Reach for the stars at Europe’s best rooftop bars to toast perfect holiday

Rooftop bars are the latest must-visit venues for UK holidaymakers looking for more luxurious surroundings to enjoy a relaxing tipple. And these exotic locations are not just used by visitors enjoying a welcome sundowner.

Many of the best double as venues for activities such as yoga, sunbathing, open-air cinema screenings and music events. Here are some of the most popular with UK travelers this summer.

Picos Pardos Sky Lounge at BLESS Hotel Madrid

Visitors to Madrid’s Golden Mile can escape the hustle and bustle at BLESS Hotel Madrid’s recently-reopened Picos Pardos Sky Lounge. The only rooftop in the glamorous Salamanca district, Picos Pardos offers a relaxing rooftop oasis for hotel guests and visitors alike, created by Amazonian- style décor with Asian-inspired touches.

Guests can cool off in the stunning emerald pool after sunbathing on one of the comfy Balinese beds, meanwhile on the other side of the terrace, a cosmopolitan lounge area with high and low tables offers dazzling views over the capital city. Signature cocktails on the menu include the Cucumber Martini (gin, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, syrup and cucumber) and Fake Milkshake (Vodka, Baileys, strawberries and white chocolate syrup).

The Sky Lounge is open Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm-9pm and is open to non-guests who have prebooked space. For more details visit: blesscollectionhotels.com/en/madrid/bless-hotel-madrid

Sommità Martin Orsyn Champagne Rooftop at Grand Universe, Lucca, Italy

Whether to opt for the fizz of brut champagne or the sparkling sweetness of a less dry drink, there is no better place to enjoy a glass of bubbly. The cosy terrace offers an unparalleled view of the historic city of Lucca, where both the public and hotel guests can enjoy French sparkling wine with a special Italian touch.

Through a collaboration with Martin Orsyn Champagne, the bar has a selection of four different Cuvées on offer. Champagne lovers can order their fizz by glass or bottle alongside other delights on the bar’s extensive menu.



Cosy terrace offers an unparalleled view of the historic city of Lucca to enjoy sparkling wine with a special Italian touch

Expedia offers a 3-night stay at Grand Universe during the Lucca Music Festival in a room with city views including flights from London Gatwick with Vueling priced from £ 1,481 for two people over the weekend John Legend is performing. Based on travel from July 8 to July 11 for two adults sharing.

Gravity at TRS Ibiza Hotel for the San Antonio sunset

Opening in the early summer, TRS Ibiza Hotel is one of the most anticipated hotel openings of the year and will be the only five-star, all-inclusive property on the island that is exclusively for adults. Located on the west coast of the White Island, the hotel’s Gravity sky lounge with infinity pool is set to become a hotspot for watching beautiful San Antonio sunsets.

The new hotel has a strong calendar of luxury events lined up, including live music performances and DJ sets to create the perfect relaxing atmosphere. Deluxe rooms at TRS Ibiza Hotel are priced from £ 216.90 a night on an all-inclusive basis.

For more details, check here.


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Sky Bar at Hotel Kristal Palace, Trentino, for views of Lake Garda

Four-star Hotel Kristal Palace is the jewel in the Lake Garda crown and the hotel’s pride and joy is the panoramic Sky Pool and rooftop Sky Bar with views that encapsulate the beauty of the Trentino region. Sky Bar offers a wide range of alcoholic drinks and a variety of delicious cocktails.

The breath-taking evening views of Lake Garda and the profile of the mountains on the horizon accompanied by live music creates a cosy, warm and unforgettable atmosphere.

Enjoy a five-night stay at 4-star Kristal Palace Hotel in a prestige room for £ 582 per person. Based on two people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. Dates: 26 June –01 September 2022. Book Here.

Sip cocktails in Cyprus at Ouranos Lounge & Bar at Annabelle

Five-star Annabelle Hotel is a family run oasis set within six acres of tropical gardens on the Paphos Mediterranean seafront. Ouranos Lounge & Bar offers fantastic ocean views from the rooftop, mouth-watering creative cocktails and sharing plates with over 1,000 incredible gin and tonic combinations.

Mercury Holidays offers a seven-night stay at five-star Annabelle, Paphos from £ 1,304pp. For more details see here.

Treat the senses at Epic Infinity Lounge at BLESS Hotel Ibiza

With an infinity pool that seems to blend into the ocean, it is clear to see where this stylish bar got its name. Set in the quieter, Eastern part of the island, BLESS Hotel Ibiza’s Epic Infinity Lounge is an elegant bar overlooking the beautiful Cala Nove cove.

A visit to Epic Infinity Lounge is a treat for the ears too –this season, a series of jazz events will be held on the A fusion menu offers flavourful dim sum, tacos and sashimi, while the cocktail list is inspired by Latin American flavours. rooftop against a substrates of breath-taking sea views.

Epic Infinity Lounge is open between 11am-7pm and tables or day beds can be booked by contacting the hotel. For more details on the hotel and facilities, check here.

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