Sleeping at Heaven’s Door

Luxury Outdoor Hotel ‘Rooms’ You have to Experience
Kristina Low

The idea of sleeping under the stars conjures up many romantic and adventurous notions, however retreating to a campsite, no matter how beautiful the location, isn’t for everyone. These bucket list worthy outdoor hotel rooms are sure to satisfy your Wanderlust goals, with style!

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AKA Central Park, New York USA

New York City is a flourish with fabulous hotels, however this penthouse on the 17th floor of the AKA Hotel is guaranteed to deliver Manhattan sophistication and style with a delightful twist. Nestled amongst the skyline is NYC’s first alfresco bedroom. It’s ca. 100m2 wraparound terrace offers 360° views of the city, outdoor lounging & dining areas, a state-of-the-art telescope for stargazing, and a wood-burning fireplace to cosy up next to. With the hum of the city far beneath you, turn in to your outdoor queen-size bed and dream big, bold NYC dreams.

Visit: AKA Central Park

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Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique

There is nothing quite as relaxing as falling asleep to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore. The Lake of Stars bed at Nkwichi Lodge is set on a virgin beach on Lake Malawi and perfectly merges Africa’s raw authenticity with decadence. The beauty of the night-sky in this natural, unspoilt environment and waking up to a sunrise on the water’s edge, leaves guests with an unforgettable experience of pure romanticism at its best.

Visit: Nkwichi Lodge

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Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Los Cabos Mexico

Las Ventanas al Paraiso translates to ‘the windows to paradise’, and that’s exactly what you can expect from this luxurious open-air penthouse. Located at the tip of the 1000 mile Baja Peninsula, the 180° sun-drenched vista of the Sea of Cortez is what guests wake up to from their king-size bed on the private terrace. When night falls, stargazing by the outdoor fireplace is the perfect place to unwind, take in the fresh ocean breeze, and to slip into a heavenly night’s sleep.

Visit: Las Ventanas al Paraiso

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Null Stern Hotel, Safiental Switzerland

Set high in the Swiss Alpine region, the Null Stern Hotel is a former military bunker turned outdoor bedroom. It may be minimalist when it comes to the creature-comforts we are used to, however the grandeur of the Alps is breathtaking and the pristine mountain air will ensure the most peaceful of sleeps. Your personal butler is at hand and a breakfast basket will be brought to you when the sun rises. A night in this picture-perfect landscape will create a whole new experience for the senses.

Visit: Null Stern Hotel

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Amanruya, Bodrum Turkey

Set on a sheltered hillside on the Bodrum Peninsula, Amanruya has beautifully interlaced the ancient history of the region with modern-day luxury. While the Terrace Cottage guest rooms are beautiful, make the most of the warm nights in the summer months and sleep outdoors under the pergola of your private garden and awaken to stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Each Terrace Cottage has a private pool, impeccable service, and the whole experience will leave you feeling pampered like a modern-day goddess. 

Visit: Amanruya

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Bangkok Tree House, Bangkok Thailand

Perched 7 metres in the air, surrounded by mangroves, palm trees, and the sounds of nature, it’s hard to believe that this green-resort is a mere 30 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Taking every effort to preserve and protect the environment, the resort is shared with the local wildlife – exotic birds, lizards and a mosquito or two. The beautiful outdoor shower and sights of fireflies lighting up in the night’s sky, before you settle in to your treetop nest, are what tropical dreams are made of.

Visit: Bangkok Tree House

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