Some hotel rooms just have the most amazing view. So amazing, that you just want to stay in your room to enjoy the view.
I asked fellow travel bloggers to share some of their rooms with a view in Asia. Enjoy!!
Overwater villas in the Maldives (With Husband in Tow)
When it comes to a hotel room with a view, nothing comes close to the view you can experience while staying in a hotel in the Maldives with overwater villas. Many hotels in the Maldives offer different types of rooms, some with jungle or garden views and some with immediate beachfront access. But, the cream of the crop of hotel rooms in the Maldives includes those famous overwater villas.
Like a dream come true. An overwater villa in the Maldives provides a view so long and deep it feels like sitting at the end of the universe. There are so many different shades of blue, in the water, and all along the horizon. Each morning, you can hear the tiny little waves lap the stilts of the room. And, fresh fish and even black-tipped sharks swim underneath.
Yes, the Maldives is an expensive place to visit, with rooms ranging from $700-$1000 or more a night. But, when waking up at the Hurawalhi Maldives, in an overwater villa, it suddenly seems all worth it. Even if for only one night (try to stay for more!).
Beachfront villa in Hoi An, Thailand (From Real People)
For me, travel is about two things. The first is the chance to explore new, exotic places as far removed from our normal day-to-day lives as possible and interact with the local community. The second is the chance to enjoy some peace, rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the crazy modern world we live in. My room with a view is taken from one of the beachfront villas at the Boutique Resort in the Vietnamese city of Hoi An. The photo was taken just after sunrise in the early morning as the locals were preparing for fishing. It epitomizes both of the key aspects of travel that is important to me.
Over recent years Vietnam has embraced tourism and grown at an enormous rate. The central cities of Da Nang and Hoi An have expanded exponentially with all sorts of amazing, modern resorts. It’s easy to stay in an amazing hotel, visit the main tourist sights and retreat to the comfort of your hotel. By doing so, you’ll miss out on the true spirit of Vietnam provided by its wonderful people. By seeking out family restaurants and other local businesses at every opportunity, you will be rewarded with some amazing experiences. You will also be helped to put money in the pockets of the local community.
Room 101 – Gokyo Lakes Lodge, Gokyo, Nepal (A Social Nomad)
This magnificent view is to be found in Room 101, at the Gokyo Lakes Lodge at the base of Gokyo Ri, Nepal in the heart of the Himalayas. You can only reach this lodge on foot if you’re trekking to the Gokyo Lakes region – or perhaps taking one of the longer routes to Everest Base Camp. The snow in the foreground is covering one of the magnificent Gokyo Lakes, normally an iridescent blue reflecting the sky and peaks above.
The room is basic, but with a view like this, what more do you need? With two single beds and space for your gear. There are shared toilets and a shared lodge dining room where you can take breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Conrad Xiamen Hotel in Xiamen, China (Romantic Explorers)
Andaz Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (For Two, Please)
Tokyo’s skyline is breathtaking and what better way to enjoy it than from the relaxing privacy of your own room. In Andaz Tokyo, all guestrooms boast incredible city views, overlooking either Tokyo Bay, Imperial Palace and Skytree, or the iconic Tokyo Tower. Given that it perches on top of one of Tokyo’s highest buildings, you are guaranteed to secure completely unobstructed views!
Within the hotel, there are many places where you can admire the spectacular Tokyo skyline beside the guestrooms. Andaz Tavern on the 51st floor, for example, offers stunning views of the city over the Imperial Palace through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. In the evening, the sky-high Rooftop Bar on the 52nd floor is one of the best places in the city to soak up the incredible cityscape while sipping on a cocktail. Even at the spa treatment rooms, you will have the pleasure of an exceptional view as you relax!
Andaz Tokyo no doubt has one of the best vantage points in the city. Book a stay at this Tokyo luxury hotel if you want the perfect city view!
Park Hyatt Hotel, Sydney, Australia (Coasting Australia)
Vattersgarden Isolabella Resort, Nilwella, Sri Lanka (My Adventures Across the World)
Banyan Tree Bintan, Bintan, Indonesia (Singapore N Beyond)
SO Sofitel Bangkok, Thailand (Love and Road)
W Taipei, Taiwan (Roamscapes)
Imagine sipping on a glass of wine or a mug of hot tea while you lounge by a full-length window, treating yourself to the night lights of Taipei 101 and its busy surroundings. That’s exactly what I did when staying at the W Taipei, which is located right in the heart of Taipei’s commercial Xinyi District.
Staying at the W Taipei gives you easy access to several attractions in the surrounding area: there’s the National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Xinyi Public Assembly Hall (a retro-cool arts cluster that used to be a military village), Linjiang Street Night Market, and Xiangshan (Elephant Hill) hiking trail where you can marvel at the entire city.
Despite all that Taipei has to offer in the way of museums, art galleries, shopping, and street food, I loved this view so much I wanted to just sit by the window all day and watch the world go by from 18 floors above. I was in Taipei for work so I was out all day and didn’t get to fully enjoy the room, but I couldn’t ask for a better place to wind down than here!
Guesthouse in Chomrong, Nepal (Teja on the Horizon)
One of the places I’ve stayed at which was memorable for its views, was Chomrong, a large-ish village in the Annapurnas of Nepal.
To get there you would have to go on one of the longer Annapurna treks because Chomrong is the last village in Annapurna before entering the sacred highland area where no beasts of burden may be used and a vegetarian diet is observed. Annapurna Base Camp is at the end of this route beyond Chomrong.
I was put up at a guesthouse literally called ‘Excellent View’, and it certainly lived up to its name. The rooms opened onto a long outdoor gallery overlooking the Annapurna peaks and the valley below. As I went in the monsoon season, the view was partly misted over by fog and cloud. But the misty mountains have a secretive, shy beauty that was charming in its own way.
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort, Thailand (Finding Beyond)
When visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city in the north, it’s important to make sure to get out into the surrounding mountains. Once you’ve exhausted all the city sights such as the many intricate temples, awesome markets, narrow Old Town streets, delicious food and too many coffee shops to choose from, we recommend booking a few nights at the peaceful Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort which clings into the nearby mountain’s side. The views from all over the resort are stunning and they get no better than from the rooms themselves. From the pool, the breakfast room, the restaurant, the lobby, the gym, the coffee shop and the gardens, there’s nowhere that doesn’t reward you with a spectacular view of the jungle-clad mountains and local villages below. There are many accommodation options in the resort, from private villas to smaller hotel rooms, but to enjoy a room with the best view book one of the Sky Mountain Junior Suites. Situated at the highest point of the resort the lookout from their huge balconies is truly awesome.
Which view is your favorite?
Eye popping views Sharon! The place we have in New Zealand now compares well 😉 View of a dramatic karst, mountains, and the wilderness folks behind us. Bay view for 180 degrees too, but 360, all bananas. Cool too; I recall walking down the beach in Hoi An right by that spot!
Never been to Asia but those views certainly want to make me go 🙂