Whether you're looking to stay at a seaside residence in the Amalfi Coast or you prefer a secluded hotel surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, there are some truly incredible options available to be explored. We have picked a few of our favourite properties that have some of the best hotel views around the world.
Hotel Santa Caterina
It’s not easy for a hotel to live up to the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, but Hotel Santa Caterina pulls it off. This elegant seaside residence is surrounded by the perennial blue of the Mediterranean sea and lined with cultivated olive groves and vibrant fruit orchards. The hotel is perched above the coast and overlooks a large estate that winds its way down the cliffside along a series of scenic natural terraces in the rock face. You’ll find beautiful interiors decorated with classic Italian furnishings and Mediterranean architecture while the rooms are spacious and filled with light, with balconies and views over the sea of Amalfi or the garden. Nestled in one of the most beautiful corners of the Amalfi Coast, you’ll find Hotel Santa Caterina’s Beach Club, which is easy to access by a unique elevator carved into the rockface. Head down and take advantage of the heated salt water pool and the stunning sun deck.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Surrounded by mesmerising mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year-round bliss mountain resort has plenty of opportunities for adventure, from guided mountain tours and scenic hiking to world-class skiing in the winter. Alternatively, trade your skis for an inflatable tube and experience the thrill of sailing down the snowy slopes of Sunny Tube Park. The mountainous backdrop at Fairmont Lake Louise makes the perfect setting for this exhilarating activity that everyone can enjoy.
One&Only Cape Town
Framed by the towering natural wonder of Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town is a tranquil enclave surrounded by mesmerising waterways and a traditional harbour just moments from the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. In the heart of South Africa’s breathtaking capital city, this hotel was made for leisurely days by the glistening pools or time spent at the extraordinary spa. Sample local flavours at ‘Nobu’ and ‘Isola’ or discover the best of Cape Town while exploring the Cape Winelands and hiking to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain. Appreciate each of the 91 Marina Rise rooms and suites that open onto a private balcony with sensational views of the rugged mountains beyond.
This hotel is renowned for its unparalleled services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance, uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment. Situated in Oia and built into Santorini’s mythic Caldera, the picturesque town is home to charming restaurants and breathtaking surroundings. Katikies ‘Seltz Champagne Bar & Restaurant by Fleur de Miravel’ offers an amazing vantage point where guests can enjoy the famous Santorini sunset over Caldera. Witness its changing hues while indulging in sparkling champagne. The hidden SPA cave is the ideal place to treat yourself to a fully relaxing getaway; the private steam bath and the jetted tub enhance a unique experience.
Rising majestically above the 600 acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a utopia of organic architecture that celebrates St. Lucia’s incredible scenic beauty. Architect Nick Troubetzkoy, made sure to integrate harmony with Caribbean nature. His bold design of individual bridges leads to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stone-faced columns that reach towards the sky. Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours, you’ll find award-winning restaurant, ‘Jade Cuisine’. Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails and star-gazing. The remarkable Jade Mountain Hotel is the only property in St. Lucia with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains that float upon the Caribbean Sea.