Summer has completely invaded South Korea, and what better way to cool down than to play by the water?
Jejudo and Busan are the most famous beach destinations in South Korea for travelers- but Gangwondo (from Pokemon Go Sokcho to lesser known Donghae) has a stretch of white sandy beach that is perfect for cooling down and enjoying this spectacular season!
But what if you want to stay in Seoul, and in the close comforts of your hotel?
Surprisingly, there are very few outdoor hotel pools in Seoul!
With our recent partnership with Booking.com BnBHero has access to a huge list of hotels and motels across South Korea- and the world! So we thought (fitting with the season) we could share our:
Top 5 Hotel Recommendations
for Outdoor Pools!
It comes the best of both worlds- a great place for you to enjoy the sun, the pool, and all in close proximity to your own hotel room!
Banyan Tree Seoul
The Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul is a private members club and public hotel, and with a small number of rooms, making it super exclusive! With only 16 rooms and 18 suites the pool is as private as it comes- and what a pool!
Overnight hotel guests are given the distinction of being club members, and so are allowed to use the pool and other spa facilities. While there are many interesting and exciting amenities at the hotel, our favorite was the stunning Oasis Pool!
The Oasis Pool is always a popular destination in the summer because of its beautiful design, but also because you get amazing views of Namsan. You can even use some of the cabanas that have also tiny little private pools- which is is perfect for couples and people who want a little bit of privacy!
Address: San 5-5, Jangchungdong 2-Ga, Jung-Gu, 100-857 Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02 2250 8000
Itaewon is located in the heart of Seoul, and it is one of the most culturally diverse and interesting areas to visit during your trip!
Hamilton Hotel is located in the center of Itaewon, and it is completed with its very own rooftop pool! With stunning and exciting views of Itaewon and some of the best pool parties in Seoul, what better place to enjoy your Seoul Summer??
The pool is open to the public, but there is an admission fee of about 15,000 won during the weekdays and 20,000 won on the weekdays. Plan your schedule in advance though and enjoy some of the best pool parties, and all in the center of Seoul!
Address: 179 Itaewon-Ro, Yongsan-gu , Yongsan-Gu, 140-200 Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02 6393 1000
Grand Hyatt Seoul
The Grand Hyatt Seoul is one of the most famous hotels in Seoul, and for a good reason! Sitting on top of a hill with stunning views of Seoul and Itaewon, your trip to Korea will be complete if you stay here and use the pool!
Only open to hotel guests or gym members, there are 300 deck chairs by the pool, perfect for all our sun bathers!
If you’re in luck, you might find an interesting summer promotion during your visit!
Take your own photos and share them with us! You can get full view of the Han River from the South, and Namsan mountain on the North. The Olympic sized pool is perfect at any hour, can you imagine watching the sun rise while during your morning laps?
Okay maybe not the exercising part…
Address: 322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Yongsan-Gu, 140-738 Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02 799 8112
W Seoul/ Sheraton Walker Hill
The Sheraton Grande Walkerhill and W Seoul are two different hotels, but they have access to the same swimming pool- the River Park!
More of a tiny aqua park than a swimming pool, you’ll be able to find a “riveR”, two kiddie size and one full sized pool!
Open to the public, it is the perfect way for you to enjoy the summer- but be prepared to plan your trip in advance! You’re trip might overlap with some of the biggest pool parties in Seoul!
W Seoul Address: 177 Walkerhill-Ro Gwangjang-Dong, Gwangjin-Gu, Gwangjin-Gu, 143-708 Seoul, South Korea
W Seoul Phone Number: 02 465 2222
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Address: 177 Walkerhill-Ro, Gwangjin-Gu, Gwangjin-Gu, 143-708 Seoul, South Korea
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Phone Number: 02 455 5000
The Shilla Seoul
Last but not least- The Shilla hotel!
THE destination for celebrities who come to Seoul, you have perfect views of Namsan mountain and also the privacy of a forest path, but even better, this “urban island” concept has created a haven in the heart of the city!
With admission only for hotel guests and fitness club members, be sure to be on the lookout for summer promotions at the hotel! You will be able to enjoy heated pool,s Jacuzzis, an outdoor bar, as well as other amazing facilities and services!
Address: 249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Jung-Gu, 100-856 Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02 2230 3528
Tempted? We are!
So what about checking out some of the amazing hotels for the best summer ever?
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