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 glamorous pool surrounded by posh lounges and panoramic harbour views with great food and wine. With warmer weather and summer sun on the horizon, we're putting a spotlight on the most luxurious hotel pools in Hong Kong where you can cool off and swim in style.
Editor's note: Hong Kong government announced that public swimming pools will be allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions on April 1 after months-long closure due to the pandemic. Reopening arrangements for hotel swimming pools are subject to change. Please contact the hotel directly to receive the most updated information before visiting.
Four Seasons Hong Kong
Four Seasons’ pool terrace is a calm oasis that has long been a favourite among locals. 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. 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 pool is only accessible for in-house guests—what better excuse do you need to book a night at the hotel? Four Seasons is running a special "Spring to Life" package this season, which features plenty of perks, including dining credit and a virtually guided wine and cheese tasting for two persons to offer you a blissfully relaxing spring break.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888; fourseasons.com
Rosewood Hong Kong
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.
Exclusively for hotel guests, 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.
Members of Asaya will receive 12 complimentary day passes upon registration, and active members are allowed to purchase up to 12 day passes at HK$1,080 per pass. With these passes, guests will enjoy access to the pool, fitness centre and wellness classes from Monday to Thursday.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8888, rosewoodhotels.com
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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.
For those looking for the ultimate splurge, opt for the "A Daycation at Kerry" package. Priced from HK$500 per person, the package offers all-day pool access, a set lunch, plus a massage treatment or a bottle of champagne of your choice that makes for a truly indulgent experience.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, +852 2252 5888; shangri-la.com
Conrad Hong Kong
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.
Both the hotel's pool and gym are accessible for in-house guests only—staycation, anyone?
Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2521 3838, conradhotels3.hilton.com
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
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.
Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2588 1234, hongkong.grand.hyatt.com
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The Peninsula Hong Kong
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 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
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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
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 a 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
St. Regis Hong Kong
St. Regis Hong Kong’s tastefully designed rooms, stellar culinary offerings and impeccable services have been winning discerning travellers over since it opened in 2019—so it should come as no surprise that their pool is just as impressive.
Surrounded by beautiful city views, the hotel’s pool is a haven of peace nestled in the heart of hectic Wan Chai, which offers a stylish setting for guests to make a splash and enjoy a relaxing city break away from the crowds. The pool slot at St. Regis is available on a first-come, first-served basis, where guests are welcomed to relax on the loungers with some refreshing drink and light bites from the poolside bar nearby.
You can also sign up for their annual wellness membership at the price of HK$65,000 per person (HK$120,000 per couple) to enjoy exclusive benefits, including full access to the pool, fitness centre and changing room; complimentary wellness consultations and spa treatments; and spa credit, to name just a few.
St. Regis Hong Kong, One Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2138 6888; st.regis.com
The Langham Hong Kong
The Langham Hong Kong’s 298-square-metre rooftop heated swimming pool is a hidden gem that deserves a spot on your radar. Carved into the fifteenth floor of the luxury hotel, the pool features a spacious deck and elegant interiors that make for a palatial setting for you to enjoy a leisurely swim. Come here early to secure a spot at one of their luxurious sun loungers and take advantage of the beautiful surroundings for some Insta-worthy shots. After your dip in the pool, don’t forget to treat yourself to delicious cocktails and snacks at the pool lounge!
All the guests will enjoy access to the pool during their stays. The hotel is also offering a day pass which includes access to the pool, gym and sauna. It's priced at HK$400 and HK$500 per person on weekdays and weekends respectively.
The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2375 1133; langhamhotels.com
W Hong Kong
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, gym and premium heat and water facilities, as well as two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Weekday pass (from Monday to Friday) is also available at HK$750.
For first-time guests, they can take enjoy the buy-one-get-one-free wellness membership offer from now until 31 May.
The W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2222; marriott.com
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This article was originally published on 29 May, 2020 and was updated on 1 April, 2021.