Top Indoor Pools from Around the Globe
We’re huge fans of Tablet Hotels here at Adventuregirl.com. We love seeing their website to make sure we’re heading to the hottest and most beautiful properties around the globe. They’ve shared some of their favorite “indoor oasis” pools, and we’re so impressed, we’re sharing their top 10 list with you… and adding a few of our own picks, too. Makes you just want to jump in for a swim, right?
It’s hardly a surprise that the luxury-goods house Bulgari is the proprietor of one of Milan’s sexiest (and largest) indoor pools — dressed in 25 meters of emerald-green mosaic tile./Tablet
TRADERS HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
There’s plenty to look at in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, and the ideal vantage point is from the comfort of a pool-side chaise at Traders Hotel, just opposite the epic Petronas Towers./Tablet
Hotel 1898 calls its indoor pool an “aquatic relaxation zone,” and they’ve got a point. With stone walls and arched ceilings, this grotto is a world away from the frenzy of Las Ramblas./Tablet
MANDARIN ORIENTAL NEW YORK
New York City, New York, USA
Rooftop pools may be all the rage these days in Gotham, but in winter the sensible swimmer heads indoors, to seek shelter in the MO’s immaculate digs inside the Time Warner Center./Tablet
THE OPPOSITE HOUSE
It’s probably only the second most famous indoor pool in post-olympics Beijing, but the stainless steel–clad pool at the Opposite House is as handsome to look at as it is pleasant to use./Tablet
THE OBSERVATORY HOTEL
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
As you wade in the the subterranean pool at Sydney’s Observatory Hotel, you can study the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere painted on the ceiling overhead./Tablet
The pool at Villa Kennedy rallies around the notion that the best things come in small packages. Its 15-meter pool is blessedly tranquil, facing onto the hotel’s central garden./Tablet
UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Expect nothing short of fantasy at this former royal residence. The exceedingly placid Zodiac pool is adorned with floating candles, rose petals and the murals of Polish artist Stefan Norblin./Tablet
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Crown Metropol’s pool is sky-high — the 27th floor, to be exact — and its double-height ceilings only add more drama to what’s already an over-the-top aquatic experience./Tablet
BURJ AL ARAB
Like everything about the Burj, the pool on the 18th floor (more like the 36th, since each floor is nearly double height) is (more like the 36th, since each floor is nearly double height) is outrageous — proof that maximalism is alive and well./Tablet
Thanks Tablet Hotels for those amazing Top 10 picks.
Now, here’s Adventure Girl’s additional TOP 5 pool picks…
HOTEL DUE TORRI
Abano Terme, Italy
Just a short drive away from Padua (approx 7 miles) and a short drive from Venice, Italy’s spa destination in and of itself oozes relaxation. Hote Due Torri sits in the heart of the Euganean Hills. Can we say peace and tranquility…
Beautiful floor to ceiling windows boast a view of The Dalmatian coast, Croatian isles and jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
BATHOUSE @ MANDALAY RESORT
Las Vegas, Nevada
To say the BATHHOUSE pool is unique, is an understatement. From the point of entry to this stunning pool area, minimalistic, yet cozy, and a designer edge to it like no other.
TALLINK SPA & HOTEL
More like Disneyland than typical hotel pool, the Tallink impresses upon its guests to enjoy the water. Swim up pool bar, waterfall features complete with central fire feature, and a saltwater pool helps make those long winters tolerable.
The Ankara’s half-size Olympic indoor swimming pool is as dazzling as the large mozaic pattern on its floor. Don’t know how to swim? Swimming instructor is available upon request.