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Hotels with rooftop pools: the hottest places to cool down

By , 16th June 2016

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 with rooftop pools, boasting panoramic views so you can keep cool and tanned on your summer city break.

Hotels with rooftop pools: a heated hydrotherapy pool with a cityscape view

This hotel with a rooftop pool 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.

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Hotels with rooftop pools: a 7th-floor infinity pool overlooking Manchester’s clock tower

King Street Townhouse | Manchester

Guests can literally float above Manchester’s sprawling cityscape in this hotel with a rooftop pool. Located on the 7th floor and overlooking the city’s clock tower and Town Hall, the beautiful outdoor infinity spa pool means 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.

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Hotels with rooftop pools: an outdoor pool in a London rooftop garden

The Berkeley | London

If you’re looking to escape the often suffocating London heat – when the sun does eventually shine – why not head to this hotel with a 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.

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Hotels with rooftop pools: a heated infinity pool in Wales

St Brides Hotel | Wales

Wales is full of surprises and for those of you that have visited the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coastline it will come as no surprise that these white sandy beaches are home to some incredible hotels, including this hotel that comes complete with a rooftop heated infinity pool overlooking Saundersfoot Beach.

Relax in the pool all day or split your time between the pool and the spa where you can enjoy a luxurious thermal suite including an aroma steam room, a salt infusion room and a herbal rock sauna. Treat yourself to a pampering session such as a massage, facial or hydrating body wrap in one of the private treatment rooms overlooking the beach and the marina.

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Hotels with rooftop pools: an infinity pool hidden away on a Spanish rooftop

Grand Central Hotel | Barcelona

Found in the heart of beautiful Barcelona, this hotel with a rooftop 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?

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Hotels with rooftop pools: a panoramic poolside bar and outdoor terrace

Mandarin Oriental | Barcelona

Another top hotel in Barcelona, this hotel with a rooftop pool is located on one of the city’s most exclusive 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.

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Hotels with rooftop pools: an outdoor pool and bar with gorgeous city views

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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Hotels with rooftop pools: an infinity pool looking out over the Santa Maria of Palma cathedral

Nakar Hotel | Majorca

A design hotel with a rooftop pool in the heart of Palma de Majorca, the Nakar Hotel features a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Bellver castle, the Port of Palma and out across the dazzling Mediterranean. This 9th floor haven includes a terrace with sun loungers and a bar which comes alive in the evening; the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner cocktail.

When you can tear your gaze away from the rooftop views of the infinity pool, head down to the spa to enjoy a relaxing massage or facial, or spend a few minutes in the Finnish sauna before taking a dip in the indoor heated pool.

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