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6 Fabulous Hotel Rooftop Pools With Sweet Views To Take A Dip In This Summer

By Ranyhyn Laine – who always has time to go to breakfast, no matter how busy she is.

rooftop pool overlooking the story bridge and river

Backyard pool looking a little a lacklustre? Or worse, maybe you don’t have a pool, or even a friend with a pool, for those necessary weekend dips this summer. Either way, it sounds like an excuse for a cheeky summer staycay somewhere that not only has a pool, but has a rooftop pool where you can order cocktails poolside and take in the epic views. 

Agree? Here’s six stunning hotels with stunning rooftop pools in Brisbane to book yourself into for a steamy weekend before summer is out.

Crystalbrook Vincent 

Brisbane City 

Formerly The Fantauzzo, Crystalbrook Vincent hasn’t altered the rooftop pool perched almost right underneath the Story Bridge on top of this HSW hotel. The infinity pool here looks over the Brisbane River below, giving you the perfect opportunity for that must-have ‘from behind’ Instagram shot looking out over the view. Bonus, Fiume rooftop bar is right alongside, so you can sip a cocktail while you sunbake. Book yourself in for a night away here.

Hotel X 

Fortitude Valley 

If you’re really missing those Euro trips, the rooftop pool atop Hotel X in the Valley screams Mediterranean vibes, lined with plush white daybeds where you can laze about with a cocktail from Iris Rooftop. The view from this skyhigh perch is expansive, taking in the Story Bridge, the city skyscrapers beyond and the ‘burbs—and that’s just one side. Book yourself in for a night away here.

Emporium Hotel 

South Bank

Treat yourself to a little bit of luxury with a poolside cabana suite at the Emporium Hotel. This glorious getaway is made complete by the 23m rooftop infinity pool looking out over the sparkling city skyline. Crack open a cold one at the Terrace Rooftop Bar before taking a plunge in this aquatic paradise. Book yourself in for a night away here.

FV By Peppers 

Fortitude Valley

Make a splash at FV by Pepper’s U-shaped skyline pool, which boasts uninterrupted views over the city below. The pool comes alive at night, so treat yourself to a late night dip and marvel at the sight of the twinkling city lights. Keep your phone handy and we guarantee you some Insta-worthy pics. Book yourself in for a night away here.

Ovolo The Valley 

Fortitude Valley 

For those who want to take the opportunity to spend a night on the town, with the morning (with a late checkout of course) dedicated to nursing the ensuing hangover on a daybed by the pool, Ovolo The Valley is for you. Preferably after a breakfast bagel topped with whipped tahini, labneh dukkah downstairs at ZA ZA TA beforehand. Book yourself in for a night away here.

Limes Hotel 

Fortitude Valley 

The most long-standing hotel on our list, Limes Hotel’s rooftop pool area might be small, but what they lack in space they make up for in vibes. Surrounded by wicker chairs and astroturf, their two round pools with a cheeky view of the Valley behind are just the spot to laze away an afternoon or two. Plus, there’s a rooftop bar right alongside, so you don’t have to go far for something cool to drink. Book yourself in for a night away here.

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Image credit: Booking.com, Hotel X 

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