Best rooftop pools at hotels in Kuala Lumpur

9 sky-high venues you must experience while visiting KL

Published: January 11, 2021
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Rooftop pool KL at Face Suites | Photo: The Rooftop Guide

Kuala Lumpur is one of the world’s most exciting cities and a place where you can feel the pulse 24/7. It is not only the capital of Malaysia, but it’s also a hot spot for rooftop pools.

The unique combination of a stunning skyline view, a dip in a swimming pool and a fancy drink is something that’s unbeatable for many. To help you get there, we have gathered the best elevated spots in Kuala Lumpur to swim with a view. Here you will find a range of fantastic and luxurious venues, including the best infinity pool KL has to offer.

While a rooftop pool KL can turn any day into a dream, for more nightly fun you should also check out the best Kuala Lumpur rooftop bars. But let's focus on swimming with grand views.

Here’s our list of the 9 best rooftop pools Kuala Lumpur.

9. Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Rooftop pool KL at Traders Hotel KL | Photo: www.shangri-la.com

You will find this rooftop pool KL a little bit different from the others, since it´s situated inside and with a roof above (with a small opening, which makes it a rooftop pool). But that doesn’t change the atmosphere, which always comes with an international touch.

This is one of the most famous rooftop pools in Kuala Lumpur and a visit here is something that should be on the bucket list. The Trades Hotel's rooftop pool has one of the best view over the Petronas Twin Towers, and that alone is worth booking your stay to enjoy this classic KL pool. You will also have access to a sauna and a steam bath.

Sharing space with the rooftop bar Sky Bar on the 33rd floor, the rooftop pool is for in-house guests only, while the rooftop bar is open to all.

Adress: Traders Hotel, City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 6am-7pm

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8. D'Majestic Place by Widebed

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at D'Majestic Place by Widebed | Photo: https://shortstay.com.my/

D'Majestic Place by Widebed is an apartment-style hotel, equipped with some resort-style facilities. Especially up on the rooftop.

Here you find a beatuful KL infinity pool, surrounded with amazing views over the entire city. While the rooftop pool in itself is very stylish, it is swiming with a view over the city skyline that makes it really special.

The 3-star D'Majestic Place is the most affordable option on this list, and while it lacks some of those luxurious touches that other hotels have, it is a great choice if you want to mix self-sufficient traveling with a fantastic rooftop pool.

Adress: 13A-08, 376 Jalan Pudu D' Majestic Residence, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only appartment guests

Good to know: The rooftop also has a very nice gym

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7. Somerset Kuala Lumpur

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at Somerset Kuala Lumpur | Photo: www.somerset.com/

This rooftop pool KL has an enormously high standard. It’s luxurious and with a must-see-view. The Kuala Lumpur skyline is impressive with the Petronas Towers in the background, all while swimming or having a drink.

Since the Somerset Kuala Lumpur terrace is just for guests staying at the apartment hotel, the privacy and the calm creates a stunning atmosphere which is something that makes this hot spot very popular. Book a room and head up to the rooftop pool for some relaxing time.

Set on the 22nd floor in the heart of the city, the rooftop pool is open from early morning to late nigth. And the rooftop area is classy, which makes you desire more and more of it.

When you are here you will forget time and space and just take everything in; view, rooftop pool, sun beds, lounge and bar. This is a top-class privacy rooftop pool Kuala Lumpur. Simple as that!

Adress: No.187, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 6am-11pm

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6. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral | Photo: www.marriott.com/

At the 30th floor of the fabulous Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, you find a KL infinity splash pool that is impressive both day and night. Glittering and refreshing when the sun is out, and neon-lit during the nights.

Urban, open and modern in decoration, the Aloft terrace and rooftop pool comes with amazing views over the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Surrounded with comfy sun loungers and tall palm trees, it is truly a rooftop oasis.

The pool is open to guests staying at the hotel from early morning, and it is also neighbor with Mai Bar, a Tiki-themed rooftop bar. So you can spend long and relaxing days by a pool and fun nights at a rooftop bar, all without leaving the hotel.

