Barcelona’s best hotels with rooftop pools

By Emma Power,

Thanks to these hotels’ gorgeous rooftop pools, there’s no need to sacrifice your tan for breathtaking city views on your break to Barcelona.

After all, Barcelona is a city that’s world-renowned for its art, so what could be more fitting to wrap up a day of admiring beautiful things than taking in the views of the city from a rooftop swimming pool?


Duquesa de Cardona ★★★★

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This boutique hotel is nestled in the picturesque Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, a few minutes’ walk from Barceloneta metro and near the end of Las Ramblas, the Boqueria market and the beach.

The hotel dates back to 1850 and was restored in the twenty-first century. Book a room overlooking the Passeig de Colom, the great tree-lined avenue that connects the city centre to the sea – perfect for making the most of the cool sea breeze.

If you want to pamper yourself, you can enjoy a drink on the rooftop bar terrace – tasty cocktails and tapas are served right by the pool with wonderful views of Barcelona’s harbour.


Granados 83 ★★★★

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Once a hospital, these days the Granados 83 is much more reminiscent of a luxury New York loft, situated in the Eixample district in the city centre, just a short walk from the Casa Milá at the Passeig de Gràcia.

The rooms are decorated with minimal artwork and pay homage to a mix of Buddhist and Hindu style, ensuring a totally zen atmosphere in this vibrant city. There are also elegant suites and lofts with private terraces to really take in the views.

Choose between one of the hotel’s three restaurants where you can taste superb Mediterranean cuisine, or enjoy a balmy evening by the rooftop pool and cocktail bar.


Ohla Hotel ★★★★★

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Just a short distance from the famous Ramblas, near the Music Palace and the Cathedral, is a former mall-turned chic hotel with uninterrupted views of the Sagrada di Familia. Thanks to a collaboration with artist and sculptor Frederic Amat, the rooms are spacious and suites have balconies overlooking the city.

The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Saüc, is famous for its typical Spanish cuisine and traditional dishes. It’s also possible to have lunch or dinner (by reservation only) at the kitchen bar table, where you can watch the chefs at work.


Omm ★★★★★

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In the Passeig de Gracia, the heart of the city, you’ll be blown away by this design hotel’s attention to detail.

The rooms have a modern and refined style, with parquet floors, Egyptian cotton sheets and linen bedspreads. If that’s not enough, you can even book rooms with views of Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Mila and the Sagrada Familia.

Don’t miss the spa complete with hammam and indoor pool, or the top-floor terrace with rooftop pool and cocktail bar with views of La Pedrera. The Michelin-starred Roca Moo restaurant offers charming traditional Catalan cuisine.


SB Diagonal Zero ★★★★

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This hotel is located in Barcelona’s port area, not far from the conference centre of Barcelona, CCIB and a short walk from Platja de Llevant beach.

The hotel’s rooms are equipped with every comfort imaginable and the suites feature sea views, including the beautiful hi-tech Jacuzzi Suite with a 32″ flat screen TV.

The hotel also has a 700-square metre spa area with sauna, pool, gym and massage suite. Our favourite facilitiy, however, is the rooftop pool and poolside rooftop bar offering refreshing drinks and snacks.


H10 Port Vell ★★★★

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This historic hotel is found in the port area of barrio El Born, one of the most elegant and picturesque places in Barcelona.

H10 Port Vell has all the amenities you expect from a four-star hotel, but the real gem is the Mare Nostrum Terrace. With a rooftop plunge pool and views of Barcelona over the port, you’re sure to fall even more in love with the city.

For the foodies out there, there’s also a lounge bar with cocktails and snacks, while the Hollywood restaurant offers hot breakfast dishes and a cold buffet. What are you waiting for?


Jazz Hotel ★★★

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Immersed in the city centre and only a few minutes’ walk from Plaça Universitat and Plaça Catalunya, is the chic Jazz Hotel. Overlooking the pretty Pelai street and courtyard is the Corner JR Suite, by far the most spacious and bright room.

On the eighth-floor terrace you’ll find a rooftop pool and sundeck boasting an unforgettable view of Barcelona city, stretching from the Port Vell in the barrio Gótico to the Montjuïc. It’s best enjoyed with a cocktail and tapas from the poolside bar lounge.

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the tasty buffet breakfast with tortillas, eggs, fresh fruit and typical Catalonian produce, and the elegant and welcoming Jazz Bar.


Grupotel Gran Via 678 ★★★★

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This design hotel is located on Gran Via in the heart of Passeig de Gràcia, close to the metro stations Tetuan, Girona, Catalonia and nearby the Parc de la Ciutadella.

To make the most of your stay, book yourself into in one of the rooms with views of Gran Via, or in the superior rooms with their very own terrace on the roof.

Enjoy the Spanish sunshine with an expertly prepared cocktail by the rooftop pool. The restaurant, which is also on the top floor with access to the terrace, offers a rich breakfast buffet to get you ready for exploring the city.


Catalonia Port ★★★★

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Catalonia Port is located in the enchanting Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, close to the Paseo Marítimo, the metro station and not far from Barcelona Aquarium, the largest of its kind in the Mediterranean.

All rooms have free WiFi and the superior rooms even have a terrace overlooking the pool. If you want to pamper yourself even more, the suites boast a private Jacuzzi as well as spectacular views of the city and harbour.

The hotel’s restaurant, El Raco del Port, features dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, so you can choose a tasty set menu or sample a-la-carte.