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Best Rooftop Pools in Sydney

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Published December 17th 2018
Sydney Rooftop Pool Bar
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There's something inexplicably delicious about dipping your toes into a serene, refreshing pool while you sip on a freshly made cosmo. If you move the scene high above the crowd, the pleasure becomes all the greater. Sydney is one of those urban metropolises that knows and values such little moments of pleasure and tranquillity, which is precisely why more hotels, boutique or otherwise have decided to turn their rooftops into escape dens for the hedonists of life.

We've already covered a few of Sydney's favourite rooftop cool-cat spots, but let's add to the already impressive list with several other worthy names. Use them to turn yet another ordinary weekend into a true escapade of relaxation and enjoyment, the way only Sydneysiders know!


Intercontinental in Double Bay



As if Sydney Harbour isn't already a sight for sore eyes, once you view it from this splendid little oasis, you will never ever want to go back. This place is riddled with historic relevance, as the hotel carries a legacy of fame and luxury in its very walls. The very fact that greatness in the shape of Elton John once played here is more than enough to add to the aura of luxe and make it an even more inviting place to escape.

Atop Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay lies a pool so perfect you'll be reluctant to disturb its azure surface, but still tempted to bask in the sunshine with a drink in your hand.

The Rooftop pool and surrounding sun-lounges are available for the exclusive use of guests currently registered at the hotel and may be accessed using your guest room key between 8.00 a.m. and 1 hour after sunset daily.

The Old Clare in Chippendale

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney
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The up-and-coming neighbourhood boasts a reputation of elegance paired with a characterful personality, granted both by its residents as well as its historic architectural landmarks scattered all over. One of them is The Old Clare Hotel with its stunning panoramic view of the entire city spreading right before your eyes as you lounge in the heated pool.

To make it an even greater pleasure, make sure to try some of their fancy cocktails made on the spot by their skilful bar crew. However, if you're there basking in the morning sun, then you can enjoy the fruit juices available as well.

Check out public events here as the pool is usually reserved for hotel guests.


Pyrmont's own Astral Tower

Astral Tower is massive compared to its other, humbler rooftop companions, and it's as alluring as it is serene. Don't be fooled by its size, though, since it will give the very same feeling of seclusion as the others on the list, combined with a view to die for.

You'll be treated like royalty with their impeccable service, so you can expect complimentary towels as well as water all day long. Pair it with their well-equipped fitness area, and you'll enjoy the whole package even more, wrapping it up with a cool swim atop the hotel.

The Astral pool is for the exclusive use of guests currently registered at the hotel.

Park Hyatt at the Sydney Harbour



Another absolute gem on the list, this one also comes with a delightful view of the Harbour as well as the famous Sydney Opera House. As such, it deserves the fame and glory that naturally follow its name, so it's no wonder people gravitate towards the reputable Park Hyatt Hotel for a casual afternoon of poolside cocktails and swimming.

In addition to the outdoor splendour in the shape of their heated pool, rest assured you'll want to enjoy their delicious drinks menu. The sundeck alone will be more than enough to satisfy your bronze cravings, so bring your sunscreen and prep for a day of absolute stress-detox in this luxe environment.

The Park Hyatt rooftop pool is for the exclusive use of guests currently registered at the hotel.

Merivale's Pool Club



Yearning for a trip to Europe, preferably to the romantic coast of Italy? You've got an Italy-inspired venue right at your doorstep in the very heart of Sydney, and it goes by the name of Pool Club. It's a venue that wears many hats, depending on the time of day, your mood, as well as the occasion, so you can choose from a lazy lounge, an evening of pizza alfresco or a party mode for the most enthusiastic of you.

For those among you who'd rather stick with the original "dip and sip" deal, you can slightly level up with some of their home-made snacks, also infused with the spirit of the Italian coastline. Nothing beats a cocktail served with some finger food!

Check out public events here as the pool is usually reserved for hotel guests.
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Are you sure that the featured hotels above really let the public use their pool facilities. I know merivale are quite strict if you dont pass the doormans scrutiny you dont get into any bar at all.
by linda (score: 0|6) 244 days ago
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