There’s something very relaxing about diving into a good pool. It washes away all of your worries and leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Perfect therapy after a long flight. Here’s our pick of the best hotel pools in Auckland.
The Best Hotel Pools in Auckland CBD
Cordis Auckland Hotel Heated Outdoor Pool
Cordis Auckland is a 5 star hotel with a 6 star pool. They have created a rooftop oasis with a beautiful 12m outdoor saltwater pool, heated to 27 degrees C all year round. There’s a 37 degree spa pool next to it as well. It opens early and closes late so you can have a late night swim under the stars or a refreshing morning dip.
During summer they have poolside service offering snacks and drinks while you relax poolside. They’ve done a great job landscaping with palms as well.
Heritage Hotel Auckland Heated Rooftop Pool & Indoor Lap Pool
Heritage Auckland has a beautiful rooftop pool, spa and gym. With expansive views over Auckland’s harbour. This lovely heated pool is a favorite of families. There’s plenty of room to relax in the sun with a drink from the bar.
Heritage also has a 17m indoor lap pool with it’s own spa pool as well. So you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Hilton Auckland Outdoor Heated Pool
Stunning Harbour views from this heated rooftop pool. A glass end overlooking the harbour means you can enjoy the stunning views from underwater as well. It’s a great looking instagramable location but not as large as you might like for actually swimming.
Pullman Auckland Hotel Large Indoor Pool
The pool at Pullman Hotel Auckland is indoor but with the end wall opening up to the outdoors it has a much more open feel than most. It’s 25m long and 3 lanes so there’s plenty of room to swim. The pool is heated so usable all year round. Pullman’s pool complex also contains a spa pool (hot tub) and a sauna.
The Best Hotel Pool on Waiheke
Delamore Lodge Heated Infinity Pool
Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island is without a doubt the most instagrammable pool in Auckland. The heated infinity pool offers incredible views of the Hauraki Gulf. Relax and unwind while making sure everyone on your insta feed know’s what a great time you’re having.
The Best Hotel Pools Auckland Airport
Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel Heated Outdoor Pool
Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport is a luxurious retreat that’s also family friendly. It’s close to Auckland Airport, One Tree Hill and Manukau. Nearby family friendly attractions include Butterfly Creek, Rocket Ropes and Rainbows End. This family hotel is built around a courtyard with a heated pool and a putting green making it perfect for kids. There’s also a lawn for younger kids to play on.
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Outdoor Pool
Great for younger kids, the pool at Holiday in isn’t built with lane swimmers in mind but it’s perfect for families with young children. Located in a central courtyard well sheltered from the wind. It’s well landscaped in a nice relaxing environment.
Auckland’s other great Hotel Pools
Spencer on Byron Family Hotel with Rooftop Pool
Takapunas Spencer on Byron Hotel has the best pool of any hotel on Auckland’s North Shore. The rooftop pool is heated and 20m long. It’s great for kids to play in but also big enough for serious swimmers to enjoy. They also have a spa pool and tennis courts.
Waipuna Lodge Outdoor Pool
Waipuna Hotel in Panmure makes our list for it’s great family friendly outdoor pool and it’s proximity to the nearby Lagoon leisure and fitness centre which has large indoor and outdoor pools, plus a diving pool and a waterslide. While the hotel pool is more suited to kids than adult swimmers a short walk around the basin to the public pools will keep even serious swimmers happy.
What to look for when choosing a Hotel with a Pool in Auckland
First up consider the time of year you will be staying. If a pool is important and you’re visiting in winter you’ll probably want to choose a hotel with an indoor pool. Auckland’s winter weather can make swimming outdoors rather unpleasant. Most public pools close their outdoor pool over the winter months. So if you’re planning to stay between May and October that beautiful outdoor pool in the photos will more likely be windswept and rainy. If you’re visiting in the summer then you’ll probably want that rooftop outdoor pool.
Secondly do you want a pool to swim lengths or a pool for your kids to play in? If you’re travelling with adults and wanting to swim for exercise you’ll want to find a Hotel like Pullman Auckland with a nice long indoor lap pool with several lanes. If you’ve got young kids then then the Courtyard pool at Holiday Inn Auckland Airport or Naumi may be better. While Teenagers will enjoy the rooftop outdoor pool of Cordis Auckland or Heritage Auckland.
Auckland Hotels with Pool
Hotels in Auckland with Outdoor Pool
Auckland Harbour Suites
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport (seasonal)
Emerald Inn Takapuna Beach
Mt Richmond Hotel