Is there anything more thrilling than a hotel with its own water park? When the heat is rising and there’s nowhere to cool down, a trip to an Adrenalin-inducing water park filled with slides, rides and waterfalls is just the ticket – and what luxury when it’s just a short walk away from your room.
We’ve found some of the best hotels with their own water parks from Portugal to Hungary, indoor and outdoor and even some that are open all year round!
Portuguese Water Parks
Aquashow Park Hotel
With some of Europe’s most exciting water slides and water falls, the Aquashow Park Hotel has everything you could possibly want to enjoy your holiday.
Last year the park opened its newest ride, which boasts a whopping 129-metre drop, called Freefall. The ride is Europe’s biggest free-fall waterslide and has an adrenalin factor of 4. The White Fall slide also features a sheer drop but this time experienced from within the confines of your own rubber ring. If you prefer a more helter-skelter style ride then, Aqua Show Park offers plenty that twist, turn and snake their way down to the pools.
The 4-star resort offers free access to the park as well as being a comfortable retreat from the excitement of the day. The hotel has two of its own pools, one outdoor where you can relax in the sunshine, enjoy a cocktail beside the indoor pool complete with Jacuzzi and massage rooms.
An elegant 5-star resort, Vale d’Oliveiras is just a short 1.6 mile journey to the Slide & Splash Water Park.
One of the biggest water parks in Europe, Slide & Splash is seven acres of fun. With rides named Tornado, Kamikaze, Rapid River and Black Hole, it’s easy to see why this park is so popular with thrill seekers.
The resort offers comfort in classy surroundings that draw on Moorish influences and create a relaxing atmosphere whilst remaining firmly family-friendly. All of the rooms and townhouses offer high quality fixtures and modern amenities with special features such as a traditional Algarve chimney.
The hotel offers a free Kids Club during the day alongside special golf packages and baby-moon offers for mums-to-be.
Orlando Water Parks
Orland World Center Marriott
Lake Buena Vista, Orlando
One of the best resorts in Florida, the Orlando World Center Marriott is a luxury resort with something for everyone, including a daily shuttle to Walt Disney World.
Within the hotel complex there is the Falls Pool Oasis featuring two 100-foot waterslides, a 90-foot speed slide, kids splash park and luxurious outdoor pool with a nightly laser show. If that doesn’t float your boat, then how about an 18-hole round of golf on the hotel’s championship golf course?
There are 1,889 guest rooms available and 120 suites at the family resort near Walt Disney World. All of which offer spacious, well-equipped rooms that cater perfectly for all your needs. Book a suite for inspiring Floridian views and a spacious balcony or patio, so you can enjoy watching the sunset from the privacy of your own room.
Hungarian Water Parks
Budapest in the summer is positively tropical and what could be better than escaping the heat to another world, Aquaworld. Palm trees, exotic plants and even a replica of the ancient Cambodian temple, Angor Wat, complete with rope bridges and a white water run.
There are countless giant water slides, indoor and outdoor pools including a wave pool, while small children can be entertained in Bongo’s Wave Club. There’s also a free shuttle between Aqua World and Heroes’ Square giving easy access to the centre of Budapest.
Voted Trip Advisor’s Best Family Hotel in Hungary, the resort’s Aqua World Hotel allows you to make the most of what’s on offer. If you’ve had enough of an adrenaline rush then why not step back and relax in the spa, book yourself a deluxe massage or a pamper package to feel completely at ease.
Greek Water Parks
Fodele Beach and Waterpark offers 5-star accommodation in the setting of some of the wildest and thrilling water rides in all of Crete.
The all-inclusive resort hosts slides, outdoor pools, a children’s splash pool all set amongst incredible views over the beach. The resort also offers a supervised Kids Club and kindergarten to make sure that you also have time to relax and enjoy your holiday. To fuel all the fun there’s an array of restaurants and bars offering cuisine from French to Greek, with every restaurant featuring an adjoining terrace so you can make the most of the summer sun.
The rooms and suites are all excellently well-appointed, fusing Grecian design with modern amenities. Both standard rooms and suites have sweeping views over the sea or gardens and feature a small balcony or a large terrace.
Spanish Water Parks
Sol Katmandu Park and Resort,
Adventure awaits you at the Sol Katmandu Park a next-generation theme park filled with mythical characters, exotic settings and a host of rides, slides, splash parks and soft play areas. The Katlantis Splash Park will leave you soaked after exploring an oceanic lost world filled with treasures and slippery characters.
The 4-star resort is located in Calvia Beach Mallorca, with attractive rooms ranging over ten floors each featuring fabulous views over the sea or mountains. The resort is highly family-friendly, with every effort made to make your stay as comfortable and welcoming as possible. The room arrangements are flexible with extra facilities such as a cot or extra bed available on request.
All guests enjoy free-entry to the water park throughout their stay, as well as a range of other amenities such as free Wi-Fi, pool bars and a variety of different dining options from the International themed buffet-restaurant.
Sol Wave House
Riding both the social-media wave and the literal flowboarding wave, Sol Wave House is the perfect stay for those looking for a unique experience. Right next to the beach, the hotel features a spectacular solarium, infinity pool, solarium, sun beds and VIP Bali beds. Then there’s the great wave pools, the live DJ sets and performances and of course the flowboarding machine where you can try out your surfing skills!
The world’s first tweet experience hotel, guests can tweet their experiences and requests to receive instant service – a unique opportunity to be a part of the #socialwave community and make the most of your stay. Check out their twitter handle to see how it works.
The rooms are modern and contemporary with a sophisticated vibe more geared towards older families or young couples than its Melia Kathmandu Hotel counterpart. Free Wi-Fi, LCD televisions and well-appointed bathrooms featuring rain showers.
German Water Parks
Victory Therme Erding
All aboard this nautical themed hotel in Germany, where you will feel like a Captain aboard your very own ship as everything from the shape of the walls to the decoration looks like an old majestic tall-sailing ship.
The hotel features a tropical spa area, wave pool and Vitality Oasis, so there’s no shortage of things to do!
The different room rates are distinguished by standard rooms all the way up Captain’s Cabin and Yacht Cabin. A peek inside the Yacht Cabin reveals dark wood panelling, plush white textiles, and a sleek modern bathroom. You will feel as if you have chartered your own private yacht for the weekend!
What do you do with an old Soviet air hanger you no longer have any use for? Well you turn it into a water park of course!
That’s right, grab your bathing suit and head to Tropical Islands for 66,000 sqm of water park, all within an enclosed space that remains at a steady 26 degrees year round. The space features the world’s largest indoor rainforest, a lagoon, a tropical sea (3x larger than an Olympic swimming pool) and Germany’s highest water slide.
The park which is around 60km south of Berlin, also houses accommodation with 508 beds in bedrooms sleeping two or four people. There are Adventure and Premium Lodges available offering more luxury comfort. Or if you are looking to experience the island in all its glory you can camp in the rainforest inside tents that are fitted with mattresses, pillows and duvets.
The park can comfortably house up to 6000 people at once – to give you an idea of the size and scale of this magnificent place. Opened in 2016 is the new outdoor water-world area, our favourite feature is the Whitewater River with a jet stream on a length of 250 meters, making it one of most Germany’s unique adventures.
Looking for more water park inspiration? Check out our favourite Spanish water parks.
Or perhaps a more relaxed aquatic atmosphere? Then take a look around our Top hotels with Rooftop Pools.