Five unforgettable hotel bathtubs
November 8, 2010 7:43 a.m. EST
(CNNGo) -- Bathing can be so much more than a mindless chore. Travelers looking to clean up will find that blowing bubbles in these tubs is definitely not kid's stuff.
- Many hotels differentiate themselves with bathtubs that offer stunning views
- Hand-beaten copper tub in Bali, Indonesia, resort lets bathers stare at Mount Batu Kau
- Granite bath in Tokyo, Japan, hotel has steam-proof TV and city views
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Lagoon Bungalows, Huvafen Fushi (Maldives)
From this Indian Ocean-facing basin built for two, above, you can see schools of flying fish and the occasional snorkeler break the surface. Guests also have the opportunity to dunk with resident baby sharks and sting rays (body parts are of of no interest to these tuna-eating flesh seekers).
Price: $1,400 per night
Website: Huvafen Fushi
Afrika House, Bambu Indah (Bali, Indonesia)
Recycled wood was used to construct the open-air bathroom attached to this re-purposed 19th century Javanese prince's house. Not that most bathers will have saving the world on their minds as they stare at Mount Batu Kau on the horizon.
Price: $260 per night
Website: Bambu Indah
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Hibiya Suite, The Peninsula Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
Guests probably aren't spending $12,000 a night just to watch the "Jersey Shore" in the bath. Or maybe they are. More power to them.
Everything is within reach will while soaking in the granite bath designed to engorge itself onto the surrounding marble floor, Japanese onsen style.
Price: $12,000 per night
Website: The Peninsula
Studios, Upper House (Hong Kong)
Culture nuts may be curious about the room's central artwork called Cocoon.
Others will want to do just that under water in the shadow of Victoria Harbour or views of Peak Hill.
Price: $387 per night
Website: Upper House
One Bedroom Villas, The Nam Hai (Hoi An, Vietnam)
There's not much of a view, but that just leaves more room for your imagination.
Price: $450 per night
Website: Nam Hai
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