For me, the most important part of any hotel room is the bathtub. Not just the tub itself, but the view from it. Show me a freestanding tub with an incredible view and I'll show you just how long I can soak. Our team of luxury travel consultants has scouted the globe for the best hotel bathtubs with a view - and they are incredible. Pour in the bubble bath - it's time for a soak!
The Silo, Cape Town
Cape Town's newest hotel offers some of the most stunning bathrooms in the world, with equally stunning views from its bathtubs.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
The Osprey Pavilion's bathroom is a show stopper. Its sculpted granite bathtub looks out onto the plains of Kangaroo Island and the ocean beyond.
Vik Chile, Chile
Each room at the Vik Chile is truly a work of art and its bathrooms are equally unique. From the Vik Suite's carbon fiber bathtub, you'll have views of the vineyard. But since the hotel is perched on a hilltop, each view of the vineyard is stunning, no matter which bathtub you end up soaking in.
Gora Kadan, Japan
The open-air bathtub at Gora Kadan is a work of art, designed by architect Ikuo Ogitsu. It is fed by two hot mineral springs and sits in a moss garden among cherry and camellia trees.
Royal Chundu Lodge, Zambia
The exclusive Royal Chundu Island Lodge offers the best view of the Zambezi waterways from its open-air bathtubs. Keep your eyes open for various wildlife, including hippopotamuses, crocodiles, African fish eagles, egrets, and herons while sipping champagne in a bubble bath.
Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy
The villa suites at Borgo Santo Pietro are a picture of Tuscan opulence and romance. The golden clawfoot bathtubs sit alongside ancient tapestries in the 13th-century villa and are bathed in sunshine pouring in through its windows overlooking the green valley.
Post Ranch Inn, California
Post Ranch Inn is built on a cliff 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, so you can imagine how beautiful the sweeping views of the dramatic California coast are from the large soaking bathtub in the Cliff House.
InterContinental Hong Kong, China
The InterContinental Hong Kong is famous for its view of the city and Victoria Harbor. Get the best view in the house from the bathtub in the Signature Suite.
Footsteps may be a rustic semi-permanent camp for those seeking authentic bush experiences in the Okavango Delta, but its private iron bathtub adds a little luxury after a day of walking safaris. It's hard to beat the view of the stars from the bathtub at night.
Casa de Uco Resort, Argentina
Bathe among the vines at Casa de Uco Resort, where bathtubs have 180-panoramic views over Mendoza's vineyards.
After a day on safari, there's nothing better than a long soak in the tub. At Sayari Camp, round bathtubs with a view over the Serengeti plains provide the perfect ending to a day of adventure.
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Soaking in the bathtubs at Alila Jabal Akhdar is the essence of luxury among the rugged landscape of the Al Hajar Mountains. At 6,500 feet above sea level, you'll have incredible views of the mountains and gorge below.
At Zarafa Camp, freestanding deep copper bathtubs overlook the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the world-famous Savute Channel. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants while soaking in a relaxing bubble bath.
Wolwedans Boulders Camp, Namibia
The most exclusive property of the Wolwedans camps, the scenery at Boulders Camp is stunning. The suites are hugged by massive granite boulders and offer jaw-dropping views of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Located on the banks of the Zambezi River and just upstream from Victoria Falls, the setting for Tongabezi and its outdoor bathtubs are a dream.
To add a soak in one of these bathtubs with a view to your next Ker & Downey journey, contact your Luxury Travel Consultant. Stay up to date on all our online content by following us on Facebook and Twitter.