With many European countries experiencing extreme cold, we are looking for the best ways to reduce the heat. Whether you’re cruising along the shores of the Mediterranean or the vineyards of Portugal, we’ve rounded up the best hotels in Europe that offer breathtaking views and luxurious pools to soak in when the temperatures start to cool.
Here are six of our favorite picks to inspire you on your travels this summer.
Savoy Palace Galaxia Skypool, Madeira in Portugal
The Savoy Palace offers guests the highest standards of accommodation, breathtaking views of the surrounding island and exceptional 24-hour customer service. Designed for guests’ enjoyment, each of the 352 rooms has been carefully designed and offers stunning views.
Travelers can relax and unwind with the luxury spa treatment at Savoy Palace, where they offer guests a range of massage treatments, held in one of their 11 spa rooms surrounded by Madeira’s Laurissilva Forest-inspired décor. Guests can also enjoy four stylish bars and a unique restaurant offering a range of choices from Madeiran to classic Mediterranean.
Galaxia Skypool located on the 17th floor of the Savoy Palace, offers 360° views of the beautiful mountains of Madeira and the sparkling blue of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a large moon at the bottom of the pool, which shines at sunset. Swimmers can enjoy the sunset with the nearby restaurant Galaxia Skybar.
Double rooms at the Savoy Palace start at £176 a night.
Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma rooftop pool, Mallorca, Spain
The five-adults-only Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma is ideally located for exploring the beautiful island of Mallorca. Just a few minutes from the beautiful city of Palma, the hotel, which has beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, offers high-quality spa services, unique gastronomic experiences and a variety of excursions.
Star Prestige guests staying at the Iberostar Llaut Palma can enjoy sweeping views of the beautiful Med and Mallorca mountains from the rooftop pool. Once the sun goes down, the festoon-lit pool is the perfect spot for stargazing, or guests can head to Katagi Blau for an in-house Asian restaurant.
A Star Prestige double room at the Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma starts from £228 a night.
Villa Quinta Matilde, Douro Valley and Northern Portugal
Villa Quinta Matilde is surrounded by beautiful views of olive trees and vineyards, sloping down to the Douro River. The four-bedroom home comfortably sleeps eight adults while boasting modern conveniences. Guests will benefit from a daily breakfast prepared by the staff that can be enjoyed al fresco.
The house has an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi, located on top of Pinhão with a wonderful view of the surrounding area.
Prices at Villa Quinta Matilde start from £694 per person for the week based on eight adults. The price includes, daily maid service, welcome hamper, daily breakfast, linen change once a week, appreciation of “local gastronomy” food during the stay, a visit together with the port to produce Quintas and wine tasting with the season allowing the vintage steps picnic and two hours Rabelo boat ride on the Duoro.
Villa Jasmine, Kalamaki, Perithia and Agios Ioannis, Corfu in Greece
With stunning views of the sea and the interior, Villa Jasmine is a stunning villa nestled on the north-east coast of Corfu. Ideal for families, Jasmine is located 1km from the sandy beach and close to Kassiopi. The three eight-person bedrooms boast a whitewashed kitchen, as well as an open-plan living/dining room with a large satellite TV and a full-length window opening onto the terrace.
Outside, the infinity pool is immersed in a terrace overlooking the sea, adjacent to the restaurant and barbecue area, and a shaded gazebo, made of rattan.
Villa Jasmine starts at £191 per person for the week based on six adults. The price includes the reception package and the labor service 2 hours a day 3 day(s) a week.
Iberostar Selection Sabila on the rooftop pool, Tenerife in Spain
The exclusive five-star Iberostar Selection Sabila in Tenerife is a stylish, modern hotel with direct access to the sea, and a peaceful and welcoming environment. The hotel is also within walking distance of some of Tenerife’s most beautiful beaches, including the golden sands of Torviscas Beach (4 minutes’ walk) and the warm waters of Fañabé Beach (7 minutes’ walk).
The Star Prestige Sky Lounge infinity pool offers Balinese beds and hammocks for maximum relaxation, as well as a jacuzzi, against the backdrop of the azure sea and mountains. The roof of the building allows visitors to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world on the Atlantic Ocean.
A Star Prestige double room at the Iberostar Selection Sabila starts from $222 per night.
Seaview Hotel’s rooftop pool, Malta
With a panoramic view of St. Paul’s Islands, a modern, adults-only hotel with two swimming pools, a sun terrace, a gym, a rooftop bar and a restaurant. The property is located five minutes from Bugibba Perched Beach and offers easy access to other local sandy beaches. Diving, fishing and horse riding tours can be booked at the reception and boats to nearby islands depart from Plajja Tal’Bognor, a few minutes’ walk away.
The Upper Deck infinity pool is heaven for hotel guests, sunbathing and swimming during the day and sunset cocktails at night, all with stunning ocean views.
A Standard double rooms at the Seaview Hotel start from £130 per night.