Dream pools

What makes the difference between any old pool and a dream pool? The size? the view? the service? From Venice to Vulcano, these hotel swimming pools score top marks for all three!

 

Hotel Cipriani

Hotel Cipriani Venice

Because size matters. Venice’s ludicrously luxurious Hotel Cipriani can claim to have not only the most palatial suites and the most highly-acclaimed restaurant in the lagoon city, but the biggest swimming pool too. The perfect place to show off your aquatic attributes, Hotel Cipriani’s Olympic size pool is filled with filtered sea water and lies within diving distance of the canal.

 

Lefay Resort and Spa

Lefay Resort

If you think the glass-walled indoor pool has wow! factor, wait ‘til you see the outdoor one! Surrounded by amazing views of the mountains and Lake Garda, Lefay Resort and Spa’s external swimming pool is one of the most panoramic in Italy.

Like your pleasures to be private? Book Lefay’s 600sqm “Royal Pool and Spa Suite”, which has its own garden and lake view infinity pool!

 

Relais San Damian

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Looking for a hotel with pool, which won’t cost you an arm and a leg? High up in the hills above Imperia, the surprisingly affordable Relais San Damian boasts beautiful views of the Ligurian sea – views best enjoyed from the B&B’s luxuriant terraced gardens and strategically-located swimming pool.

 

Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

Towers Hotel

It’s hard (if not downright impossible) to believe that what is now one of the most talked-about hotels between Naples and the Amalfi Coast was, until relatively recently, a cement factory; even harder when you walk into Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast’s stylish lobby, sophisticated suites and exclusive spa or out onto the terrace where the hotel’s designer swimming pool is located.

The view from the pool? The Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius have never been closer!

 

Hotel Caesar Augustus

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Consistantly ranking amongst the most panoramic properties in the world, from its location on the cliffs of Anacapri, Hotel Caesar Augustus enjoys mindbogglingly beautiful views of Capri and the entire sweep of the Bay of Naples. Suspended between the sky and sea, the hotel’s spectacular split-level infinity pool is one of the most amazing you’ll ever swim in.

 

Albergo Regina Isabella

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One of Ischia’s most glamorous lifestyle resorts, Albergo Regina Isabella attracts a stylish crowd of spa-goers with its spacious sea view bedrooms and suites, a string of gourmet eateries, and, last but certainly not least, its state-of-the-art wellness facilities. The hotel has a total of four fabulous pools to swim in, including a hyper-thermal and thalassotherapy pool.

 

Hotel Caruso

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With triple A-amazing views out over the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Caruso’s drop-dead gorgeous swimming pool is just one of the reasons why this 5 star property in Ravello is such a sought-after place to stay. Add sumptuous suites, the jaw-droppingly delicious dishes served in the restaurant and seriously slick service and you can see why this property rakes in the rave reviews.

 

Tenuta Furnirussi

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In the heart of Europe’s biggest organic fig plantation and a mere 12km from the seaside town of Otranto, if you want to experience the best of both inland and coastal Puglia, the environmentally friendly Tenuta Furnirussi is a great place to start.

Naturally beautiful. Furnirussi’s lake-like pool is so big you could happily row a boat across it!

 

Metropole Maison d’hotes

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For the ultimate in contemporary Sicilian charm, book a room at Metropole Maison d’hotes: a très chic boutique property in the heart of Taormina. The hotel’s sea view infinity pool, complete with solarium, pool restaurant and bar, is a major attraction and the perfect spot in which to soak up (and be seen soaking up) the Sicilian sun.

 

Therasia Resort

therasia

With its beautifully-appointed bedrooms and suites (many of which have their own private plunge pool), sea edge restaurant and luxury spa, Therasia Resort, on the paradisiacal little island of Vulcano, has “Sicilian honeymoon” written all over it. Waterbabes will be spoilt for choice in this hotel, where guests get to swim in the incredibly warm sea (the island’s not called volcano for nothing!) or in one of the resort’s two enormous pools.

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