Hotel Review: Meliá Barcelona Sky

Here’s my honest review of Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel!

I was a guest at this Meliá hotel from October 19 – 22 2018. I’ll be reviewing my stay based on the 5 most important things I believe a hotel should be rated on.

1. Staff Friendliness

My rating on the staff at Meliá Sky is a 10/10. Here’s why:

  • Check in was hassle free. We were met by a very polite gentleman around 11pm and he made us feel right at home. He also gave us a pass that allowed complementary entry into one of the local popular nightclubs.
  • At checkout, they stored our baggage for us for countless hours while we went to enjoy the beach, which we really appreciated.
  • We had to work out of their Level Lounge for a bit during the day when it’s quiet. The staff there were more than friendly and accommodating.
  • The only thing I will complain about is that, though they were very sweet, the housekeeping staff wouldn’t stop knocking on our door 😂 Let me explain. We drank too much on Saturday night and were having a bit of a lazy day on Sunday morning. Housekeeping tried to come in and clean the room on multiple occasions between what felt very early and about 5pm when I finally let them in. I’m not deducting any points for this because no one asked me to be that hungover in the first place…but geez let a b*tch sleep!!
Hotel from outside
Lobby area at night
Lobby area during the day

2. Ambience

My rating on the ambience is a 7/10. Here’s why:

A. Cleanliness

There was nothing that stood out to me as unacceptably dirty at this hotel. Although the carpets on the 17th floor where we stayed were a bit worn and looked like they could possibly be stained.

17th floor hallway

B. Decor

This hotel has a very weird theme going. Kinda like it’s trying to be a boutique hotel when it isn’t. Honestly my running joke the whole trip was that it looked like an alien brothel. Like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Which if that’s your thing then you’d love it here.

The only thing I specifically hated was the picture hanging in my room that made me feel instantly drunk upon first glance. It also really didn’t fit the theme.

Trippy picture in our room

C. Serenity

Here’s honestly where majority of the points were deducted. We stayed in 1711 and it was NOISY. Not sure if it was the neighbors or what but on one of the nights it sounded like someone was trying to force their way into our room. We also heard doors slamming repeatedly every single night.

3. Room Comfort

My comfort rating is an 8/10. The beds were comfortable once you got them to stop rolling around. Idk why the hell their beds are on wheels tbh. I did really like the pillows though. It’s hard for me to find pillows that don’t hurt my neck and these ones were honestly perfect.

Our beds

I also liked that the shower and toilet were in separate rooms because there were two of us, so it was super convenient.

Now let me tell you my biggest grievance here. The lighting was terrible and the mirror was half missing or something. Doing makeup in this room is almost impossible.

Size of vanity mirror

4. Safety

My safety rating is 8/10. Nothing bad happened here except for the afore mentioned incident where it sounded like someone was trying to open our door late at night. However, our room didn’t have a safe which I would have liked.

5. Restaurant Options

My rating here is a 9/10. I did like that there were 2 restaurants and bars in the hotel. One by the lobby and one upstairs by the Level. Breakfast hours were reasonable, which is all I can ask for. Nothing worse than waking up too late and missing breakfast.

However the breakfast selection did not taste that great ☹️.

Breakfast buffet

Dinner did taste much better! But for the price I could have at least gotten a side to go with the meat on my plate.

Dinner at the lobby bar

The room also has a mini bar which is handy if you come home drunk, starving, and willing to pay €5 for a mini box of Pringles.

Mini bar in room

Overall rating: 8.5/10

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