World's Best Hotel Bathrooms

by Josey Miller

Hotel Majapahit Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

The best of the bathroom: The bathroom of the Presidential Suite at the century-old Hotel Majapahit Surabaya is like an impeccably preserved throwback to a more luxurious time. Sure, it offers all the usual modern essentials—like a hair dryer, a telephone, and custom-created organic and biodegradable bath products—but it's the colonial-era bidet that wins the prize in this potty. This unusually historic plumbing fixture dates from the mid-1940s, when Indonesia declared its independence from the Netherlands in front of this very hotel. And talk about a royal flush: The commode can be pre-scented for your arrival with the aroma of jasmine, lavender, or vanilla.

The rest of the bathroom: Clocking in at a whopping 8,600 square feet, the duplex Presidential Suite is reportedly the most mammoth hotel suite in all of Asia—so there's plenty of room for the gigantic elevated whirlpool bath overlooking the hotel's peaceful North Garden. And did we mention the antique gold-plated sink, tub, and shower fixtures, Your Highness?

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Hotel Majapahit Surabaya
Tel: 62 31 5454 333
Presidential Suite accommodations from $2,500

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