Staying at a hotel with a pool is a luxury in itself, but those with rooftop pools take things to whole new level. Make the most of Spain’s plentiful supply of sunshine and head to any of these properties that ensure you’ve always got a pool with a view.*
Sindic Hotel in Mahón
The jacuzzi pool overlooks the terracotta roofs of Mahón
Atop the gorgeous honey-coloured stone building that is the Sindic Hotel is the penthouse suite dubbed “The Attic” – and it’s here where you’ll find the rooftop pool. Walk up the dark wooden steps and you’ll reach the jacuzzi pool, complete with views over the terracotta roofs and bright white facades of Mahón’s old town. Better yet, the pool area comes with a private bar and speakers to plug in your music, meaning you can always set the mood for your stay. Pour yourself a generous glass of something bubbly and soak up an entirely different set of bubbles in the pool.
Casagrand Luxury Suites in Barcelona
The pool is distinctive for its long, slender shape
For modernity, luxury and location, look no further than the Casagrand Luxury Suites. A collection of apartments that pair traditional features with statement modernist design pieces, it’s the rooftop where you’ll be wanting to spend most of your time. Up here, a long, slender pool cuts past the patio, adorned with ochre-coloured sun loungers and guests on one side, and classical sculptures on the other. Do a few laps of the pool before finding yourself a spot in the rooftop garden lounge that overlooks the teeming squares of Vila de Gràcia below.
El molino del abuelo in Montecorto
Dip into this rocky pool with views over sleepy Montecorto
El molino del abuelo excels in providing a gloriously rustic experience. This stone pool has unrivalled panoramas overlooking the countryside’s patchwork of green and gold, as well as the sleepy village of Montecorto. It’s the spot for whiling away an evening, so take a dip at sundown and watch the countryside take on a dusty, ethereal glow.
Hotel Boutique Patio del Posadero in Córdoba
Part garden terrace and pool, it's a stylish space to lounge out on
Hidden away down a cobbled alley in medieval Córdoba, the rooftop at Hotel Boutique Patio del Posadero is a secluded corner of calm. Part pool, part outdoor garden terrace and kitchen, it’s a stylish, boutique space that’s made for indulging in the homemade fig and orange muffins on offer. A gentle dip in the pool is in order, before you stretch yourself out on one of the many cushions provided and bask in any lingering rays of sunshine.
Option Be in Córdoba
Option Be's rooftop continues the property's minimal style
Drawing some Balearic minimalism to the mainland, lounging by Option Be’s slim rooftop pool is a restful affair. The property’s decor is all bright whites and clean lines, where the only sliver of colour is the pool’s clear blue. The design is a welcome contrast to the flurry of architectural details seen throughout the rest of Córdoba, so give yourself some time for a lap or two, followed by a generously-sized sangria – on the house.
Catedral Bas Apartments Barcelona in Barcelona
Take in a view of the spectacular Sagrada Família
The iconic Sagrada Família is a necessary stop for anyone in Barcelona, but a stay at this hotel gives you poolside views of its grand, whimsical spires. A small rectangular pool with plenty of surrounding deckchairs, heading up here is both a quiet retreat from the buzz of nearby Plaça de Catalunya and a wonderful vantage point of one of the city’s most romantic vistas. Get up for an early morning swim, where you’ll have the pool all to yourself and you’ll catch the Sagrada Família looking luminous at sunrise.
Hotel The Serras in Barcelona
Sip cocktails on the olive tree-fringed terrace
With views of the harbour and the ocean, staying by the pool at The Serras Hotel is arguably just as good as being on the beach. It has a pampered and pretty look to it, where deck chairs and olive trees line the wood-panelled terrace and plunge pool. The best way to enjoy the pool and its maritime views is early in the morning or late at night, when you can follow any swim with a generous breakfast or one of the hotel’s imaginative cocktails like the yuzu-infused ‘Geisha’ drink.
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