A Room with a View

Yes another month has passed us by and now we are racing towards one of my favourite things; Christmas!  This month Rebecca, Emma and I are joined by another co-host; the lovely Angie from Silverspoon London.  This months link up theme is “A Room with a View” –  it can be a view that you have had, the funniest view, the worst view or one that you aspire to have one day and it doesn’t even have to be a view from a hotel room (if you get my drift) so be creative as you want!.  Sit back and enjoy the view –

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe – we were provided with a lovely upgrade to Le Duplex which had a view of the Eiffel Tower from our bed.  I now understand why travellers fall in love Paris!


Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens – we had a lovely balcony overlooking the main square and Parliament so we could people watch from the comfort of our own room while eating cake.


Shangri-La London, The Shard – we stayed on the opening weekend at this luxury London hotel and I don’t think you will find a better view from a London hotel than here.  Just remember to close the blinds before getting naked otherwise you will end up flashing the folks upstairs, downstairs and beside you!


Intercontinental Hotel Berchtesgaden – this is G’s favourite hotel of all time; the views from the rooms are amazing but the best view is from the outdoor heated pool overlooking the mountains and where you can spot Eagle’s Nest in the distance.  We ate all these sweet treats from our bed overlooking the mountains while I sung “The hills are alive with the sound of music” very very badly!


Intercontinental Hotel Marseille – one of the IHG’s newest hotels; the location has unbeatable views over the city.  Dining on the balcony is a must and I can’t wait to return later this year.


Litia Sini Beach Resort, Lalomanu Beach, Samoa – You can’t beat this view from our fale! Blue blue blue baby!


Sheraton Krakow – the view that got away; we could see Wawel Castle from our room if we put our cheek against the window and squinted.  The hotel has a great roof top bar, perfect for cocktails and taking in the view of Wawel Castle.



Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan – I can’t wait to get into our Nile View room at The Old Cataract Hotel and just watch the world sail by. (Image Credit)


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  1. August 31, 2014 / 4:47 PM

    Just wow.
    Amazing places! You’re a very blessed woman!
    I hope you have a great week!
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    • August 31, 2014 / 8:19 PM

      Thanks Tammy; I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to travel the world x

    • September 1, 2014 / 6:26 PM

      At the end of October, for a week – Aswan and Cairo only. I think they totally should; some of the best views aren’t from the 5 star hotels either but a lot are ;-) xx

  2. Molly S
    September 1, 2014 / 8:37 AM

    Love all of these – especially the Paris one! And if the Aswan view is as good as a picture here, I don’t think I would ever leave the hotel room! Enjoy….:)
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    • September 1, 2014 / 6:25 PM

      Tell me about it; thank goodness we have visited Aswan before so am just looking forward to sitting back and watching the world go by x

    • September 1, 2014 / 9:31 PM

      It was amazing and as we were super organised (by booking the fale a few hours before leaving Auckland) we were super lucky to get that perfect view; highly recommend visiting Samoa. Can’t wait to go to Aswan, looking at buying a video camera and get really geeky x

    • September 1, 2014 / 10:06 PM

      Highly recommend Samoa, clearest water and most amazing beaches I have ever seen! xx

  3. September 1, 2014 / 9:53 PM

    That Paris view! So lucky to have an Eiffel Tower view, it never gets old!

    • September 1, 2014 / 10:05 PM

      You are so right, it never does get old! xx

  4. September 2, 2014 / 8:16 AM

    Wow, those are some amazing views!!! Incredible! I bet that makes the travel experience all the more amazing staying in those places!
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    • September 8, 2014 / 9:43 PM

      They sure are; I think it gives the travel experience that tiny bit more wow factor when you get that amazing view from a room. xx

  5. September 2, 2014 / 12:29 PM

    You’ve stayed at some really amazing places! Whenever I read about your adventures it makes me want to shell out more for luxery hotel rooms haha.
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  6. September 2, 2014 / 6:26 PM

    Fortunately in exactly a month we’ll be enjoying that view from the Grande Bretagne! I particularly like the Samoa view – sea is always a good think, and Egypt looks like it is going to do you proud!
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    • September 8, 2014 / 9:45 PM

      The Grande Bretagne is lovely; I hope you love it as much as we did. Samoa is just incredible; it’s like a lost paradise that many people don’t venture too. I can’t wait for Egypt, my first real break in almost two years, too many city breaks xx

  7. September 2, 2014 / 8:59 PM

    Wow! What great views! Samoa looks amazing- it’s one on the bucket list.
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  8. Zoe
    September 3, 2014 / 8:20 PM

    Beautiful Samoa. Somewhere I want to go! Loving the mountain view from the Intercontinental Berchtesgaden.
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    • September 8, 2014 / 9:39 PM

      You will love it Zoe, the best beaches I have ever seen to be honest. The Berchtesgaden should be on your travel list, the views are gorgeous and it has a stunning spa and outdoor heated pool x

  9. Fuschia
    September 5, 2014 / 1:51 PM

    Wow these are amazing views! I particularly love the Nile view, imagine all the history that has happened in that spot!

    • September 8, 2014 / 9:38 PM

      Thanks, I can’t wait for the Nile view next month and the history of the hotel is incredible. xx