Best hotel rooftop bars in Europe

Cocktails and unbeatable views at some of the most desirable sunset spots


Sipping a cocktail while watching the sunset is a holiday memory you're unlikely to forget and the setting is everything, which is why we've picked some of our favourite hotel rooftop bars in Europe's picturesque cities that were made for drinking al-fresco this summer.

Be inspired by these picture-perfect views, from Paris to Rome...

Le Quarante Trois at Holiday Inn Paris - Notre Dame

Located in the heart of the French capital, Holiday Inn Paris – Notre Dame offers outstanding views over the City of Light's skyline. Hotel guests can sip on a French Negroni on chic rooftop cocktail bar Le Quarante Trois, or unwind with a glass of fine wine while taking in the sunset. You'll have a great view of the Eiffel Tower, particularly when it is lit up at night.

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Sky Lounge & Bar at Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via

You'll find Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via a few steps away from one of Madrid's most vibrant and cosmopolitan avenues but tucked away on the peaceful street of Calle Silva. On the rooftop, you can take in beautiful sunsets at the Sky Lounge & Bar, which has been recently re-designed by Italian interior designer Teresa Spacey, over a traditional Sangria and embrace the Mediterranean heat with a dip in the infinity pool.

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I Sofà Bar Restaurant & Roof Terrace at Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George

The five-star luxury boutique Hotel Indigo Rome - St George provides an intimate atmosphere in its bar and roof terrace. Open during the summer months, the rooftop bar offers a 360-degree view of Rome, revealing infamous Italian attractions such as St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo. Choose your favourite cocktail or try one of the craft beers or local wines as you admire an Italian sunset or contemplate a starry sky.

The Night Beach at InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel

The Night Beach, a bar for warm summer nights in Bordeaux, is located on the seventh floor of the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel. The wonderful wrap-around roof terrace offers exceptional 360-degree far-reaching views across Bordeaux and the Garonne River. With a DJ playing upbeat live lounge music, signature cocktails and a wide a selection of tapas, hotels guests and Bordeaux's most chic clientele can unwind in a stylish and relaxed setting to watch the sun across the city.

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