Fall might soon be upon us, but we’re not in the clear just yet! August is the hottest month for many cities in Europe, not to mention the most crowded. Whether enjoying a Spanish siesta or not, you’re likely to need a couple hours to rest and refresh. Escape the afternoon heat with a dip in one of these lavish hotel pools. Bring your cameras, too, because these pools come with epic views.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo - Tremezzina, Italy
When it comes to sophistication, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is tough to top. The 100-plus year-old hotel is effortlessly magical, what with its art nouveau design and pool that juts out into Lake Como. Between this floating pool and the hotel’s private beach facing the pool, you’ll experience a little slice of Italian heaven in this sanctuary. On a clear day, you’ll get views of Bellagio peninsula and the Grigne Mountains.
King Street Townhouse In Manchester, UK
You might not be battling the heat waves of southern Europe, but Manchester can still get pretty dang hot. Thanks to its central location, the infinity pool at King Street Townhouse is right in the center of town. Sunsets are amazing here, so make sure to grab a lounger well in advance. Bonus points because this hotel is houses in a stunning, renovated Italian Renaissance building that transports you back in time.
Ohla Barcelona In Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is bustling in the summertime, so you’ll appreciate a mid-day break at the Ohla. Situated near the Plaza Catalunya, you’ll experience the best of Barcelona, minus the crowds. Chill out with a glass of Spanish wine or take a dip in their pool overlooking the city. Early birds can even start their day with morning Yoga class and green smoothies. Fun fact: artist Frederic Amat designed the very recognizable facade.
Upper House - Gothenburg, Sweden
Summers in Sweden are already pretty pleasant weather-wise, but that doesn’t mean a dip in their heated, outdoor pool won’t do you some good. For starters, the Upper House located on the top floors of Tower 2 of the Gotha Towers, so you can imagine the city views you’ll get. It’s also a glass-encased pool, making you feel on top of the world...because, you kind of are. Consider a night swim underneath a starry sky.
Epic Sana Lisboa - Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is easily one of our favorite European cities, and with infinity pools like the one at the Epic Sana Lisboa, it’s no surprise. Considered one of Lisbon’s hippest hotels, the location couldn’t be better. It’s in the middle of all the action, so you’ll never need to venture too far beyond the luxurious doors of the Sana. In addition to their outdoor infinity pool views, there’s an indoor pool, complete with fountain jets.
Grace Santorini - Santorini, Greece
Craving a Santorini summer? There’s still time. Located in the quaint fishing village of Imerovigli, the Grace Santorini will give you all the feels. It’s a stylish boutique hotel with a super fancy heated infinity pool offering views of the Mediterranean Sea. Another perk of splurging on a couple nights at the Grace is their pillow menu. Take your pick of 7 different types of pillows. One can only dream, no pun intended!