Pool life, but with a cozy yet luxurious twist -just perfect for winter!
Sophisticated interiors and amenities aside, there is hardly any hotel life connoisseur that doesn’t fall for an indoor pool -or any hotel pool for that matter. Seeing this blue piece of aquatic land in the middle of a luxurious, spa-like room never fails to evoke a feeling of serenity. While pools might bring summer to mind, wintertime is also wellness time -when the temperatures drop and night falls even earlier, an indoor pool is so warm and inviting, plus impressive too! Hotels with indoor pools always have an extra charm for those who love to relax, and these outstanding hotels around the world have put extra effort to create an indoor pool space that combines luxury with deep relaxation.
Below, find 12 luxurious hotels with indoor pools to dive into, around the world!
Aman Tokyo * Japan
The Aman Tokyo awaits its guests in one of the most exciting and dynamic metropolises in the world and, like Tokyo itself, manages to combine cosmopolitan flair and Japanese roots. A breathtaking view of the city opens up from the top floor of the hotel, which makes the 30-metre-long swimming pool and the two-storeyed and 2,500 m² spa a spectacular place of tranquility above the rooftops of the vibrant city.
Le Bristol * Paris
Le Bristol Paris offers its guests a very special highlight. Because while boat tours on the Seine are a popular activity among tourists, this pool on the roof of the luxury hotel can hardly be surpassed in terms of exclusivity. Its boat-inspired design exudes Mediterranean flair, the mural celebrates it as a beautiful homage to the Hôtel du Cap, while the large windows offer magical views over the city. Even in winter, French laissez-faire is in the air here and you can enjoy the sunsets over Paris in a stylish ambiance.
Badrutt’s Palace * St.Moritz
More about the historic Alpine hotel here
Verdura Resort * Sicily
With a 20 meter long indoor pool and an 80 meter outdoor infinity pool, this retreat in Sicily is impressive. The Verdura Resort offers wellness at its finest and caters to the individual wishes of its guests. After a professional consultation, guests can choose between different programs such as “Healthy Lifestyle”, “Fit” and “Express” in the spa program and, if desired, can be advised by nutrition experts and put together a menu plan.
Aman Le Mélézin * France
One of the best hotels with indoor pools, Aman Le Mélézin is nestled in the French Alps. Here in Courchevel, mountain views are combined with the warmth of a fireplace evening and the fun of skiing, ice climbing and snowmobiling with the relaxation of a spa day. In addition to the two jacuzzis, there is also a 14-meter long pool that, thanks to the skylight and the sun, glitters like the fresh snow of the surrounding mountains.
L’Apogee Courchevel *France
Located in the heart of Les Trois Valées, the largest ski area in the world, L’Apogée Courchevel is a skier’s paradise. But the Masterpiece Hotel of the Oetker Collection also has a lot to offer far away from the pistes – especially in terms of its design. Here, two greats of hotel design, India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand, have teamed up to create a true interior design gem that bears their signature and exudes sensuality, soul and an unmistakable style. An example of this is the beautiful indoor pool, which offers the perfect balance of relaxation after a day on the slopes.
Aristi Mountain Resort * Epirus Greece
Surrounded by incredible natural wonders including the impressive rock cliffs the ‘Towers of Astraka’ and the Gorge of Vikos, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is the perfect winter escape. See more here
Brenners Park Hotel & Spa * Baden-Baden
The beauty of Baden-Baden was already appreciated by the Romans, who built imperial baths in what is now the old town of the spa town almost two thousand years ago. The pool at the Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa was designed by Professor Caesar Pinnau, who designed all the buildings and ships for the Oetker family for 50 years and was given a free hand in the planning to live out his creative vision. Like hardly any other architect of his time, Pinnau used timeless stylistic elements of classical antiquity and thus created one of the most impressive swimming pools in the top European hotel industry. So guests can bathe in history here – but at any time of the year and far away from hot springs, as this Roman bath is always at a pleasant temperature.
Anassa Thalassa Spa * Cyprus
The focus of the Thalassa Spa is on its holistic thalassotherapy, which uses the natural power of the sea and thus makes the Anassa Thalassa Spa the spa destination par excellence in Cyprus. For the applications, the saltwater is pumped directly from the sea into the treatment rooms. It is not for nothing that the water quality on Cyprus’ 600 km long coastline is considered exemplary and always ranks at the top in the reports of the European Environment Agency. Valuable trace elements, vitamins, proteins and minerals are contained in seawater, sea salt, seaweed and sea mud. The maritime regeneration applications relieve stress, cellulite, skin impurities and metabolic diseases. Thalasso baths and showers – such as the “Green Marine Detox Bath” with Gigartina algae that moisturise the skin – ensure deep relaxation.
Le Coucou * Meribel
See more about this awesome 5 star hotel, designed by Pierre Yovanovitch here
The Charles Hotel * Munich
A very personal retreat in the Bavarian capital: the spa at The Charles with its indoor pool invites its guests to relax with soft music, essential oils and gentle candlelight. The holistic wellness approach of the classic Rocco Forte rituals is celebrated here with full-body peelings, facial treatments and deep, stimulating massages. Cleansing mud and seaweed packs are used for detoxification, while peelings, massages or manicures pamper stressed skin, especially in winter. Inspired by Sicily and made by hand in Italy, the products of the “house” line Irene Forte Skincare are used, which give the skin a beneficial Mediterranean cure.
Elatos Resort * Mainland Greece
See more about the awesome experience of Elatos Resort here
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