Hotel pools are a great place to relax, especially during the cold months of the year when the mountains are covered in snow and their summits reflect on the water's surface. We have put together a list of our favourite hotels in Tirol with heated outdoor pools - from those seeminly endless infinity pools stretching all the way the the horizon to the region's only thermal baths with futuristic "bowls" which appear to float in mid-air.
Kühtai Hotel Mooshaus
The Hotel Mooshaus in Kühtai has an incredible five swimming pools, including an eye-catching infinity pool on the roof of the hotel. Opened in December 2017, it is almost 100 metres in length and lies at 2,050 metres above sea level. That makes it the highest endless sky pool anywhere in the Alps.
Sölden Hotel "die berge"
The rooftop swimming pool at the hotel "die berge" in the Ötztal Valley is the ideal place to relax and unwind on holiday. The infinity pool design means that the edge of the water blends in with the mountains on the horizon, with the water kept at a constantly warm temperature throughout the year.
Mösern Nidim Casual Luxury Hotel
Perched high above the Inn Valley, the Hotel Nidum in Mösern is home to an open-air pool open all year with a constant water temperature of 30°C. This infinity pool is the ideal place to admire the snow-covered mountains and swim a few lengths before withdrawing to the sizzling sauna, which can be reached via a rope bridge.
Kitzbühel Hotel Schwarzer Adler Kitzbühel
The rooftop swimming pool at the Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Kitzbühel overlooks what is without a doubt one of the most legendary ski pistes in the world: the Streif, home to the famous Hahnenkamm downhill race every January. After a long day out on the slopes yourself, what better way to relax than letting the massage jets soothe your legs as you listen to the gentle underwater music?
Leutasch Hotel Quellenhof
Wow! A heated 25m outdoor pool and a 34°C outdoor saltwater whirlpool are without a doubt the stars of the show at the 4 Star Superior Hotel Quellenhof in Leutasch. Even during the cold winter months guests staying at the hotel can swim a few vigorous lengths before retiring to the hot tub and enjoying spectacular views of the snow-covered peaks.
Where the clouds of the Main Alpine Ridge are reflected on shimmering blue water lies either a crystal-clear mountain lake – or the Mein Almhof hotel in Nauders. On the roof of this beautiful hotel awaits a stunning sky pool which is open to guests throughout the year and keeps a constant water temperature of 30°C even when the air temperature plummets in the winter months.
Längenfeld Aqua Dome Therme & Hotel
Tirol's only thermal baths, the Aqua Dome in Längenfeld, are also home to a luxury hotel. After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, guests can choose from 12 different pools with water temperatures of between 34°C and 36°C. Among the most eye-catching highlights are the three outdoor "bowls", which appear to be floating in mid-air. They are among the most futuristic pools in the Alps and remain open throughout the winter.
St. Anton am Arlberg Hotel Arlmont
Relax in the 10m heated rooftop pool at the Hotel Arlmont in St. Anton am Arlberg as you gaze up at the deep blue sky far above and watch the gondolas of the Nassereinbahn cable car arrive and depart, transporting wintersports enthusiasts to and from one of the world's best ski resorts.
St. Anton am Arlberg Hotel Schwarzer Adler St. Anton
The Hotel Schwarzer Adler in St. Anton is a charming fusion of traditional and modern design. One of the main highlights is without a doubt the new spa featuring a rooftop pool with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The open-air pool is open all year round. During the cold winter months the warm water of the pool can be accessed from indoors.
Fine views of the Karwendel Mountains and the Tux Alps combined with a small ski piste right outside the front door makes the Hotel Schwarzbrunn in Stans a sea of calm. The hotel's rooftop pool has the name "Bergsee", meaning "mountain lake", and is open throughout the year. The 80m² pool is available for private hire in the evenings.