In today’s busy world we don’t always have time for a two week getaway to the other side of the world but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a relaxing break in an exciting new destination. Europe has so many stunning infinity pool hotels in convenient locations that make it easy to enjoy a luxurious quick break.
We’ve sourced a selection of Europe’s most quick break-friendly properties and below you’ll find everything from spa hotels to island escapes.
W Hotel Barcelona, Spain
Known as one of Barcelona’s coolest hotspots, the W Hotel Barcelona is the ultimate destination for the holidaymaker who wants to see the city in style. The WET deck is one of the hotel’s gems, and the stylish sun beds surrounding the pristine infinity pool are the perfect spot to soak up the sun. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, as the WET deck terrace is home to live music, food and signature cocktails every evening throughout the summer.
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa (Edinburgh), Scotland
Nestled amongst the winding Edinburgh streets, just a stone’s throw from the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh is the perfect city escape.
The hotel’s stylish rooms have been elegantly designed to ensure your stay is unforgettable; guests have the choice of rooms with views of the castle, suites and rooms that come complete with lounge and spa access.
Five Seas Hotel & Spa (Cannes), France
France might not be the first place that jumps to your mind when you think about infinity pools but the Five Seas Hotel and Spa on the famous Rue Notre Dame is home to an absolutely stunning infinity-edged pool, high up above the streets of Cannes on a luxury pool deck.
Situated on a private beach, this hotel oozes class and is the perfect destination for anybody looking to check out the delights of Cannes, as the renowned Palais des Festival and oceanfront Promenade de la Croisette are less than a minute away.
Boscolo Exedra Roma (Rome), Italy
If you’re looking for a show stopping hotel to make your trip to Rome unforgettable then the Boscolo Exedra Roma needs to be at the top of your list. This five star hotel is found in a beautiful marble building that dates back to the 1800s, located in the pretty Piazza della Repubblica.
The rooms are decorated in the iconic Italian style and neoclassical architecture can be spotted throughout the hotel, particularly in the impressive marble lobby. Up on the rooftop guests are treated to a panoramic rooftop terrace and a sprawling infinity pool.
The Palace, Malta
Palatial by name, palatial by nature. Malta’s The Palace is a beautiful townhouse hotel located in the heart of Sliema, just a short stroll from the seafront and the city’s shops and restaurants. This hotel puts the emphasis on elegance and refined decor and this is apparent everywhere you look – from the Asian restaurant to the rooftop infinity pool that provides gorgeous views across the city.
ME Ibiza, Spain
Situated on the stunning coast of Ibiza and offering guests gorgeous views across the bay from almost every viewpoint in the hotel, the ME Ibiza is a luxurious beachfront retreat the oozes sophistication from every pore – after all, how many other hotels feature direct yacht access?
The ME Rooftop is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the resort, offering mouthwatering cuisine and cocktails, the famous SkinC Spa, and a private infinity pool, which boasts 360 degree views of the picture perfect marina.
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (London), UK
Well this one’s nice and close to home, isn’t it? Infinity pools are usually reserved for faraway resorts in Dubai and the Caribbean but an equally gorgeous pool is tucked away in the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, in our very own capital city.
Housed in a dedicated building with floor to ceiling glass walls, this pool is very special indeed, as it looks out across the Thames on one side, and over landscaped gardens on the other. For adults only, it’s got to be just about one of the most relaxing spots in the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental (Munich), Germany
The first thing guests notice when they arrive at the Mandarin Oriental is the stunning architecture of the hotel itself. Blending Oriental style with German charm, the detail in both the building and the decor is beautiful.
Situated right in the heart of Munich, the Mandarin Oriental is known the world over for its second to none customer service and the elegant, relaxing experience the hotel strives to provide for all guests. Rooms fit in with the hotel’s ‘East-meets-West’ look and the hotel provides some of the most spacious rooms and suites in the city.