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The 10 Best Rome Hotels with a pool

Finding a hotel in Rome with a pool is surprisingly difficult! Being a historic city centre, many hotels are small and have a modern boutique or classic Roman style, not leaving much space for a swimming pool. Whilst the city is all about sightseeing, amazing food and impressive architecture, the weather can be very hot during the summer and a swimming pool is a much-needed saviour after a day of non-stop walking. We’ve hand selected some of the best Rome hotels with a swimming pool to help inspire you! Whilst many of the pool hotels are located on the outskirts of Rome where there’s more space, you’ll still find some hidden gems in the city centre and we’ve included both on our list.

Rome hotels with a pool in the city centre

The hotels below are all located within the city centre, within a short walk of one or more of the main attractions. They vary from mid-range to luxury prices and all have excellent outdoor swimming pools.

Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

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Villa Borghese park is one of the prettiest areas of Rome and home of the famous art gallery. Aldrovandi Hotel is located right next to it, alongside the Rome Biopark and some picturesque green scenery. It’s a spacious hotel that has no shortage of facilities, including an outdoor pool, indoor pool and spa, restaurant, and a beautiful garden area where you can enjoy your morning breakfast or afternoon tea.

A stay in the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese will cost you upwards of 380 euros per night so it’s not cheap, however it gives you guaranteed luxury in a secluded ‘upmarket’ area of the city. Just outside the hotel you’ll find a bus stop that’ll take you to the Spanish Steps to the north of Rome within 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the scenic walking route through the park. We recommend the Aldorvandi for its beautiful grounds, classic yet luxury Roman design and boutique location near nature. The swimming pool lets in plenty of sunlight and it’s nice and quiet.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Swimming pool size: Medium

Price: ££££

Aldrovandi Residence City Suites

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A partner accommodation to the hotel mentioned above, the Aldrovandi Residence City Suites are the more affordable alternative to the luxury hotel, with the same excellent finishing touches and an even bigger pool! The suites are just along the road from the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Hotel, right outside the park. The area is secluded from the busy Roman centre and the swimming pool is one of the largest you’ll find in the city! Relax on a sun lounger with an Aperol Spritz and take in some rays after a busy morning.

The rooms of the Aldrovandi Suites have an old ‘classic Rome’ style over modern, however they’re very spacious and have kitchen facilities so you can save money and cook your own meals. We recommend the suites for anyone that wants a great value accommodation, paying just over 160 euros per night, a place to relax ‘away from it all’ and guaranteed quality from one of the best hotel brands in the city.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Swimming pool size: Medium

Price: ££

Mercure Rome Colosseum Centre

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The Roman Colosseum and Palatine Hill was the most impressive sight in the city for us and staying right next to it really lets you appreciate the beauty of this ancient complex of monuments. Have the best view in the house from the rooftop of the Mercure Rome Colosseum Centre hotel, where you’ll find a refreshing swimming pool, sun loungers and bar/restaurant area with tables and chairs.

In addition to the excellent rooftop facilities that do a great job of catching the sunlight, the Mercure is modern throughout, featuring stylish rooms with a view and a hearty buffet breakfast. The hotel is a short walk to the Colosseum area and a Metro station that’ll quickly get you to others areas of the city. Price-wise, the Mercure is also very reasonable for its location and facilities. Expect to pay just over 200 euros per night.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Swimming pool size: Small

Price: £££

Palazzo Naiadi, The Dedica Anthology

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Another hotel that’s luxury through and through is the Palazzo Naiadi. The grandeur exterior of this masterpiece tells you exactly what’s in store when you enter. Grand marble hallways, towering red-carpet staircases and a moody boutique martini bar all welcome you to one of the best hotels in the city. Rooms are spacious with a touch of royalty and the rooftop infinity edge pool gives you impressive views of the city as you go for a morning swim.

The Palazzo Naiadi is located just north of Termini Train Station, a short walk from the city’s prime opera house and the Trevi Fountain tourist area. Anyone walking past the hotel would be in awe at how impressive it looks from the outside and although you’ll pay upwards of 360 euros per night to stay here, it promises an exquisite Rome break ideal for a special occasion.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Swimming pool size: Small

Price: ££££

Radisson Blu es Hotel Roma

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The 5-star Radisson Blue hotel is reasonably priced for its range of facilities and location, and you’ll love the rooftop pool and relaxation area! Return to your hotel after a day of sightseeing and unwind with a cocktail in the rooftop bar or go for a dip in the pool. The hotel also boasts a spa, fitness centre, restaurant and one of the best buffet breakfasts’ around! The reviews for this hotel are quite mixed and the pool has an additional charge, however it’s one of the main central hotels with a pool.

Location-wise, the Radisson is right next to the main ‘Termini’ train station. Whilst the area is a 20-minute walk from the main sites of Rome, you can easily catch the local Metro or a bus, and the location offers some excellent ‘non touristy’ restaurants. We recommend the Rome Radisson Blu for those that want a well facilitated hotel at reasonable costs and one of the largest rooftop swimming pools in the city.

