5 Of The Most Breathtaking Views From Gyms Around The World

Who would’ve thought that while on vacation, some of the best views could be seen from the gym? While workout facilities are probably not at the top of your list when finding a place to stay, there is something to be said about a luxurious gym.

From top of the line equipment to lavender infused towels, these destinations not only offer incredible amenities, but unparalleled views as well. So just remember, next time you’re traveling make sure to check out the gym!

Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland


With breathtaking, elevated views over Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle’s gym has incredible floor to ceiling windows, and offers the latest in Life Fitness equipment. Included in their offerings is the PureFlow™ Fitness session designed to combat fatigue, and improve endurance, performance, and recovery. Ashford Castle is the only hotel in Ireland that offers this treatment and one of only a few in Europe.

Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast, Italy

grounds over pool

The 17th-century monastery-turned-20-room luxury resort perched cliffside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Amalfi Coastline, boasts an incredible view from their fitness center. The gym itself is a thatched roof open-sided pavilion nestled within the property’s terraced gardens, full of crawling rosemary, lavender and Amalfi lemon trees. The newly built gym features the latest TechnoGym equipment, including treadmill, elliptical trainer, upright bike, rowing machine, and more, all with panoramic views of the sea.

Angama Mara, Kenya


High above the Maasai Mara on the very site where some of the most romantic scenes from Out of Africa were filmed, you will find the beautiful Angama Mara. This property boasts the most incredible game viewing 12 months of the year in the Mara Triangle, with access to the reserve through a private track.

The property seems to float 1,000 feet above the Great Rift Valley, where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 30-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of each suite. Guests love the fitness center, which features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and full floor-to-ceiling glass doors that completely open to offer an incredible view of the plains and sometimes even a wandering animal.

Beau-Rivage Palace, Switzerland, Lausanne


A timeless icon on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace is considered to be one of Europe’s finest hotels, offering refined service, a world-renowned Cinq Mondes spa and an elegant two-Michelin starred restaurant. The fitness center looks out onto the snow-capped Swiss Alps, as well as the pool and surrounding 10-acres of manicured gardens. The tranquil grounds were even the place-of-choice for Coco Chanel, who sought the hotel’s enveloping calm for respite from difficult post-war years.

The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa

TSH Rooftop table city setting

The Silo, a brand-new 28-room luxury hotel from the acclaimed The Royal Portfolio collection, occupies the top six floors of a historic grain silo building in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The hotel’s fitness center offers phenomenal views of the Cape Town skyline and Table Mountain.