If you’re traveling to Barcelona, either for work or leisure, chances are you’ll want to take some time to relax at some point. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? Barcelona is a city with so much to offer that it can sometimes be hard to just kick back without feeling you’re missing out on something.
What if you could enjoy some relaxing “me-time” and at the same time admire the city from a vantage point? There are many spots in Barcelona that offer precisely this: luxury rooftop swimming pools. Places where you can indulge in the ambience of poolside restaurants and cocktail bars, stunning vistas and chill vibes. Furthermore, it’s well known that Barcelona is graced by the sun all year long, even in winter… There’s therefore no better way to top off your luxury stay in Barcelona, regardless of the time of the year.
There are different locations to do this: in the Eixample district, Port Vell, by the beach or by the Ramblas. We’ve put together a list with the best luxury swimming pools in Barcelona so that you don’t have to walk around looking up to find them.
The Best Luxury Rooftop Swimming Pools in Barcelona
Duquesa de Cardona
Passeig de Colom, 12, 08002 Barcelona
A perfect option if you love the beach and the sea, but don’t like the sand as much. The Duquesa de Cardona hotel is facing the Port Vell marina, bordering Barcelona’s beautiful Gothic quarter, an area that has a lot to see. In addition, it’s just a ten minute walk away from Barceloneta beach. Definitely a privileged luxury spot in Barcelona, where you’ll find some of the best Barcelona apartments.
You’ll love their rooftop terrace, with its navy blue-tiled luxury pool, cocktail bar and restaurant overlooking the yachts of the marina. As most things in this area of the city, the hotel oozes class and age. The building dates from the 16th century, and it was extended and remodelled in a neoclassical style in 1850.
Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona
You’ll find the Claris GL hotel in the heart of the Eixample, at a short walk from Gaudí’s iconic buildings and the high-end shopping district of Passeig the Gràcia. The go-to area for luxury shopping in Barcelona. You’ll be delighted by their sumptuous rooftop terrace and open-air pool. Moreover, it doesn’t stop there: you’ll also find an exquisite restaurant and a solarium on the same rooftop.
Grand Hotel Central
Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona
This is as good as luxury pools can get. The Grand Hotel Central exudes an air of luxury lifestyle, and you’ll fall in love with their rooftop terrace and gorgeous ten-meter infinity pool. Sitting right on the Via Laietana, which delineates the Gothic and Born neighborhoods, there are city landmarks all around, as well as some of the coolest bars and luxury restaurants in Barcelona.
Carrer de la Marina, 19, 21, 08005 Barcelona
One of the fanciest hotels in Barcelona. As such, it’s no wonder it’s on this list. Their rooftop luxury swimming pool has privileged views of the Mediterranean sea and the elegant Port Olímpic. Besides, this area of the city also features some great restaurants specializing in freshly-caught seafood. What isn’t there to like?
Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, 4, 08002 Barcelona
A list of luxury swimming pools in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without Soho House. Overlooking the beautiful and calm Duc de Medinaceli square, in the heart of Barcelona’s medieval district, its rooftop terrace is absolutely charming. The carefully selected assortment of plants and gardens evokes an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere. Guaranteed to make you want to stay by the rooftop pool all day long. In addition, Soho House is not only a hotel but also a luxury social club, so you’ll find it all here: restaurant, bar, spa, steam room and even a cinema!