Best rooftop pools at hotels in Rome

Enjoy a drink poolside with a view of the magnificent Eternal City. When the Rome summer gets to hot, these are the refreshing venues you need.

August 10, 2022
Rooftop pools in Rome
Rooftop pool Rome | Courtesy of Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo

Rome, the ancient capital of Italy, known for its rich cultural history and home to some of the greatest museums and architectural masterpieces, not to mention the paintings, sculptures, books, religious artifacts, and monuments on display that have been collected over the last ±3000 years!

Is there anything better than being served an ice-cold beverage poolside with a view of the magnificent Eternal City? To enjoy vistas that would inspire the finest renaissance artists, here is a selection of our favorite rooftop pools Rome.

Except lovely rooftop pools, you can also find a bunch of fantastic rooftop restaurants in Rome, along with a lot of fabulous Rome roof bars. And if you want more info about what to do in Rome, check out these amazing Rome tours.

But lets focus on finding the best rooftop pool Rome. The summer days in southern Italy can be very (very!) hot, so when finding a place to stay, it is a good idea to find accommodation with a pool, preferably one where you can mix blue water and lovely views.

Here’s our list of the 5 best rooftop pools in Rome.

5. Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel

Rooftop pools in Rome - Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel
Rooftop pool Rome at Aleph Rome Hotel | Photo: www.alephrome.com/

Located in the heart of Rome, near Trevi Fountain, Aleph Rome Hotel has one of the best rooftop swimming pools Rome has to offer. Called Sky Blu Pool Terrace, the rooftop is equipped with both luxurious beds and comfy lounge chairs.

Apart from swimming in the refreshing rooftop pools with sweeping city views, you can also enjoy delicious cocktails and a selection of tasty snacks. Or head to the next door Sky Blu Restaurant for contemporary Italian cuisine.

Both the rooftop bar and the restaurant is open to all, and as a non-guest of the hotel you can also pay a fee to get access to the rooftop swimming pool. Available from mid April until the mid of October, it is well worth it on any hot summer day in Rome.

Rooftop pools in Rome - Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel Rooftop pools in Rome - Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel

Adress: Via di S. Basilio, 15, 00187 Roma

Availability: Free for hotel guests / Public: Mon–Fri €70, Sat–Sun €90

Hours: 10am - 6.30pm

Facts: Beach towel, shower, 1 dish, 1 bottle of water and 1 cocktail are included

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4. Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo

Rooftop pool Rome - Hotel Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo
Rooftop pool Rome at Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo | Photo: www.accorhotels.com

From the moment you see the Colosseum you are mesmerized; it so strongly evokes the power of the former Roman Empire that you feel as if you have been transported in time. A great place to view this magnificent ancient ruin (though we highly recommend a tour) is from the rooftop pool of the 4-star Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo Hotel.

While the rooftop terrace is not huge, it is modern and stylish. And refreshing dips in the seasonal pool, while taking in the close-up views of Colosseum...well, what more can you ask from a Rome rooftop pool?

The hotel is in the Pantheon District and in close proximity to all the must-see sites, including the Trevi fountain, Forum and the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

Rooftop pool Rome - Hotel Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo Rooftop pool Rome - Hotel Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo

Adress: Via Labicana 144, Rome, Italy, 00184

Availability: Hotel guests only

Facts: Historical views

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3. Rome Cavalieri, Hilton Astoria

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Rooftop pool Rome at Rome Cavalieri, Hilton Astoria | Photo: www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

Feel like a celebrity and take in the almost complete aerial view of Rome in one of the most exclusive rooftop pools Rome has to offer. Sure, it may be pricey and reservations are hard to get, but it totally feels worth it once you walk into the hotel lobby.

The amazing rooftop jacuzzi's at the luxurious Rome Cavalieri are only available if you book a Penthouse Suite. Do it, and you are set for the bubble-dip of a lifetime.

Even if you don’t make it to the roof, there are a number of indoor and outdoor pools throughout the hotel/resort that are close to equally breathtaking. Available for both in-house guests and the public.

This 5-star hotel offers great service and free shuttles to town, though you can get a relatively cheap taxi as a backup plan.

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Adress: Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, Rome, 00136, Italy

Availability: Penthouse guests only

Facts: Luxurious

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2. H10 Roma Città

Rooftop pool Rome - H10 Roma Città
Rooftop pool Rome at H10 Roma Città | Photo: www.esconcept.it

Located in the Marconi district, a shopping area close to the Trastevere district, the H10 Roma Città combines the latest trends with touches of Italian tradition.

Among plenty of great features, the hotel offers a refreshing top floor terrace, equipped with an outdoor rooftop pool, sun lounger areas and Jacuzzi, all surrounded with panoramic views over the surroundings.

Open daily during summer to guests staying at the hotel, the H10 Roma Città rooftop also offers bar service in July and August.

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Adress: Via Amedeo Avogadro, 35, Portuense, 00146 Rome

Availability: Hotel guests only

Hours: 10am to 7pm

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1. Anantara Palazzo Naiadi

Rooftop pool Rome - Anantara Palazzo Naiadi
Rooftop pool Rome at Anantara Palazzo Naiadi | Photo: www.dahotels.com

The rooftop Posh Terrace bar of the Anantara Palazzo Naiadi is pure luxury. Take in the view of the Roman skyline while taking a dip in one of the most stunning infinity pools you’ve ever seen!

The hotel is conveniently located in the Plaza del la Repubblica, which is near both the main and metro train stations, so you can spend the money you saved on cab fare and order a delicious round of cocktails while you take in the sunset and architectural highlights- including the Baths of Diocletian and Michaelangelo’s Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels.

The rooftop pool is open seasonally to guests staying at the hotel. Surrounded with white pebbles and stylish lounge furniture, it is truly a luxurious and refreshing oasis, high above the Eternal City.

Rooftop pool Rome - Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rooftop pool Rome - Anantara Palazzo Naiadi

Adress: Piazza della Repubblica, 47, 00185 Roma

Availability: Hotel guests only

Facts: Popular venue for weddings and private parties

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