Madrid is a vivacious city located in the center of Spain. There are so many things to experience in this beautiful city – art, culture, food, nightlife. But where do you begin? With your hotel, of course! If you’re visiting Madrid during the summer months, you can view the bustling city in a totally different way – with a view from above in one of these unique rooftop pools.
While you may not find an Olympic-size pool on the rooftops of Madrid, you will find the crisp, cool waters in these small pools a welcome respite from the heat of those summer days. Not all hotel rooftop pools are alike, though. Some are exclusive to hotel guests only, while others offer the public to come and take a dip (for a fee). One is for adults only, and another lets you swim against the current.
But one thing they all have in common is a breath-taking view of the city.
Hotel Santo Domingo is located in the center of Madrid and has a lovely 10m x 5m rooftop pool. The pool is open June to September exclusively for hotel guests. This unique is not just for cooling off, like most of Madrid’s rooftop pools. You can swim against the current of the pool’s “powerful stream of water.” There’s also a waterfall curtain. Once again, the views of the city are amazing, and the pool is perfect on those hot, sunny summer days.
Room Mate Óscar is a trendy hotel that has an all-season terrace bar, though the pool is only – you guessed it – open during the summer season. Rooftop access is for adults only (no one under 18 allowed), so you don’t have to worry about loud and splashy kids ruining your chill vibe. Located in Madrid’s Gran Via, Oscar is a favorite of both locals and tourists alike.
Hotel Emperador has Madrid’s largest rooftop pool. The pool is open in the summer, and the crisp, cool water is always refreshing. It’s kid-friendly, so families can enjoy the view while making a splash. Some say it’s the closest thing you’ll get to a beach in Madrid! Pool passes may be purchased by anyone, even if they aren’t hotel guests. Changing rooms are available.
Axel Hotel is a “hetero friendly” hotel located in Barrio de las Letras. Axel Hotels goes beyond the notion of “gay-friendly” – it’s “a hotel chain focusing on the gay community,” but welcoming of everyone. From the guest rooms to the rooftop pool and Sky Bar, Axel Hotel is avant-garde, modern, and fun. Take a swim during the day then meet your friends at night while you take in the lights of the city below.
Dear Hotel, in the center of the city, has a stunning view of Madrid from their Sky Pool. This plunge pool comes to the rooftop’s edge, giving you the feeling of floating above the lively city. It’s a shallow, cooling-off or lounging pool rather than one for a swim and is perfect for those who just want to kick back. After dinner in the Nice to Meet You Restaurant & Lounge, enjoy a cocktail in the solarium, then watch the sunset as you relax in the pool. Sky Pool is exclusively for guests, so treat yourself to a stay in this chic and trendy hotel.
Hotel Indigo has a rooftop pool that guests say sets the hotel apart. The view from this Infinity Pool is dizzyingly magnificent. Some even call it “vertiginous.” It’s open daily during the summer season and is exclusively for hotel guests. After you take a relaxing dip in this plunge pool, you can grab a bite to eat or a libation at the Terrace Skylounge.