Travel briefs: Four spectacular hotel bathtub views worth travelling for

From floor-to-ceiling views of British Columbia’s dense forest to skyline vistas of Osaka, here’s where you’ll find the best scenes from your hotel bathtub

Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa, Vernon, Canada. Courtesy Tajawal
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Immerse yourself in the forests of British Columbia

High up in the hills of British Columbia, surrounded by vineyards and overlooking the sprawling Lake Okanagan, lies Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa. The penthouse suites at this wellness and spa resort boast five-piece bathroom sets, including a stand-alone tub which overlooks the stunning Monashee mountains. The full-length windows allow views over the lake and surrounding countryside. 

Room rates start from Dh1,176 per night

Soak in the suds above Berlin

Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Courtesy Tajawal
Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Courtesy Tajawal

Set in Berlin’s upmarket City West district, the Waldorf Astoria offers travellers an elegant 5-star option for their time in the city. While all rooms have floor-to-ceiling views of the Berlin Zoological Garden, the walk-in bathroom in the presidential suite – the highest suite in the city – is where the magic really happens. The suite offers panoramic views of the Tiergarten Park, often described as the city’s “green lung”.

Room rates start from Dh980 per night

Relax while taking in the twinkling city lights in Japan 

Conrad Osaka, Osaka, Japan. Courtesy Tajawal
Conrad Osaka’s signature red tub. Courtesy Tajawal

The large Japanese port city of Osaka is renowned for its old-school charm and history as much as it is as a commercial hub, and now you can take all that in from the comfort of your hotel bathroom. Found between the 33rd and 44th floor of the Nakanoshima Festival West Tower, the Conrad Osaka hotel is set in an enviable position overlooking the skyline. The contemporary hotel, featuring modern artworks and large rooms (something of an anomaly for Japan) also has signature red, free-standing bath tubs – from which you can soak and watch the world go by below. 

Room rates start from Dh1,274 per night

Choose sea or city in Sri Lanka

Movenpick Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka. Courtesy Tajawal
Movenpick Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka. Courtesy Tajawal

Located right in the heart of the capital of Sri Lanka, the Movenpick Hotel in Colombo offers guests expansive views from every floor. Each room has either sweeping city or ocean views, so your bath-time viewing will be catered for whatever your preference. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom and the bathroom ensure unobstructed views as you relax in the tub. Room rates start from Dh637 per night.

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