Having a nice bathroom immediately earns any home, hotel or even petrol station some serious points. After all, if it’s a place you’re going to be making yourself comfortable, even if only for a short time, you want to be able to relax properly. However, some bathrooms go above and beyond when it comes to providing that relaxing retreat we all desire from a bathroom, by providing some unbeatable views to make spending a penny a memorable experience. To whet your wanderlust here’s a glance at some of the best bathroom views in the world. Who wouldn’t want to spend some time in these places?
Having opened in 2008, The Atlantis is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, situated on the Palm in Dubai. It has two very special suites, called the Neptune and the Poseidon, which are situated towards the base of the hotel’s aquarium, giving off the impression that the suites are underwater. A night’s stay will set you back just under £6000, but maybe you think it’s worth it to have a bath whilst being able to view 65,000 marine animals as you soak!
The women’s restrooms in Columbia Tower, Seattle, Washington offer sweeping views over the entirety of the city. Each stall has its own sink, marble counters, solid brass fixtures and a panoramic view giving an Easterly view of the city. There is also a small communal area located just outside of the toilets and apparently, many men sneak into the toilets to catch the awesome view!
Four Seasons Resort
The Four Seasons Resort in the Seychelles has a selection of Hilltop Ocean View Villas, featuring beautiful and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the perfect turquoise water stretching out in front of you. Customers at the hotel can relax in their baths, which give off the impression that the bath is mixing seamlessly with the surrounding ocean. This bathroom truly gives you the opportunity to be at one with nature and relax, completely surrounded by blue waters.
Mumin Papa Café
If you can’t quite afford to shell out the money that The Atlantis requires for an underwater bathroom experience, then head to Akashi in the Hyogo prefecture in Japan. Here the Mumin Papa Café, which sits on the beach, gives female customers the opportunity to have a completely submerged toilet experience. The toilet is surrounded on three sides by a cave like aquarium, alone but for the curious turtle that lives in the water.
Standing at 310 meters, and one of the tallest buildings in Western Europe, the Shard is evidently able to afford fantastic views over London. It does this from viewing platforms and, on the 68th floor, a toilet. The smallest room in this skyscraper, relieving yourself on this toilet means you can view such iconic sights as the Tower of London, the Gherkin and HMS Belfast. Of course, there’s a slightly steep entrance fee to get in, but who could turn down a view like that?
Are there any bathroom views you think are worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments.