14 Mind-Blowing Hotel Bathrooms We Could Live In

Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Punta Tragara.
Whether it’s conscious or not, every traveler has a routine when he or she first enters a hotel room. Some head to the window to check out the view, others jump on the bed to test its durability, and some migrate immediately to the minibar to scope out the nips and noshes on offer. My first stop is always the bathroom; it’s where I will soak away the sting from my long journey, and it’s in front of that lighted mirror that I’ll sip a glass of wine while I primp for a romantic night out.

The bathroom can provide major insight into a hotel’s identity and is a great indicator of how hygienic, modern, and generous the establishment is. If robes have holes or the hotel is stingy with products and amenities, guests will take notice.

From teched-out “thrones” to bathtubs primed for lapping up luxury, here are some of our favorite hotel bathrooms around the world.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Jumeirah Frankfurt.
Jumeirah Frankfurt
For tech-loving travelers, the bathrooms at the Jumeirah Frankfurt will feel like a hub away from home. They also happen to be some of the most high-tech in the world.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Jumeirah Frankfurt.
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The bathrooms offer innovative electronics like body-heat-detecting sensors that regulate energy consumption, BOSE surround-sound systems, international outlets, and LCD TVs that disappear into the mirror — and keep you updated on the news while you enjoy the rain shower or stand-alone bathtub.
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Palais Namaskar, Morocco
The hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, but the bathrooms are in a class all their own.
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Photo: Courtesy of Palais Namaskar.
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A massive, two-person rain shower takes center stage between a sumptuous soaking tub and an outdoor sanctuary that includes either a Jacuzzi or a heated plunge pool, plus an outdoor shower with a pebble-lined basin.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Bristol Paris.
Le Bristol Paris
When the sun is out in Paris, there are two places you want to be: 1) in a park with a baguette and a glass of wine, or 2) basking in the natural light that fills the beautiful bathrooms at Le Bristol Paris hotel.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Bristol Paris.
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This year is the hotel’s 90th birthday, and since the Champagne began flowing early this summer, there’s no better time to celebrate with a glass of bubbly in the white-marble bath basins.
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Photo: Courtesy of Monte Mulini Hotel.
Monte Mulini Hotel, Croatia
You might actually be able to live in the bathrooms at the Monte Mulini Hotel, what with the sheer amount of square footage. The hotel sits along the Istrian Peninsula in Rovinj, Croatia, where being in, on, or near water is a lifestyle, not an activity.
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Photo: Courtesy of Monte Mulini Hotel.
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Each room features rainfall showerheads, a large bathtub, and a plush ottoman — you know, for those times you just need to take a load off in between washing and brushing.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Grand Tremezzo.
Hotel Grand Tremezzo, Italy
The bathrooms at the Hotel Grand Tremezzo are just that: grand. Amenities include slippers, dressing gowns, and oversized bottles of Aquae di Como private-label luxury products.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Grand Tremezzo.
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All of the bathrooms are styled and decorated differently, so, depending on the room, you could be soaking in gilded glamour, surrounded by rare green marble, or taking in the views of Lake Como from your commode.
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Photo: Courtesy of Six Senses Yao Noi.
Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
Technically, it’s possible to never shower in the same place twice during a stay at the Six Senses resort in Yao Noi. The pool villas at this luxury resort have four showers. Four.
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Photo: Courtesy of Six Senses Yao Noi.
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Along with a private pool, the villas offer a sunken bathtub (with a TV hidden behind a wooden window in the wall), a shower by the pool, a guesthouse shower, a natural stone shower en-suite, and a pretty amazing outdoor shower for washing alfresco.
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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
The bathrooms at this design-centric hotel are evocative of a traditional Japanese bathhouse — except they feature sleek faucets and futuristic "smart toilets" with electronic bidets.
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Photo: Courtesy of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills.
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The bathtub and shower at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills are enclosed in a separate room, where the circle-shaped tub offers ample space to get immersed in Zen.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Grande Maison.
