10 Beautiful Hotel Swimming Pools in Manila
For those hurray-days!
(SPOT.ph) Summer in the Philippines is often associated with beach trips and island-hopping activities. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with unlimited vacation leaves. So for those who are stuck in the Metro, we round up hotels with beautiful swimming pools that will help you at least pretend you're off on a tropical getaway.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Rates start at P7,100++
When you see Sofitel's swimming pool, you'd think that you're in a beach resort somewhere in Palawan or Boracay. But in truth, you're just in front of Manila Bay, right in the middle of Pasay. The pool area is designed to remind you of a lagoon or a lake with an island at its heart, with a couple of water slides for good measure. And, of course, lots of lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park Phase III, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rates start at P3,700++
You'll never have to worry about chlorine drying out your hair or skin because Azumi uses salt water in their infinity pool. Its length is also perfect for practicing your swimming form, even if you're on a weekend getaway! Your reward after doing all those laps is the fantastic view of the Alabang cityscape, including the rows of red tail lights from a traffic jam you're happily avoiding. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Rates start at P10,000++
With its stunning architecture reminiscent of a majestic yacht, it's easy to spot Conrad Manila along Seaside Boulevard. Inside, you'll find a large swimming pool on the third floor surrounded with comfy beach chairs and beds perfect for lounging around after an afternoon dip. There's also a bar for all your cocktail needs at sundown.
Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Rates start at P5,000++
Aside from housing the first Onsen Spa in the Philippines, I'M Hotel's other signature facility is its acrylic-bottomed infinity pool. Guests entering the lobby will immediately see the translucence of the swimming pool above when they look up—you're likely to want to rush to the second floor just to try the pool for yourself! The lounge beds are also elevated, giving you a great vantage point for admiring the city below.
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila
Rates start at P5,000++
Five-star Diamond Hotel not only provides front-row seats to the famed Manila Bay sunset, but also offers an oasis in the middle of the busy Metro. Its swimming pool is surrounded by beach chairs and palmera trees to add to the tropical feel. There's even a cascading waterfall off to one side, perfect for selfies and portrait shots.
Sulo Riviera Hotel
Matalino Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Rates start at P7,000++
Sulo Riviera first opened its doors in 1967 but that doesn't mean that the two-storey hotel is behind the times. New owners took over the 7,000-square meter property in 2009 and facilitated a much-needed makeover. The pool, also known as the Aqua Lounge, greets guests who have just checked in at the lobby. It is furnished with all-white sofa beds and throw pillows, making it a nice venue for weddings, debuts, and other family events. Or you can always just have a good swim in the morning.
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Rates start at P8,300++
Discovery Primea was designed by Pritzker Prize-awardee Kenzo Tange so expect only the best from this five-star hotel in Makati. This world-class quality holds true even for the 20-meter infinity pool located on the third floor. From the deck, you can see the beautiful Makati skyline come alive at night thanks to lights from nearby buildings. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates start at P4,400++
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently earned the coveted Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017 so you can only expect great things from this hotel. You can find their indoor infinity pool on the 22nd floor, where you'll get a great view of the Ortigas cityscape. This facility is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New World Makati
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City
Rates start at P5,600++
Guests at New World Makati can cool off in the 25-meter long outdoor pool located on the fourth floor. You can also bring your nephews and nieces to the children's pool where they can wade to their heart's content. After doing some laps, enjoy drinks and snacks from the Splash Pool Bar. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Belle Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
Rates start at P11,000++
Hyatt’s swimming pool is set on a viewing deck surrounded by City of Dreams’ sleek, golden buildings so expect a beautiful show of the sun glistening on the panels as soon as dusk sets in. You can also choose to take a dip at the whirlpool for a more relaxing experience.