11 of the World’s Most Stunning Hotels with Incredible Swimming Pools

11 of the World’s Most Stunning Hotels with Incredible Swimming Pools

Lounging on a picturesque sun terrace with the allure of a refreshing dip in a beautiful swimming pool is the cherry on top of any summer vacation. Whether it’s an infinity pool with views over the Aegean Sea or an elegant haven in the midst of the Hollywood Hills, ZenHotels has a superb collection of inspiring hotels where you can enjoy a relaxing retreat. 

Take a look at our exclusive selection of hotels across the world. Each with a dazzling pool, perfect for cooling off after a busy day of exploring. If dreams of sun-kissed days in the water make you eager for an escape, simply book your stay today with ZenHotels!

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The One Barcelona GL

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: A haven in the middle of Barcelona’s hip Gràcia district designed by multi-award-winning interior designer Jaime Beriestain. 
  • Stars:
  • Rating: 10
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Price: From $432 per night for 2 guests.
  • Awards: Best Urban Hotel in Spain 2019 by Condé Nast Traveler

Modern luxe meets bohemian glamour at The One Barcelona. This sleek 89-room hotel is a welcome escape from the thriving streets of Barcelona’s most exclusive neighborhood. Nestled on a quiet corner, a short stroll from Passeig de Gràcia, you can spend your days soaking up the sun from their chic roof terrace or swimming in the infinity pool overlooking Gaudi’s captivating Casa Mila. 

Elegant luxury and bohemian chic converge at The One Barcelona – a sophisticated retreat meticulously designed by Jaime Beriestain.

Multi-award-winning interior designer Jaime Beriestain designed the hotel with its sophisticated clientele in mind. The interior boasts a luxurious feel, with extravagant marble floors trimmed with gold and rooms adorned with beautiful velvet furnishings.

The hotel’s crowning glory, however, is the gorgeous rooftop terrace. With cocoon-style day beds and resort-style loungers, imagining yourself here with long summer days stretching before you is easy. Cool off from the hot Spanish sun, dip in the infinity pool and enjoy this unique perspective of Barcelona. 

An oasis above Barcelona: soak up the sun and cool off in the infinity pool on the hotel’s stunning rooftop terrace.

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The Lodge Porto Hotel

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Boasts a unique wine-inspired design conceptualized by prestigious interior designer Nina Andrade Silva.
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9.2
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Price: $262 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Nominated for Condé Nast Johansens Property Awards for Excellence 

Have you ever wondered what spending the night in a cosy wine cellar would feel like? Wonder no more at The Lodge Porto. This hotel’s unique design and interior were inspired by the region’s rich wine history, making it the perfect destination for grape-sippers to delight in their favorite tipple.

Bask in golden sunlight on your private balcony at The Lodge Porto, a unique retreat inspired by the region’s rich wine history.

The terracotta façade of The Lodge was inspired by the golden waters of The Douro River at sunset. The interior spaces are centered around Nina Silva’s “wine universe” concept and encapsulate the warm feeling of enjoying a sweet glass of Port. With autumnal colors, fall foliage, and repurposed barrels, the spirit of Portugal’s wine culture comes to life inside. You can even tour and sample the local specialities from the wine cellars surrounding the hotel.

Venture outside onto the hotel terrace, welcoming you into a true urban oasis. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or relax on the cushioned loungers. This is the ideal retreat overlooking the captivating center of Porto and the flowing Douro River. 

Immerse yourself in an urban oasis at the edge of a heated pool, overlooking the captivating heart of Porto and the flowing Douro River.                                          Photo by: lookstudio

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Hotel Byblos

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: The hotel was created due to a Lebanese Billionaire’s infatuation with movie star Brigitte Bardot.
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9
  • Location: Saint-Tropez, France
  • Price: From $954 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Awarded the prestigious “Palace” distinction

The playground of the rich and richer. Hotel Byblos is the place to see and be seen this summer. This hotel is a captivating gem in the heart of St. Tropez that boasts an architectural fusion between Greek mythology, the French Riviera’s stylish spirit, and Provence’s authentic ruggedness. 

A captivating fusion of style and mythology at Hotel Byblos, the ultimate gem in the heart of St. Tropez.

Step back in time as you venture down the slope from Byblos Palace into the traditional fishing village. Enjoy a delicious Tarte Tropezienne ice cream from Barbarac as you stroll around the authentic Place des Lices Market. Pick up the latest trends from the luxurious designer boutiques, and round off the afternoon with a harbourside cocktail at Senequier. 

A fantastic day in St. Tropez doesn’t end there. Saunter back to Hotel Byblos, where you can delight in a leisurely swim in the hotel’s magical swimming pool fit for a Greek Goddess. 

At night, the mystical swimming pool provides the picture-perfect backdrop to an evening of music and glamour in Hotel Byblos’ lounge bar or restaurant.