La Grande Maison, Bordeaux
Housed in a pristinely preserved 18th-century home-turned-five-star hotel, La Grande Maison is the exquisite byproduct of French wine magnate Bernard Magrez and chef Joel Robuchon’s delicious partnership.
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La Grande Maison, Bordeaux (Continued)
Although it’s often the gastronomy, oenology, and interior design that are noted as the standout features of this six-bedroom hotel (the wine list in the dining rooms includes no less than 259 Grands Crus Classes de Bordeaux and related wines), we remain obsessed with the bathrooms.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Grande Maison.
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The clawfoot tub looks almost like a shrine in this marbled sanctuary. A menu of bath salts, infusions, and pajamas is available upon request, but our favorite amenity is the full-size bottles of his-and-hers Hermès products (Terres d’Hermès perfume for him and Jour d’Hermès for her) that come standard in every room.
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Photo: Courtesy of the W Mexico City Hotel.
W Mexico City Hotel
This sultry hotel may win the award for most over-the-top amenities. Where most hotels have vanity chairs, the W Mexico City has hammocks; where most hotels have little bottles of mouthwash, the W Mexico City has a tequila bar.
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Photo: Courtesy of the W Mexico City Hotel.
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The bathrooms here actually feel like a place to hang out in — and to take in the floor-to-ceiling views of the city in a lemongrass-and-sage-scented space (courtesy of Bliss bath products).
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Photo: Courtesy of Maalifushi by COMO.
Maalifushi By COMO, Maldives
When you’re on an island that's famed as a natural, outdoor paradise, it’d be a shame to miss out on any opportunity to soak in the amazing sights and colors — which is why we love the bathrooms at this luxury resort.
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Maalifushi By COMO, Maldives (Continued)
Guests can rent out entire villas on land or water, but our favorite bathrooms are the ones in the Over Water Suites; they come ensconced in locally sourced stone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Maalifushi by COMO.
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The sunken tub is large enough for two and looks out over the azure waters — just past the suite’s lavish outdoor shower, where tiny bottles of the hotel’s signature COMO Shambhala Spa bath products turn what could be an unremarkable routine into an otherworldly experience.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Mio Buenos Aires.
Mio Buenos Aires
If it weren’t for the plush towel draped on the side of the polished wooden tubs at the Mio Buenos Aires, you might confuse these baths with artistic centerpieces.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Mio Buenos Aires.
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These basins are carved by Argentine artist Mario Dasso from fallen calden trees, providing an amazing chance to literally get immersed in art.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Punta Tragara.
Hotel Punta Tragara, Capri
Once used as the headquarters for the American Command in Italy during WWII, the Hotel Punta Tragara is now a cliffside escape, prime for soaking in la dolce vita.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Punta Tragara.
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The hotel's perch on the Faraglioni cliffs gives guests a killer view of the Tyrrhenian Sea — especially from the grand basin of the pure-white Jacuzzi bathtub in the Art Suite.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali
It’s no coincidence that the bathrooms at the brand new Mandapa resort in Bali are serene; the word “mandapa” literally translates to “temple” in Sanskrit.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
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The hotel pays homage to the traditions of the island, with local artists providing a backdrop for modern amenities — like marble soaking tubs set in front of floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over rice paddies. It’s not uncommon to see the hotel team out gathering ingredients for a range of customized dinners, or gathering grains to be used in the Padi Massage at the ESPA Spa. The bathrooms also feature authentic Balinese robes and slippers, a separate rain shower, and intricate design details.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Post Ranch Inn.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
This majestic stretch of pacific coastline is among the most exquisite spots on earth — and there's no better place to soak it in than at this luxurious cliffside retreat. Nearly all of Post Ranch Inn's 39 rooms offer spa tubs for two, with panoramic views of the ocean or mountains.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Post Ranch Inn.
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There are no televisions, alarm clocks, or people under 18 allowed at the inn, so you won't have any of the distractions of modern life during your stay. Watch the landscape come to life as the sun rises and sets over the Pacific. You don't even have to get out of the bath.
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