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    The 21 Most Awesome Hotel Views On Earth

    Check in and try not to spend the entire holiday staring out the window.

    1. Shogun House, Mustique Island.

    This is a Japanese-themed villa on the island of Mustique, and it's incredible. Along with the view you get two house managers, a butler, dedicated housekeeping and grounds staff, an award-winning, European-trained chef, all set in five acres of mature tropical gardens. Oh, and a one-green, nine-tee private golf course—the only golf course on Mustique. And it'll only cost you, um, $35,000 per week in high season.

    2. Hotel Cala Di Volpe, Sardinia.

    The Cala di Volpe was designed in the style of a traditional fishing village. It's terracotta outside, with a gorgeous white stucco interior. It boasts a bar pool for a cooling drink; two others with panoramic view of Cala di Volpe bay; a barbeqeue and delicious grills of fresh Sardinian seafood.

    This hotel's made up of two lodges and a tent camp, and it offers unparalleled luxury. It's located on the migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest, so that's quite the view.

    4. Corinthia Hotel, London, U.K.

    Right by the river Thames, this grand Victorian building, dating from 1885, has been given new life with fine rooms, stylish suites and imaginative penthouses offering state-of-the-art 21st Century luxury.

    5. Amankora Paro, Bhutan.

    Situated in Balakha Village, the resort's living room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows which reveal a forest of blue pines, and the 17th-century Drukyel Dzong and Mount Jhomolhari which soar to over 7,300 metres.

    6. Jade Mountain, St Lucia.

    This hotel sits above a 600 acre beach: bedrooms, living areas and infinity pools all merge into one. You'll essentially be staying in an open stage that looks out across the ocean.

    7. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives.

    The views from luxury Maldivan hotels are all pretty great (think heavenly blue as far as the eye can see), but Coco Palm's stilted lodges are among the very best.

    8. Demeure Loridana, Corsica.

    A four star hotel in Corsica with quite possibly the best infinity pool you could hope to see.

    9. The Lugger Hotel, Cornwall, U.K.

    Portloe is a beautiful Cornish village surrounded by cliffs and headlands which form part of the Cornish Coastal Footpath. The Lugger Hotel – recently named “Best Seaside Hotel” by the Sunday Times – sits right on the water’s edge in the centre of the village.

    10. The Pierre, New York City, U.S.

    Sensational views of Central Park: it's no wonder this place has been a favourite of many a celebrity over the years.

    11. Ritz–Carlton, Singapore.

    Located in the heart of Marina Bay and a 20-minute drive from the airport, this place offers unobstructed views of the Singapore skyline, and the largest guest rooms and accommodations of any hotel in Singapore, averaging 550 to 650 square feet.

    A small 4-star residence facing the Grand Canal, with a splendid view of the Rialto Bridge. And that is all you need to know.

    13. Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain.

    A stunning seafront hotel by the Mediterranean offering terraced gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and five different restaurants, basking in the shade of Frank Gehry’s monumental golden fish sculpture.

    Gaze out at breathtaking views spanning from the Golden Gate to Oakland Bay Bridge from the lavish luxury of the magnificent one-bedroom Oriental suite.

    15. The Surin, Phuket, Thailand.

    The Surin Phuket is located on the tranquil Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island, Thailand. It offers 103 cottages and suites all discreetly built into a carefully conserved landscape, amidst coconut trees and gently sloping down to meet a small coral reef.

    16. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India.

    Wake up, open curtains, gawp at Taj Mahal. Then enjoy a luxury spa.

    17. Hotel Salto Chico, Patagonia.

    This stunning lodge is located right at the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in central Patagonia. Located 100 meters from the lodge and reached by a sloping wooden walkway, the bath house has a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and four open-air jacuzzis, all with views of Lago Pehoé and Macizo del Paine.

    18. Mykonos Blu, Mykonos, Greece.

    The resort overlooks the golden sand of the world-famous beach at Psarou. It's secluded, but you can also head into town when you need to party.

    19. Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.

    If you stay in the top suite you can gaze on the city's iconic opera house and harbour. Naturally there's a heated outdoor pool and a holistic spa.

    20. Waldorf Astoria, Rome, Italy.

    Perched on 15 acres of private Mediterranean parkland overlooking the Eternal City, this hotel has a 3-starred Michelin restaurant, a private art collection and a grand spa.

    21. Samling Hotel, Cumbria, U.K.

    The Samling is set within its own 67 acres of land, has a Michelin-starred restaurant and looks out over Lake Windermere. It's as good as the Lake District gets.