10 best rooftop pools in Melbourne

Packed with great rooftop bars, Melbourne is not shy to offer elevated venues to swim with a view as well.

November 3, 2021
Rooftop pools in Melbourne
Rooftop pool Melbourne | Courtesy of Peppers Docklands Melbourne

With hot summers and mild winters, it is no surprise that Melbourne is somewhat of a rooftop dream. Apart from plenty of buzzing rooftop bars, the second largest city in Australia also comes with a great selection of elevated venues to swim with a view.

To help you find the very best Melbourne rooftop pools, we have gathered a full list of the top venues to stay high and cool at the same time. Mostly found on top of better hotels, the Melbourne rooftop pools are exclusive getaways, giving a prime experience. An experience you should not miss!

If you don't want to get wet but still enjoy some of the amazing views, check out the best rooftop bars Melbourne has to offer.

Here's our list of the 10 best Melbourne rooftop pools

10. Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Hotel Grand Chancellor | Photo: www.grandchancellorhotels.com/

Located in the heart of the theatre district, the 4-star boutique Hotel Grand Chancellor offers 2 restaurants and close access to vibrant theatres, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

But the prime feature is the 15 meter heated outdoor rooftop pool found on top of the hotel, where you can enjoy a splash of summer all year round.

In a pleasant temperature of 24 degrees celsius, you can start the day, unwind or go for an evening swim featuring panoramic views over Melbourne city. Or just relax in the comfy sun loungers.

If you want to stay more active between swims, guests also have access to the fitness center on level 17.

Adress: 131 Lonsdale Street, 3000 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: 7am - 11pm

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9. Rydges Melbourne

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Rydges Melbourne | Photo: www.rydges.com/

Stylish yet affordable, Rydges Melbourne is located 2 minutes' walk from Chinatown and a 10-minute walk from Bourke Street Mall.

Here, guests can enjoy meals and drinks at Locanda Restaurant & Bar, a full buffet breakfast every morning and, best of all, a heated rooftop pool.

Surrounded with loungers and views over the Melbourne skyline, the Rydges rooftop pool is a great spot for year-round relaxation, serving as a calm oasis during a buzzing city stay.

Adress: 186 Exhibition Street, 3000 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Year round

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8. Imagine Marco

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Imagine Marco | Photo: www.imaginehotelsresorts.com/

The stylish aparthotel Imagine Marco is found in the vibrant hub of Southbank, just a short stroll from the iconic Yarra River.

Here you can stay in everything from a 1 bedroom apartment to the 2 bedroom executive sky apartments, filled all the modern apartment conveniences you could want, combined with lavish hotel facilities.

Speaking of hotel facilities, take aim for the 7th floor, where you not only find a gym but also an amazing 12 meter heated infinity lap pool.

Elevated from the surrounding sundeck and loungers, this is a prime spot to float with the Melbourne skyline in front of you.

Adress: 42-48 Balston Street, Southbank, 3006 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Year round

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7. Peppers Docklands

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Peppers Docklands | Photo: www.peppers.com.au/

Found just minutes from Melbourne CBD, located on the concourse of Marvel Stadium, the fabulous Peppers Docklands is ideally situated in the ever-evolving Docklands precinct.

This cutting-edge hotel comes filled with contemporary design, and facilities include the stylish on site restaurant and bar MOMAMI, serving modern Australian cuisine with a signature twist.

The very best feature of the hotel is however not found at the hotel, but is located in an adjacent tower. Here, a heated and lovely outdoor rooftop pool offers you the chance to take refreshing swims with impressive skyline views.

Just head down to the reception and obtain the separate key required to access this rooftop oasis.

Adress: 679 La Trobe Street, Docklands, 3008 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

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6. Quest Flemington Central

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Quest Flemington Central | Photo: www.questapartments.com.au

Found in Flemington, just moments from the Flemington Racecourse (the home of the Melbourne Cup), Quest Flemington Central is an aparthotel perfect for both short or long stays.

With 66 apartments, where the Studios are the perfect alternative to a hotel room, and the One/Two Bedroom Apartments come with full kitchens and laundry facilities, Quest Flemington Central offers something for all.

