Bangkok, a bustling city full of life and activity. One of my favourite cities in Southeast Asia actually! Especially as a traveller, there are just so many things to see, so many places to visit, so many things to do.
Get lost temple hopping, visiting museums, haggling at the many markets, have endless fun with the electrifying nightlife, and who could forget the insane shopping! I’m not at all complaining, but being up adventuring can take a toll on you. And then all you want to do is end your day with a sumptuous Thai meal, a relaxing view and a refreshing way to beat the heat and sweat of the whole day.
Good thing Bangkok’s skyline is made up of so many skyscrapers, because that’s exactly what you need: an awesome hotel pool sitting on top of one of those high rises! And some of these pools are really to die for!
Check out these 14 rooftop water paradises in Bangkok:
SO Sofitel Bangkok
Topping this list is no other than SO Sofitel Bangkok that is so trendy, so luxurious, and just so fantastic. Starting with their magnificent rooms that are inspired by the 5 elements which are earth, water, wood, metal, and fire, you can actually choose which theme you want to book and sleep in. A fun fact to know about SO Sofitel Bangkok is that renowned French designer, Christian Lacroix actually added magical touches to the aesthetics of the place and even to the staff’s uniforms.
Other than that, the main reason to stay at the SO Sofitel is its luxury pool on the 10th floor. Have a swim across its 32-metre expanse while you listen to underwater music (yes, that really is a thing!) or just perch on the edge and look out over the green space of Lumphini Park down below. You can even order cocktails and light refreshment from The Water Club, the poolside bar.
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This Bangkok rooftop infinity pool even glows with its wonderful LED lighting at night. If you want to spend your time there partying, head over to SO Sofitel on the last Saturday of the month. They have the thrilling SO Pool party with just THB 500 entry feed inclusive of one drink. Starts at 1pm until 9pm. Also check their Sunday BBQ pool sesh which entails a BBQ buffet and free-flow beer.
Swimming with dolphins, swimming with whale sharks – been there, done that? But how about swimming among skyscrapers? Intrigued? Make your way to the 8th floor of Sivatel Bangkok where the swimming experience is surreal. Your pool time will be spent surrounding towering skyscrapers of Bangkok.
The pool is 22 metres long and there is also a pool bar where the service is impeccable. That’s not all. Sivatel’s rooftop pool uses non-irritating salt chlorination system that has little adverse effect to the environment and it is more comfortable to swim in its waters. You have to check-in and stay at Sivatel Bangkok to be able to enjoy this infinity pool in Bangkok.
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
Accessible on the 14th level of Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is their modern pool and bar. This is where you will find one of the best hotel pools in Bangkok.
The luxury lap pool will leave you in awe before even stepping into the water. Instagram-worthy cocoon-shaped pods with pillows nestled on the pool area are perfect for a few snaps and for relaxation. This exclusive pool is for hotel guests only and surely an oasis from the hot concrete down below.
Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
Here is one Bangkok hotel rooftop pool that has its very own style. Welcome to the Hilton on Sukhumvit Soi 24, located in one of Bangkoks most bustling areas.
You can lounge on the apt leaf-shaped sun beds on the near edge of the pool while at the far edge, you can look out to Bangkok’s stunning skyline and skyscrapers. The panoramic view of the city is a sight to behold from the Hilton Sukhumvit with its unrivalled service and amenities.
Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit
Another spot that affords a glorious view of the city is from the infinity pool at Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit. Go sunbathing on the comfy lounge seats by the pool or escape from the heat and take shade under the white canopy for a cooler rest.
The pool area is accentuated with wooden floors that really exudes an easy and relaxed vibe. Add a gym, spa and opportunity to get a Thai massage and you should be all set for the afternoon.
Sky Pool, just the perfect name for Amara Bangkok’s rooftop pool since it is located an astounding 26 floors up. Relaxing here will surely feel like you’re miles away from the daily grind. What a wonderful feeling that would be!
A pool bar with friendly staff are ready to make your afternoon of relaxation even more comfortable. Recline yourself on the sun beds and enjoy the view of Bangkok’s urban architecture. You sure have a perfect view of MahaNakhon Tower, the city’s tallest skyscraper. This Bangkok rooftop infinity pool is exclusive for hotel guests.
Mode Sathorn Hotel
Experience a rejuvenating dip at another Bangkok hotel rooftop pool. At Mode Sathorn Hotel, you will definitely switch to relaxation mode once you are in sight of its lap pool perched on the 11th floor. The turquoise shade of the pool is so inviting, believe me, you just want to dive in.
And the rattan sun beds are pretty comfy too! The pool area has a nice garden vibe with its wooden trellis with hanging vines and the earth-coloured lounges. Did I mention the pool was heated? Yes, heated! Not that you need this very often in Bangkok but kinda awesome, right?
Siam@Siam Design Hotel
I had the best stay at the beautiful 4.5 star Siam@Siam Boutique Design Hotel right around all the awesome shopping malls in the city. This unpretentious pool also gives you a view of the stunning green and concrete of Bangkok.
The sun terrace area is the perfect place to get a tan, order a cocktail and chat with other travellers. Check out their adorable half horse-half fish sculptures as it sprouts water into the pool. Stunning views for sunset are guaranteed from up here!
Another exclusive pool for hotel guests is the one at Hotel Muse. This art deco hotel prides itself with its rustic designed rooftop pool. The stained dark wooden panel, brass pool ladder, and neutral tones of poolside fixtures gives a mysterious but sexy vibe.
It also boasts with a stunning backdrop of Bangkok’s tallest buildings.
St. Regis Bangkok
One word to describe the awesome hotel rooftop pool of the St. Regis Bangkok is elegant. The steel and grey colour palette of the pool area on the 15th floor really exudes the elegance that St. Regis known for.
You just have to see it to believe it, especially those mirrored columns you just want to take home. Their infinity pool looks out to the green expanse of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. The pool is for the exclusive use of checked-in guests.
Hotel Indigo Bangkok
One more sky-high infinity pool is the one on the 24th level of Hotel Indigo Bangkok. Experience the cityscape view as the color of the sky changes come the sunset. Recline on the comfy sun beds or on the round cushioned seats.
Order a poolside drink and just take in the view as you dip your toes on the cool water. Pool access is for hotel guests only.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Perched high up on the 25th floor is the thrilling infinity pool of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. I say thrilling because the pool doesn’t seem to have an edge and you feel you might just tumble down to the sidewalk.
But no worries, the ledge is just so flawlessly constructed that it is hidden from sight. It makes you say, “Now, that’s an infinity pool!”.
AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel
The sky is the limit with the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. This sure is a hotel rooftop pool to die for. Perched on the 26th floor, this gives you a killer view of the urban landscape of Bangkok and even extends to the Chao Phraya River.
You will love the wooden flooring, the glowing side tables, and especially the sleek white loungers. Guests swear that this is one of the best hotel pools in all of Bangkok!
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River is the Millennium Hotel Bangkok. The view from the pool is perfect and uninterrupted. You can look down to the Chao Phraya River down below as it curves around the hotel.
Recline on the partially submerged sun beds (yes, that’s really a thing!) or take shelter from the heat on one of the shaded daybeds. Enjoy a cool drink after your relaxing dip in the pool.
That’s a ton of swimming pools to choose from. Good luck selecting which to enjoy. Whichever you choose though, you’ll surely have fun in all of these 14 Bangkok rooftop pools. Take a dip and enjoy the view, perhaps with a cocktail in hand from the near bar. Maybe even have your dinner by the pool. Bangkok will surely delight you from dusk till dawn.
Go ahead. Pack up your best bikini and get a tan under the Bangkok sun!