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.
But the splendour of stay at Radisson Blu goes well beyond the indoor pool. Rooms have recently been refurbished to cater to the modern-day traveller. Think contemporary furnishings, bold colours, and super swish marble and granite bathrooms to get ready in.
When you’re ready for your afternoon pinot, head to in-house Bentley Restaurant and Bar, which was awarded ‘restaurant of the year’ by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide – need we say more?View on trivago AU
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.
After you’ve freshened up, head to in-house Palm Court and indulge in an afternoon tea with Wedgwood. Tantalise your taste buds with cut sandwiches and freshly baked scones all the while appreciating western harbour views. Come evening, retreat to your room which is adorned in elegant furnishings and subtle tones and textures – heavenly!View on trivago AU
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.
But it’s not just the indoor pool here that steals the show. Rooms and suites offer a contemporary aesthetic, pairing bold colours with elegant chocolate and charcoal. Appreciate stunning city views from your floor-to-ceiling windows, then freshen up with dreamy L’occitane amenities in the bathroom. Could a hotel stay ever be so easy?View on trivago AU
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.
Come evening, retreat to your modern apartment-style suite which offers all the necessities for a comfortable stay. We’re talking a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, and a delicious granite bathroom that even the boys will want to devote a good 30 minutes to getting ready in.
Positioned in the heart of Circular Quay, all the essentials are just a hop, skip, and a jump away, but with all the conveniences offered at Quay West would you ever really need to leave?View on trivago AU
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.
For some added pampering, head to CHI-The Spa, where you can fully rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Treatments are inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies and include wellness massages and thermal-infusing facials.
Nothing beats a dreamy slumber following a day at the spa, and fortunately hotel rooms are designed especially for this. Think fluffy beds, signature linen, and even a pillow menu to send you into the best snooze.View on trivago AU
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!
But please save some time for a bespoke treatment at On The Park Rejuvenation Day Spa. For the guys, there’s a range of packages including the ‘gentleman’s day out’. For a whole $350, gents can be treated to a back exfoliation, a full body massage, and a de-stress scalp massage.
After all the pampering fun, retreat to your room which offers a modern aesthetic of black, charcoal and white. Our favourite part of the room though has to be the black marble bathroom – what a statement!View on trivago AU