Best rooftop pools at hotels in Hong Kong

7 lovely places for a mix of swimming and views over one of the world's most iconic skylines.

April 11, 2021
Rooftop pools Hong Kong
Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong | Courtesy of Harbour Grand Kowloon

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 and impressive city at once is from the rooftops.

If the rooftop also holds a crisp swimming pool, that's a big bonus that can help you stay cool in the hot summer. To help you out, we have gathered the top places for an elevated swim. From the most impressive infinity pool Hong Kong has to offer, to one of the world's highest rooftop pools.

Here’s our list of the 7 best Hong Kong rooftop pools.

1. W Hong Kong

Rooftop pools Hong Kong - W Hotel
Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at W Hong Kong | Photo: www.marriott.com/

This rooftop pool Hong Kong is known to be one of the highest outdoor 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: Free for guests at the hotel / Public weekend events in summer

Hours: Daily 6am - 10pm

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2. Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

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Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at Hotel Indigo | Photo: www.hotelindigo.com/

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. Swimming right above Wan Chai is truly an experience.

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

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3. Harbour Grand Kowloon

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Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at Harbour Grand Kowloon | Photo: https://kowloon.harbourgrand.com/

In the Whampoa Garden district, you can enjoy amazing views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline 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 it is open from early morning to night (7am to 8pm) for anyone staying at the hotel, as well as for HP Club Members.

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

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: Daily 7am - 8pm

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4. Hotel ICON

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Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at Hotel ICON | Photo: www.hotel-icon.com/

Located in Kowloon, the main selling point of Hotel ICON is the swimming pool located at 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 rooftop pool of Hong Kong's Hotel ICON is heated and found 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 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

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5. Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong

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Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at Intercontinental HK | Photo: www.ihg.com

InterContinental Hong Kong is currently closed for a major renovation. Will re-open as the Regent Hong Kong in 2022.

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

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6. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

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Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong | Photo: www.fourseasons.com/

Located on Hong Kong Island, the amazing Four Seasons Hotel offers one of the most impressive rooftop pool experiences Hong Kong has to offer.

The 6th floor infinity pool comes with fantastic and panoramic views over the famous Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon skyline. But that is not all, as there is also a separate 20 meter lap pool, a jacuzzi and a small plunge pool. Easy to tell, you are not short of pools at the Four Seasons Hong Kong.

As icing on the cake, both the heated infinity pool and the lap pool come equipped with underwater speakers, so you can enjoy music while taking your laps.

Adress: 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: Daily 6am-10pm

Fun facts: Infinity pool + Lap pool + Rooftop Jacuzzi

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7. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

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Rooftop infinity pool Hong Kong at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong | Photo: www.ritzcarlton.com/

While we do want the rooftop pools to be outdoors, it is close to impossible to leave The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong outside a list of the best rooftop pools HK. This is where you find the highest indoor infinity pool (and swimming pool) in the world.

Perched on the 118th floor, at an impressive altitude of 480 meters above sea level, the pool is surrounded with bottom-to-ceiling glass windows, opening up to breathtaking views over Victoria Harbour and pretty much all of Hong Kong. And not only surrounded with views, there is also a mirrored ceiling and LED wall display, creating really cool illusions.

If you are longing for some fresh air and wind in your face, there is also an outdoor jacuzzi where you can test your fear of heights.

The Ritz-Carlton rooftop infinity pool is available to guests staying at the hotel, but you can also get access through some of the treatment packages available at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, or by purchasing a day pass.

Adress: International Commerce Ctr., 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Spa treatments / Day pass

Hours: Daily 6am-10pm

Fun facts: World's highest infinity pool

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