10 Outdoor Pools With a View in Metro Manila
Level up your staycation!
(SPOT.ph) Summer is right around the corner. This means: One, unbearable heat; two, the constant need to take a dip in a pool. It’s a good thing you don’t have to leave the city to do so as there are a number of hotels that offer pools that make you feel like you're somewhere far from the city, thanks to their rooftop (or roofdeck) locations! We round up the hotels that can give you just what you need this season.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park Phase III, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rates start at P3,700
Can’t head to the beach just yet? This boutique hotel’s pool offers the next best thing: Salt water! Their saltwater infinity pool overlooks a panoramic view of the city, making it a great place to soak up the first rays of the sun in the morning or enjoy city lights at night. You can even order drinks at their Flask Bar and enjoy it by the pool for a real laid-back stay.
Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Rates start at P5,000
You'll feel like you’re inside an aquarium when you swim at I’M Hotel’s famous acrylic-bottomed 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 colorful lounge beds are also elevated, giving you the best seats for admiring the city below.
Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive corner Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rates start at P4,350
If you’re planning a staycation down South, you may want to try out Acacia Hotel if only for the hot tub at the pool area. The temperature-controlled water helps your tired muscles relax while you look at the sweeping cityscape. After your dip, you can wind down at Lurra Wellness Spa, located on the same floor as the pool.
51 Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
Rates start at P4,750
With operating hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Luxent Hotel’s infinity swimming pool gives guests a bright and inviting skyline view they can enjoy from sun up to sun down. There’s also a separate pool for the young ones, making sure that they can have fun while safe and sound. A fully equipped gym on the same floor makes sure you’re always beach-ready (or in this case, pool-ready) even when you’re on vacation.
EDSA Extension, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Rates start at P6,200
Enjoy views of Manila Bay from sunrise to sunset with Hotel 101’s outdoor swimming pool, which is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can also make the most out of your staycation by taking a dip in their hot tub.
Belmont Hotel Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Rates start at P4,800
Belmont Hotel knows exactly what its guests need to have a good time without having to leave the hotel premises. The swimming pool with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city makes you want to hang out there for as long as you can. After a refreshing dip, you can relax in the outdoor hot tub or forget your worries at the sauna.
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Rates start at P8,300
Hoping to swim even if it’s a little bit cool out? Discovery Primea’s infinity pool isn’t just awesome, it’s also heated! Swim comfortably whether it’s early in the morning or late at night at Discovery Primea’s 20-meter pool.
Marriott Hotel Manila
No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Rates start at P12,000
If money is no object, then a night’s stay at the Marriott Hotel is the perfect way to de-stress. Every peso is worth it because the outdoor pool’s tropical vibe can easily whisk you away on a mini-vacation. Don’t forget to take a dip in the whirlpool tub or sign up for a sauna session at the health club.
Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque
Rates start at P11,000
If you’re looking to splurge, Nuwa Hotel at the City of Dreams Manila is a luxurious destination right in the city. The pool features a kids’ area and a whirlpool that gives visitors a fun, bubbly time. You can also bring your friends for an afternoon swim for an extra charge of P1,800 per head. They're pretty strict with crowd control, accommodating only 60 people at a time, to ensure that guests can enjoy some quiet time.
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rates start at P3,700
Crimson Hotel’s swimming pool, which is located on the eighth floor, is known for the floating platform separating the children’s area from the adult’s area. It’s a good spot for OOTDs, making you look like you’re floating on water. The lap pool also makes for some good exercise in the morning, since it stretches to up to 20 meters.