western with striking views offered by the Wild West-themed View Hotel in Utah’s Monument Valley. A Navajo-owned property, the hotel is painstakingly designed to complement the natural beauty of the landscape. And with its Mars-like soil, pockets of desert grasses and awe-inspiring rock formations carved over millennia by the winds, the scenery’s nothing short of staggering. Sit on your cabin porch and admire the tranquillity of the valley by day, then continue to do the same when the sun goes down and the Milky Way blazes across the huge expanse of the sky. It’s wild.
One of the finest hotels in Paris, the Shangri-La offers sweeping views of the City of Lights: they’re so beautiful you’ll want to toast to them with a glass of vintage Moët, natch. Reward yourself with a petit four for every landmark you pick out from your balcony window: they’re all within view. There’s the River Seine, just half a mile away, and the Jardins du Trocadero. And then there’s La Grande Dame herself: stunningly lit at night, the Eiffel Tower is so close it barely looks real – splurge on a two-storey duplex suite to see it in all its glory.