Hotels with the ‘coolest’ indoor pools in Sydney

By Lachlan Probyn,

It’s time to splash into Sydney! While the harbour city might be lauded for its world-class beaches, some of Sydney’s finest hotels are also rising to the challenge with a line-up of rather impressive indoor swimming pools.

From five-star gems offering star-ceilinged pools, to swanky apartment hotels with rooftop pools, we can guarantee that these places are going to leave you feeling absolutely wonderpool. So go on, dip your toe in and freshen up this season.

Radisson Blu Plaza

Hello Manhattan? No, hello Radisson Blu Plaza! Housed in a Park Avenue style building, this hotel means business when it comes to en vogue travel. Oh, and did we forget to mention its indoor pool is pretty impressive too? 20 metres in length, and positioned under a glass ceiling, this pool is the ideal place to unwind after a busy day shopping on Pitt Street Mall.

The Langham

Nestled in the heart of The Rocks, amidst cobbled streets and period buildings, you’ll find The Langham. This coveted hotel is all too familiar with delivering the best of the best in luxury accommodation, and its indoor pool is no exception to this.

Reminiscent of a Roman bath house, the 20-metre pool is surrounded by summer-inspired murals and striking, stone columns. The highlight, however, is the starry, painted ceiling which dazzles in the evening against the pool’s gentle waters.

Fraser Suites Sydney

Bold, lavish, and extremely modern, Fraser Suites sure makes a statement when it comes to accommodation in Sydney’s CBD. It comes as no surprise then that the indoor pool at this place will certainly get many people splashing for joy. Take a dip in the vivid blue-tiled pool, then heat things up in the neighbouring Jacuzzi and sauna.

Quay West Suites Sydney

You don’t need to venture to Rome to experience a traditional sunken Roman-style pool. Quay West Suites Sydney arguably offers the finest interpretation this side of the globe.

And the best bit? You can appreciate 180-degree views of the Harbour Bridge all the while floating in a true state of tranquility. The pool is heated, but if you’d rather get even steamier, slip into the adjoining Jacuzzi or sauna and let the fun begin.


If you’re looking for some unsurpassed luxury in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant Rocks district, you can’t beat the Shangri-la. Guaranteed to give you that ooh la la kind of stay, this five-star hotel is at the top of its game when it comes to indoor pools. The über-modern pool glows with an illuminous blue, certain to entice even those most reticent about getting wet.

Sheraton on the Park

Are you ready to regress to some old-world glamour? Positioned beside Hyde Park, Sheraton on the Park is reminiscent of a stately hotel found on Mayfair’s Park Lane. But the glamour doesn’t just stop at the location, wait until you see the indoor pool here!

Located on the hotel’s top floor, the pool boasts a stunning glass-arched ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the park. We’d forgive you for wanting to spend the whole day here!