However, what really makes this an accommodation out of the ordinary is the smashing rooftop infinity pool. With location a bit outside central Melbourne, this is a glittering spot to swim with panoramic and complete views over the city skyline.

Adress: 1 Ascot Vale Road, Flemington , 3031 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

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5. Crowne Plaza Melbourne

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Crowne Plaza Melbourne | Photo: www.melbourne.crowneplaza.com/

Set on the banks of the Yarra River, the iconic Crowne Plaza Melbourne has been a central part of the Melbourne hospitality scene for three decades.

So filled with history, but late 2020 the hotel entered a ‘New Modern’ era, when a complete and extensive transformation was unveiled.

The rufurbishment showcases a suite of brand new guest facilities, including a beautiful rooftop swimming pool with designer sun lounges.

While technically not on the rooftop of the hotel, but rather above a cupola in the middle, this is still one of the most beautiful in Melbourne for an elevated swim.

Adress: 1 - 5 Spencer Street, 3008 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: 6am-10pm

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4. Shadow Play by Peppers

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Shadow Play by Peppers | Photo: www.peppers.com.au

The fabulous Shadow Play by Peppers is an elegant retreat in the heart of Melbourne, with avant garde design throughout the hotel.

While close to plenty of the top attractions in Melbourne, the hotel’s array of facilities means you really have little reason to step outside the hotel.

Especially level 9 is a retrat to take care of body and mind. Here you find a fantastic and heated rooftop pool, with in-water sun beds and amazing views over Brisbane. You can also work up a sweat, with both a state-of-the-art gymnasium and sauna and steam room available. There is also an outdoor BBQ area.

When swimming and relaxation is done, Shadow Play by Peppers offers an even higher experience, with the Enclosed Garden Area and The Cloakroom cocktail bar up on level 46.

Adress: 308 - 320 City Road, Southbank, 3000 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Year round

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3. Quincy Hotel Melbourne

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Quincy Hotel Melbourne | Photo: https://quincymelbourne.com/

Located in the lively heart of Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Lane, a mecca for award-winning restaurants, boutique bars, contemporary galleries and local fashion labels, the stylish Quincy Hotel fits in perfectly.

Bringing the essence of South East Asia to Melbourne, the hotel offers three dining experiences, including the ground floor Salted Egg serving Southeast Asian cuisine, an the 28th floor rooftop bar The Q offering small plates and big experiences with a view.

To enojy the same views, but in a more relaxing setting, the top floor is also home to a glittering rooftop pool. Truly a sanctuary at the top of the city.

Adress: 509 Flinders Lane, 3000 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Year round

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2. Adelphi Hotel

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Adelphi Hotel | Photo: https://adelphi.com.au/

The fabulous and vibrant boutique Adelphi Hotel is found in the heart of the equally vibrant Flinders Lane.

Voted Victoria’s Best Boutique Hotel three years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018), the hotel balances perfectly between luxury and whimsy, with vibrant design, lavish material and an obsessive attention to detail.

Beautiful throughout, but the prime spot is the 9th floor pool and deck. In a lush and the Miami-esque setting, here you find a glass-bottomed, cantilevered rooftop swimming pool that extends a full two metres beyond the building’s periphery to hover above Flinders Lane.

Keeping 22-24 degrees through the summer months, the pool is open daily for guest staying at the hotel, but also available to external guests during weekdays.

Adress: 187 Flinders Lane, 3000 Melbourne

Availability: Hotel guests: Mon-Sun 7am-8pm / External guests: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm

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1. Wyndham Hotel Melbourne

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Rooftop pool Melbourne at Wyndham Hotel Melbourne | Photo: www.wyndhamhotels.com

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the lovely Wyndham Hotel offers stylish accommodation, close to plenty of vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars.

But to enjoy impressive views over the city skyline you don't have to leave the hotel. You just go up to the top floor rooftop terrace.

Spacious, open-air and floating high above the city, here you find a heated rooftop pool and a barbecue area.

Equipped with comfy sun loungers and plenty of greenery, the wooden decked terrace is a great spot for some relaxing and refreshing hours.

Adress: 199 William Street, 3000 Melbourne

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Year round

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