Travellers often struggle to find that breathtaking view of an inspiring cityscape and may not realise their very own hotel is home to one of the best European rooftop bars, and thus, some of the best views in town.
Top floor, open-air terraces await those eager view seekers without the hustle and bustle of the touristy spots. And our Gurus have gathered together some of the best European rooftop bars, and the corresponding hotels to inspire you.
Here's our full list of hotels where you can find the best European rooftop bars:
A romantically decorated hotel. And yet, it is also a catwalk for the fashionable and the desired in the heart of Florence. Light open spaces, outdoor sitting areas with magnificent views, and a luxurious spa.
Crisp, white and cool without being too bare - minimalism at its friendliest. Fantastic restaurant with a great wine list and hip crowd. The roof top bar is great for lounging at and taking in the views. City style for those with indulgent palates.
Polished and chic, this townhouse with rooftop terrace and views to the port of Barcelona. Contemporary rooms decorated in wood, stone, and natural colours offer a great place to rest your head. Enjoy Catalan dishes at the lively rooftop restaurant. Relax at the pool or head to the nearby harbour.
Large loft suites, a lively roof top terrace and bar, fantastic restaurant, and extensive conference facilities. A modern hotel with huge simply decorated spaces in the centre of Oslo. An excellent choice for a business visitor.
A fabulous spa hotel in a prime spot in Hvar overlooking the bay. Contemporary chic rooms and suites with all the mod cons and balconies. Top of the range spa, excellent Mediterranean cuisine and roof terrace restaurant, and close to all the attractions. Gourmet, pampering, romantic.
Lisbon (Bairro Alto)
This is Lisbon’s first contemporary boutique hotel with minimalist interiors and a warm ambience. Rooms have white washed walls, frescoes of birds and wooden floors. Sweeping views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from the roof terrace make this a stylish city break.
A fashionable delight of Art Deco style and avant-garde architecture - steel, glass, wood, leather and lots of natural light. Sumptuous food and wine at the restaurant, great cocktails at the lively Glass Bar, and roof top plunge pool to escape the heat. A very slick city spot.
Stockholm (PO Box 310)
A big middle-market hotel that delivers the goods with a strong Nordic flavour. A dramatic building with ultra-modern interiors - lots of glass, wooden floors, curvaceous chairs, white washed walls, and natural light. Fantastic roof top spa and swimming pool. Well run and well located.
This hotel epitomises modern design with its oval structure and its avant-garde interior decoration. Set in the heart of Barcelona's artistic and cultural quarter. Its rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views makes it ideal for a trendy city break.
One of Rocco Forte's finest hotels. Architectural splendour and grand interiors that ooze contemporary elegance. Sleek rooms and suites in blues, reds and beiges. Fantastic roof top terrace bar/lounge with unrivalled views of Berlin, great spa. An ultra-stylish spot for any city visitor.
Five stars for luxury, service, location and food at this stunning city hotel. Outstandingly situated next to a hive of cultural activities. Immaculate contemporary, but subtle, decoration with Asian influences. Unrivalled views from the rooftop pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Magnificent.
Modern, stylish hotel. Large open spaces filled with natural light. Lavender roof garden with views of Carlton Hill. Patios, verandas, areas for private meetings.
Chic, gourmet, and highly sophisticated. A contemporary style hotel with large sleek rooms and suites, two lively roof terraces, and fantastic breakfasts to top it all off. A trendy spot for couples.
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