A classic rule in Barcelona is that you must have a hotel to be able to have a rooftop bar. At least that was the case a couple of years ago. Now a days you can find some rooftops located at museums or restaurants.
This said, most of the rooftops in Barcelona are located at hotels. Mostly luxurious hotels, where many of them also have great rooftop swimming pools.
We have assembled a list of 7 superb hotels with rooftops in Barcelona. Complete info about each rooftop and hotel.
If you're looking for luxury, you've found it.
The Grand Hotel Barcelona may not be the largest hotel out there, but what it lacks in size, it makes up in top-notch service and beautiful installations.
Each room in this boutique hotel is soundproofed, features free wifi and satellite TV, in-room daycare, and beds you won't want to get up from.
If you're serious about squeezing everything you can out of your bedroom, massages can be done inside your room (with previous notice), and the restaurant provides in-room service.
Finishing touches include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and a well-stocked mini-fridge.
Amenities include a spa, a pool, a poolside bar, a health club, bike rentals, a conference center, a coffee shop, and free newspapers.
The hotel's terrace is well-known around the city for its stunning views, rooftop pool, and comfortable areas.
The pool, which is one of the best rooftop pools in Europe, is exclusive to guests, though the entire terrace is open to the public after 8:00 pm.
The rooftop bar is particularly popular amongst the city's party crowd, so expect a crowd of visitors once the night gets started.
Don't worry. They're not allowed in other areas of the hotel, so your beauty sleep won't be interrupted.
To go up to the terrace, non-guests need to pay a €16 fee.
An ideal choice for those looking for an exclusive yet charming stay, the Colón is within steps of the Barcelona Cathedral and the Palau de la Musica Catalana, making it a private but convenient location.
The Collón has a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a swimming pool; All bedrooms have free wifi, well-stocked minibars, LED TV's, and complimentary espresso machines.
The in-house spa offers massages, facials, and all kinds of body treatments, including sauna and steam room.
The restaurant offers lunch and dinner.
Nice touches include bathrobes, slippers, premium toiletries, and amazing beds.
Colón's rooftop terrace offers stunning views of the Barcelona Cathedral and the city's Gothic quarter.
The modern terrace is split into two levels and decked out with modern, yet minimalistic furniture.
Here, you'll find Colóns fantastic rooftop bar, where you can enjoy sangrías, cocktails, and beers while admiring the unmatchable views.
As a guest staying at the hotel you can also enjoy a private terrace, with a relaxation pool and comfy sun loungers.
Situated in the heart of Barcelona, just a short walk away from the Cathedral, Ohla is a family-friendly luxury hotel designed to surprise you.
All 74 hotel rooms are soundproofed and offer free wifi, high-speed internet, LCD TVs with satellite TV, and safes.
Bathrobes and slippers are provided, but what really makes this hotel stand out are its beds.
Premium down comforters is just the beginning, as there's even a pillow menu to ensure everything is exactly like you prefer it.
Ohla has a restaurant, La Pllassohla, which serves Spanish food for lunch and dinner.
The hotel also has its own cocktail bar, Vistro 49, which serves drinks and light food.
Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a health club, a sauna, a business center, and a town car service.
Known as "Ohla Chillout," this versatile terrace mixes luxury and comfort in a way few other places can.
Here, you can swim in the guest-only rooftop swimming pool while enjoying the creative cocktails this hotel is known for.
With its central location, anything you do on this terrace will be accompanied by stunning views of Barcelona, making this the best place in the hotel to admire the city while enjoying a delicious meal.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, this chic hotel is the ideal choice for those traveling both for business and pleasure.
Connected to the convention center and at a walkable distance from the Arc de Triomf and the Pallau de la MusicaCatalana, this hotel is ideally located for just about every need.
Each room includes its own washer and dryer, free wifi, flat-screen TVs, and safes.
All rooms are soundproofed, so you'll be able to sleep no matter what.
Rainfall showerheads, premium toiletries, memory foam beds, and Italian bedsheets make even the shortest stay pleasurable.
The hotel is also equipped with a swimming pool, a fitness center and event facilities, including conference rooms and a 24-hour business center.
Rooftop by Lolea provides guests with jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the Barcelona skyline and its most famous landmarks.
This urban oasis is popular amongst hotel guests and locals alike and is well known for its live music shows and party atmosphere.
It is also home to a small but lovely rooftop pool.
The Mandarin Oriental chain is well-known for its luxurious accommodations, and their hotel in Barcelona is no different.
Located within steps of the Casa Batllo and Paseig de Gracia, this centric hotel has four restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a world-class staff.
All rooms come with iPod docks, free wifi, well-stocked minibars, coffee makers, and 24-hour room service.
The beds are incredibly comfortable. Still, if you need extra relaxation, the in-house spa offers a wide variety of massages and premium treatments, including a sauna and a Turkish bath.
The Mandarin's rooftop bar is called Terrat and offers heart-stopping views of the heart of the city.
With comfortable lounge areas, smooth music, and amazing cocktails created by talented mixologists, Terrat is the second most relaxing area in the hotel, right after the rooftop pool.
Terrat shares space with one of the Mandarin's restaurant. Lead by the chef Gastón Acurio, this restaurant serves Peruvian food you're sure to enjoy.
This luxurious hotel is located within steps of the Passeig de Gracia and Casa Batllo and offers so many comfortable amenities you'll almost want to stay in all day long.
Each of the 275 rooms comes with cable TV, safes, comfortable beds, and premium toiletries.
The Majestic also has a full-sized spa, a pool, a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a business center.
Other amenities include the restaurant, laundry facilities, coffee shop, and valet parking.
The hotel's spa is well-known around the city for its sauna and spa tub, as well as its wide variety of treatments.
The Majestic's rooftop restaurant/bar, La Dolce Vitae, has stunning 360-degree views of Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia and Montjuic.
The restaurant, led by a Michelin chef, offers top-class iberic food with a touch of world cuisine.
Like the food, the drinks are delicious and crafted with technique and care, making each cocktail a unique experience.
Prices are quite high, but well worth it.
The Majestic is particularly famous during the summer when international DJs transform this rooftop bar into something straight out of Ibiza.
The rooftop bar doesn't take reservations, but the restaurant does, so make sure to book in advance if you want to enjoy the food.
If you're looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay, then head out to The Serras, a prestigious Conde Nast winner that will surely charm you.
Though the hotel is small, with only 28 rooms, each one has been lovingly decorated and features iPod docks, free wifi, plasma TV's, premium bedding and 24-hour room service.
The hotel's restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner.
The hotel's bar, El Sueño, has an extensive drink menu and numerous cocktails, all crafted with fresh ingredients.
Hotel amenities include valet parking airport shuttle, breakfast buffet, pool, health club, and free wifi.
El Sueño de Picasso, Serra's bar, is located on the rooftop of the hotel and offers stunning views of Barcelona's port and the Mediterranean.
Open all day long, and serving both crafty cocktails and delicious snacks, this is an excellent spot to relax.
El Sueño also operates as a restaurant and is led by a talented Michelin chef.
Expensive, but well worth the money, the terrace seats up to 80 people, so reservations are highly encouraged.
Though the terrace is usually a relaxed place, now and then, it turns into party central, with live DJs and other music shows.
Nonetheless, El Sueño remains a beautiful place to enjoy everything Barcelona offers.
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