The Best Hotel Swimming Pools In Hong Kong
While we love a day at the beach, it's hard to beat taking a dip in a fancy pool surrounded by posh lounges and panoramic harbour views with five-star food and wine. Here are our top picks of the best hotel pool day passes and staycations in Hong Kong for you to stay cool this summer.
1/8 Four Seasons Hong Kong
Best for: A plethora of pools
Four Seasons’ pool terrace is a calm oasis that has long been a favourite among locals and visitors. Aside from the hotel’s famed infinity pool with views overlooking the harbour, guests can also enjoy the lap pool and the hot and cold whirlpools.
Fun fact: all the pools are fitted with underwater speakers to give you the most relaxing (and musical) swim ever. After a few laps, head to the deck and indulge in some light snacks, berry smoothies or frozen cocktails.
The Four Seasons pool terrace is only accessible for in-house guests. What better excuse do you need to book a night at the Four Seasons?
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888; fourseasons.com
2/8 Rosewood Hong Kong
Best for: Peaceful pool time
Set on the sixth floor of ultra-luxury hotel Rosewood Hong Kong, the 25-metre outdoor pool at Asaya offers a serene environment to swim and soak up the sun this summer.
This pool also comes with a spacious deck where you can lounge around and enjoy the views of Hong Kong’s skyline from day to night, all while savouring a luscious array of snacks, desserts and drinks—we're talking Alaskan king crab rolls, strawberry mirlitons and a fine selection of champagne and cocktails. The pool is exclusively for hotel guests—staycation, anyone?
Members of Asaya can purchase up to 12 day passes at HK$880 per pass, which can be used from Monday to Thursday within the one-year contract period. You can bring up to two friends along per day to enjoy access to the pool, fitness centre, wellness classes and talks, and more.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8888, rosewoodhotels.com
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3/8 Kerry Hotel
Best for: Spectacular views of Kowloon
At Kerry Hotel’s 25-metre heated outdoor pool, you can enjoy a dip and a cosy poolside afternoon with a different view of Victoria Harbour—this time from Hung Hom. Surrounded by tropical plants and sun loungers, this tranquil place will leave you feeling rejuvenated with a beautiful tan for summer.
Be sure to check out the hotel's popular terrace bar, Red Sugar, after your swim, where you'll find an impressive collection of craft beers, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of bar snacks.
A day pass for the pool is priced at HK$500 on weekdays, HK$700 on weekends and public holidays, which includes access to the gym, steam room and jacuzzi. For children aged up to 16 years, a day pass is priced at HK$250 on weekdays, HK$350 on weekends and public holidays.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, +852 2252 5888; shangri-la.com
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4/8 Conrad Hong Kong
Best for: Cosy poolside cabanas
The pool at Conrad Hong Kong is surrounded by skyscrapers, giving you that true Hong Kong experience. Whether you want to swim a few laps, hit the gym or simply chill out with some cocktails by the pool, they've got you covered.
We recommend arriving there early to secure a spot at one of their cosy poolside cabanas, where you can lounge around and flaunt your chic swimwear. If you feel like working up a sweat, head on over to their fully-equipped 24-hour fitness suite.
A pool pass at the Conrad Hong Kong is priced at HK$400 on weekdays and HK$550 on weekends. For access to both pool and gym, the pass is priced at HK$480 on weekdays and HK$600 on weekends. For children aged three to thirteen, a pool-only pass is priced at HK$180.
Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2521 3838, conradhotels3.hilton.com
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5/8 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Best for: A tropical hideaway
Decked out with tropical greenery and chic décor, Grand Hyatt’s 50-metre heated outdoor pool is one of the most popular spots for outdoor enthusiasts to cool off and relax during summertime in town. The pool deck is spacious and filled with calm, tranquil vibes, where guests are able to enjoy amazing views of the Central skyline as they splash around in the luxurious pool. After a day lounging in the sun, head to Waterfall Bar nearby and treat yourself to a fine selection of champagnes, wines and snacks.
This year's summer, the hotel is offering guests a special offer during the weekdays. From now till June 30, guests can purchase pool day passes with a special price of HK$400 per adult and HK$235 per child, which include access to the pool, gym and Plateau Spa’s saunas, as well as 15% dining discount at The Grill and Waterfall Bar. After the promotional period, day passes will be available at regular prices of HK$600 (Monday to Friday) and HK$800 (Saturday, Sunday and public holiday) per adult.
Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2588 1234, hongkong.grand.hyatt.com
6/8 The Peninsula Hong Kong
Best for: Indoor indulgence
Fancy a pool that offers gorgeous views over Victoria Harbour, but also proper protection from the sun? The Peninsula Hong Kong's pool is sure to please. Inspired by classic Roman baths and adorned with elegant marble columns and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Victoria Harbour, this luxurious pool is designed to offer urbanites a relaxing summer experience in a palatial setting. After a day spent idling about the pool, treat yourself to a poolside nourishing meal with healthy delicacies prepared by Peninsula hotel's award-winning kitchen.
Only hotel and spa guests can access to the pool, so why not treat yourself and a loved one to a perfect staycation-meets-spa weekend?
The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2926 2888, peninsula.com
7/8 The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Best for: Sky-high pampering
Few hotels have a pool as epic as Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s. Located on 118/F—the highest floor in the International Commerce Centre—the hotel’s indoor infinity pool not only offers some of the most spectacular vistas of Hong Kong, but also boasts gorgeous design including a mirrored ceiling and a high-resolution LED wall.
A pool day pass is priced at HK$750, which grants you access to steam and jacuzzi facilities as well as the fitness centre. Can't get enough of the Ritz Carlton's luxurious wellness offerings? Sign up for their annual wellness membership at the price of HK$55,000 per person.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2263 2040, ritzcarlton.com
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8/8 W Hong Kong
Best for: Young couples or groups of friends
Another well-liked spot for a luxurious pool experience, W Hong Kong’s pool as perched on 76th floor is a must-visit for its breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline and Victoria Harbour—and of course—the mosaic wall that provides a perfect Instagram backdrop for a summer selfie.
Gather your friends and enjoy a weekend poolside party this summer at the hotel with a day pass priced at HK$988, which comes with perks such as access to the pool, outdoor jacuzzi, gym, as well as two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
The W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2222; marriott.com