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5

Swimming pool size: Medium

Price: £££

Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection By Hilton

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Rome has no shortage of luxury hotels and the Aleph by Hilton is a contender for the best. Its white, modern interior gives a sense of space and luxury throughout and you’ll be treated like royalty during your stay. The facilities include a good-sized rooftop pool with sun loungers and a stunning view of the city, a deluxe spa and indoor pool area and a well-equipped fitness centre.

We recommend the Aleph Rome Hotel for those that want to stay in one of the finest hotels in the city, with assurance of quality from the Hilton brand. You’ll want to make the most of your hotel so be sure to stay for at least 4 nights to supplement relaxation with sightseeing. Prices are upwards of 300 euros per night, as expected for a hotel of this standard, and you’re within walking distance of sites to the east of the city centre – Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The area is also very good for shopping!

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Swimming pool size: Small

Price: ££££

Rome hotels with a pool, just outside of the city centre

The following hotels are all top-rated Rome hotels with a pool; however, you’ll need to catch a bus, Metro or cab to venture into the city centre. Each hotel is easily commutable to the main sites and attractions so it shouldn’t cause too much of a journey for you! Staying outside of the city centre means your money goes further and you’ll get to experience less-touristy communities, bars and restaurants.

Palm Gallery Hotel

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The Palm Gallery is a small boutique with a beautiful garden area for relaxation. Enjoy an afternoon drink on the loungers in the sun or go for a swim in the small but perfectly adequate swimming pool. Inside, the hotel has a B&B feel, but the service and facilities of a small hotel. Feast on the delicious buffet breakfast or kick back in a stylish room. We love the Moroccan / Mediterranean clash of design!

Palm Gallery Hotel is located just outside the centre of Rome; however, you can catch a bus directly to the Trevi Fountain area in only 15 minutes – it’s very well connected! Being outside of Rome, you can expect your hotel budget to stretch a lot further and this hotel is simply excellent. You’re also outside of the tourist area so the local neighbourhood restaurants offer a more authentic (and less pricey) taste of fine Italian food.

TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5

Swimming pool size: Small

Price: ££

H10 Roma Citta

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If you’re on a budget but a swimming pool is a high priority for your trip to Rome, the H10 Roma Citta is an excellent choice. This well-known brand is a recognised for its modern facilities and consistently high standards, and you’ll get exactly that at Roma Citta. The design of the hotel fuses modernism with Roman tradition, rooms have colourful decoration with a view of the city and it has facilities including a fitness centre, restaurant and stunning outdoor pool.

Whilst there’s not much going on in this commercial area of town, you can catch a taxi to the quaint Trastevere district of restaurants and bars with 10 minutes, or the Coloseum and Palatine Hill, which also takes 10 minutes. The hotel gives you taxi vouchers that will even subsidise the cost! If you don’t mind staying just outside the action, the H10 Roma Citta provides an excellent swimming pool and facilities, with rooms averaging only 100 euros per night – much cheaper than you’ll find elsewhere else for the same 4-star experience!

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Swimming pool size: Small / Medium

Price: ££

A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel

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Most of the hotels of the city centre are constrained by space and are small and boutique in design. You won’t find the large resorts that you might find in the countryside or coastline. A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel is very much that. A large spa retreat with lots of facilities and an open outdoor area to enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the city. It’s perfectly suited to those that want a romantic break by the pool, with the option to pop into the city centre for sightseeing or an evening out. It’s also perfect for families and has an on-site playground. A taxi to the Colosseum takes only 20 minutes.

The highlights of the A.Roma Lifestyle are the giant outdoor pool and pretty garden area, however it also has an indoor pool, spa, multiple restaurants and bars, and a romantic rooftop bar with views of Vatican City. You could spend a full week here relaxing in paradise with the occasional day-trip to Rome’s city centre sights and the hotel is the top choice for relaxation on our list at only 200+ euros per night.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Swimming pool size: Large

Price: ££

Grand Hotel Gianicolo

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Trastevere is an area just over the bridge to the west of Rome city centre, being one of the most popular places to stay for young people and couples on a romantic break. The quaint old-town streets, less-touristic restaurants and excellent bars make it a great Rome base and the Grand Hotel Gianicolo’s location is only a short drive or 15-minute walk from the Trastevere centre.

The hotel has a tranquil setting amongst trees and gardens, bearing a classic Roman style that you wouldn’t find in the city centre. Spend your time here relaxing in the gardens by the large pool or dining in the classical Italian restaurant. You can easily access the centre of Rome for sightseeing and you’re within walking distance of the amazing Trastevere streets! For less than 200 euros per night, Grand Hotel Giancolo is a good choice. Reviews are a little mixed as the hotel is a little worn, but for the price and pool size you can’t go wrong!

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5

Swimming pool size: Large

Price: ££

We hope our top-10 Rome hotels with a pool list has inspired you to find a great place to stay during your trip. All hotels were hand selected by ourselves based on our own experiences and user reviews and we’re confident you’ll be happy with your choice. As you’ve probably realised, there aren’t many Rome hotels with a swimming pool and you’ll usually pay more, however our list includes options ranging from mid-to-higher end budgets.

All set with accommodation? Check out our 67 Rome travel tips for first timers and start planning your adventures in the Eternal City!


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