Best rooftop pools at hotels in Hong Kong

Published: January 9, 2020

5 lovely places for a mix of swimming and views

Hong Kong, known as a shoppers’ paradise, has amazing skyscrapers and is a combination of different cultures with much to do and see. The best way to view the entire city at once is from the rooftops.

And if there also is a crisp infinity swimming pool on top, that's a big bonus that can help you stay cool in the hot summer.

Here’s our list of the best rooftop pools in Hong Kong

1. W Hong Kong

Rooftop pools Hong Kong - W Hotel
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This rooftop pool is known to be the highest swimming pool in the world. Located on the 76th floor, which gives you the ultimate view of Hong Kong. The pool itself is stylishly designed with an infinity edge while the ambiance makes this rooftop a big attraction for guests.

Apart from the larger rooftop infinity pool, there is also a smaller jacuzzi-pool with the same breathtaking views.

After swimming, deckchairs for sunbathing, cocktails on order, a bite to eat and high-speed internet connection will keep you well entertained.

The rooftop pool is usually exclusive to hotel guests, but outsiders get a chance to enjoy the views and the pool every weekend during the summer events.

To give you a better idea of the service quality of the hotel is by explaining the name. The "W" stands for the pool area being "wet", the business center being "wired" and the front desk service will help you with "whatever, whenever".

Adress: 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon

Availability: Only guests at the hotel / Public weekend events in summer

Hours: Daily 6am - 10pm

Towels included: Yes

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2. Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

Rooftop pools Hong Kong - Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island
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The inside of Hotel Indigo, which is located in the utmost urban area in Hong Kong, resembles the local feel together with its slickness. This hotel brings the same urban feel to its guest when they set foot inside, adding a slick and stylish vibe.

When entering the bright hotel lobby you do not feel like you are moving away from the outside and when going up to the 29th floor you get the chance to experience the urban city from a higher view.

The rooftop area might not be the largest in Hong Kong, but you can enjoy a drink at the bar or, even more so, take a dip in the rooftop swimming pool. With a very cool glass bottom at the edge, the pool is both refreshing and dramatic.

For an outside terrace dining experience, the Indicolite restaurant offers all day dining.

Adress: Hongkong, Wan Chai, Queen's Rd E, 246

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Fun facts: Unique glass bottom pool

Towels included: Yes

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3. Harbour Grand Kowloon

Rooftop pools Hong Kong - Harbour Grand Kowloon
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In the Whampoa Garden district, you can enjoy amazing views of Victoria Harbour from the breezy rooftop of the Harbour Grand Kowloon. This rooftop has a spacious infinity pool where you can cool off after an exhausting day in the city.

The unique, glass-walled rooftop pool is surrounded by comfortable chaise lounges together with a whirlpool and a bar to ensure complete relaxation.

The pool area is located up on the 21st floor and the opening hours for guest are between 8:00 and 20:00.

Adress: 20 Tak Fung Street, Kowloon City District, Hong Kong

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: Daily 8am - 8pm in summer

Towels included: Yes

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4. Hotel ICON

Rooftop pools Hong Kong - Hotel ICON
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Located in Kowloon, the main selling point of Hotel ICON is the swimming pool located on the rooftop. The view you will get here is fantastic, over Hong Kongs' harbor and skyline. Part of the rooftop area is shaded, which allows time for lounging while having drinks served from the Violet Bar.

The pool is heated and is located on the 9th floor, with opening hours being from 06:00 - 22:00. If swimming and relaxing in the sun or shade is not your thing, you can always choose to stay in shape, as they rooftop also offers a 24/7 fitness area with free machines and weights.

The tagline 'Work out. Wind down' is really suitable up here. Start with a set in the gym, overlooking the skyline and the rooftop pool. Afterwards, grab a smoothie or cocktail from the pool bar and enjoy some well earned relaxation in a lounger by the pool.

Adress: 17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: Daily 6am-10pm

Towels included: Yes

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5. Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong

Rooftop pools Hong Kong - Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong
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One of the more prestigious hotels in Hong Kong is the Intercontinental Hotel. A lot thanks to the fact that it's home to the largest outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the Victoria Harbor.

While you enjoy cooling off in one of the three infinity edge swimming pools you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the Hong Kong's famous skyline. This great view almost gives you the feeling of swimming right in the Victoria Harbor itself.

A tea deck dining area surrounds the pool, together with lily ponds. When the evening comes, there is a whirlpool that can help you relax while you watch the Symphony of Lights shows.

This amazing rooftop pool experience and view from the top is only available for hotel guest, and it can be a bit pricey. But for fantastic service and spectacular views, it is worth it.

Adress: 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Fun facts: Rooftop Jacuzzi available

Towels included: Yes

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So, after the hiking trails, ferries to catch, trendy shops to visit, fancy restaurants and clubbing areas the best way to enjoy the epic view of the Hong Kong Skyline is to reach the tops and get away from the entertainment.

Written by:
Matt, for The Rooftop Guide


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