Delicious cocktails, breathtaking views and awe-inspiring interiors; your holiday isn’t complete without a visit to these incredible hotel bars
Hidden away in some of the world’s most beautiful hotels are some truly spectacular bars. You don’t even have to be a hotel guest to enjoy a stint in one of these fabulous hotspots. From panoramic sea views to world-class cocktails and opulent interiors. These are some of the best hotel bars across the globe.
Bar 15 stands as the beating heart of Bath’s newest townhouse hotel, No.15 Great Pulteney. It’s the ultimate meeting place for both locals and visitors alike. Choose from an intriguing selection of cocktails. One of which is inventively presented as a deck of playing cards. With high ceilings, real fires and tall windows, Bar 15 is a space which is both elegant and cosy.
This is a one-of-kind destination cocktail lounge and part of Intercontinental Samui. From its perch on the Taling Ngam cliffs, Air Bar affords great views of the Gulf of Thailand. Some of the best on Koh Samui. Not only that, Air Bar has an accomplished menu of molecular cocktails. Each has been designed by expert mixologist consultant, Joseph Boroski.
Hotel Cala di Volpe’s Lobby Bar overlooks one of the most picturesque coves of the Costa Smeralda. It’s ideally positioned for cocktails against a backdrop of breathtaking of sunsets. In the evenings, the bar offers guests an unforgettable experience. Think stunning moonlit views of the harbour, accompanied by live piano. If that’s not enough, visitors to Cala di Volpe are spoilt with a second exceptional bar. Head down to the the hotel’s Bar Pontile for a bit of movie magic. It’s famous as the setting for ‘007: The Spy Who Loved Me’ and epitomises laid-back glamour.
360 Terrace sits on Barcelo Raval’s 11th floor and offers a view of Barcelona in its entirety. The terrace is a superb panoramic viewing point and is complete with rooftop plunge pool. This is open exclusively to hotel guests. The bar however is extremely popular with both hotel guests and locals alike.
Arguably the world’s most stylish rooftop bar, Baba Nest delivers Sri Panwa’s great cocktails. With a serving of beautiful sunsets on the side. The rooftop deck is complete with wrap around infinity pool. Here you can get panoramic views of Phuket’s southern peninsula.
Relax and watch the sunset whilst enjoying the Sunset Cabana’s crafty cocktails. This overhanging cliff-side platform provides guests with dramatic views over the Indian Ocean. The hotel – Alila Villas Uluwatu – sits on an elevated plateau along Bali’s coastline. It offers guests unique Alila experiences paired with traditional Balinese flourishes.
This two-storey bar sits on the second floor of Raffles Singapore and is home to the Singapore Sling. It’s an iconic place and a true rite of passage for many travelers to the island city-state. Take a pew and sip on the world-famous pink cocktail created in 1915 by bar captain Ngiam Tong Boon. And toss peanut shells onto the floor – the only place in Singapore where “littering” is permitted.
The Sky Bar
La Réserve Ramatuelle’s terrace bar sits within an exquisite backdrop of the bays of the Côte d’Azur. Delight in delicious cocktails on the terrace whilst soaking up panoramic sea views. Or cool off from the sunshine with a dip in the pool. La Reserve Ramatuelle is a private estate with a hideaway spa-hotel. It’s located away from the crowds and only a few minutes from Saint-Tropez.