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The Best Hotels With Spectacular Rooftops in Madrid

Benjamin Kemper | January 12, 2018

Madrid gets nearly 3,000 hours of sunlight a year, so it pays to choose a hotel where you can make the most of the gorgeous weather. Luckily a number of properties around town boast rooftop access—and some even feature sky-high pools and restaurants with panoramic views. Here, a rundown of our favorite hotels with a view.

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Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía

Why it made the list

Bocablo, the roof-deck bar on the 7th floor, offers tropical-inflected cocktails and laidback ambiance. Just be sure to arrive well before sundown (or expect a wait): tables fill up fast.

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Hotel Urban

Why it made the list

A magnet for local influencers, models, and well-heeled international guests, the rooftop pool is this hotel's most attention-grabbing feature. Kick back in one of the white chaises with a cocktail, or flip through a magazine in the shade of a palm tree. Insider tip: With only a handful of loungers, the pool fills up fast on hot days, so get there early.

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Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Why it made the list

The rooftop bar at Palacio de los Duques boasts some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Spanish capital— but, lucky for hotel guests, Madrileños haven’t discovered it yet. Order a citrusy glass of albariño and slip into the pool for some primo relaxation.

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Hotel Índigo Madrid

Why it made the list

The 12th-floor infinity pool, though smaller than photos would lead you to believe, is Hotel Índigo’s raison d’être. Kick back in one of the outward-facing chaises longues, and catch some rays as beachy music flows over the speakers.

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Only YOU Atocha

Why it made the list

Brunch lovers shouldn't miss weekend mornings at the rooftop YOUniverse restaurant. There, you'll find an all-out buffet-style feast complete with endless cava (Spanish bubbly) mimosas, freshly grilled meats and fish, and local breakfast standbys like pan con tomate and chocolate-dipped churros.

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Room Mate Óscar

Why it made the list

Outfitted with Balinese beds, chaises longues, and a cocktail bar, it’s no wonder the rooftop pool at Room Mate Óscar, located in the heart of Madrid's "gayborhood," is one of the city’s most Instagram-worthy spots to take a dip. (But families, be warned: No children allowed.)

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Dear Hotel

Why it made the list

Sunsets are spectacular from the shaded roof deck at Nice to Meet You bar, especially with a cold glass of cava, Spanish sparkling wine, between your fingertips. Snag a table on Friday or Saturday night, and you may be treated to a DJ set.

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ME Madrid

Why it made the list

Celebrity sightings are frequent at the rooftop Radio ME Madrid Rooftop, whose panoramic views, daily DJ sets, and well-made cocktails draw both local and international crowds. Mediterranean-inflected menus by young chef David Fernández were part of a 2017 revamp of the space. Heat lamps keep the venue open year round.

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The Hat

Why it made the list

The Hat is a steal, considering its location—steps from the Plaza Mayor—and its chic yet unpretentious rooftop bar, which attracts a regular local crowd on the weekends.

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The Principal Madrid

Why it made the list

Opened in 2015 following a €3.5 million remodeling, The Principal stands out for its stately façade, luxury townhouse feel, and swanky rooftop cocktail bar—the latter being the best vantage point to admire the newly restored dome of the Metropolis, a Beaux-Arts marvel. Spring for a champagne cocktail (or a mocktail—they offer a generous list) and enjoy the sunset over the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains.

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