During sunny days and when the heat is unbearable we all need to do something to chill our bodies. On those days, more often than not we will want to chill with a nice cold beer and maybe even a dip in a pool. But reality is such that we are not privileged enough to have swimming pools in our own houses. However, swimming in Colombo area is very easy and depends on if you are up for a drive from home. Here are swimming pools in Colombo in five-star hotels in Colombo that are open to day use.
Hilton Colombo is located at Sir Chittampalam Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2 and allows the day use of the pool. The costs vary on weekdays and weekends. However, it includes access to the gym, sauna and jacuzzi along with the pool facilities for the day amount.
Weekdays – LKR 1,778 per person
Weekends – LKR 2,133 per person
Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel also allows the use of the swimming pool for a fee on a warm sunny days.
Adults – LKR 2,500 per person
Children LKR 2,000 per person
Located overlooking the up and coming Port City Colombo, the rate at Kingsbury includes access to the pool and a free beer and pizza. If it’s a warm sunny day, a pool and beer you crave, why not kick start your weekend after a busy long work week?
Adults and Children – LKR 3,000 nett per person
The hotels that are city-centred including Hilton Colombo, Cinnamon Lakeside and Kingsbury Colombo are close to many tourist attractions, colonial buildings and shopping hotspots. These are ideal if you are either staying in a budget accommodation or at home, without access to a pool! Be sure to visit these hotspots on your own or by booking a Colombo city tour.
A little further away down Galle Road is the colonial beauty of Mount Lavinia Hotel. A pool getaway at Mount Lavinia is a perfect Sunday-Funday away with your family. The hotel also has their renonwned Sunday buffet that comes included in the package, but if you want to only use the pool, that too can be arranged for. What’s more, the hotel is located with ease of access to the beach as well. We must also mention that the day use rate for the swimming pool charges is very reasonable compared to all other hotels.
Adult LKR 1000
Children aged 6 to 12 – LKR 500
For travellers at hostels or places with no swimming pools in their properties, this is an easy way of spending some fun time in the city.