We found the most epic hotel bathtubs in the world
Words: Sarah Tarca // @tarca
Anyone for some bathtub porn?
Some people choose holiday destinations for the culture. Some for the shopping. And a lot, for the food. But us? We’re all about the bathtubs. We’ve been known to veto places our partners booked because they only come with a shower. And, on more than one occasion we’ve also been guilty of paying exorbitant amounts of cash to upgrade to a suite… because, bath. For us a soak in the tub is the ultimate in self-care. A little ritual solely for you that captures that magic in the mundane thata we’re all about. And here is where to capture that all around the globe with our edit of the best hotel bathtubs in the world.
THALIA Haven, TASmania.
Thalia Haven is what Wayward dreams are made of. The off-grid space on the Tassie east coast is two kilometres from the nearest neighbour, and may just be the perfect place to reconnect, meditate or just take time out. And then there’s this: the outdoor bathtub perched on the deck outside the main building which looks out onto a panoramic postcard view of Oyster Bay. We can’t think of a single place we’d rather be.
The “I love Amsterdam suite” at the Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam.
For those who really like to treat themselves (read: spend all their savings on the bath of their dreams), there’s this beauty. Part of a triplex suite in a converted 19th century bank, the interiors are the handiwork of Piero Lissoni, and truly showcase the architectual beauty of the building. But, of course the pièce de résistance is the epic deep-soak tub made entirely from Jerusalem sandstone. Take a bottle of wine (or three) and soak for days while you take in the views of the Rijksmuseum through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Pavilion bassin at amanjena, marrakech, morocco,
Sitting just outside of the hustle of Marrakech the Ed Tuttle designed Amanjena really knows what five-star is about. And the bathtub is no exception. In there you’ll find a green marble bathtub set off against the iconic dusty-rose hued walls that makes Marrakech so instagrammable… yeah you can just leave us right there, thanks.
The VIK Master suite at THE VINA Vik, Chile.
With floor to ceiling views out to the mountains, the lake, and the stunning Chilean wine country, The Vik makes a strong case for becoming a homebody during your vacay… and that’s before you even experience the bathtub. The hammock-style, carbon fibre tub was made by Splinter Works - a UK custom furniture manufacturer - doesn’t touch the floor. Instead, it hangs suspended from the walls and features a continously curved surface, specifically designed for comfort and luxurious soaking. These are our kind of people.
At Baines Camp, the eco-friendly camp made from cans (yes, really!) by day you can walk amongst the elephants, which is pretty epic, sure. But we don’t blame you if you’re still looking forward to nighttime more… where you get to relax in one of these outdoor bathtubs and soak up the stars on your own private deck.
AmanRuya, Bodrum, turkey.
It may have a rep for being a party town, but at Amanruya it’ll just be a party for one, because we can guarantee you won’t want to be leaving this bath. Inspired by Ottoman architecture, each of the bathrooms in the 34 pavillions are something to behold. With white and marble interiors they all have a traditional hamman feel - except you get to bathe blissfully solo in this piece of heaven.
“For us, a soak in the tub is the ultimate in self-care”
THE Pacific Suite AT THE POST RANCH INN, Big Sur, CALIFORNIA.
Sitting in the cliff tops on the Californian coastline is the luxe Post Ranch Inn retreat. With simultaneous views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, there’s no need for frou-frou interiors. Instead, you can just relax right here and truly understand what they mean when people say “at one with nature.”"