Delight in the luxury of Hotel Byblos’ magical pool, a setting fit for a Greek Goddess and a backdrop for enchanting St. Tropez nights.

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Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: The hotel is home to The Gastronomy Project, the island’s only fine-dining experience. 
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9.5
  • Location: Mykonos, Greece
  • Price: From $495 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: World Travel Award and Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2022

Experience serene luxury at Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge, an earthy oasis inspired by the iconic whitewashed walls of Mykonos, perched atop azure waters

Step into this exquisite, earthy oasis sitting on the shores of the Aegean Sea. Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge has been travelers’ top choice of a place to stay since it opened in 2006, and it’s easy to understand why. The hotel’s interior is inspired by the whitewashed walls of Mykonos Old Town and offers a serene luxury escape atop the rocks emerging from the shimmering azure waters. 

The real star of the show is the sparkling infinity pool that provides incredible views over the water and beyond. Surrounding the impressive pool, you’ll find the award-winning Gastronomy Project restaurant and Beef Bar. Here, marvel at the sun dipping into the horizon while you sip a specialist cocktail inspired by the island. As the night extends before you delight in the breezy sounds of the resident DJ, setting the scene for a whimsical night in Mykonos. 

Unwind by the sparkling infinity pool at Bill & Coo Suites, marvel at breathtaking views while sipping island-inspired cocktails, setting the scene for a magical Mykonos night.

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Vila Santa Teresa

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Enjoy captivating views of Sugar Loaf Mountain from the hotel’s incredible sun terrace
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 10
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro 
  • Price: From $448 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Featured in the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List

Vila Santa Teresa is a fusion of charm, tradition, and luxury, packaged up in a serene boutique hotel. Nestled in the vibrant heart of the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, you won’t be far from the soul of Rio de Janeiro. This incredible hotel is simply a must-stay when you’re in Rio. From the quaint pool terrace, you can marvel at inspiring views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay.

 Unwind by the pool with stunning views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay - an essential experience when staying in Rio.

Unwind by the pool with stunning views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay – an essential experience when staying in Rio.

With beautiful tropical gardens and a tranquil spa, Vila Santa Teresa offers a peaceful urban retreat away from the buzzing tourist hubs of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. 

Unwind in the elegant comfort of Vila Santa Maria. Feast on an authentic Brazilian meal prepared with fresh ingredients from the on-site vegetable garden, dine in your own private candlelit cabana, and watch the sun set over Rio. Days spent in paradise await you at Vila Santa Maria.

Unwind in elegance at Vila Santa Maria. Feast on authentic Brazilian cuisine prepared with fresh, garden-sourced ingredients. Experience paradise as you watch the sun set over Rio.

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L’Horizon Resort & Spa

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Owned and Designed by Steve Hermann, the go-to designer for the Hollywood Elite
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9
  • Location: Palm Springs, California
  • Price: From $508 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Voted as the number one Resort in the World by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

Have you ever dreamt of staying in the same hotel as Hollywood A-Listers and U.S. Presidents? Your time has come at l’Horizon Resort & Spa in Palm Springs. 

Step into the Golden Age of Hollywood Glamour at this remarkable resort, once a haven for Hollywood’s royalty, now offering an elite oasis in Palm Springs.

This remarkable resort was inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood Glamour and designed by great Hollywood designer, Steve Hermann. In the 1950s, the property offered an exclusive retreat for Hollywood’s royalty, including Marilyn Monroe. Now, after restoration works, the property has maintained the elite status and your stay here will be a welcome oasis far removed from the hustle of tourists in Palm Springs.

The 49 custom-designed bungalows each offer a unique setting for your vacation. In the center of the resort, you’ll find the pièce de résistance, the contemporary infinity-style pool with a captivating backdrop of the arid Californian hills. Vacation like a movie star when you reside in the incredible l’Horizon Resort & Spa.

Experience vacation like a movie star at l’Horizon Resort & Spa, where 49 custom-designed bungalows surround a contemporary infinity pool, set against the stunning backdrop of California’s arid hills.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: The Fairmont Pacific Rim is home to one of the Best Spas in the World 
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9
  • Location: Canada, Vancouver
  • Price: From $650 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Named Five-Star Recommended in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Star Awards.

If you’re looking for your exceptionally high standards to be exceeded, then the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Downtown Vancouver is the place you need to be. 

Indulge in unparalleled luxury at Fairmont Pacific Rim in Downtown Vancouver. Immerse yourself in exquisite views while enjoying a spa-like bathroom experience that exceeds even the highest standards.

From the fragrant lobby decked out with marble and wood to rooms adorned with the finest luxury linens and spa-like bathrooms, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is a glass-tower that oozes warm, modern luxury. Its crowning glory, however, is the sparkling rooftop swimming pool, urging you to take a dip and marvel at the incredible views across Vancouver. 

