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Beaches in Hong Kong, while free and expansive and beautiful, can get quite crowded and messy on hot summer days. Especially during a pandemic, you may prefer swimming pools with a more hygienic environment. A few hotels in Hong Kong offer day passes to pools that include access to their fitness centres as well, so you can have fun with your family and friends, and take some cute pictures for Instagram while you’re at it. We have rounded up a list of the most gorgeous hotel pools in Hong Kong you can spend a relaxing day at, without having to check in.
Just a short five-minute walk from the Fortress Hill MTR station is Harbour Grand Hong Kong, which offers pool day passes ($300) to its 27-metre-long outdoor swimming pool. You can enjoy the breath-taking harbour view while swimming laps back and forth during the day, or even go at night for the stunning city lights.
Harbour Grand Hong Kong’s hotel pool is open from Mondays to Thursdays from 8 am to 8.15 pm, but be mindful that the hotel staff may ask you to step out of the pool from time to time, as they sanitise it every hour for 15 minutes. Their day pass includes access to the locker room and the third-floor gym, but the sauna is currently unavailable and no food or drinks are allowed in the pool. Simply call the hotel to buy your day pass!
Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong | (+852) 2121 2688
It is always nice to enjoy food after a workout session in the pool, and Kerry Hotel offers three different pool packages that come with lunch served poolside. Choose from four available sets, where options for mains include sesame & soba noodle salad and a hearty burger, and all of them come with appetisers and desserts while you take in views over Kowloon Bay and Victoria Harbour!
Packages cost $500 on weekdays and $700 on weekends, and visitors can get access to its fitness centre, too. The pool is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day, including public holidays. You can also purchase other pool day passes with Champagne ($1,000) or a 60-minute massage ($1,250). Just call the hotel to buy the day pass!
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong | (+852) 2252 5888
Located in Mong Kok, Cordis Hotel has a rooftop swimming pool surrounded by the beautiful views of Kowloon, equipped with an underwater audio system and fibre optic lighting effects to enhance your experience. The day pass ($500) includes a one-hour pool session and unlimited time in the fitness centre. The opening hours are 6.30 am to 8.30 pm from Monday to Thursday, and closed on public holidays. Visitors will need to call and book a time slot two days in advance, since capacity is limited due to current government regulations.
Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong | (+852) 3552 3388
If you are looking for an indoor pool, consider The Mira in Tsim Sha Tsui. Their pool day pass ($500) includes free use of the gym and an hour’s time in the pool, but the sauna is temporarily closed. Kids are welcomed as long as adults are accompanying them. The opening hours are 6 am to 9 pm, and if you would like to enjoy a spa treatment afterwards, check out their spa packages, some of which already include access to the pool and fitness facilities. Make sure to book in advance, as only 15 people are allowed in the facility at one time.
The Mira Hong Kong, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | (+852) 2368 1111
The indoor swimming pool on the hundred-and-eighteenth floor of The Ritz-Carlton is blessed with views of the striking Hong Kong skyline and photogenic mirrored ceiling. The day pass ($750) includes access to the fitness centre, and an hour and a half at the pool. Each visitor can swim for 90 minutes between the opening hours from 11 am to 10 pm, and it is best to book a time slot in advance. Their indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, steam room, plus sauna are temporarily closed, and children under 18-year-old must have adult supervision to use the facilities.
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 118/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | (+852) 2263 2263
W Hong Kong has an outdoor heated swimming pool 211 metres above Victoria Harbour, open every day including public holidays. The weekday pass ($750) is available Monday to Friday excluding public holidays, and includes access to the pool and gym. If you are looking for a luxurious and fun experience, the everyday day pass ($1,078) is available Monday to Sunday and includes four hours in the pool, unlimited time in the gym, and two glasses of Veuve Cliquot Champagne. Facilities are open from 6 am to 10 pm, and while the cost is on the pricier side, the dazzling skyline view and poolside bar will make it worthwhile. Be sure to call in advance to book with the hotel.
W Hong Kong, Elements, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | (+852) 3717 2222