Adress: No. 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur 50470

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 7am-7pm

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5. Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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Rooftop pool KL at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur | Photo: www.banyantree.com/

While the two top floors of the exceptional Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur are occupied by the Vertigo Rooftop Bar & Horizon Grill Rooftop Restaurant, the hotel still manages to also offer a sky-high rooftop pool.

Found on the 57th floor, the rooftop pool is open-air, but covered by a roof, and it offers some truly amazing and close-up views over the Petronas Twin Towers.

Just as the hotel offers top-class accommodation, this is the rooftop pool KL for top-class relaxation. And combined with the rooftop bar and restaurant above, Banan Tree Kuala Lumpur serves one of the very best rooftop experiences found around the world.

Adress: 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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4. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur | Photo: www.mandarinoriental.com/

The Mandarin Oriental might not offer the most elevated pool in KL, but its outdoor infinity pool sure is one of the most impressive.

Found on the third level, the free form and 27 meter long infinity-edge pool offers amazing views over the lush KLCC Park and the city skyline in the background. Surrounded with a tropical garden setting, lounge cushions and poolside cabanas, this is a top spot to spend hour after hour.

The Mandarin is known as a brand offering high class around the world, and the The Mandarin Kuala Lumpur is no exception. Apart from the infinity pool, you can enjoy fine dining and drinks at the indoor/outdoor Aqua Restaurant and bar, or indulge in aquatic wellnes, play tennis or indoor golf. The options are pretty much endless.

Adress: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Members

Hours: 6am-10pm

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3. Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur | Photo: www.banyantree.com/

With direct access to the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall, the Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree is any shoppers dream. But the upscale hotel is also any pool-lovers dream.

Up on the 18th floor you find a beautiful KL infinity pool, offering panoramic skyline views of Kuala Lumpur. You will really get the feeling of swimming high above the city.

Relax with a drink by the rooftop pool in one of the comfy loungers, and continue with a visit in the fitness centre or the spa.

Adress: 170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

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2. Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at Hotel Stripes | Photo: www.stripeskl.com/

Set on top of the superb Hotel Stripes, you find one of the best rooftop infinity pools in all of KL. Both elegant and relaxing, the swimming pool and complementing sun beds are a fantastic spot to enjoy harmony while taking in fantastic views over the Kuala Lumpur skyline, city park and famous KL Tower.

Come for a morning swim or get lazy with an afternoon cocktail from the Man Tao rooftop bar. While the bar is open to the public 3 nights a week, the rooftop pool (and usually the whole terrace) is exclusive to hotel guests, which creates a very calm and relaxing atmosphere.

21 floors above the hectic streets of Kuala Lumpur, this terrace and pool is a real rooftop oasis, and a space where it is easy to spend hour after hour.

Adress: 25 Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 6am-8pm

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1. The Face Suites

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Rooftop infinity pool KL at Face Suites | Photo: www.therooftopguide.com/

Well, you can definitely use the expression “face the music” regarding this rooftop pool in Kuala Lumpur. The pool is 38 meters long, a true infinity pool and, since you are up on the 51st floor, the view is wow! You will not miss a thing.

In front of your eyes you will have the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower, along with most of the KL skyline. This is the perfect rooftop pool for a nice swim while taking in the view.

Surrounded by a large terrace with lots of comfy loungers, sofas, outdoor showers, a small children's pool and the hotel fitness center, the rooftop is both energizing and athletic. And while it is only for guests staying at the hotel, it is (understandably) popular. So for the more relaxing rooftop pool dips, the early hours are recommended.

Adress: 1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 7am-10pm

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For more information about luxurious hotels with swimming pools, check out this website: HotelsCombined. Kuala Lumpur is one of the best cities in the world when speaking of fancy pools at luxurious hotels. Instagram friendly venues with the mighty Twin Towers as a back drop will give you nice memories and pictures to die for.

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