Majestic mountains reflected on the water's surface, the soothing sound of water lapping at the edge – where better to get away from it all in summer than at a hotel with its own swimming pool? We have put together a list of Tirol's best hotels with an outdoor pool, ranging from infinity pools stretching all the way to the horizon to natural pools with 100% natural filtering technology and zero chemicals.
No modern outdoor spa with an outdoor sauna and great mountain views would be complete without an outdoor pool. That is why the owners of the Hotel Entners am See in Pertisau recently had this fabulous infinity pool built, where the 33°C water of the pool appears to merge with the azure blue of the nearby Lake Achensee.
Perched high above the Inn Valley, atop the roof of the Hotel Nidum in Mösern, this infinity pool is kept at a constant temperature of 30°C all year round. The ideal place to relax and soothe tired muscles after a long hike or bike ride!
From the rooftop pool at the Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Kitzbühel guests can see the mighty Streif piste used every January as part of the famous Hahnenkamm ski races, where the world's best skiers gather in Tirol to battle it out for the ultimate title in downhill racing. Water jets massage tired legs, while gentle underwater music provides the acoustic backdrop for a relaxing visit.
Zero chemicals, 100% natural. That is the secret behind the natural outdoor pool at the Hotels Hinteregger in the small town of Matrei in East Tirol. Despite this all-nature approach the water in this solar-heated pool which is lit up in the evenings remains crystal clear thanks to innovative filtering technology.
Regardless of whether or not the weather gods are smiling, the heated outdoor pool at the four-star superior Hotel Kronthaler in Achenkirch is the perfect place to relax. It is located within the hotel's 2,500m² spa and beauty area featuring many highlights, from a natural herb sauna to soothing massages.
Filled with crystal-clear mountain water from a nearby source, the outdoor pool at Mein Almhof in Nauders is located on the roof of the hotel and reflects the peaks of the Main Alpine Ridge high above.
In order to make getting in and out of the pool as pleasant as possible even on cold winter days the owners of the Hotel Erika have built an indoor access point to the 31°C water. Once in the pool, guests can look forward to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and underwater lighting in the evenings.
There are few places in Tirol with better views of the mighty Zugspitz Massif than the outdoor pool at the Hotel Post in Lermoos. As you swim from the indoor part out into the open you will find yourself confronted with the huge face of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, as well as the surrounding valley floor around the village of Ehrwald.
Tirol's only thermal baths, the Aqua Dome in Längenfeld, is also home to a hotel where guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast and then choose between no fewer than 12 different pools with water temperatures of between 34 and 36 degrees Celsius. Among the highlights at the Aqua Dome are three "floating bowls". These outdoor pools suspended in mid-air are among the most futuristic anywhere in the Alps.
From the heated 10m pool on top of the roof of the Hotel Arlmont in St. Anton am Arlberg guests have a wonderful view of now only the azure blue sky but also the surrounding mountains such as the Zwölferkopf and the Rendlspitze. What better place to start planning your next hike?
The building housing the Hotel Schwarzer Adler in St. Anton am Arlberg is an elegant combination of traditional and modern elements. That also goes for the spa area, which is topped off by the impressive Sky Pool offering majestic views of the surrounding mountains.
"Stadl" may literally mean "barn" in German, but don't worry! This complex opened in late November 2017 in the village of See has all the creature comforts you would expect on holiday, including a heated infinity pool accessible all year round.
Boasting fabulous views of the Karwendel Mountains and the Tux Alps, the open-air pool on the roof of the Hotel Schwarzbrunn is a little bit like the stage in the middle of a natural amphitheatre. The pool even has its own name, "Bergsee", which translates as "mountain lake". At 80m² you can see why! The pool remains open all year round and can be booked for private events in the evenings.
Picture perfect! There are few more incredible sights than the mighty Ötztal Alps dancing on the surace of the infinity pool at the hotel "Die Berge" in Sölden. It is hard to tell where the pool ends and the mountains begin. Ideal for relaxing after an action-packed day out and about in the mountains.
A heated 25m outdoor pool and a 34°C saltwater whirlpool make for the perfect combination at the four-star superior Hotel Quellenhof in Leutasch. After a few vigorous lengths in the 25m pool, withdraw to the bubbling whirlpool to relax tired muscles and admire the spectacular 360° view.