As a country we are probably beginning to get a bit bored of the cold, ice and snow and some of us may be suffering with the winter blues (which we recently did some research into), so we thought we would share with you some hotels that have incredible views. Hopefully this will put a smile back on your faces and help you conquer the winter blues.
This is Santorini, Greece. If your ideal holiday is sun, sea and relaxing by a pool then this is your heaven! What better way to start the day than waking up to this view from your window? (Image sourced from Flickr, by jdn)
If it is a bit of a city break you enjoy, then take a look at Stuttgart, Germany. This is a stunning night view and during the day there are numerous car museums you can visit, including Mercedes Benz and Porsche. (Image sourced from Oros on Twitter)
In the words of Will Smith, “welcome to Miami” in Florida. This hotel boasts a beautiful crystal blue sea view from the room. (Image sourced from Flickr by miamism)
This is the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai. Not only is it a beautifully designed bit of architecture, it is also a luxury hotel with some tranquil areas to relax and watch the busy world go by. (Image sourced from Flickr, by *Crazydiamond*)
Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai (Image sourced from Flickr by Jaguarcarsmena)
This is on a balcony in Seville, Spain. If you love old architecture then there is plenty to see in Sevilla. It also offers a great night life, traditional Spanish culture, tapas bars and religious festivals, as well as being the home of the Flamenco dance and bull fighting. (Image sourced from edans on Flickr)
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel in Egypt offers the incredible view in the image above at night (Image sourced from Andrew Currie on Flickr) and the below image is the view from the daytime (Image sourced from ninahale on Flickr) .
Fairmont Hotel in Southampton, Bermuda is a luxurious hotel, complete with a golf course, spa, gym, 10 restaurants and of course, this amazing view from the rooms! (Image sourced from Robyn2175 on Flickr)
If you are looking for an escape from the madness at home, then look no further than Kasbah Bab Ourika, Morocco (Image sourced from Sar and Ish on Flickr). This hotel is tucked away in the High Atlas mountains surrounded by some astonishing scenery, and if you are looking to discover the Moroccan culture, it is only a 45 minute drive from the heart of Morocco, Marrakech.
(Image sourced from garybembridge on Flickr).
This is the view from a room in the Concorde Lafayette Hotel in the iconic capital of Paris. You are sure to have a romantic stay at this classy hotel situated a stones throw away from the Eiffel Tower. You could wine and dine your other half with one of the most romantic backdrops in the world.
A fellow Anglian employee, Becky did a tour of Asia visiting a few different countries and kindly shared some pictures from her hotels. The above image is overlooking Bangkok in Thailand, a city where there is always something to do. This is the view of the sunset from the roof terrace of WII Hostel in Siam Square. There were lots of new buildings and hotels being built in the area at this time (July 2011), so it would be interesting to see what it looks like now.
This is the view on the beach in Cam Nam, Vietnam, a view that Becky was lucky to be able to enjoy. On a coach journey from Da Nang to Ho-Chi-Minh city, she spotted a row of bungalows and got off the coach hoping she was able to rent one…she was in luck! From here she immersed herself in the local culture in this idyllic area and said it was a relief to be away from the touristy locations.
Finally, the image above was taken in Varanasi, India where her hotel looked over a market stall selling colourful fruit and vegetables. This was by far Becky’s most favourite city, which is known as the holy city. It is a beautiful place with colours beyond description flooding the city everyday and every person had a smile on their face. To top it off, the city has a vast history and is the air is always filled with rich aromas from the spices and coffee available.
If you enjoyed this blog, you might like a feature we did last year about unusual homes; read more about this here.