Bangkok is, on average, the hottest city in the world, so you’ll definitely want to cool off at the end of your day, whether you’ve been out exploring the sights of the old town or making the most of the fantastic shopping the city has to offer. Hotel pools in Bangkok offer respite from the madness of busy streets, and there are plenty to pick from. The ten pools on our list are ones that stood out from the crowd, either because of their design, size or location. Sharing a picture of yourself - cocktail in hand - next to one of these sparkling turquoise delights is sure to make friends and family extremely jealous.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
The swimming pool at Okura Prestige Hotel in Bangkok probably isn’t suitable for those with vertigo, as the water seems to blend into the skyline and it feels as if you could just tumble over the edge! Don’t worry though, we checked and there is a hidden ledge. The view from here is breathtaking. Okura Prestige Bangkok has gone all out with the rest of the facilities as well: a bar juts out another side of the building, a 24 hour gym as well as two amazing restaurants, one serving Japanese specialities and the other dishing up international delights. All rooms come with a view of the Bangkok skyline and complimentary Wi-Fi. It’s not only the pool at Okura Prestige that has the wow factor, the rest of the hotel is equally as impressive, with plenty of polished marble and a large modern sculpture balancing high above you the main atrium.
Incredibly cool and so hip it almost hurts, W Hotel in Bangkok has surprises and delights around every corner. The swimming pool here looks good at any time of the day, but the best view is from above, when it looks a little like a Salvador Dali eye, the silver curved eyelash providing shade during sunny day, and a pair of bronze cats playing in the shallow end. At night it’s more disco than poolside, with neon lights in the cabanas and a play of lights across the water. Head inside and the W Hotel Bangkok is just as playful: large glittery boxing gloves on the bed give an extra edge to pillow fights and you can enjoy a sugar high with the Willy Wonka inspired Munchie Box. The neon purple Woo Bar on the ground floor completes the party, where you can enjoy cocktails whilst the DJ spins some tunes. Read More...
SO Sofitel BangkokBangkok
If you want to be transported away from the hustle of Bangkok’s busy streets then hop into the lift at Sofitel So Bangkok and head up to the deck, where the infinity pool looks over verdant Lumphini Park. Go underwater to hear some tunes, or swim at night to enjoy one of our favourite views of Bangkok. The Sofitel So swimming pool even hosts its very own party once a month, attracting a crowd of handsome men and beautiful women. Sofitel So Bangkok have also put a lot of thought into the design of the rooms, where you can select 4 themes based on earth, air, water and metal (if you want to check out fire head to the Red Oven restaurant). All rooms come with a selection of complimentary soft drinks, Wi-Fi and an Apple Mac mini system so you can watch your favourite shows and check your emails on the same display. Read More...
The St. Regis BangkokBangkok
Are we still in Bangkok or is this Europe? The leafy surroundings and the view of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club from the swimming pool at St Regis Bangkok add a Tuscan, whilst the mirrored columns are a modern take on antiquity’s finest. A perfect place for a day by the pool, with shaded loungers and friendly staff keeping you topped up with refreshing drinks and snacks. St Regis Bangkok’s great service doesn’t stop at poolside drinks either, with a 24 hour butler on hand to help with anything you might need, be that a recommendation for a night out or your shirt pressed for an important meeting. St Regis is well-known for its luxury hotels and doesn’t disappoint, with spacious elegant rooms displaying subtle Thai touches and a marble bathroom fit for a king. After a day in the pool we like to head up to the terrace at the St Regis Bar where you can enjoy Bangkok’s very own version of the famous Bloody Mary. Read More...
Millennium Hilton BangkokBangkok
The swimming pool overlooks the Chao Phraya River and curves gently around the building, making you feel it may go on forever. In fact, the hotel have named this area the beach, although you won’t get sand in between your toes here, with the shore being made of smooth white stone, but you may find the occasional starfish decorating the pool bar. Slightly submerged deck chairs run along the edge of the pool, or you can relax on one of the striped daybeds in the shade. If this view isn’t impressive enough, on the 31st floor you can enjoy a 360 vista of Bangkok whilst enjoying a sundowner cocktail. Rooms and suite live up to expectations with the Hilton brand known for quality and decent service. Read More...
Siam Kempinski Hotel BangkokBangkok
Sometimes the walk to the pool just seems a little much doesn’t it? Well fear not, if you stay at Siam Kempinski hotel in Bangkok you can open the French windows to your cabana room and the pool is right in front of you, no more than five steps from the door. Not only do you get direct access, but this is no ordinary pool either. It winds its way through the palm tree filled courtyard at Siam Kempinski, and with a comfortable lounge chair on your terrace, you can relax in peace and enjoy a complimentary juice from the mini bar. The rest of Siam Kempinski Hotel is just as delightful. There are two restaurants at Siam Kempinski, with deconstructed Thai cooking served at Sra Bua whilst Brasserie Europa dishes up hearty European food, check out their brunch if you are here on Sunday. Read More...
The Peninsula BangkokBangkok
The cascading swimming pool at The Peninsula is like nothing else in Bangkok. Its long and thin dimensions start in a shaded garden area that is separated from prying eyes by flowers and manicured shrubs. Flowing ever so slightly downhill, the pool is crossed by footpaths but can be swum under easily before widening into a rectangular shape overlooking the mighty Chao Phraya River. From this exclusive vantage point you can soak up this interesting river vista – at times bustling with longtail boats and barges, and at others totally tranquil. There is an excellent poolside bar manned by staff in immaculate uniforms and cabanas styled with steep, sweeping roofs that reflect the timeless style that The Peninsula is famed for. Read More...
Occupying the entire roof of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, the swimming pool at Grande Centre Point is one of the coolest places in the city. The tiles are a shade of gun metal grey and there are two rows of semi-submerged sunloungers for anyone who wants to top up their tan. The view from the poolside is overlooking Benjakitti Park so you get a view of nature while you relax – a rare thing in Bangkok. There is a poolside bar serving soft drinks, juices and snacks, but alcohol isn’t served on the premises anywhere in this hotel so you’ll have to make that cocktail a Shirley Temple. Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 is a modern hotel so everything feels fresh and up to date, spacious 40sqm rooms comprise up-to-the-minute technology including a 40" LED TV, lightning fast internet, rainforest shower and computerized high-tech toilet. Read More...
Sometimes all you really want is some privacy, and if this is the case, you probably don’t want to share your swim time with splashing children or have to fight for the sunbeds. Thankfully Vie Hotel has you covered. This might not be the biggest pool in Bangkok, but it’s all yours and is big enough to do lengths in. All you need to do is check into their majestic Presidential Suite, a 420sqm metre space that also comes with its own butler, lunch and afternoon tea served in the suite’s dining room or out on the deck and your own personal view of the Bangkok skyline. If ever there was a hotel suite that you didn’t want to leave, this would be it. In fact, there is no need, a personal trainer and masseuse will come to you, so you can really make the most of it.
Hansar Bangkok HotelBangkok
The pool at Hansar Hotel in Bangkok, runs the whole length of the building, and although isn’t on a particularly high floor, it is pretty amazing to swim surrounded by Bangkok’s famous skyscrapers. Our favourite time to take a dip is in the evening, when the sun is setting between the tall towers. Alongside Hansar’s green and blue tiled pool is a shaded wooden deck, comfy sofas and a bar when the friendly staff will mix you a fabulous gin and tonic to go with tapas style snacks. Both the suites and bathrooms are extremely spacious at Hansar, using greens and yellows tones in the decor to bring a natural feel to the rooms. Extra touches like a free mini-bar, in-room massage service and an impressive 24 hour gym help this five star hotel shine. Read More...