Sundowners on holiday – what could be better? Well, how about sundowners with a full panorama of an iconic city skyline from 100ft up? Or watching the sun dip into the Mediterranean as you sit perched on a clifftop, with nothing between you and it but the sky? You’ve got us; we’re suckers for a rooftop terrace. But we’re not the only ones – we enlisted five travel experts to bring us their favourite hotel roof terraces that give you some of the world’s most memorable views, from teeming cityscapes to gorgeous natural scenery.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Chosen by: Emma, Adventures of a London Kiwi
We asked Emma for her top of the ‘tops and she highlighted one of the best views in Singapore:
“Dominating the Singapore city skyline, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is known the world over for one thing – the incredible infinity pool terrace. Whether you’re lying back on the comfortable loungers, cocktail in hand, or floating over to the pool edge as the sun sets, the terrace is somewhere to relax from everyday woes and spend a luxurious few hours.”
If you want to see more hotels in Singapore, visit our Singapore hotel guide page.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Amalfi Coast
Chosen by: Suze, Luxury Columnist
Suze went for the natural beauty and tranquil setting of Italy’s Amalfi Coast:
“Monastero Santa Rosa is a truly unique place to stay on the Amalfi Coast, set in a former monastery. What makes it really special, though, are the incredible views over the sea from the hotel’s roof terrace – the perfect spot to sip an aperitivo whilst watching the sunset.”
If you want to see more hotels in Amalfi Coast, visit our Amalfi Coast hotel guide page.
Chosen by: Sabina, Girl vs Globe
Meanwhile, Sabina picked a spot closer to home:
“One of my favourites is the Radio Rooftop Bar in London. You’ll find it on the 10th floor of the ME Hotel and it offers incredible views of the River Thames and the city skyline – from Big Ben to the Shard. Try one of their delicious champagne cocktails for a classy touch or visit for a weekend brunch. Whatever you do, don’t leave your camera at home!”
If you want to see more hotels in London, visit our London hotel guide page.
Electra Metropolis Hotel, Athens
Chosen by: Jessica, The Travelista
The Athens skyline with a view of the Acropolis is hard to beat for Jessica:
“Thanks to its rooftop bars and cool foodie scene, Athens has become an incredibly on-trend city break destination. Head to the Roof Garden at the Electra Metropolis Hotel for the most spectacular view of the city’s famous Acropolis. The best time to visit is at sunset, when you can enjoy a sundowner from one of the outdoor tables.”
If you want to see more hotels in Athens, visit our Athens hotel guide page.
Il Salviatino, Florence
Chosen by: Angie, SilverSpoon London
Angie was won over by the terrace at Il Salviatino. It’s not quite rooftop, but with views from high on a hill overlooking Florence, who’s going to split hairs? After all, you can get a view of the Tuscan hills from a rooftop jacuzzi in one its suites:
“Staying in this 15th-century villa feels more like staying in an intimate family home than a luxurious hotel, owing to the personal service and handpicked art collection. Sitting on the hills overlooking the Renaissance city of Florence, you can even see the famous Duomo from the terrace.”
If you want to see more hotels in Florence, visit our Florence hotel guide page.