Hotel rooftops often provide the most serene settings for guests to take in the epic views, relax in spacious seating areas and cool off in impressive swimming pools that overlook your holiday destination.
It's not just a drink and a dip that you can enjoy on a rooftop either, as the top of a hotel can be the best spot to indulge in dinner with a view too.
With the help of TripAdvisor, we've picked some of the world's most amazing hotel rooftops located from New York City to Hong Kong.
Lovers of Rome can take a seat at the rooftop restaurant of Palazzo Manfredi, which puts you in a prime spot for unobstructed views of the Colosseum. While Istanbul's Georges Hotel offers outstanding views of the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and the city's Asian side from its rooftop.
Be impressed by these incredible hotel rooftops...
Incredible hotel rooftops around the world
Incredible hotel rooftops around the world
At the Georges Hotel you can take the chance to sample an international menu while taking in the breathtaking views over the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and Istanbul's Asian side. As one TripAdvisor reviewer describes, "the hotel is decorated very modern... with an awesome rooftop to eat breakfast and view the city."
The rooftop at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona has to be one of the top spots in the city to take a dip. If you'd rather sit back and enjoy the weather, you can rely on the hotel's staff to bring you a cocktail as you take in the panoramic views of the city. "The hotel's rooftop bar and pool are a great spot to enjoy the views, and soak up the sun," says one TripAdvisor reviewer.
From the roof of the Four Seasons Mumbai you can enjoy not only world-class cocktails at Aer but stunning views of the Haji Ali race course, as well as a whole host of the city's skyscrapers. Aer is currently the highest open-air lounge in the whole of India. One TripAdvisor reviewer says: "You can’t go wrong with Four Seasons, don't miss their rooftop bar, it's an attraction by itself."
The New York skyline has to be one of the most famous in the world and what better way to get an unedited view of it than from the rooftop of Ink48 at The Kimpton. Found in the heart of Midtown's Hell's Kitchen, the rooftop at Ink48 grants guests an unobstructed view of the city's iconic skyscrapers. "Ink48 has become my favourite hotel in NYC," says one TripAdvisor reviewer. "I love to get a drink on the roof and enjoy the best view of NYC!"
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore boasts the world's largest rooftop infinity pool and if that doesn't make you instantly want to visit, there's the spectacular views of the city you can enjoy while you take a dip. Writing a review on TripAdvisor, one guest said: "Swam in the infinity pool… and it lived up to expectations with a great view, not too full, and plenty of sun loungers to relax."
The delicious one Michelin star Aroma Restaurant can be found sitting at the top of Palazzo Manfredi in Rome, where incredible food mixes with brilliant sights of the ancient city, including an unobstructed view of the iconic Colosseum. One TripAdvisor reviewer says: "The hotel has a great rooftop terrace where you can eat breakfast while looking at the Colosseum and other Roman ruins!"
The Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende offers guests the chance to indulge in a menu of international tapas while watching the sun set over San Miguel's beautiful skyline. "The highlight is the roof top restaurant… with breathtaking views... and a beautiful sunset," said one TripAdvisor reviewer.
Trafalgar Square is undoubtedly one of the most famous sights in London and an evening spent on the rooftop at The Trafalgar Hotel guarantees you spectacular views of Nelson's Column, the National Gallery and the rest of the iconic area. As one TripAdvisor reviewer describes it, "the rooftop bar is amazing on a nice day and the view and service were great."
The WET swimming pool on the rooftop at the W Hong Kong is a spectacular 76 storeys high and offers guests panoramic views of the Hong Kong. You can even spot the city's famous harbour. One TripAdvisor praises the hotel rooftop, writing: "The swimming pool is fabulous. It's on the roof about 70 floors up..."
The Sky Bar at Lebua is one of the highest rooftop bars in the world and it's not alone, with the Distil Bar one flight up. The golden dome that sits atop Lebua at State Tower is not just for decoration, it's home to a restaurant too. One TripAdvisor reviewer says: "The bar and restaurant views are breathtaking views and they are just as lovely from the bedroom balconies."