Loo with a view as a travel destination?

I bet that title has got you smiling! Yes, this post is dedicated to that place that we all need to visit whether home or away. The loo/toilet/bathroom/restroom may seem an unlikely spot to comment on in positive terms, but when I visited Chicago five years ago somebody told me to visit the John Hancock Observatory, 94 floors above the city. “And don’t miss the ladies room… it’s got the best view in the building!” Sorry guys!

Of course I felt duty bound to go check it out… The observatory, now known as 360 Chicago, offers a great panorama of Chicago at any time of day. We chose to go up at sundown, purchased a ticket and enjoyed the included cocktail at the top. And the view, yep, pretty spectacular:

I thought no more of this phenomena of loos with views until my first trip to Norway a couple of years later. And sure enough as I was reading through some blog posts came the unexpected mention of another bathroom view, this time at the Stegastein Viewpoint overlooking the Aurlandsfjord near Flåm in the Sognefjord region. Now a loo view has stiff competition in this part of the world as anyone who’s read my posts about Norway will attest to. This country is stunning at every turn. I mean seriously stunning. Alas my male readers, once again it was the ladies room which claimed to have the better view:

But fear not, the view from just outside wasn’t exactly lacking:

Again I thought nothing more of loo views until a couple of months ago when I spent some time in the charming city of Bratislava. After making my way to the top of the highest vantage point, the UFO Tower, I decided to have a quick comfort break before moving on. And you’ve guessed it, the view was pretty cool:

So you just never know where the views of your destination will greet you. I won’t exactly be seeking out bathroom views on my future trips, but hey, if they come to me then who’s complaining!!

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25 thoughts on “Loo with a view as a travel destination?

  1. Oh my goodness, what a great post! Some stunning views but I’m terrified of heights so I reckon I’d get performance anxiety if these were my only option, Jill (stilljill.com) x

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    1. Thanks very much! I struggle with heights too, so it’s a little challenge I set myself when I travel somewhere new to take in a view from up on high somewhere. I still regret not doing the bridge climb in Sydney when my fear got the better of me but I’m a little more practised at sitting with that fear these days. And it’s an excuse to go back to Sydney some day!

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      1. I like how you’ve phrased that – “practised at sitting with fear.” I’m off to London on Monday for a holiday, so maybe if there is a situation which involves heights I will practice myself x

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      2. Some days it’s easier to sit with fear than others 😉 Have a fantastic trip to London, my home town though I don’t live there now. Don’t waste your money on the Shard if you choose to go up for a view. Primrose Hill is a lovely, gentle viewpoint in a park and the London Eye isn’t as scary as it seems! Have fun x

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  2. Elle Goes Global June 16, 2018 — 10:08 am

    Nice quirky idea!! I also came across a loo with a view in Oslo

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    1. I’d love to know where that is! I’m pretty sure I’ll be back in Oslo before long.

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  3. Not sure I want views in my bathroom! Great post

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    1. Yeah, there are pros and cons for sure! Thanks 🙂

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      1. You are welcome

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  4. I love this post. It is so unique and full of stunning views from places you would have never thought. Great post. Actually brought a smile to my face. Your description and fine was on point. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I meant, tone*, not fine lol

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    2. Thanks for the lovely comment. If a post can bring a smile to someone’s face then that’s all the more reason to write 😊

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  5. Really a unique post..So different..So good.
    It was a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Aditi
    http://www.winlifewinlove.com

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  6. Gorgeous photos! Never thought a loo could be so luxurious!

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    1. Good job I didn’t turn the camera the other way!

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  7. This post is amazing. I love the pictures of the loo views at these amazing travel destinations. I love, love, love it absolutely.

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      1. You are welcome

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  8. This is reallly interesting. Think I’m gonna around London and find some now 😄

    Johnny | The Travel Connoisseur
    http://thetravelconnoisseur.wordpress.com

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    1. There’s got to be somewhere good in London!

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  9. The title had me intrigued haha. Great post with amazing pictures 🙂

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