Need To Know
258, including 23 suites.
Noon, though this is flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $125.30 (€113), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.47 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast.
Smoking is allowed in sections of the hotel.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, the hotel's own Meliá toiletries or Loewe bath products in Level category rooms and higher. There is a dazzling array of bonus treats if you book a room or suite in the Level.
Our favourite rooms
If you really want to splash out, book a Level Junior Suite and enjoy the sea room and 50sq m of space; or the penthouse Level Presidential Suite, a mini-kingdom hovering over Barcelona’s skyline, which offers a butler on hand 24 hours a day.
There’s an unheated outdoor pool on the sixth floor, which is all metallic, industrial glamour. It comes with a wooden deck, sun loungers, tables and blue-and-white Balinese beds overlooking the sea.
Asian-inspired Yhi Wellness Spa is open from 11am to 9pm every day, and has a sauna, Turkish baths, a heated pool with whirlpool. Treatments include a range of massages and facials using all natural essential oils, herbs and spices. Try the sand ritual, which includes a green clay peeling and an energising citrus and green tea massage. Entrance to the spa is €40 a day, exclusive of treatments, but guests have free access to the 24 hour fitness centre.
Bikini, trunks and shades for poolside preening; dancing shoes for Barcelona’s nightspots (since the best ones are inside the hotel, Mrs Smith’s gravity-defying stilettos will be just fine).
If you want an elevated level of luxury opt for the hotel's 'The Level' service, which indulges guests with a private reception, free access to all hotel services, a personal breakfast buffet, flexible check-out, a 24-hour concierge service, tapas and cocktails and in-room services including aromatherapy treatments, a Nespresso machine, a room on a higher floor with superior views and more.
Kids are welcome at Meliá Barcelona Sky. Cribs are provided free for babies and a babysitting service with hotel staff is available for €15–€25 an hour. The loft suites offer more space and privacy, so are the most family-friendly option.