Ready, Set, Swim!: 6 Hotels with an Olympic-size Pool around the World

September 19, 2022 by Akylina Printziou

Photo:  Grand Hotel Continental

Going on vacation means having time off for oneself to rest and recharge one’s batteries, and while for some people this is equivalent to curling up with a book or turning Netflix on for the entirety of their holiday period, for some others vacation means more time to be active and constantly on the move. If you belong to the latter category of travellers and you’re always on the lookout for hotels where you can not just swim leisurely but also train like a professional, then scroll down for our list of hotels in the world that offer an Olympic-size swimming pool!

But what exactly makes a pool Olympic sized? Typically, Olympic-sized pools are about 50 metres (164 feet) long and at least 2 metres (6 feet) deep, while many of them also have lap lanes to help swimmers train and complete their laps. While many hotels all over the globe can feature a swimming pool of some kind, the number of hotels that can boast about having an Olympic-size pool in their premises is actually not that big. Our team has gathered 6 hotels in 6 different countries that have an Olympic-sized pool which guests can use while also enjoying the rest of the hotel’s high quality amenities.

Desert Rose Resort

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from the airport and right in front of its very own private sandy beach, Desert Rose Resort in Hurghada, Egypt, is a 5-star oasis that offers all the amenities and facilities guests might need. Among those there is an Olympic-size outdoor pool for adults only, equipped with lap lanes and surrounded by sunbeds, umbrellas and palm trees, offering an idyllic space for all of you who want to combine a relaxing stay with more intensive swimming practice.

Kipriotis Village Resort

Kipriotis Village Resort, a luxurious resort in Kos island, Greece, is undoubtedly one of the most fun-filled family destinations, as it offers various pools and water activities for kids, as well as an Olympic-sized pool with a designated area for children and water slides that enhance the fun and enjoyment for guests of all ages. Apart from swimming, guests can also enjoy the international buffet which is organised around the pool, ideal for couples and families alike.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a Dolce by Wyndham

If you want a plethora of outdoor activities paired with breathtaking mountain and valley views all around, then look no further than Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a Dolce by Wyndham, located in Colorado Springs CO, USA. Apart from golf, tennis and cardio classes in the water, the hotel also features 5 swimming pools, one of which is a 50 meter long Olympic-sized pool with lap lanes which is open seasonally.

Barceló Lanzarote Active Resort

As its name suggests, Barceló Lanzarote Active Resort in Costa Teguise, Spain, is nothing short of ideal for guests who seek to stay active and energised throughout their stay. For this reason, the resort boasts an outdoor Olympic-size pool with 10 lap lanes, which is heated to 26°C and also offers training equipment for a fee. You can even book a private lane to use exclusively, and after your swimming session you can relax at one of the sunbeds and sip a refreshing cocktail overlooking the sea.

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, is an architectural gem that blends traditional elements and shades of gold and red with luxurious amenities and majestic river views. As the very first 5-star hotel in the country, this palace-like hotel also features a 50m x 20m outdoor Olympic-size pool with 9 lap lanes, where you can train and also enjoy the wonderful views over the surrounding nature.

Gstaad Palace

Surrounded by the scenic Swiss mountains, Gstaad Palace in Gstaad, Switzerland, will transport you into a fairytale world where your luxury and comfort is the utmost priority. Among its numerous facilities, the palace-like hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool of Olympic size, available to both hotel guests and locals. A part of the pool has been turned into a designated children area with a water slide, while guests can soak in the sunlight and enjoy their drinks and snacks around the pool after their swim.

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