Sleeping under the stars takes on a whole new meaning as designers dream up breath-taking, outdoor hotel rooms for holidaying with a difference. From a deserted spot in the Kenyan wilderness to a chic, Italian villa with a slide-back roof, these luxurious hotel rooms will leave you with unforgettable, alfresco memories and to-die-for holiday snaps. Here are our top 5 rooms with a view…all that’s needed is good weather!
1 L’ALBERETA, ITALY
Nestled in a quiet, vine-clad hillside in Lombardy, the Cabriolet suite in the L’Albereta spa hotel has an extra-special feature that’s not to be missed. Looking like a typical 19th century villa of the region from the outside, with a quick touch of a button, the high-tech, retractable roof allows you to star gaze till your heart’s content or bask in the sun’s warm glow. It’s a must-have destination for all die-hard Romeos.
2 LOISABA, KENYA
Could there possibly be anything more romantic than lying back in a ‘star bed’? In fact, there are two sets of ‘star beds’ at Loisaba which stand on an elevated, open-air platform, completely exposed to the elements, smack bang in the middle of a 60,000-acre private reserve in Kenya. If you’ve hard enough of lying around though (as if!) you can always explore the wilderness by camel, river raft or mountain bike while honeymooners can request a champagne alfresco bath.
3 LAS VENTANAS AL PARAISO, MEXICO
You’ll be in good company in this idyllic spot as Los Cabos’ most famous and luxurious hotel is loved by A-list celebrities all over the world. Each of the penthouse suites has a wide terrace with magnificent views where a king-size bed has been set up. Watch the sun set and the sun rise amid exquisite surroundings…
4 NKWICHI LODGE, MOZAMBIQUE
A little slice of paradise can truly be yours if you are lucky enough to stay at the incredible Nkwichi Lodge on the pristine and untouched shores of beautiful Mozambique. The ‘Lake of Stars’ bed is set on a deserted beach surrounded by Baobob trees with just the sand, the sky and the stars to keep you company.
5 AMANGIRI, UTAH, USA
And finally, if you crave a little me-time and a whole load of peace and quiet, you won’t do better than the strikingly stark and monastic Amangiri hotel set in the beautifully, desolate Canyon Point in Southern Utah, close to Arizona. Amangiri actually translates as ‘peaceful mountain’ and tucked into a protected valley, it’s easy to see why. Built around a central swimming pool, the resort blends into the dramatic landscape with luxurious open-roof suites, with sky terraces for day-time lounging or night-time star gazing.
If you adore these spectacular outdoor hotel rooms, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Have you stayed in an amazing hotel that you’d recommend to all your friends and family?
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