Adelphi Hotel Pool & Deck
You don't have to be staying at the hotel to make use of its rooftop pool and bar.
When summer comes around, the Adelphi Hotel's rooftop pool deck is the coolest place in the CBD.
After scoring an extensive reno in 2017, the Flinders Lane space is bigger and better than ever. That famed pool has been amped up to a length of 13.5 metres — and yes, one end still extends impressively over the laneway below.
With space for about 70 guests, the new-look deck's been styled by the team at Gloss Creative, with chic al fresco furnishings from the likes of Grazia & Co. chosen to complement those sweeping city views.
While there's no bar up there, you can order eats and drinks from On Nom downstairs, and have them delivered right to their deck chair.
The best part? You don't even need to be staying at the hotel to enjoy this little slice of poolside paradise. Non-guests can access the pool outside of events for a tidy $35, including towel hire. Which is really not that huge of a price to pay when the world is burning at street level. Keep it in mind for Melbourne's next 40-plus-degree day.