Now that all of Madrid’s public pools and natural pools (located outside of Madrid) are opening for the summer season, everyone from tourists to locals are grabbing their sunscreen and towels and making a splash. But some downsides to public pools and indoor pools, like excessive children or insufficient amount of lounge chairs or space, may interfere with your well-deserved summertime leisure. If you’re looking for something a little more chic, you’ve come to the right place. These rooftop pools in Madrid are hidden all over the city with many located on some of the city’s most popular hotel terraces.
Important: The majority of these rooftop pools are owned and operated by hotels. Because of this many of the pools may be closed off to clients only. We advise that you contact each location to ask if they have any open offers for the public, or reduced prices on rooms for groups.
1. Rooftop Pool at Hotel Emperador
The rooftop pool at the Hotel Emperador is quite impressive when it comes to skyline views of the city. Located on the 10th floor, the considerably large outdoor swimming pool is accompanied by a rooftop garden, and looks out upon famous landmarks like Gran Vía and the Royal Palace. There is also a snack bar, restaurant, and solarium with hammocks! Enjoy Madrid’s skyline while relaxing on one of the many lounge chairs and sippin’ on your third mojito.
2. Rooftop Pool at Edition Madrid
This incredibly chic rooftop pool belongs to one of Madrid’s newest hotels – The Edition. Tucked between one of the city’s busiest areas (Gran Vía & Sol), the terrace is impressively quiet, tranquil and fabulous. What makes this pool even more exclusive is the fact that it is indeed, only for hotel guests. So make sure you consider this hotel as your place to stay the next time you visit if you want to take a dip!
3. Rooftop Pool at Hotel Óscar
Hiding away in Chueca is a beautiful little pool club on the terrace of the Room Mate Óscar Hotel. Designed by the famous interior designer, Tomas Alia, the rooftop pool places you in a chic and relaxing atmosphere all while offering 360-degree views of the city. Soak in the sun while laying on one of the Balinese beds or white loungers. The cocktails at the Óscar Hotel Terrace have also gained major popularity amongst guests and tourists. The menu offers over 30 different choices!
4. SmartRental Collection Rooftop Pool
This unique location is home to hotel style services but they offer luxury apartment style rooms to their guests! One of SmartRental’s amazing amenities is a beautiful rooftop pool for their guests to use! That’s right, this pool is only accessable to guests, but we do always recommend contacting their customer service in case they might have some special packages during lower season.
5. Hotel Santo Domingo Rooftop Pool
Another luxurious option when you want to take a summer swim. At the Hotel Santo Domingo, you will find a very hip and modern terrace, along with a garden and pressurized waterfall! The terrace bar often hosts nightlife events during which the pool gets covered by a transparent floor so guests can dance. Get ready to grab a cocktail and enjoy the gorgeous Madrid sunset while dipping your toes in the pool. Currently, the pool at Santo Domingo is only for hotel guests, however the hotel has been known to offer discounts and offers for groups who want to rent a room for the day in order to get pool access.
6. Rooftop Pool at Axel Hotel
Luckily for us, the open-minded and gay-friendly Axel Hotel allows the public to enjoy its incredible rooftop swimming pool for a small fee of only 20€. Take a dip in the pool, grab a delicious cocktail and relax while enjoying some of the best views the city has to offer. We advise you to call the hotel before going to check if there is a need to make a reservation. For more information click here.
7. The Hard Rock Hotel Rool
Another saving grace for those living in Madrid, The Hard Rock Hotel offers day passes to their beautiful rooftop pool for non-guests! You will need to make a reservation for the experience and prices vary depending on what day of the week you choose to go. The price will cover not only the visit to the pool, but credit for food and drinks throughout the day as well!
8. Rooftop Pool at the Bless Hotel
The Bless Hotel has a charming little rooftop above the beautiful streets of Salamanca where visitors can escape the chaos of the city. Their small, but chic plunge pool is surrounded by balinese beds that can be rented by anyone (guests or otherwise). But prepare to pay a high price for access to this pool – as The Bless Hotel will be asking between 100€-300€ for a half day pass depending on the day of the week.
9. EXE Hotel Rooftop Pool
The rooftop pool at the Exe Hotel in Moncloa is known for it’s relaxing, breezy atmoshpere as well as it’s unique views of not just the city, but of the mountians that surround it! As with many pools on this list, access is only granted to guests of the hotel. But don’t let that stop you from asking them about any promotions or deals to gain access!
10. Hotel Pestana CR7
This one is a new edition to the amazing rooftop pools in Madrid! This pool is located on the famous Gran Vía is not to be missed. The hotel Pestana by Cristiano Ronaldo features two floors of bar-terrace along with a refreshing swimming pool. To find out more click here.
11. H10 Puerta de Alcalá
This rooftop pool offers a different view of Madrid from the others. The terrace at H10 Puerta de Alcalá looks over the beautiful archway and rotunda of Puerta de Alalcá as well as the main entry to Retiro park. It’s plug pool is perfect for cooling off after enjoy a hot summer day in the city. To find out more click here.
12. Hotel Indigo Madrid
Another hidden jewel on Gran Vía is the rooftop pool at Hotel Indigo! Their plunge pool is styled as an infinity pool with unprecedented views of Gran Vía and Callao. You can enjoy a refreshing drink from their rooftop bar and snack on their delicious snacks while taking in the Madrid sun on one of their lounge chairs. To find out more click here.
13. The Dear Hotel, Rooftop Pool
The Dear Hotel on Madrid’s famous Gran Vía is home to an incredible plunge pool with 360º view of the city! You’ll have to be a guest of the hotel to have access to the pool, but as we’ve been saying throughout this article – there’s always a chance that there will be some offers to visitors depending ont he time of year.
14. Aloft Madrid Gran Vía
This modern and stylish rooftop space if the perfect mix of city escape and breathtaking views of Madrid’s most famous street – Gran Vía. The rooftop pool is accompanied by the WXYZ Bar and the Re:Fuel restaurant and makes for a perfect day of indulgence. To find out more click here.
15. Gymage Rooftop
Located on top of what at first seems like your average gym, is a little piece of paradise! Gymage is a super chic rooftop/garden/terrace/bar and pool that becomes one of the hottest spots in town during the summer! Known for their colourful selection of delicious cocktails, super cool evening events and of course, la piscina! The pool at Gymage looks over the Plaza Soledad Torres Acosta, with a grassy lounge area and smooth music. The best part about this rooftop pool in Madrid is that it’s open to the public! It’s a great place to cool off right in the very centre of the city!