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10 best hotel water slides

14th August 2013 Print
Atlantis The Palm

Hotel water parks have grown in popularity in recent years, allowing guests to enjoy all the thrills and entertainment of a water park without leaving the comfort and security of their hotel. Hotel comparison website has selected ten hotels from around the world boasting the best water slides onsite. Ideal for children and adults alike, these water slides boast picturesque views over beaches and oceans and even through aquariums full of sharks, rays and other marine life. From Hawaii to Dubai, speed down a reconstructed Mayan temple or enjoy twists and turns through tropical landscaped gardens.

1 Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm is a sprawling 110-acre five-star resort located on Dubai’s artificial island of Palm Jumeirah. Since opening in 2008, this unique hotel has captured the world’s imagination with its scale and ingenuity, boasting underwater suites, helicopter tours, pristine white beaches, over 20 world-class restaurants and unique marine habitats in the Lost Chambers Aquarium. The incorporated 42-acre Aquaventure Waterpark is renowned as the Middle East and Europe’s best water park. Its most celebrated feature is the Ziggurat-shaped Tower of Neptune, where those brave enough can fall over 9 stories in one second before speeding through a tube surrounded by sharks, rays and other marine life.

Rooms available from £198 per night

2 Hard Rock Bali, Kuta, Bali

Hard Rock Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock hotel, appropriately located in the heart of Bali’s entertainment and shopping district on the shores of the picturesque Kuta beach. The 418 tribute rooms and suites are fit for a rock star, adorned with guitars, posters and other memorabilia celebrating everything rock and roll from the 50s to late 90s. The hotel boasts the largest free-form swimming pool in Bali, complete with a unique Sand Island, 22 poolside cabanas, a stage for outdoor performances and ample sunbathing space. Families will love the complex of new water slides, which are enough to keep the most active of kids occupied.

Rooms available from £125 per night

3 Ersan Resort & Spa, Bodrum, Turkey

Ersan Resort & Spa is a five-star complex located in a secluded cove just four kilometres from the popular Turkish tourist resort of Bodrum. This all-inclusive hotel boasts no less than ten bars and restaurants, offering a range of Turkish, Italian and Mexican cuisine. Onsite are 395 guest rooms with private balconies, three swimming pools and a private Blue Flag beach equipped with a wooden sunbathing platform. Water-lovers can choose between nine different water slides, including two bowl slides and one half pipe slide. Guests can catch glimpses of the azure Aegean ocean and green pine-covered hills whilst sliding.

Rooms available from £174 per night (all-inclusive)

4 Orlando World Center Marriott, Florida, USA

Orlando is home to some of the world’s most popular water parks, including Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, Aquatica and Wet ‘n Wild. The Orlando World Center Marriott is a leading resort dedicated to families and businessmen alike, boasting ten restaurants and lounges, an 18-hole championship golf course, a rejuvenating Spa and over 40,000 square metres of meeting and event space. The iconic pool complex has been newly renovated to include poolside dining and an expanded pool deck and lawn surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The new slide tower features two 60-metre winding water slides and one exhilarating 27-metre high-speed slide.

Rooms available from £78 per night

5 The Reef Atlantis, Paradise Island City, Bahamas

Run by the same corporation as Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, Atlantis Paradise Island is a mind-boggling complex of over 3,400 guest rooms and suites, an impressive 40 restaurants, bars and lounges and numerous entertainment options, including an onsite casino, nightclub, live music venue, theatre and comedy club. The resort boasts an impressive five different hotel buildings, including one of the most expensive hotel suites in the world and newest addition The Reef Atlantis, offering luxurious residential-style studios. The astounding 141-acre Aquaventure water park consists of 11 swimming pools and the iconic Mayan temple water slide feature, where guests can race each other on the Challenger Slide.

Rooms available from £234 per night

6 Fodele Beach, Crete, Greece

Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort boasts a unique beachside location in the quaint and picturesque village of Fodele, on the popular Greek island of Crete. This all-inclusive resort contains 412 spacious rooms and suites, uniquely decorated in a Mediterranean style and featuring either garden or ocean views. Each of the three restaurants offer alfresco dining on their adjoining terraces and a selection of inspired Greek, French and Italian cuisine. The water park is set against a picturesque backdrop of the blue Crete Sea and boasts a variety of slides for adults and children alike.

Rooms available from £137 per night (all-inclusive)

7 Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Canada

Great Wolf Resorts are the world’s largest chain of indoor water parks and hotels, with 11 resorts throughout the USA and Canada offering water slides, speciality restaurants, arcades and spas. Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls is no exception, boasting over 9000 square metres of eight slides, a lazy river, whirlpool hot spas and an indoor wave pool. Guests can choose between tube slides, a water roller coaster big enough for all the family, a bowl slide and two slides descending from the tree house. The hotel offers a variety of spacious and comfortable themed suites, some complete with fireplaces and private hot tubs.

Rooms available from £233 per night

8 Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii

Hilton Hawaiian Village is the only resort destination on the popular Waikiki beach, recently voted the second best beach in America for its wide stretches of white sands and turquoise waters. This 22-acre resort features 22 acres of lush tropical gardens, waterfalls, exotic wildlife, priceless artwork, firework displays and cultural activities such as lei-making and ukulele lessons. Swimmers are spoilt for choice with the unique Duke Kahanamoku saltwater lagoon or one of the hotel’s five pools, including an exquisite fourth four mosaic-tiled infinity pool. The Paradise Pool boasts waterfalls, hot tubs, lava rock formations and four water slides, including the longest slide in Waikiki.

9 Ramada Resort Aquaworld Budapest, Hungary

Ramada Resort Budapest incorporates Aquaworld, one of Europe’s largest and grandest indoor water theme parks based on a replica of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat temple. The 73-metre wide glass dome encloses 11 water slides reaching a total length of almost one kilometre. The tropical atmosphere, suspension bridges and palm trees will make visitors feel like they have been transported to another world. Elsewhere in the resort, the four-star hotel consists of 309 guest rooms and apartments, an Oriental-themed wellness-fitness centre and a choice of elegant buffet and a la carte restaurants and al fresco terraces.

Rooms available from £49 per night

10 Jungle Aqua Park Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt

Jungle Aqua Park Hotel by Pickalbatros is a large all-inclusive holiday destination located just 20 minutes from the popular tourist town of Hurghada, on Egypt’s idyllic Red Sea coast. The resort contains the largest water park in Hurghada, boasting an impressive 35 water slides and 14 outdoor swimming pools. Friends can race each other on the group slide, which is the park’s largest water slide at 20 metres in height and 70 metres in length. The hotel offers a total of 690 bungalow-style rooms complete with balcony or terrace and a choice of eight different bars and six themed restaurants, from Mediterranean to Asian cuisine.

Rooms available from £117 per night (all-inclusive)

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Atlantis The Palm Hard Rock Bali, Kuta, Bali Ersan Resort & Spa, Bodrum, Turkey Orlando World Center Marriott, Florida, USA The Reef Atlantis, Paradise Island City, Bahamas Fodele Beach, Crete, Greece Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Canada Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii Ramada Resort Aquaworld Budapest, Hungary Jungle Aqua Park Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt