Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Super luxe and lush bathrooms

I have never had a bathroom worth writing home about in my years as a renter, so on the rare occasion that I get to travel, I always appreciate a hotel with a clean, well-stocked, and zen bathroom. If I'm lucky enough to have a room with a whirlpool tub, or a walk in shower, it is something I always remember.


How luxe is that shower!?!

So how does a hotel take a bathroom to the next level?

For rooms that house two guests, the minimum in luxury bathrooms should be twin basins and mirrors. Bathrooms boasting marble surfaces, spacious baths and showers with steam or sauna options and mirror cabinets with inbuilt televisions are elements that are sure to impress guests. Whirlpool baths are another luxurious pleasure that come in all shapes and sizes to suit varying room sizes and the corresponding number of occupants.


Faucets are often underestimated in terms of their impact on user experience and therefore hotels can deliver plenty in regards to this element in the bathroom - just as long as it is still useable.  I hate it when a sink is too shallow to wash my face. In some instances, faucets tie together the entire design  and level of opulence of the room. Designer taps with sensor operation, single lever operation or floor standing options all offer a luxury experience for guests.


I'd feel like a princess using this bath located in Kenya.


What do you think of that tree sculpture?

 This Cape Town hotel bathroom couldn't have a better view.


Same with this hotel in Capri.


What makes a hotel stand out for me is to offer indulgent bathing experiences to the same degree that they offer indulgent eating experiences. Who wouldn't remember a spectacular whirlpool bath tub, spacious enclosures or indulgent walk-in shower?

Do you remember a hotel bathroom that really stuck in your mind as being absolutely fabulous?


1 - 4 via Elle Decor, 5-7 via ABC News Explore


*disclosure: This post in partnership with ACVA.co.uk

6 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

Claridges - everything was simple and comfortable and uncrowded, and of the very best. It was years ago and I and still remember the feeling of warm, fresh air, and the smell of expensive soap, beautifully folded towels to hand. It was as much about the housekeeping as the design.

Blue Mountain Belle said...

I need to go to this bathroom in capri

www.bluemountianbelle.com

shela said...

Absolutely like the bathroom with tree sculpture...white is definitely refreshing. Would love to stay longer in this kind of bathroom.Love it!

ADI said...

I really like the second to the last picture of a bathroom wherein I can see the mountain. It is really awesome!

sherimartininteriors said...

Love 'em all, but I think my fave is the second one with the charming lighting and great sinks.
Great ideas from all of them though.

Dollie said...

Goodness! They are terribly awesome!

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