When it comes to arranging a hotel, we all have that little list of tick boxes that need to be fulfilled before we’ll book. For many of us, having a swimming pool at the hotel is either an unnecessary luxury or an absolute must. If you fall into the latter category then you’re in for a treat, as we’ve pulled together a list of the top 10 hotels from around the globe that we think have some of the greatest pools out there. Whether it’s the incredible design, amazing views or 5* quality, these hotels have definitely got the wow factor.
Kontakali Bay Hotel, Corfu
Overlooking the Ionian Sea and boasting some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world, Kontakali Bay is barely 4 hours from the UK and yet a million miles from the dreary grey skies. Plus, you even get a bottle of complimentary wine on arrival!
Combe Grove Manor Hotel, Bath
You may be surprised to see a UK hotel make this list, but in fact there are 4 of them in here! The Combe Grove Manor Hotel is settled in 69 acres of totally private woodland, so when the sun does make an appearance you’re free to take advantage of this picturesque pool.
Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Think Beverley Hills, think the finer things in life, right? Well you’re not wrong when it comes to the Crowne Plaza. Sun yourself like Hollywood’s greats by the very LA style pool then take a walk around the area’s most famous landmarks.
Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York
One of my particular favourites, the 5* Cedar Court Grand is one of Yorkshire’s finest accommodations. Not only does it offer top quality living in the very heart of historic York, but it even has this rather fancy pool for you to enjoy, too. Very nice.
Chateau Monfort Hotel, Milan
Lavish design and interior décor to die for is everything we love about Milan, and the Chateau Monfort Hotel has that luxury niche down to a fine art. Who needs an Olympic-sized pool when you can drift away in this incredible plunge pool?
The Imperial Hotel, Torquay
Just take a look at that view. It’s not hard to forget that you’re still in the UK when you have a location like this to enjoy. Settled on the edge of the English Riviera, you can lounge around in the Imperial Hotel Torquay’s impressive pool and then dine in its high-quality AA Rosette restaurant. Even better is that it only costs from £44.50pp!
So White Boutique Suites, Cyprus
There’s only one word to describe these suites…’wow’! The clean cut white design is typical of Cypriot luxury accommodation, but the attention to detail is what makes it stand out from the rest. The pool, the lighting, the facilities – what more could you ask for?
Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo, the playground for the rich and famous. Offering uncompromising luxury, panoramic harbour views and a taste of a lifestyle many of us will only ever dream of leading, the Fairmont Hotel truly is a little piece of heaven.
Shangri La Al Husn, Oman
Perhaps not an obvious choice for a break in the sun, Oman is an Arabian paradise for travellers looking for something a little different. Tranquil views and an extensive pool area allow you to make the most of the fabulous weather.
Menzies Hotel Bournemouth
Bournemouth offers some of the finest views and beaches in the whole of the UK, and with its commanding position at the height of the East Cliff, The Menzies Hotel Bournemouth definitely makes the most of it. For the perfect seaside break, this hotel is a must visit.
Which hotels with pools can you recommend? Let us know in the comments section below!