4 breathtaking waterfront locations to wake up in

May 27,2015

Whether you're travelling for a business meeting or couple's getaway, waking up to a vivid sunrise and sparking blue water is pretty hard to top. Check out these hotels offering stunning views from the comfort of your room.


The Chelsea Harbour Hotel is the only five-star, all-suite hotel in London. Tucked away in an exclusive haven in one of the city's most fashionable districts, it’s not just its four penthouse units that come with great vantage points. Many of its other suites also offer beautiful views from its terraces of the Chelsea Harbour Marina, River Thames and London skyline.

Best enjoyed after sundown, the property's Chelsea Riverside Brasserie serves up an elegant Italian-inspired dining experience while overlooking the scenic harbour. Visitors can also unwind at the nearby Harbour Bar and Terrace, where evening cocktails can be enjoyed in intimate spaces lit by candlelight.


The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel



Drive four hours from Auckland and you'll find yourself in Hokianga, which offers a relaxing escape in a world of natural beauty. Most of the rooms come with sea views, treating guests to magnificent vistas of the harbour, as well as lush forests and sun-kissed sand dunes.

Situated mere steps away from the coastline, the hotel's location makes it the perfect place for romantic, barefoot strolls. A night-time encounter tour among the giant kauri trees in Waipoua Forest is also possible.

For those who truly appreciate tranquillity, you can view dazzling ocean currents from the Arai te Uru south head, where the Tasman Sea meets the Hokianga waters – orcas and dolphins are known to make an appearance here, too.


Sunset at at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga

Sunset at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga



Modern luxury meets raw beauty at this resort, where you can sit on a private beach on the Batinah coast surrounded by lush greenery. Rooms look out onto the Hajar Mountains, hotel marina and Gulf of Oman.

World-class sporting facilities are available, including four swimming pools, an 18-hole mini golf course and a 54-berth marina, where one can indulge in a variety of activities, such as sailing or a PADI diving course.

Guests can also explore the nearby Daymaniyat Islands and experience one of the country’s leading dive spots, where a breathtaking kaleidoscope of underwater life awaits, or visit the grand Royal Opera House located half an hour away by car.


Millennium Resort Mussanah

Millennium Resort Mussanah



Strategically located in the heart of Kowloon's commercial district, the hotel's floor-to-ceiling windows ensure an abundance of natural daylight throughout all of its rooms and allow guests to enjoy striking views of the city and Victoria Harbour. A stone’s throw away are popular attractions, such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Avenue of Stars and several museums where one can soak up the city’s culture.

The hotel faces the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade, where you can catch the nightly multimedia spectacular that involves more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbour. Alternatively, hop onto one of the night cruises for a front row seat and enjoy the dancing lights and laser beams.


New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel

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