La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech | Source: La Momounia Hotel

The 10 Most Magnificent Indoor Pools Around the World

While outdoor pools are far more common than their covered counterparts, most are at the mercy of the weather. Sheltered from the elements, indoor pools present a unique luxury able to be enjoyed at any time not reliant on external factors.

The finest examples are a showcase of glamorous design, architectural details and opulent beauty. From spectacular swimming pools to sumptuous hotel spas, these are some of the best indoor pools from all over the world.

La Mamounia Hotel Spa

Location: Morocco

“This is a fantastic place, one of the best hotels ever” – it’s easy to see why Winston Churchill gave this stunning luxury palace hotel glowing reviews. The incredible palatial-style spa pool at La Mamounia in Marrakech is a grand affair where painterly details in the ceiling, Moroccan pendants, iconic gold columns, and colourful tiles present an opulent place to relax.

Spa at La Mamounia in Marrakech
Spa at La Mamounia in Marrakech | Source: Stoked to travel

Hearst Castle Indoor Pool

Location: USA

Inside the famous Hearst Castle owned by William Randolph Hearst, is a spectacular indoor pool resembling opulent Roman baths. Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the pool is crafted in marble and mosaic tiles surrounded by Italian-made statues where the beautiful architectural detailing and archways are reflected in the water.

Cave Pool Suite at Cavo Tagoo

Location: Greece

With views over the Mediterranean, the cave pool suite at Cavo Tagoo Hotel in Mykonos is luxurious, exotic and peaceful, sculpted from raw natural rock. The private pool is solely for guests of the incredible 5-star suite offering a unique experience.

Cave Pool Suite at Cavotagoo
Cave Pool Suite at Cavo Tagoo | Source: Pigmentti

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

Location: Patagonia

Designed by interior architects Alexandra Edwards and Carolina DiPlano, the indoor pool at Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa frames breathtaking views of Lake Sarmiento and the peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. The hotel’s award-winning architecture provides the perfect place to enjoy the indoor pool and soak up the beauty of Patagonia.

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa pool | Source: Tierra Hotels

Ashford Castle Indoor Spa Pool

Location: Ireland

Inside the 5-star luxury, Ashford Castle hotel lies arguably the ‘most opulent hotel pool in the world’. Adorned with seashell chandeliers and ornate designs, a Tree of Life mosaic designed by South African artist Jane du Rand is the lavish pool’s centrepiece.

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Ashford Castle Spa indoor pool | Source: Architectural Digest

Talise Spa at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel

Location: Dubai

Billed as the ‘ultimate destination to luxuriate and rejuvenate,’ the Talise Spa at the Burj Al Arab features an incredible infinity pool with views across Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. The luxury pool stands 500 feet above sea level and even offers a ‘romantic moonlight swim’ where guests can experience a private swim in a pool of rose petals.

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Talise Spa infinity pool | Source: Jumeirah

InterContinental Le Grand Hotel Pool Bordeaux

Location: France

With dramatically high ceilings, extravagant drapery, and crimson red columns with gold trimming, this indoor pool is straight out of renaissance royalty. The palatial pool at the InterContinental Le Grand Hotel in Bordeaux features grand sweeping proportions, massage jets and gold gargoyle fountains.

InterContinental Le Grand Hotel | Source: @chloehautier

Fairmont Le Château Montebello Indoor Pool in Quebec

Location: Canada

Built-in 1930 as a retreat for the exclusive private Seigniory Club, the Fairmont Le Château Montebello is home to an impressive indoor pool that displays rustic charm and unique architecture inside a large log cabin. Guests enjoy the true Canadian experience in the grandiose aquatic centre that’s surrounded by beautiful nature.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello indoor pool
Fairmont Le Château Montebello indoor pool | Source: Trip Advisor

The Herschelbad Public Bath

Location: Germany

The Herschelbad is the oldest public bath in Mannheim, Germany where three indoor swimming pools are housed within the grand Art Nouveau-style building. Gold-painted ceilings and sweeping arches create the glamorous design which was a private estate until it was donated to the city in 1905.

Source: @the_capsulette

7132 Hotel Thermal Baths SWITZERLAND

Location: Switzerland

The world-famous indoor thermal baths are a beautiful architectural display designed by Peter Zumthor. The protected heritage status baths are constructed from 60,000 slabs of Vals quartzite and are filled with mineralised water that comes out of the St. Peter spring at 30° Celsius.

If you’re interested in reading about luxury outdoor pools, have a look at seven luxury lagoons for your bucket list.

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