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Dive Right In: These Are the Best Hotel Pools in Australia

From rooftop infinity pools with immaculate city views, to subterranean swimming spots and stylish inner-city stays, dive right in to our picks of the best hotel pools in Australia.

Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

When it comes to choosing a hotel to stay and play, there are a few amenities we're always on the lookout for. A decadent dining experience, a transformative spa treatment and to-die-for mattresses that provide your best sleep yet are high on our wish list. 

But some of the best hotels in Australia are making a splash with another sublime feature: pools.

From rooftop infinity pools that offer immaculate city skyline views, to subterranean swimming spots and larger-than-life lagoons that are all about the poolside chic, these are our picks of the very best hotel pools in Australia. 

Get ready, get set, and dive into a whole new way to play and stay...

Capella Sydney

Capella Sydney

One of the most stunning hotels in all of Sydney, the pool at Capella Sydney doesn't disappoint. Part of the hotel's world-class wellness offering, the 20-metre heated indoor swimming pool is flooded with light, with changerooms featuring steam and sauna rooms and experiential showers also on offer.

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Orpheus Island Lodge

Orpheus Island Lodge

A private island paradise, Orpheus Island Lodge is situated amid the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef. While the best of the Great Barrier Reef is at your doorstep, the twinkling infinity pool mirrors the Coral Sea and is perfect for sunset sips.

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The Ritz-Carlton Perth

The Ritz-Carlton Perth

Cutting a striking silhouette along Perth's Swan River, The Ritz-Carlton Perth evokes a sense of timeless luxury. The outdoor infinity pool looks out over the river and city skyline so you can swim laps while taking in the view.

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The Calile Hotel

The Calile Hotel

Serving up immaculate summer poolside vibes no matter the season, The Calile Hotel may just spoil any other hotel pool you take a dip in afterwards (in the very best way possible). Perfect for both laps and relaxation, the pool has cemented itself as the centrepiece of this suburban stay. Be sure to book yourself into a cabana or day bed for the complete experience.

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Jackalope Hotel

Jackalope Hotel

Jackalope Hotel on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula sets a new standard for luxury, featuring chef's hatted dining, a private, working vineyard and 44 luxury rooms and suites. The highlight? The 30-metre infinity pool with views over the vines so you can lap up a storm, and lap up the view.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas

Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas

Regularly featured on lists of the best hotel pools in Australia, Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas offers an unparalleled poolside experience. Spanning over 2 hectares, the palm-lined lagoon pools include eight saltwater and one freshwater option, with something for every traveller, from family-friendly spots or secluded spots to relax and unwind.

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Ritz-Carlton Melbourne

Ritz-Carlton Melbourne

Part of the hotel's holistic wellness offering, the pool at the Ritz-Carlton offers a sun-drenched, sky-high view of the city skyline. Entry to the rooftop spot is complimentary when you book one of the hotel's heavenly spa treatments, too.

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W Hotel Sydney

The W Hotel, Sydney

The W Hotel Sydney's rooftop pool, WET DECK, is a luxurious oasis set amongst the clouds, with stunning views across Darling Harbour and beyond. This chic poolside spot features stylish cabanas, a vibrant bar, and live DJ sets, creating the perfect spot to perch yourself and soak in those holiday vibes. 

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JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Designed with multi-generational travellers in mind, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa features pools of various depths and activations. Think white sandy beaches and a saltwater lagoon, a freshwater pool with a children's slide or Jacuzzis and private cabanas for those seeking a little more solace. 

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Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

We have four words for you: Australia's largest swimming pool. The renowned Hayman pool at Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort is the largest in the southern hemisphere, spanning the length of 7 Olympic-sized pools. With saltwater and freshwater options, there are plenty of places to splash and relax. Plus, the resort's most exclusive rooms also feature private infinity plunge pools. Heaven.

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The Interlude Melbourne

The Interlude Melbourne

While we love a rooftop pool, The Interlude Melbourne offers guests something different: an exquisite subterranean pool that's set at an optimum temperature to provide therapeutic benefits. The tranquil, underground space is the perfect place to rest, reflect and float the day away amongst architecture that's more than 170 years old.

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Crystalbrook Riley Cairns

Crystalbrook Riley Cairns

A 1,000 square-metre swimming lagoon, complete with a man-made beach? We've already packed our bags and reserved our spot. Dine and drink while you lounge poolside at Crystalbrook Riley Cairns in style, or book a Euro-style cabana. complete with exclusive service, bits, beverages, towels and sunscreen for an extra dose of luxury. 

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Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

Soak up the very best of Melbourne at Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands' 28-metre outdoor infinity pool. Heated to a comfortable 28 degrees year-round, the rooftop pool offers incredible views over the city, Port Phillip Bay, the Bolte Bridge and Hobsons Bay - and one of the best sunset viewpoints in town.

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Love our list of the best hotel pools in Australia and already added them to your must-visit list? Get more inspiration for stunning stays with the hotels serving Euro Summer vibes (even in the middle of winter). Or, up your packing game with our edit of the most stylish suitcases to elevate your trip to the next level. 

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