Book a table on the rooftop bar’s bench or counters at sunset for a view of the glowing cityscape. In Libertine, set your sights on one of those leather sofas for leisurely drinks.
Dress in black and add pops of vibrant colour with snazzy earrings, a statement necklace or richly hued shoes and you’ll fit right in with the creative local crowd.
Chef Estanislao Carenzo dreams up Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian twist for brick-walled restaurant Elephant, Crocodile, Monkey. Order piping hot dishes of dumplings or Thai tom yum soup with prawns from Palamós. Rooftop eatery Chiringuito is inspired by Ibizan beach huts; the menu focuses on barbecue favourites in the summer and serves tapas year round. Try the grilled Iberico pork, topped with too-good barbecue sauce, or the braised aubergine. And to drink? Spanish wines and ice-cold cocktails, of course. Barista extraordinaire Marcos is meticulous, and his attention to detail shows in café Satan’s Coffee Corner on the hotel’s ground floor – with coffee this good, you’ll be humming ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ before you’ve finished your first cup. Single origin coffees and freshly baked pastries can be ordered from this vine-strung café throughout the day; it's also the force behind the hotel’s daily breakfasts. The Japanese-style breakfasts – egg flan with coffee syrup and bowls of endive kimchi rice rice and poached eggs – are particularly good.
Tapas bar Libertine is the heart of the emerald-hued communal area; it’s a favourite with locals too, and you’re likely to spot Barcelona creatives working away against a backdrop of industrial columns, oversized bronze-framed mirrors, leather sofas and rattan seating. Order ginger beer cocktails, Mediterranean wines, rich coffees and Tetere teas. DJs and live music sets liven up the evenings (take a browse of their enviable vinyl collection). Snacks and light bites are available until late, so you’ll never have to wait long for your charcoal-grilled sardine, white bean hummus or cheese board fix. There are larger plates too – Cuban-style fried eggs over rice and marinated pork sandwiches – and food can be delivered to the rooftop terrace
Breakfast is served in Libertine from 7am to noon. Elephant, Crocodile, Monkey is open from noon to 11pm (dinner’s from 8pm to 10.30pm) and Chiringuito is open from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Libertine’s open 24 hours.
Sandwiches, tapas plates and salads can be delivered to your door whenever you’d like, and your in-room minibar is stocked with drinks, sweets, Catalan savoury snacks and surprises.