If you’ve never been to Barcelona before and you want to get a good view, The Melia Sky Hotel in Poblenou isn’t a bad place to start. Towering above the rest of the city at 120 metres high, the hotel has 29 floors and 258 rooms – making it one of the tallest buildings in the whole of the city. But apart from being a great place to drink in the Barcelona skyline, this is a pretty sexy place to stay too. The hotel has two bars, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a swimming pool on the 6th floor, and was decorated on our arrival with beautiful leggy people sipping Cava.
We were staying on the 13th floor in one of The Level suites, which gave us access to complimentary drinks at the ‘The Level Lounge’ on the 25th floor – although we were told we had arrived too late to go up there on our first night (it closes early for Barcelona at 11pm). The bedrooms are clean and modern, with at least 8 different buttons that change lighting and curtain combinations. A pane of glass separates the bedroom from the bathroom, which means you can almost* see the sea while having a bath. It was however only in the morning that I could fully appreciate the dizzying floor-to-ceiling view.
Breakfast on Level 25 was a delicious selection of mini things. Croissants, fruit compote, cereals, ham, cheese, smoked salmon and spanish omelette. You can help yourself to fresh Nespresso coffee and a selection of juices – or even have a glass of bubbly. The only downside is they don’t seem to replenish the breakfast very well, so you are better eating earlier rather than close to 11am when breakfast finishes. Buzzing from one too many Nespresso pods, we made our way down to check out the glimmering pool with its Balinese beds and own bar. This place is very cool, but so is the rest of Barcelona. It’s hard to leave the comfort of the hotel!
After a whole day of Gaudi-spotting and tapas-eating, it was lovely to come back to The Melia Sky and zoom up to the 13th floor, don fluffy white bath robes and head to the Yhi Spa with its jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. We were on the waiting list for the famous Dos Cielos restaurant on the 24th floor but apparently you need to book a month in advance, so we didn’t get to eat there. The staff were incredibly helpful at suggesting other places to eat and after a few drinks on the top floor we were ready to head out again and soak up more of beautiful Barcelona.
I quickly got used to life at Melia Sky Hotel after 4 nights and I was sad to leave. I didn’t even get to use the gym! 9/10
*If you’re tall enough… I’m not!
Melia Sky Hotel
Carrer de Pere IV, 272-286
+34 933 67 20 50