The Madrid Metropolitan´s Amy Shia takes a look at the Six Of The Best Summer Picks For The Best Hotel Rooftop Bars In Madrid
Lockdown is over, summer coming. Winter coats are off, bikinis are on. We swap the Chocolate with Churros for delicious Ice cream, and we melt under the sweltering summer sun of Madrid. Yet nothing is more refreshing, romantic and relaxing than taking a sip of vino tinto on one of Madrid’ many rooftop bars.
And some of those bars, with the coolest vibes and plushest of pools are actually in hotels right in the centre.
Check out the following recommendations for a warm summer day or night:
GINKGO SKY BAR
WHERE: Plaza España 5
TEL: +34 91 595 55 10
WEB: Gingko Sky Bar
Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar opened in 2019 and is one of the coolests places to hang out in the capital. The spectacular terrace with direct lift access from the street provides covered and uncovered and looks out on 360-degree views of the city of Madrid. Complete with outdoor swimming pool with a transparent bottom – it has been a big hit with the cool Madrileño set. Reasonably priced Med And Asian Fusion cuisine and late night club this is the the place to be and be seen!
WHERE: Calle Gran Vía, 80
TEL: +34 914 12 32 00
Spectacular 360 degree views of the gorgeous city? Yes. Rooftop pool? Yes. Cocktails, food and DJs spinning the decks whilst you relax and unwind with some friends or a loved one? Definitely, yes. Located right in the city center on the famous street, Gran Via, this hotel boasts one of the best rooftop terraces in which to have a panoramic view.
Situated on the 14th floor is the Nice to meet you Restaurant and Lounge and terrace where you can have a wonderful cocktail of food, sunset, views…and well, cocktails.
NH HOTEL SUECIA
WHERE: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera 4
TEL: +34 91 051 35 92
A clandestine gem amongst the treasure trove of hotel terraces and bars in Madrid. This terrace boasts comfy seats, excellent bar and a relaxed, casual vibe. No entrance fee is required for non-guests which is always a bonus, and this place is an excellent alternative to the neighbouring Bellas Artes (also famed for its terrace with tremendous view). The Hemingway bar in the hotel is also another hidden delight: inspired by the famed American novelist and featuring leopard decor, sumptuous red velvet couches and cushions and prohibition era-style drinks – there is no place like it in Madrid.
ATICO 11, HOTEL IBEROSTAR LAS LETRAS
WHERE: Calle Gran Vía, 11
TEL: +34 915 23 79 80
Stepping on Ático 11’s terrace reminds you of the popular wedding destination, Santorini in Greece or the surf town, Ericeria in Portugal. The lush blue and white decor and gorgeously suntanned Madrilenos gives it a Mediterranean feel whilst vistas include the Cibeles. An excellent lunch menu, exquisite decor (featuring wood panelling) and chilled atmosphere would make this place a compulsory daytime visit.
HOTEL VINCCI GRAN VIA
WHERE: Calle Gran Via, 10
TEL: +34 912 030 650
Situated on the iconic Gran Via, this intimate terrace boasts a mint green truck- hence the name of the terrace, The Mint. You can enjoy a view of the hustle and bustle below you with a refreshing and generously sized cocktail. The gin and tonics are spectacularly good! Food such as fish and chips is offered, and the overall ambience is casual and unpretentious. The perfect place to unwind after a long day walking or a temporary escape from the big city. Take advantage of the current 15% summer discount for rooms by making a booking online!
WHERE: Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12
TEL: +34 900 818 320
Another hotel rooftop terrace that is situated right in the centre of Madrid with a beautiful skyline view. Yet this terrace is an absolutely ideal location to enjoy a sunset dip in the pool, lounge on the elegant white couches amongst other beautiful people and chat the night away. Take advantage of the special offer, €25 euros for 3 hours usage of the swimming pool with towels, changing space and glass of cava! This is the place where the grown-ups come to play.