Articles written by Tamara

Dipping in: the best hotel pools in Europe

If there’s one thing Team Smith love (after a fabulous boutique hotel, a good rare steak, and a darn fine cup of coffee), it’s a gorgeous swimming pool. A shimmering stretch of water to sun-bask next to, sup sundowners beside, or just to admire the reflections of a starlit sky in. Occasionally, we’ve even been know to swim in one.  With summer gradually making its presence felt through the London clouds, our thoughts have turned longingly to the poolside scene, so we did an office-wide round-up of our favourite Smith-style swimming holes. From glass-walled aquaria where you leave your modesty at the steps to isolated infinity-edged affairs stretching into Tuscany and beyond, here’s our guide to the 14 coolest pools on the Continent…