Fodor's Expert Review Meliá Barcelona Sky

Carrer Pere IV 272–286, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08005, Spain

At a bit of a remove from the major tourist attractions, east along Diagonal from Plaça de les Glòries, the Meliá hotel group's Barcelona Sky gets much of its business from professional and trade conference organizers, but wins high marks as well from recreational visitors for its luxurious appointments and lively design. Extensively refurbished in 2016–17, the guest rooms feature modern-minimalist furnishings in chocolate brown, beige, and white; plush high-thread-count bedding; and sensuous goose feather pillows. Rooms on the upscale "Level" floors have bathrooms with cascade shower heads, double vanities, and Loewe toiletries. Level guests have their own check-in and concierge service (25F), and a private terrace (24F) for breakfast, with stunning views and complementary drinks and snacks available 24 hours. The hotel has an excellent spa, with a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, but there's a €20 fee to use those facilities if you are not booked in a Level room. Dos Cielos, the hotel's main restaurant, is among the best in town.

PROS

  • handy to Sagrada Família, beach, and Poble Nou nightlife scene
  • great views from rooftop deck
  • 24-hour free drinks and snacks on terrace

CONS

  • inconvenient to Eixample and Gothic Quarter
  • high-rise glass-and-concrete slab architecture
  • "open concept" bedroom/bathroom layout lacks privacy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 902-144440
Website: www.melia.com

HOTEL DETAILS

258 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals, Credit cards accepted