Spending the summer in Madrid is the last thing on most Madrileños minds as they look to book beach holidays during the hottest months in Spain. But if you are visiting Madrid during the summer or just happen to live there, finding the best terrace is key to making your stay enjoyable. And since all the locals and students seem to disappear, it only means more available seating on these divine terraces. Below are the hotels with the best terraces–most of them rooftop–giving you amazing views of the sunny Spanish capital.
Located in the heart of El Barrio de las Letras–the neighborhood where many famous writers have made their homes, Hotel Urban offers luxury accommodation in the center of Madrid. They boast a rooftop terrace that locals and guests enjoy throughout the summer months. Choose from a selection of high-quality cocktails and nibble on some of Spain’s famous tapas.
Hotel de Las Letras
Located on Gran Via, the main avenue running through the center of Madrid, Hotel de Las Letras has the perfect location. Although in the center of the action, once inside, the hotel offers a quiet atmosphere and a oasis on the roof complete with bar. Relax in the Ático Las Letras under the white canopies surrounded by beautifully kept plants and flowers.
One of the most exclusive rooftop terraces in the entire city, The Roof at ME Madrid is the place to see and be seen this summer. Located in the beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana square, it’s a stone’s throw from the very center of city. The Roof bar, where only the best cocktails are served, is inside a broken stone wall. Enjoy music and the unique atmosphere of the lounge.
Room Mate Oscar
In the heart of the gay neighborhood, Chueca, Room Mate Oscar offers an almost 360-degree view of the city, with a posh vibe. Exchange a toast over some cocktails or simply come up to lay out by the rooftop pool. Either way, be on the roof for sunset – around 10:30 pm in the summer!
Jardines de Sabatini
Who doesn’t want to say cheers with views of the Royal Palace? At the Jardines de Sabatini head up to their rooftop hotel for just that. You’ll find a romantic view day or night, plus delicious selection of Spanish tapas.
While Unico Hotel doesn’t have a rooftop terrace, their garden patio is a beautiful escape from the busy city center. Choose to dine at the newly-awarded Michelin Two Star restaurant or simply enjoy a beverage in the open-air lounge. The building itself is a gorgeously renovated palace, now home to the 44-room boutique hotel.
Silken Puerta America Madrid
When they say they offer views of the entire city, they mean every word. Located in the north of the city, the Silken Puerta America Madrid is a wonderful place to spend an evening and watch the city sparkle as it comes alive once the sun goes down.