When searching for the perfect hotel for your citybreak in Paris, a swimming pool isn’t necessarily a top priority. Yet many hotels in France’s capital have amazing swimming pools – ideal for a few early morning laps or after a trek around the city. Here are our top picks for hotels in Paris with pools.
A hotel that oozes Parisian style, the Brach Hotel prioritises a healthy mind and a healthy body. Its core values are apparent in its facilities: a 22m (72ft) swimming pool is ideal for swimming lengths, and there are fitness coaches and programmes on hand to help you make the most of it. After a few laps, there is a sauna, steam room and salt cave to promote relaxation. It’s not all fitness here, however; this five-star luxury hotel also has an incredible in-house eatery, the Restaurant, led by executive chef Adam Bentalha, as well as an outdoor terrace on which you can enjoy a nightcap from the hotel’s extensive cocktail menu.
This four-star hotel lies in a lively residential area in the heart of the city’s 15th arrondissement. Priding itself on its hospitality and state-of-the-art services, the hotel is a change of pace from the neighbourhood surrounding it. The spa area is undoubtedly the highlight, offering a heated covered pool, hot tub and hammam, where you can while away the hours being pampered by hotel staff.
After an extensive refurbishment, Hotel Eiffel pays homage to Art Deco yet still retains the elegance of a traditional Parisian hotel. In the heart of the 15th arrondissement, turquoise waters aren’t something you think about, yet the hotel has an incredible swimming pool for you to take a dip in before using the sauna and hammam. The work of interior designer Bruno Borrione, the amazing Art Deco decor of this hotel stretches beyond the rooms and suites into the spa, making guests feel like they’ve stepped into an inclusive retreat when entering the pool area.
Rosewood Hotels are renowned for being some of the most luxurious in the world, and the Hôtel de Crillon is no exception. Overlooking the Place de la Concorde, the hotel is a favourite of the elite, especially during fashion week. The Rosewood spa, Sense, offers guests a bespoke approach to relaxation, and the swimming pool is at its heart.
A hotel that takes inspiration from graphic design, comic strips and the architecture of Eastern Europe in the ’90s, Hotel Le Ballu is an eclectic spot offering true escape from the everyday. In the heart of the hotel is a covered, heated pool which evokes the charm of 1960s Hollywood. There is also a terrace and small sauna to relax in after your swim.
A boutique hotel in the 16th arrondissement near the Bois de Boulogne, Hotel Molitor Paris-MGallery is exceptionally well located. The hotel’s pools are its best-kept secret: the outdoor pool is always heated to a pleasant 28C (82F), and the indoor pool dates from the 1930s. After your swim, use the sauna, hammam or even enjoy a treatment in the Spa by Clarins.
A mansion located between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, the Saint James Albany Paris Hotel & Spa is an elegant venue in one of the most prestigious parts of Paris: the 1st arrondissement. A large heated indoor swimming pool sits at the centre of the spa, offering guests an intimate and peaceful space in which to relax.
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