Madrid´s sweltering summer heat is unstoppable, making daytime outings unbearable. However, there is no need to waste an opportunity to witness the beauty of Madrid´s clear skies and historic architecture. Why not enjoy Madrid's stunning views while taking a refreshing dip in some of its most spectacular rooftop pools?
GYMAGE Lounge Resort Terrace (Calle de la Luna, 2)
Located on the corner of Calle de Luna and Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, GYMAGE Lounge Resort is in the heart of Malasaña. It offers an assortment of pastimes and amenities, including a social fitness center, theater, nutritionist, salon, and a terrace with a large lounge area, pool and bar. By day, the terrace is perfect for looking out onto Madrid's historic Gran Vía from the cool infinity pool or simply for sunbathing in the lounge area. By night, enjoy a cool nighttime breeze with their premium refreshment and cocktail service. GYMAGE Lounge Resort is open Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and friday through saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. The entry fee is 12€ full day and 10 € half day from Monday to Friday, weekends 15€.
Hotel Emperador (Gran Vía, 53)
Enjoy a cocktail from May to September at Hotel Emperador´s rooftop pool, located on Gran Vía. Hotel Emperador has succeeded in creating the perfect space for relaxation and socialization with a terrace that includes anything one may need: a snack bar and restaurant to satisfy one's hunger, a relaxing lounge area and bar to hangout and have a drink, as well as a sizeable pool to soothe oneself from Madrid´s scorching heat. On top of that, the rooftop pool at Hotel Emperador has breathtaking views of well known landmarks such as the Gran Vía, Almudena Cathedral, and Royal Palace. The pool is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The entry fee for non-customers is 48€ from Monday to Thursday, and 63€ from Friday to Sunday and on holidays. Children under the age of 5 enter free, from 6-12 years old 40€ (Monday to Thursday), 48€ (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday).
Hotel Oscar Room Mate (Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12)
Oscar´s sleek and modern terrace has become a hotspot in Madrid for its impressive 360 degree views of the city. Designed by the famous interior designer Tomas Alia, the terrace, located in the heart of Chueca, is a feat of pure relaxation. Equipped with an large bar, Balinese beds, chaise lounges, sunroofs, and tables, the Oscar terrace is a paradisiacal escape from stress and the summer heat. The leisure experience is further enhanced with its extensive cocktail menu, which over 30 options that are renewed each year. Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the pool is open to non-customers for 35€. From Friday to Thursday and on holidays, the pool is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m with an entry fee of 60€ full day and 35€ half day.