10 incredible hotel rooftops to add to your travel bucket list

The top three on the list (Picture: Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel/Osmanli Cappadocia Hotel/La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa)

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

Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel

Soak up the city (Picture: Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel)

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

Osmanli Cappadocia Hotel

Front seats (Picture: Osmanli Cappadocia Hotel)

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

La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa

Good for drinks (Picture: La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa)

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

Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco

Very tranquil (Picture: Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco)

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

White House Hotel Istanbul

So picturesque (Picture: White House Hotel Istanbul)

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

Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AIRA

Pool-side views (Picture: Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AIRA)

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

Riad Kheirredine hotel

An ideal dinner spot (Picture: Riad Kheirredine)

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

JM Marvel Hotel & Spa

The perfect place to sit at night (Picture: JM Marvel Hotel & Spa)

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

Singer Palace Hotel

Glorious views (Picture: Singer Palace Hotel)

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

Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

Nestled amongst the city (Picture: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular)

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.’


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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