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Best hotel pools in Brisbane all year round

Turn up the heat in the Sunshine State at these destinations that boast the best hotel pools in Brisbane – all year-round.

Summer may be coming to a close yet that doesn’t mean its time to put away your bathing suit. Brisbane is upping its poolside style game with hotels that boast a luxe water offering worth travelling for – and during any season. Think swim-up bars, sun-drenched lounges and the latest dining hotspots, all within easy reach. Plus, access to pool parties made for refreshing frolics. It’s easy to see why these beauties are some of the best hotel pools in Brisbane. The only question remains: which takes your pick?

Nautilus Pool & Bar, The Westin Brisbane

If award-winning resort-style living is your go-to, The Westin Brisbane should be on your list. In the heart of Brisbane, Nautilus Pool & Bar is the city’s only swim-up pool bar, setting the standard for all-day poolside lounging. Dive in for a refreshing swim and soak in the city’s subtropical climate from private cabanas. Or take in the rays from a day bed and in-pool lounge. Drink in the poolside charm with a handcrafted cocktail. Or order a crisp glass of Champagne alongside a menu of dishes served direct to your lounger. Nautilus Pool & Bar is also within easy reach of new hotspot Settimo, the 150-seat restaurant by chef supremo Guy Grossi. With an Amalfi coast-inspired menu transporting diners to the famed Italian coastline with its fine all-day dining.

Beyond the heated pool, book an enriching spa ritual at Australia’s only Heavenly® Spa by Westin before drinks at The Charles’, the aviation-inspired jazz bar. While upstairs, contemporary rooms and suites boast Westin Heavenly® Bed, city views and floor-to-ceiling windows. Club-level rooms and suites give you access to The Westin Club. It’s a stylish member-style lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening aperitivo with canapés. All designed around Brisbane’s laid-back sophistication in the city centre, close to the Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and within walking distance along the Brisbane River to Howard Smith Wharves.

Enjoy the Westin Summer Escape which includes a $30 Nautilus Poor Bar Credit, per room, per day.

Nautilus is Brisbane's only swim-up pool bar © The Westin Brisbane
Nautilus is Brisbane's only swim-up pool bar © The Westin Brisbane

WET Deck, W Brisbane 

When the heat is on, stay cool and calm at WET® Deck, the vibrant W Brisbane rooftop lounge with its chic pool, cocktail bar and panoramic views across the Brisbane CBD. It’s an ultra-glam 20-metre poolside oasis with a resort feel nestled on the fourth floor of W Brisbane. Swim under its vibrant monochrome ceiling. Then laze about on a stylish sun lounger in between pool laps while sipping a freshly made smoothie or cocktail. Heated, it makes a splash all year-round, and just a few reasons why it’s easily one of the best hotel pools in Brisbane.

Beyond WET® Deck, AWAY® Spa offers tailor-made treatments and access to even more pools – the stunning mineral-rich vitality pools, with his-and-hers saunas, and relaxation pods with spectacular views of the Brisbane River. Rooms and suites feature the colourful interior styling found throughout the W brand. With its signature W MixBar, sumptuous W bed and the hotels famous Whatever/Whenever concierge services.

W Brisbane is a dining destination offering three iconic venues. W’s signature restaurant, Three Blue Ducks, brings the best in paddock to plate dishes. Turn up the glam with curated cocktails and DJs spinning the latest tunes at Living Room Bar. It’s the place to see and be seen. Soak in that famous Queensland sun at WET® Deck’s rooftop bar and beat the heat with tasty sips of your fave cocktails.

‘Go with the flow in Brisbane’ with a luxury guest room, valet parking included, breakfast for two at W Brisbane’s signature restaurant located on level 3, and late check out at 1pm.

W Hotel Brisbane
Eclectic vibes © W Brisbane

Brisbane Marriott Hotel 

Within the walls of Brisbane Marriott Hotel is a Mediterranean-inspired pool that’s part indoor/outdoor with views across to Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the city’s stunning skyline. It’s a mix of serenity meets skyscrapers with sun-soaked scenes – and a whirlpool for added waterside wonder. Its prime location in the CBD next to the Brisbane River with easy access to Howard Smith Wharves, Fortitude Valley and New Farm lifestyle precincts and Queen Street Mall. That’s if you can drag yourself away from its watery wander.

Dining options are another reason to stay firmly put. Come on the weekend for the spectacular Seafood and Champagne spread at Motion Dining, renowned for serving some of Queensland’s freshest sea catch. A sumptuous platter of oysters, Pacific prawns, slipper bugs, three spot crab, fresh Australian lobster, house-smoked salmon, and mussels paired with a bottle of French Champagne. Stay longer with a Retreat. Recharge. Refocus. package that includes a night stay, complimentary valet parking and a food hamper with a bottle of wine for two.

Rooms boast either Story Bridge, river or city views, plush bedding, and marble bathrooms set in earth tones of cream and brown tones that complement the modern features and decor that mimic the Brisbane landscape – all part of a recent redesign after an innovative $20 million renovation.

Book an Executive room or suite for exclusive access on Level 26. Here evening drinks and canapés, and a hearty breakfast buffet come complimentary. Lounge access is available to all guests staying in Executive level rooms and suites. And also available to select Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program members – another good reason to sign up.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel
Take a Retreat. Recharge. Refocus. package for the ultimate weekend getaway © Marriott Brisbane Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane reaps many benefits. Including exclusive access to The Westin Brisbane and its swanky Nautilus Pool & Bar. Both hotels sit side by side, and as a Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane guest, you don’t have to travel far to reap the benefits of The Westin’s luxury resort-style facilities, including access to the Heavenly® Spa by Westin.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane boasts super stylish accommodations. Featuring 4.5-star comfort with floor-to-ceiling windows illuminating the room with abundant natural light. Free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV with Staycast streaming, and a Four Points by Sheraton Comfort bed.

And in an ideal downtown location by the city’s top attractions – Queen Street Mall, Southbank, Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Treasury Casino are right on your doorstep. 

The Eatery does morning’s right with a hearty international breakfast spread served daily. As a guest, you can also indulge in The Westin’s latest restaurant Settimo. With a menu by Guy Grossi that’s coastal-inspired and specially designed by the famed Italian chef.

As well as all-day dining and handcrafted cocktails in The Charles’, The Westin’s stylish take on the classic lobby bar. An easy chargeback for all services at The Westin Brisbane to your room at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane makes visiting a breeze.

Take advantage of the ‘Park, Sip and Swim’ package, including a $20 credit at Nautilus at The Westin and 50% savings on valet parking. Sign up for the Marriot Bonvoy Rewards Program for even more added extras.

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