Can you spot the spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains or Coal Harbour below?

Dive into luxury and soak up breathtaking views from the sparkling rooftop swimming pool, the crown jewel of relaxation at this Vancouver oasis.

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Selman Marrakech

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Famously designed and styled by well-known French Architect Jacques Garcia boasts an incredible 80m outdoor swimming pool
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 10
  • Location: Morocco, Marrakech
  • Price: From $695 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Africa’s Leading Hotel 2019

Experience timeless charm and opulent luxury at Selman Marrakech, nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just moments away from Marrakech’s vibrant medina.

Feel seduced by the timeless charm of the Selman Marrakech. The hotel’s palatial grandeur emerges from the foot of the Atlas Mountains like a mirage in the desert. This opulent escape provides you with the highest standard of luxury, just a stone’s throw from the cobblestoned paths and fragrant souks of Marrakech’s medina.

Step through the terracotta arches and columned corridors into the wonder that is Selman’s decadent resort. Marvel at thoroughbred Arabian horses prancing around the surrounding paddocks. Soak up the sun on the golden terrace trimmed with swaying palm trees. And cool off with a swim down the dazzling 80m swimming pool. You can delight in pure Middle Eastern Luxury at Selman Marrakech.

Immerse yourself in Middle Eastern luxury at Selman Marrakech. From terracotta arches to prancing Arabian horses, indulge in the wonder of this decadent resort, complete with a dazzling 80m pool and golden terrace.

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Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Founded by a Cambodian mother of 5 who created the hotel as a legacy for her children
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9.5
  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Price: From $74 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Hotels 2017

As comfortable as it is luxurious, Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa is a fantastic hotel that suits those looking for grandeur on a smaller budget. The opulent 18-room property is nestled within lush tropical gardens and boasts excellent facilities, including a refreshing saltwater swimming pool. 

Discover affordable luxury at Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa, nestled in lush gardens. Experience unique room decor with a collection of Cambodian antiques in this opulent 18-room property.

Inside, each room is uniquely decorated and adorned with an impressive collection of Cambodian antiques and artwork passed down through generations. 

Explore the magic of the surrounding areas on a motorbike tour, get pampered at the on-site spa, or reap the benefits of a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. The ultimate indulgence awaits you at Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa.

Dive into indulgence at Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa and experience the ultimate relaxation by the saltwater swimming pool.

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Dioklecijan Hotel & Residence

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Experience the luxury of Croatia’s first health hotel
  • Stars: 4
  • Rating: 9
  • Location: Split, Croati
  • Price: From $280 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Awarded Croatia’s first health hotel

Cozy moments and breathtaking views await at Croatia’s first health hotel in Split. Relax by the fireplace and savor the beauty of this seaside destination.

A trip to Split, Croatia has it all. The sun, the sea, the beaches, and now, the most incredible views from the rooftop of Croatia’s first health hotel. Here you can stay in one of the 44 newly renovated rooms, all boasting incredible balconies embellished with stunning flowers. 

Relax on one of the in-pool loungers as you soak up the Split sun. And, as night falls, delight in the most incredible hues of orange and yellow as the sun dips into the Adriatic Sea. The captivating rooftop is the perfect place to begin your evening, and the sparkling swimming pool provides a stunning backdrop to your photos.


Relax on in-pool loungers, soak up the Split sun, and capture the breathtaking hues of sunset as the Adriatic Sea glistens in the backdrop.

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Palacina The Residence & The Suites

  • Hotel’s Special Feature: Celebrated as an oasis of peace and calm in the bustling city of Nairobi
  • Stars: 5
  • Rating: 9
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Price: From $137 per night for 2 guests
  • Awards: Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences 2020

Experience the spirit of Kenya at Palacina, an exceptional boutique hotel offering a mindful escape in the heart of Nairobi.

The Palacina offers a mindful escape from the thriving hub of activity that is Nairobi. The Palacina is an exceptional boutique hotel with authentic yet stylish spaces that celebrate the spirit of Kenya. 

The property boasts two incredible swimming pools, both an inside and an outside retreat, where you can truly unwind and relax after a day exploring Nairobi. The outside pool will make you feel like you are on a jungle expedition, surrounded by swaying trees and beautiful African flora, this is the ultimate African escape. Alternatively, you can dip into the inside pool that truly encapsulates the palatial feel of the property. Trimmed with floor-to-ceiling windows, light streams in and illuminates the sparkling decor of the swimming area. Experience a true Kenyan oasis for yourself at Palacina The Residence & The Suites. 

Dive into an African oasis at Palacina The Residence & The Suites, where the outside pool immerses you in a jungle-like experience surrounded by lush African flora. Experience the ultimate African escape at Palacina. Photo by: jcomp

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