Ten of the best: rooftop hotel pools

Ten of the best: rooftop swimming poolsMarina Bay Sands

Feel on top of the world - literally - with a swim in a rooftop pool - the perfect way to keep cool while taking in your surroundings. From a skyscraper in Hong Kong to a blissful retreat floating above a river in Bali, these are real treats for anyone looking for something really special from their hotel. Let us know your favourites and we'll add them!

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Ten of the best: rooftop hotel pools

The Gansevoort Park Avenue has a bijou rooftop pool in the shadow of the Empire State Building with a mosaic 1940s pin up temptress on the base of the pool an indoor and outdoor section allowing it to stay open all year round. Doubles from £250. Visit gansevoortpark.com

This little gem opened early in 2012. It's housed in a listed former 1920s post office which has been restored and extended into a sleek 500-bedroom hotel with a hip rooftop pool and bar. Doubles from £116 B&B. Visit clarionpost.com.

Set on the Sierra Helada hillside the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante uses contemporary modern design with a stylish pool area overlooking the Mediterranean sea and surrounding mountains. The award-winning Spanish spa combines Eastern and Western therapies. Doubles from €275, shawellnessclinic.com.

The five-star Molino Stucky Hilton is a 19th century former grain mill turned swanky hotel dominating the Venetian skyline on the Giudecca. The rooftop pool and bar area is one of Venice’s top spots with views stretching across to St Marks. Doubles from £150 B&B, molinostuckyhilton.com.

Set on Passeig de Gràcia in an elegant mid-20th Century building with interiors by internationally renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, the Terrat rooftop dipping pool has panoramic views over the city’s famous architectural skyline including the Sagrada Familia. Doubles from £212, mandarinoriental.com

This modern, glass-fronted hotel has a fittingly cool roof top with spa, health club, restaurant and swimming pool all overlooking the lush green mountainous surrounding the sleek city of Bandung. Doubles from £73 B&B, Hilton.com.

The fusion of ancient grandeur and modern facilities makes this hotel one not to be missed. There's a lot going on on the roof: a top-notch restaurant and jacuzzi as well as the sensational pool. Rooms from around £60 per night. Visit udaikothi.com.

You'll need a head for heights to swim in this infinity pool, as it's 55 storeys up (665ft, 202 metres above ground, to be precise). At three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool, it also claims to be the largest outdoor pool at this height. Doubles from £200 per night. Visit marinabaysands.com.

This chic design hotel in the Gothic district boasts some of the best views over the city - and the bar serves a mean cocktail too. Perfect for swims and sundowners. Doubles from 230 Euros per night during the summer. Visit grandhotelcentral.com.

This is surely the highest hotel swimming pool in the world - it's the 76th floor, a cool 210 metres above Victoria Harbour. If you know of a higher one, let us know! Doubles from around £160 per night. Visit starwoodhotels.com

Definitely one of our faves! This tranquil swimming pool floats above the Ayung River valley in Bali's foothills. From $260 for a double. Visit uma.ubud.como.bz


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