The best Hong Kong hotels with jacuzzis

Give one of these local hotels a whirl if you’re looking for a spa-themed getaway or simply a relaxing staycation
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By Time Out Hong Kong |
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It’s no secret that Hongkongers are water babies – with our beaches, waterfalls, and annual junk trip season, can you blame us? It stands to reason, then, that the city’s most luxurious hotels (and even one beach bar) come equipped with an arsenal of pools to splash around in. But none are more relaxing than a Jacuzzi (also known as vitality pools and whirlpools in more rarefied circles). Hong Kong’s got something for everyone, whether you want a high-tech hydrotherapy tub to soothe tired muscles, an infinity hot tub with stunning views or a spa day beyond your wildest dreams. By Annette Chan

Best Hong Kong hotels with jacuzzis

Hotels, Luxury hotels

Best for a resort experience in the heart of the city: Grand Hyatt

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While its proximity to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and reputation as a smart, spacious hotel has made it a favourite among business travellers, the Grand Hyatt’s actually got the luxury amenities of a resort hotel. Just check out the 11th floor where a tropical garden gives way to a 50m lagoon pool, Jacuzzi, waterfall and 400m jogging path. If you fancy getting pampered, you can’t go wrong at the Hyatt’s excellent Plateau Spa, which is one of only two spas in Hong Kong that provide overnight accommodation. Pro tip: If the Grand Hyatt is out of your budget (or booked out), try the neighbouring Renaissance Harbour View, which shares the Hyatt’s pool and its many accompanying delights.

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Best for a unique way to see HK in all its glory: The Ritz-Carlton

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As the highest hotel in the world, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is internationally renowned for its birds-eye view of our famous Island skyline – and everyone knows about Ozone. Though we love a high altitude tipple, there’s a more unique experience waiting on the 118th floor, where you can see the same spectacular sights while enjoying the powerful jets of the Ritz’s outdoor whirlpool. Indoors, you’ll find another jacuzzi and a swank infinity pool, which is covered by an LED-tiled ceiling playing HD footage of marine life. As expected of such a prestigious brand, the décor is luxurious, and each room even comes with a telescope with which to admire the view.

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Best for harbour views: InterContinental Hong Kong

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The most consistently raved-about feature at the vast Intercontinental Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is its beautiful view of Victoria Harbour, and with good reason. While the majority of the rooms – and all of the restaurants – overlook Victoria Harbour, our favourite place to take in the sights is the third-floor pool terrace, from which the passing ships look close enough to touch. Take a dip in the enormous infinity pool or luxuriate in any of the three infinity jacuzzis (each of which set to a different temperature). Rooms are pleasant and comfortable and the sunken marble bathtubs are impressive, but where the Intercontinental truly shines is its top-tier service.

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Best for escaping the hustle and bustle: Cordis

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Despite being located above the busy Langham Place mall, the Cordis feels worlds away from the hectic streets of Mong Kok with its airy and spacious design and cool-toned rooms. The hotel’s in-house Chuan Spa offers treatments influenced by traditional Chinese medicine, and facilities include an aromatic sauna and steam room. Alternatively, head to the Cordis’ rooftop pool deck, where the heated pool (with those all-essential underwater speakers) and jacuzzi have lovely city views. They’re also flanked by very comfortable cabanas, should you feel the urge to take a post-soak nap.

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Best for old world opulence: The Peninsula

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As the grand dame of Hong Kong hospitality, the Pen’ prides itself on providing a perfect experience to its guests, from its impeccable service to the tastefully decorated modern Oriental rooms and world-class fine dining options. Unsurprisingly, the hot tub options are abundant: each of the 300 rooms and suites comes with a private spa tub, while gym buffs can enjoy hydrotherapy pools at the fitness centre. For a truly unforgettable experience, book a treatment at the spa, where customers can make use of the thermal suite’s jacuzzis, saunas, crystal steam rooms and infra-red ice fountains.

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Best for getting pampered within an inch of your life: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental combines the class and service expected of the MO brand with a sleeker, more modern style. Each room is furnished in cool muted colours and comes with a rainforest shower and spa tub, but we’d recommend taking advantage of the hotel’s world-famous wellness facilities. Spread over two floors, the Oriental Spa has a lap pool, nail studio, and authentic Turkish, Moroccan, and Roman bath and treatment rooms. Spa customers are invited to arrive one hour before their appointments in order to make the most of the extensive ‘heat and water oasis’, which includes vitality pools, saunas, ice fountains, and crystal steam rooms.

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Best for a tranquil and transformative spa day: The Mira

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As Hong Kong’s first design hotel, the tech-savvy Mira is known for its artsy, purple-accented interior design (and for also hosting Edward Snowden that one time). What you may not know about it is the first-rate 18,000 sq ft spa in the basement. On top of the rejuvenating spa treatments, nail bar, and hair salon, the spa also contains a wet zone with an indoor infinity pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and experience showers. Complete the experience at the unique floatation lounge, where guests are encouraged to relax or nap on heated waterbeds.

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Best for young, hip crowds: W Hong Kong

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Much like the rest of the W Hotels’ portfolio, the W Hong Kong goes to considerable effort to brand itself as being trendy and sexy from its funky décor to the raucous summer parties held at Wet, the 76th-floor pool deck. Whether you choose to do laps in the infinity pool or admire the view from the neighbouring jacuzzi with a drink in hand, this is a place to see and be seen. Alternatively, head down to the Bliss Spa, where purchase of any treatment (excluding nail or waxing services) includes free snacks and access to the harbour view vitality pool, experience shower, aroma steam room, and dry sauna.

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Best for a straightforward, relaxing day by the pool: Sheraton

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After undergoing renovations in 2014, The Sheraton’s looking better than ever, with updated décor in a minimal, modern style and the same panoramic harbour views that have attracted guests since 1974. One of the biggest draws for us, however, is the rooftop pool deck, with three hot tubs dotted around the heated pool, as well as a sauna and steam room. If you get peckish, there’s even a snack bar and BBQ area.

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Best for having it all: Four Seasons Hotel

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The extravagant Four Seasons in Central provides some of the sleekest lodgings in town, ranging from modern Western style accommodation to traditional Chinese vibes. Fittingly, the hotel also has some of the best swimming facilities around. The pool terrace – which overlooks the harbour – is most famous for its stunning 24m infinity pool, but it also has a lap pool, a whirlpool and an icy plunge pool. Both the infinity and lap pool are heated and have underwater speakers that play music as you swim, which apparently is a thing that people want now.

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Whether you’re a new couple making your first weekend getaway, long-term partners celebrating a special occasion, or Hongkongers who fancy a little escapism, there’s something for everyone.

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