To say we are craving a holiday abroad is an understatement.
For those planning their next big trip, a new list could help when it comes to hotel inspiration.
Ten rooftop hotels have made it onto Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice list for 2021, with many boasting standout features such as infinity pools and breathtaking city-scape views.
The winners were determined by an algorithm that analysed properties tagged with ‘rooftop bar’ or ‘rooftop terrace’ on Tripadvisor – along with the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings that mention ‘rooftop’ (as well as its synonyms).
And the result is a diverse list of spots, from all corners of the globe, each with their own impressive selling points.
These are the locations to add to your travel bucket list immediately…
1. Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
This hotel in Vietnam has taken first place on Tripadvisor World’s Top Rooftop Hotels list – and with jaw-dropping skyline views, it’s easy to see why.
One reviewer said: ‘The sky bar is a must visit with the scenic city – probably the best place to enjoy a sun-downer. Lots of corners for taking photos, and the bar itself is worth being photographed.’
2. Osmanli Cappadocia Hotel – Goreme, Turkey
This location is ideal for panoramic views of the hundreds of hot air balloons that take off in the region.
A reviewer gushed: ‘Don’t miss delicious breakfast on the gorgeous rooftop terrace, which is the very best place to watch the balloons go up each morning, a sight not to be missed.’
3. La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
Another hotel in Hanoi scoops third position and this luxury boutique hotel has a sky bar that’s perfect for watching the sunset or soaking up the city horizon.
One individual commented: ‘The most stunning hotel I have ever seen with the most exceptional sky bar.’
4. Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco – Capri, Italy
The peaceful rooftop terrace at this sunny spot offers gorgeous sea views.
A reviewer noted: ‘A beautifully decorated room with colorful tiles and hot tub on a balcony with stunning views of endless blue sea. Intimate, relaxing atmosphere.’
5. White House Hotel Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey
Soak up the beautiful scenery of Old City and Bosphorus at this hotel.
One traveller’s review said: ‘The view from the rooftop is spectacular and definitely worth mentioning. There couldn’t be any better place to have a delicious breakfast in the morning.’
6. Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AIRA – Hanoi, Vietnam
Take a dip in this hotel’s rooftop infinity pool and look down on the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
One reviewer commented: ‘Lovely new hotel with a perfect location, in the middle of the old town. The interior is beautiful, just like the rooftop bar and pool.’
7. Riad Kheirredine – Marrakech, Morocco
This rooftop terrace acts as an outdoor living space with loungers, shaded seating areas as well as a heated pool and restaurant.
One person commented: ‘The roof terrace has the most incredible view: you can see the Atlas range and hear the Muezzin call while you are having breakfast or relaxing.’
8. JM Marvel Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
Enjoy a drink on the roof of this Hanoi hotel and take in the incredible sights of the capital.
A traveller said: ‘Lovely rooftop bar where you can enjoy a quiet drink away from the hustle and bustle of this crazy but fantastic city.’
9. Singer Palace Hotel – Rome, Italy
This hotel is pretty much the definition of a showstopper, with a two-level rooftop restaurant and bar with a wrap-around terrace overlooking central Rome.
One reviewer explained: ‘For the best view, there is a spiral staircase leading to a rooftop bar. I recommend visiting in the early evening, as the view of the sunset from here is spectacular.’
10. Sant Francesc Hotel Singular – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
This large rooftop boasts an unheated lap-sized pool, sunloungers, a bar and chill-out solarium – all with views of the city’s terracotta roofs and historic cathedral.
One individual said in their review: ‘The rooftop pool area is wonderful. Lie there and relax with a 360-degree view of this magical city. This is the place to stay.’
GLOBAL WINNERS IN THE 2021 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: BEST FOR ROOFTOP
1. Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
2. Osmanli Cappadocia Hotel, Turkey
3. La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa Vietnam
4. Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco, Capri, Italy
5. White House Hotel Istanbul, Turkey
6. Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AIRA, Vietnam
7. Riad Kheirredine, Morocco
8. JM Marvel Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
9. Singer Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy
10. Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
11. Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences, Mexico
12. Cortile Budapest Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
13. Hotel Calimala, Florence, Italy
14. Hotel Ciputra Cibubur, Indonesia
15. Hotel Amira Istanbul, Turkey
16. Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey
17. H10 Madison, Barcelona, Spain
18. Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand
19. Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah, U.S
20. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos, Mexico
21. The Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn, U.S
22. Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, Thailand
23. Hotel Clermont, Atlanta, U.S
24. ME Sitges Terramar, Sitges, Spain
25. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei, Taiwan
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