Relieving yourself is an important part of daily life, so why not take in the amazing sights around you while you tinkle. A bog-standard toilet can be a thing of the past with these fantastic water-closets! Holidays Please have chosen some of the five most scenic spots from around the world for those personal pit-stops where you can do your ‘business’ whilst being blessed with some sensational views.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Perched on a rim, the loos in Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s northern suites all face across and down into the 100-mile crater floor – the epicentre of a landscape that’s frequently labelled the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. That means you might gaze down at huge herds of elephant, prides of hunting lion and East Africa’s best population of black rhino while you micturate. Mixing elegant colonial design with a wilder African style, each suite also comes with a personal butler, an outdoor decking area, a fireplace, leather armchairs and a bathroom complete with a chandelier hanging over the massive bath.
A week’s stay costs from £3,725 pp (two sharing) including flights, transfers and seven nights’ full board in a Luxury (northern) Suite.
Guests in this hotel’s Presidential suite can enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles Mountains while they go to the can. Other perks of this plush pad include a private lounge and eight-seater dining room, a wood-panelled study, a private wrap-around terrace and a freestanding antique marble bath. Throw in underfloor heating, Italian-imported chandeliers and a collection of artworks by South African masters, and the beautiful bog might not be the only thing you write home about.
A week’s stay costs from £20,497 pp (two sharing) including flights, transfers and seven nights’ room-only accommodation in the Presidential Suite.
The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, China
Due to its location at the edge of Victoria Harbour, the chic Peninsula Hotel boasts stunning, unrivalled views over the city and across to Hong Kong Island. Insiders know that the gents’ loos (above) in the hotel’s Philippe Starck-designed Felix bar has the fairest photo opportunity of them all. Kids are banned, Pacific Rim cuisine is consumed and a strict dress code is enforced. More publically, the Peninsula also boasts fabulous spa facilities and nine separate eateries, including a rooftop restaurant serving international cuisine. The views aren’t too bad up there, either.
A five-night stay costs from £1,913 pp (two sharing) including flights, transfers and room-only accommodation in a Deluxe Room.
Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Huvafen Fushi comprises 44 authentic stilt bungalows on land and water, most with their own private freshwater plunge pools and sunbathing platforms. Each also comes with a bathroom incorporating full-length windows from which to gaze out across the crystal-clear Indian Ocean; not a bad view to admire as you tend to your own aquatics. Better yet, you can even hook up your bungalow’s BOSE sound-system to play as you answer nature’s call.
A five-night stay costs from £4,879 pp (two sharing) including flights, transfers and room-only accommodation in an Ocean Bungalow.
The Oberoi Mena House Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
This five-star hotel covers 40 acres, comes steeped in history (the Egyptian royal family has stayed here in the past) and has facilities including expansive gardens and a heated swimming pool. But its chief brag is its location, just 700m away the famous Pyramids of Giza. And that means you don’t even have to leave the building to see them; indeed, history is before you while you attend to bathroom business in a lavish lavatory. Every room has a Pyramid on show outside its window.
A week’s stay costs from £861 pp (two sharing) including flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B in a Garden View Room.
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