40 degrees sounds like a very good reason to me to start searching for the nearest swimming pool. And if you happen to be in Tirana, this article might be the most helpful one to overcome the heat of this summer and to enjoy any day off you get, without having to drive for hours.
Here’s a guide to the swimming pools and water parks you need this summer:
In the city
Aquadrom Swimming Pool Complex – If you don’t want to go far from Tirana, then head to Aquadrom near the Artificial Lake of Tirana. This is a complex of outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and they are divided in five categories: Olympic swimming pool, V.I.P swimming pool, family swimming pool, trampoline swimming pool.
Kompleksi New Fari – Also a complex of outdoor swimming pools and other sport acitivites.
Bujtina e Gjelit – Hotel Restaurant Bujtina e Gjelit is set 3 km from the centre of Tirana. Featuring free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms, it offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant serving local and international dishes. All rooms provide a view of the swimming pool.
Rogner Hotel Tirana – In the middle of the lush garden, surrounded by palm trees lays a beautiful and refreshing pool. The largest within the city centre it invites you to an invigorating splash after a long and busy day. You may use it even in wintertime which might be a little more invigorating, but don’t worry: they do heat it during the colder months.
Arka Rooftop Pool – You’ll get the best view in Tirana, in the Residence “Kodra e Diellit”. The mosaic pool is a place to spend beautiful days and different from the monotony of Tirana. The pool square is paved with mosaics of natural stone, where the motifs are birds and animals, to bring to mind the fables of Noah’s Ark.
Mondial Hotel – Rooftop pool. Elegant. Located in the heart of Tirana, the 4-star Mondial offers a sun terrace with a bar and a rooftop swimming pool. All warmly decorated rooms are air conditioned and come with free Wi-Fi. Guests can have drinks on the poolside terrace and enjoy the views of the city.
VIP Pool Aquapark Tirana – Located near the artificial lake of Tirana and very easy to find. It is a good option if you like pool parties, music and DJ-s.
Orchidea Hotel – Small hotel with outdoor pool. Trendy. Located in Tirana, 2 km from Skanderbeg Square, Orchidea Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a business centre.
Castle Konti – Small hotel with outdoor pool. Opened November 2019. Castle Konti has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Tirana. This 4-star hotel features free WiFi and a garden.
Demneri Sun Pool – Located 15 minutes from the centre, Demneri Sun offers swimming pools for adults and kids. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm and it is easily accessible.
Ullishtja 2000 – A good place for any age. You will also find a bar and a restaurant to enjoy your lunch and relax by the pool.
Select Hill Resort – Select Hill Resort is a new resort in Tirana opened this year. The outdoor swimming pool is big and offers some amazing view. During weekends there are organized pool party with famous Albanian singers and also foam party. It is located in Tirana-Dajt national road, km 4.
Jurgen Resort – Located in Tirana, 4.1 km from Dajti Ekspres Cable Car, Jurgen Resort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Featuring a garden, the 4-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.
Chateau Linza Resort – In this resort you will find a hotel, restaurant, swimming pool, terrace, coffee bar lounge, sports area and parking. You will also get a great view of Tirana.
Equos Resort – The fun place to be this summer in Tirana. If you feel adventurous, call your friends and reach Equos for the best adrenaline and those big splashes.
National Sport Park – This park has some good opportunities on how to spend a weekend, and the good thing is that you can choose to play tennis or volleyball in the afternoon. Also you can be part of lot of activities that are organized here.
Te Stela Resort – Resort with indoor and outdoor pools. Just off the SH2 Motorway connecting Tiranë and Durrës, Te Stela Resort & SPAincludes an elegant hotel, beer garden restaurant, spa facilities and several swimming pools. Guests benefit from free Wi-Fi, free parking, discounted use of the spa and free use of the fitness room. There is an outdoor pool with a bar and a restaurant right next to it. The indoor spa centre offers a variety of treatments, as well as 2 indoor pools, aerobics and ballroom dancing lessons.
Aqua Park – It is very preferred by families, because they have special corners and swimming pools for kids, water slides, water sports and for mommy and daddy pool bar. The restaurant is very modern but you can option for fast food. Aqua Park is located in Tirana-Durres highway close to City Park shopping center.
PalmaNova Resort – Resort with outdoor pool. Stylish. Located in Tirana, 17 km from Skanderbeg Square, PalmaNova Resort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. This 4-star resort offers a kids’ club and free WiFi.
Swimming Pool Tagan – This complex is located in the village of Tagan, Petrelë, only 12 km in the southeast of the capital, in the national road Tirana-Elbasan. In this complex you can find relax, sport and entertainment where every person can choose a physical activity for the well-being of his body and mind. You can chose to excercise individually or join a group led by instructors and coaches. Everything connected to water.
Teatër Park Kame – is located only 20 km from Tirana, surrounded by the hill of pines and by riverbank Erzen. Here you can find a beautiful panorama and relax in sunbed. The outdoor swimming pool is big and you can swim and rest in the bird’s songs.
Chateau Rexhekri- a quiet oasis just 12 km from Tirana, in Surrel village. It is an ideal place to relax and forget about the stress of the city. The swimming pool is very big and has nice view of villages of Tirana. Also, the architecture is very eclectic and worthy for Instagram photo.
Royal Hill Hotel – Small hotel with outdoor pool. Lovely property. Located in Tirana, 13 km from Skanderbeg Square, Royal Hill Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Providing a garden, the property is located within 17 km of Dajti Ekspres Cable Car.
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