Travel | November 6, 2016 5:00 am

Best Hotel Pools With a View From Around the World

Indoor-Outdoor, Infinity Pool in the Swiss Alps (Courtesy Villa Honegg)
Indoor-Outdoor, Infinity Pool in the Swiss Alps (Courtesy Villa Honegg)
Indoor-Outdoor, Infinity Pool in the Swiss Alps (Courtesy Villa Honegg)
Indoor-outdoor infinity pool in the Swiss Alps (Courtesy Villa Honegg)

 

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the quality of your accommodation’s amenities can often determine what you do with your downtime. The bar, gym, and additional offerings all go a long way to helping you relax, but nothing’s better than a hotel pool with a stunning view.

Very much aware of this, luxury hotels around the world have been placing a premium on this feature—offering glass-bottomed pools or year-round infinity pools in the Swiss Alps, for example. RealClearLife has curated a few of the world’s best pools with a view, so you know which hotel to hit up when you’re in town. Check them out below.

 

Hotel Villa Honegg

Ennetburgen, Switzerland

Any one facet of this pool would be enough to make it on this list, but together it makes the hotel a one-of-a-kind experience. The infinity pool offers stunning views of the Swiss Alps, which you can enjoy inside or outside. Oh, and did we mention it has underwater music?

(Courtesy Villa Honegg)
(Courtesy Villa Honegg)
(Courtesy Villa Honegg)
(Courtesy Villa Honegg)

 

 

Avalon Hotel

Gothenburg, Sweden

The ultramodern hotel is an oasis of inspired touches, with its rooftop pool being its greatest offering. The pool’s glass bottom stretches out over the city center, providing sights for guests and pedestrians alike.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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(Courtesy Design Hotels)

 

 

Almyra

Paphos, Cyprus

Situated amidst eight garden acres in this coastal city and overlooking the Mediterranean, the marble-tiled freshwater pool, its surrounding spa and recreational amenities reflect high-quality craftsmanship.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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(Courtesy Design Hotels)

 

 

Grand Hotel Central

Barcelona, Spain

The hotel’s SkyBar, serving fresh Mediterranean fare and cocktails, is a nice complement to this discreet and luxurious hideaway amidst the bustling streets of Barcelona’s trendy El Born district.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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(Courtesy Design Hotels)

 

 

The Library

Koh Samui, Thailand

Though admittedly alarming at first, this pool is worth the entire trip to Thailand. The hotel lines the pool’s bottom with a blend of red, yellow, and orange sand. The warm colors perfectly contrast the surrounding cool hues from the sky and local fauna, abutting the shoreline of Chewang Beach.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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(Courtesy Design Hotels)

 

 

Ion Adventure Hotel

Selfoss, Iceland

Taking advantage of Iceland’s extraordinary geothermal qualities, the hotel incorporates modern design into the area’s rugged landscape with this naturally heated pool.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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Vigilius Mountain Resort

South Tyrol, Italy

Only accessible by cable car and located 4,900 feet above sea level, this mountaintop refuge is literally above the rest. Designed by Matteo Thun, the alpine pool offers a stunning view of the Dolomites mountain range.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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(Courtesy Design Hotels)

 

 

Insolito Boutique Hotel

Buzios, Brazil

Surrounded by a 32,292-square-foot beach lounge, the solar-heated pool blends naturally into its luxurious surroundings. And this was no accident; the hotel was designed by renowned architect Octavio Raja Gabaglia.

(Courtesy Design Hotels)
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(Courtesy Design Hotels)

 

 

The Vine

Funchal, Portugal

In the heart of the seaside region of Madeira, this Portuguese beauty serves as a stunning example of contemporary minimalism. Both the pool and the hotel itself offer a stylish seaside platform to relax.

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