If you don’t have a pool in your apartment complex and are not a member of a club but feel like having a dip and cocktail by a swimming pool, there are ways in Hong Kong! All you need is a day pass and you can beat the heat and swim in style at some of the city’s swankiest hotel pools.
Conrad Hong Kong
After a long, hard day shopping at Pacific Place, the Conrad Hong Kong’s outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off and relax. You can get a pool pass for HK$400 on weekdays and HK$550 on weekends, as well as a pass for the pool and gym for HK$480 on weekdays and HK$600 on weekends. Children (3-13 years) can get a pool-only pass for HK$180. The pass gives you access to the pool, steam room and sauna and includes locker use, towel and bathrobe.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
2521 3838 | conradhotels3.hilton.com
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
The Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai is well known for its luxury and extravagance, and the 50m heated outdoor pool lives up to that reputation – incredible views of the city skyline and lush tropical greenery create the perfect setting for relaxation. A day pass costs HK$550 and gives you access not only to the pool, but also the gym and sauna.
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
The views from the Ritz-Carlton are legendary, with the hotel the home of Ozone, the highest bar in the world. The hotel’s indoor infinity pool can be found on the 116th floor and can be enjoyed even if you’re not a guest of the hotel, courtesy of a HK$700 day pass. This gives you access to the pool, fitness centre and outdoor spa. An extra HK$250 grants you the right to use the health club and you can then pay for spa treatments offered by the club.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
W Hong Kong
The W Hong Kong has a rep for always being at the forefront of what’s hip and happening. This chic, high-rise hotel offers a day pass to its rooftop swimming pool on the 76th floor of the hotel. It costs HK$988 which includes use of the pool and outdoor jacuzzi as well as two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
Cordis Hong Kong
Swimming at the Cordis Hong Kong is definitely a sensory experience. The 20m outdoor heated swimming pool not only offers city views from its 42nd-floor location, it’s equipped with an underwater audio system and fibre optic lights. The Cordis offers day passes for HK$400 which gives you access to the pool, steam room, sauna and fitness centre.
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
3552 3388 | cordishotels.com
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
The temperature-controlled rooftop pool at the Sheraton has impressive views over Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. It offers day passes for HK$300 to the 18th-floor facility where you can have a dip or chill on the sundeck, as well as getting access to the gym and jacuzzi facilities. The hotel is conveniently located on Nathan Road.
20 Nathan Road, Kowloon
2369 1111 | starwoodhotels.com
The Mira Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong is part of the Design Hotels network of properties, so it’s no surprise that their indoor infinity pool is among the most sleek and stylish of hotel pools. You can get a day pass for HK$400, which allows you use of the pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Make sure you check out the flotation lounges!
Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
The setting of this pool has made this one of the city’s most popular hotel pools, so the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong has set a limit on their day passes to ensure it doesn’t get too crowded. Day passes are HK$650 and limited to weekdays. A pass gives you access to pool and gym.
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central
InterContinental Hong Kong
Technically you can’t get a day pass to the InterCon’s giant infinity pools that overlook Victoria Harbour. A loophole exists, however, in that anyone who books an iSpa treatment then gets all-day access to the pool. Getting to swim in this most glamorous of hotel pools It doesn’t come cheap though – a three-hour spa visit will set you back HK$3,980 or HK$6,980 per couple.
18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon
Without a doubt, the best part of this hotel pool is the absolutely stunning view over Hong Kong Island. Their infinity pool is accompanied by a variety of excellent food options; try the garden at Red Sugar for a cheeky drink after your swim, or visit their boozy brunch on Sundays. The pool pass comes with the use of the gym, steam room and jacuzzi – HK$400 on weekdays and HK$500 on weekends.
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon
2252 5888 | shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry/
Le Meridien Cyberport
The day pass at Le Meridien Cyberport is one of the best value passes, and the hotel features a beautiful outdoor pool and an outdoor whirlpool. However, the pool is only available to outside visitors on Monday to Thursday. Day passes are HK$350 per person.
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