The summer heat is almost here, and whilst most European cities can be stiflingly humid and lack an easy solution for keeping cool, we’ve discovered a bevy of hotels with the ultimate luxury – a rooftop pool!
We’ve found six city-centre hotels which boast rooftop pools with panoramic views so you can keep cool and tanned on your summer city break.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
The Sheraton is within easy reach of Edinburgh’s top attractions including Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Grassmarket. It’s also the ultimate urban oasis for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. The hotel’s modern and luxurious spa – One Spa – boasts a heated rooftop hydro-pool, which gives guests the chance to enjoy a lush dip whilst taking in splendid views of Edinburgh’s landscape.
One Spa also offers guests a wide range of treatments and therapies ideal for couples. The spa featuring its very own couple’s treatment room, as well as a thermal suite, saunas and Hammam.
King Street Townhouse
Guests can literally float above Manchester’s sprawling cityscape in King Street’s beautiful outdoor infinity spa pool. Located on the 7th floor and overlooking the city’s clock tower and Town Hall, you can enjoy breathtaking views, all whilst relaxing in soothing warm waters. Hotel residents can also enjoy complimentary use of the hotel’s steam room and relaxation room.
King Street’s Comfy Rooms are the ideal base to retreat to after an evening in the pool. The rooms are haven of luxury and feature lush soft furnishings, super king-size beds, crisp white linens and a walk-in rain shower.
If you’re looking to escape the often suffocating London heat – when the sun does eventually shine – why not head to The Berkeley and take a dip in their rooftop pool? When temperatures begin to rise, guests can relax poolside on the hotel’s loungers or even enjoy a bite to eat al fresco on the pools decking.
The hotel’s central Knightsbridge location allows both tourists and Londoners to explore the city with ease and even enjoy some luxury shopping in nearby Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores.
Grand Central Hotel
Found in the heart of beautiful Barcelona, The Grand Central’s infinity pool is probably one of the most spectacular in the city. Hidden away on the hotel’s rooftop, keen sun-bathers and swimmers can enjoy the Spanish sun, chilled cocktails and take a refreshing dip.
If you’re able to splash the cash, we thoroughly recommend booking one of the Junior Suites. Fitted with everything you need and more, the rooms offer exceptional views over Barcelona, a large comfortable King-size bed and even a fully equipped Nespresso machine – what more could you want?
Another top hotel in Barcelona, the Mandarin Oriental is located on one of the city’s most exlusive addresses, Passeig de Gràcia. Centrally-located, shopaholics will find themselves a mere stone’s throw from all the best boutiques and designer stores in Barcelona, but of course it’s the hotel’s rooftop pool and restaurant that set it apart from other hotels.
The divine terrace boasts panoramic views over sprawling Barcelona and offers visitors the chance to dine al fresco, sip cocktails and lounge by the pool.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
One of Europe’s most romantic cities, Venice is the perfect destination for a passionate weekend away and the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice boasts one of the most romantic settings in the city, with its unrivalled views of the floating city.
The hotel’s rooftop pool and bar ensures guests can escape the crowds and soak up the Italian heat with ease. To truly indulge, head straight to the hotel’s top floor, bag yourself a sun-lounger beside the inviting swimming pool and order a cool glass of Pinot Grigio – pure bliss.
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