15 Of The Most Stunning Hotel Pools In Europe

From the glamorous French Riviera to the mythological wonders of Greece, here are our picks for the 15 most beautiful hotel pools in Europe.

Belmond Hotel CarusoPhoto Credit: Belmond Hotel Caruso

From the Belmond Hotel Caruso infinity pool, which is set on a cliff edge 1,000 feet above sea level at the highest point above the town of Ravello, you’ll seemingly be suspended in the clouds. Guests will feel downright royal (which is appropriate considering the hotel is a converted 11th century castle) thanks to a dedicated pool concierge, who can bring over everything from an iPod preloaded with your favorite tunes to a fresh fruit appetizer or an Evian vaporizer. It’s a pure, unadulterated indulgence.

Belmond Hotel Caruso
Piazza S. Giovanni del Toro, 2, 84010 Ravello SA, Italy

HOTEL METROPOLE Photo Credit: Hôtel Métropole

Karl Lagerfeld designed the “Odyssey” pool at the chic Hotel Metropole in Monaco to depict the journey of Ulysses. Karl aside, this pool is epic: It includes a heated sea-water pool, a lounge bar, solarium and a poolside restaurant with menu by Michelin master Joël Robuchon.

Hotel Metropole
4 Avenue de la Madone, 98000 Monaco

ALBATROZ BEACH & YACHT CLUB27 Swimming Pool by the seaPhoto Credit: Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club

The Albatroz Beach and Yacht Club in Santa Cruz, Portugal, features two natural and spacious sea water swimming pools at sea level with easy access to the ocean, as well as one fresh water pool at the hotel level. The hotel’s coolest pool, however, is one that is literally carved into the ocean, jutting out 1312 feet into the deep blue sea.

Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club
Quinta Dr. Americo Durao Sitio Da Terca, 9100-187 Santa Cruz, Portugal

MONASTERO SANTA ROSAMonastero Santa Rosa_Infinity Pool 3Photo Credit: Monastero Santa Rosa

The vanished-edge infinity pool of the Monastero Santa Rosa is one of the most dramatic and precipitous of the entire Amalfi Coast. Seamlessly architecturally sculpted into the rock-base cliff of Monte San Pancrazio at the lowest level of Santa Rosa’s sloping cascade of gardens, the elliptically shaped fresh water infinity pool blends into the sea, disappearing between the horizon and sky. Have your ‘moment’ here.

Monastero Santa Rosa
Via Roma, 2, 84010 Conca dei Marini SA, Italy

LA SIRENUSE POSITANODipl. Foto DesignerPhoto Credit: La Sirenuse Positano

Life can be like a postcard. The La Sirenuse pool on the Amalfi Coast of Italy in Positano, surrounded as such by lemon trees and an abundance of flowers with the Mediterranean as a backdrop—is hard evidence.

La Sirenuse Positano
 Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy


4-3Photo Credit: Bill & Coo

With an infinity pool overlooking the Aegean that’s just a stone’s throw from the heart of Mykonos, Leading Hotels of the World stunner Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge is definitely providing a room with a view to beat.

Bill & Coo Mykonos
Παραλία Μεγάλη Άμμος, Mikonos, Greece


189 – Arsenali Lounge Bar BluePhoto Credit: Blue Palace

Prepare yourself for a majestic view of the Mediterranean at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection hotel in Crete. The only tough choice is whether to soak in said view from the resort’s sparkling infinity pool or private beach area. Yeah, life can be tough.

Blue Palace Resort & Spa 
P.O. Box 38, Elounda, Crete, 72053, Greece


11 - Outdoor swimming pool at sunrisePhoto Credit: l’Albergo della Regina Isabella

Take a dip in the therapeutic, thermal pool at the glamorous, old Hollywood throwback hotel L’Albergo della Regina Isabella in Ischia, Italy—which was opened in 1956 by prolific Italian movie producer and publisher, Angelo Rizzoli, who hosted a slew of famous friends including Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton—and let the healing begin!

L’Albergo della Regina Isabella 
Piazza Santa Restituta, 1, 80076 Lacco Ameno NA, Italy


© Bürgenstock Hotels AGPhoto Credit: © Bürgenstock Hotels AG

Lake Lucerne is your view du jour at the newly opened Burgenstock Resort in Switzerland, The most spectacular highlight of its outdoor complex Alpine Spa is the 95°F infinity-edge pool, where the boundary between water and sky appears to melt away.

Bürgenstock Resort
Bürgenstock, 6363 Bürgenstock, Switzerland


VerduraPhoto Credit: Verdura, Rocco Forte

At Verdura, located on the southwestern tip of Sicily in Sciacca, guests will feel like they’re truly reached the end’s of the Earth. Celebrate having found it with a sunset cocktail in its 197-foot infinity pool at this majestic, mile-long resort, which is also home to three Kyle Phillips golf courses, six clay tennis courts, a world-class spa, four restaurants and five bars.

Verdura Resort
S.S. 115, Km 131, 92019 Sciacca AG, Italy


Terre BlanchePhoto Credit: Terre Blanche

Sit in infinity pool at Terre Blanche, a luxury golf resort located in the provencal village of Tourrettes, France, and discover the perfect place to unwind. Its infinity pool provides a panoramic view of the hills of the Pays de Fayence, and is heated to a balmy 82F all year long.

Terre Blanche 
3100 Route de Bagnols-en-Forêt, 83440 Tourrettes, France


PerivolasPhoto Credit: Perivolas

Terraced gardens spill down a slope to the infinity pool at the five-star Perviolas Hotel in Santorini, which seems to slip off the edge of a cliff and literally spill into the blue horizon. You can take a boat tour, explore the island, or stay right here, tangled up in blue.

Perviolas Hotel 
Perivolas, Thira 847 02, Greece


Rome CavaleriPhoto Credit: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 
A blue and green canvas welcomes you during the sun-drenched summer months at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, as you step out onto the balconies overlooking the lush private park and shimmering outdoor pools at this luxe hotel in the heart of Rome.

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101, 00136 Roma RM, Italy


hotel-du-cap-eden-roc-swimming-pool-2Credit: Oeteker Collection

The iconic Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc is the ultimate playground for the rich and famous, and its one-of-a-kind heated infinity pool is a true Côte d’Azur icon. Overlooking the Mediterranean, it offers idyllic panoramas of the French Riviera, from the Lérins Islands to the Estérel coastline.

Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc
Boulevard J. F. Kennedy, 06601 Antibes, France


Katikies Pool Bar (8)Photo Credit: Katikies Santorini

Perfectly manicured pink bougainvilleas and endless blue sea are the magnificent backdrop for the perennially gleaming, glistening Katikies Santorini, a luxury hotel with three infinity pools from which to see the sensational Santorini sunset.

Katikies Santorini
Oia 847 02, Greece