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Top 10… rooms with a view

| 27 Jan 2020

Cox & Kings’ experts have cherry-picked their favourite hotel rooms around the world. From mountain views and stunning glacial lakes to the ever-stretching ocean and African bush, you’ll want to wake up to these views.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada

As the seasons change, Lake Louise transforms from a magical snow-covered winter wonderland into a glorious sun-drenched paradise. Summer fades and autumn welcomes the crisp amber colours of the leaves that crunch underfoot. Opt for one of the hotel’s suites offering a lake view, where you can look out over the sensational Lake Louise and Victoria glacier.

Glacier Suite Balcony View

View over Lake Louise from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India

Set high in the Kanchenjunga mountains is this beautiful working tea estate. First established in 1860, it still retains its charming character. With snow-capped mountains, rolling hills layered with forests and tea plantations, you will be greeted with a verdant vista in a rural, tranquil surrounding. Enjoy a morning cup of locally grown tea from your balcony or the veranda.

View of Kanchenjungha

View of Kanchenjunga mountains from Glenburn Tea Estate

Alila Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

Hidden high up in the Al Hajar mountain range is this luxurious oasis for those seeking a respite from the desert heat of Muscat and the coast. Walking out of the Jabal Villa you are greeted by the alluring private pool overlooking the mountains and gorge, providing a breathtaking view. Both the Mountain View suite and Ridge View rooms also offer superb vistas over the dramatic gorge and mountains. What’s more, you can enjoy the view while you dine alfresco or take part in a relaxing yoga class.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

View from the Jabal Villa

Kingston Treehouse, Lion Sands, South Africa

Glamping doesn’t get much better than this! Walk across the small drawbridge to this luxurious treehouse, set in the depths of the Kruger National Park. Renowned for its plethora of wildlife, Kruger is a popular safari spot where there are regular sightings of the Big Five. Wake up to the early morning animal calls and enjoy sundowners over the treetops, taking in unspoilt views. What’s more, the stargazing from your treehouse is magical.

Kingston Tree House, Sabi Sands

Kingston Treehouse

explora, Torres del Paine, Chile

As you draw the curtains in your Cordillera Paine room, you will have uninterrupted views of the towering granite cuernos or ‘horns’, the famed mountain peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Discover the park and take in the striking scenery, with lakes of all shades of blue, craggy pinnacles, Andean wildlife and the imposing Grey glacier. explora is the only luxury hotel within the national park and after a busy day, the warm, comfortable rooms won’t be too far away. Once the sun has set, be sure to look up at the sky as the stargazing is second to none.

Cordillera Paine room's view

View from the Cordillera Paine room, explora, Torres del Paine

Jabali Ridge, Ruaha, Tanzania

Overlooking Ruaha National Park is this beautiful, boutique safari camp. Set atop kopjes – small, isolated hills – it provides the ultimate view for sundowners. Each suite is hidden away between large boulders and the bush, giving you the sense that you have the park to yourself. Take in the views from the hammock, bathroom or your private terrace and listen to the sounds of Africa all around you.

Jabali Ridge hammock

Jabali Ridge view

Water Garden Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

These serene villas are surrounded by lakes and water streams that trickle past the rooms, providing a melodic sound. As you look out of your villa, you will be spoilt with views of the imposing Sigiriya rock fortress. The Duplex Twin Villas offer a private pool with a jacuzzi as well as a sun deck, enveloped by greenery, which retains the privacy.

View from the Duplex Villa

View from the Duplex Villa, Water Garden Sigiriya

Eagles Nest, New Zealand

Tucked away in the north eastern corner of New Zealand’s North Island is this luxurious retreat that offers panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. The generous Rahimoana villa has a 25-metre infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean and islands, ideal for watching jaw-dropping sunsets. Alternatively, the romantic First Light Temple villa is hidden among the verdant undergrowth, making it the perfect secluded spot for honeymooning couples.

Rahimoana villa views

Rahimoana Villa, Eagles Nest

To include any of these remarkable hotels in a private, tailor-made itinerary, please either call one of our specialist travel consultants or complete our tailor-made request form and one of our experts will get back to you to help you plan an itinerary.



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