Whether we care to admit it or not, we love a good dip in a swimming pool. While searching for hotel rooms to book, we’re all naturally drawn in by the gorgeous blue expanse flanked by deck chairs and bright umbrellas. Also, if there’s one thing that sets aside great pools from good pools, it’s a stunning skyline view.
Here are eight breathtaking rooftop pools in Kuala Lumpur (KL) to check out when you’re booking your next vacation:
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Even though it’s often seen as a business hotel, Aloft holds more to it. Situated in KL’s gateway, KL Sentral, the hotel boasts a stunning infinity pool perched on the 30th floor. Patrons are even offered a bolstered experience by the Aloft’s poolside bar, Mai Bar. The bar’s always prepared to keep a steady flow of margaritas coming, and often hosts barbecues and pool parties.
Address: No. 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2723 1188
The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
Slap bang in the heart of Bukit Bintang sits The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel, home to The Swimming Club, a laid-back millennial-dedicated haven featuring a retro Penang meets Wes Anderson aesthetic. The rooftop is known for its splashes of colour, floral motifs, neon signs, and of course, the rooftop view of the city. They even have a one-for-one cocktail/mocktail promotion every evening!
Address: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2110 2211
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Capri by Fraser
In the growing district of Bangsar South sits a rare jewel, Capri by Fraser. The hotel and residence complex is known locally for its lively 33rd floor, home to U-Bar, and its accompanying infinity pool. Whether you choose to soak yourself or take in the view in this ‘smart hotel’, this trendy spot is sure to live up to expectations.
Address: 5, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2386 0888
Luna Bar in Pacific Regency is famous as being one of the OGs when it comes to rooftop pool bars in KL. This award-winning lounge features a stellar bar, and was built around a sprawling pool. While most patrons find themselves seated firmly at the bar, the place is known to liven up later in the night, where everyone is encouraged to take a dip, provided you’re dressed for it.
Address: KH Tower, Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2332 7777
The Face Suites
While boasting a stunning hotel with a central location, The Face Suites has built a reputation for having the greatest rooftop bar in the city. Dubbed Sky Deck, the entire rooftop on the 51st floor is home to a borderless infinity pool, offering unobstructed, panoramic views of KL’s entire skyline. The Sky Deck is the go-to place for a stunning Instagram sunset shot; trust us on this one.
Address: 1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2168 1688
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Somerset is an upscale residence located along Jalan Ampang. While everything about the place is nothing short of luxurious, it’s the rooftop infinity pool that really puts the icing on the cake. The large and gorgeous pool offers a stellar view of the city, but is probably more highly regarded for its massive water jet jacuzzi. No bars here, though. Just a good relaxing time, with a view to kill.
Address: 187, Jalan Ampang, Taman U Thant, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2723 8888
D’Majestic Place by Swiss Garden
D’Majestic Place was developed with the intention of truly living up to its name. This residence located in the heart of old school KL features a stunning rooftop, decked out with facilities to match. The rooftop is home to a lavish infinity pool that features a jacuzzi, sunbathing deck, and gymnasium. Right by the pool is D’Majestic’s Sky Terrace, a stunningly landscaped garden, that’s adjacent to a barbecue area. To be honest, we see no reason to ever leave this rooftop.
Address: 376, Jalan Pudu, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2148 9988