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Relaxed at the Murmuri
The Murmuri was great!
We booked a superior room for 3 nights. Nice view over the Ramblas Catalunya (which is, in my opinion, nicer than the Ramblas).
Room was light, spacious and clean, the room was cleaned twice a day, staff was very friendly and the food (we had some Asian-style tapas) looked fabulous and tasted very nice. (I can recommend the yasmin ice-cream, wow!).
Me and my boyfriend walked a lot through the city, from the Murmuri the harbour is not extremely nearby, but absolutely within walking distance.
A tip: near the beach, you can rent scooters for 25 euros a day, take a taxi from the Murmuri (<10 euros) to get there!
We would defenitely go back to this hotel!
Liked the Murmuri
We had two rooms on the fourth floor, both had terraces, open and inclosed with great beds. The location of the Hotel is super. Quiet at night yet a block away from the high end shopping street and a short walk to the Old Town. The Hotel is nice and the staff is very helpful. All dinner recomends were great. Also, the asian themed restaurant in the Hotel is very good. The size of my room was fine. I don't know about the regular rooms. I would be sure and ask. I think this is a good hotel for Barcelona.
Enjoyed the Murmuri.
Just returned from a 5 day stay at the Murmuri,. When we arrived, we were advised that breakfast was 22 euros per person but for us, that would be 22 euros in total (we were not booked for breakfast).So as not to have any misunderstanding at the end of our stay, we asked another member of staff to confirm this and were told that breakfast was 22 euros per person! Perhaps this reduction should have been noted somewhere so as not to have this confusion, however, plenty of places around to have breakfast at half that price! Lovely hotel, room well presented, v/good location, within walking distance of Placa de Catalunya for the tourist buses, Ramblas etc, close to Gaudi's La Pedrera, definetly a must see. An upmarket part of town whilst v/busy with shoppers, outside eateries etc, quiet enough at night. Good hotel to retreat back to after all the sights.
A slight hiccup over our bill, when we were presented with the bill,I advised the receptionist that it was already paid which she strongly disagreed with and said that this was the same for everyone and she expected us to pay...slight problem with her English, she referred us to the manager, who, when checking their records found that the bill was indeed paid in full. An apology was given. Perhaps a little more care should be taken when addressing such issues (staff are young) and I would hope experience in handling guests will come with time. Overall experience was still good and I would recommend this hotel to the 30 somethings and above! As always, be very aware of your possessions especially when boarding the buses and crossing the roads, generally wherever there is a crowd, sadly this is a downside to Barcelona, the pickpockets are everywhere.(boys & girls) They will look just like you do, as if they are on holiday....don't let them ruin yours!
Fine stay in Murmuri
My husband and I stayed in Murmuri for three nights in May. It is a very modern hotel with beautifully designed and furnished rooms. The location is fine, though I feel that Passeig de Gracia is a more elegant street, where the Hotel Majestic is located. The staff were quite pleasant, though when we enquired about local restaurants and locations for the tourist bus, they were not very knowledgable and our guide book was more helpful. The hotel lobby is very small and you certainly couldn't sit and relax there. There are only three English speaking channels on the rooms' TV, all of which are news stations!
Overall our stay in Barcelnoa was very good and we enjoyed Murmuri, however we do feel we would stay elsewhere on our next visit.
My husband, teenaged daughter, and i spent 5 days at the Murmuri at the beginning of August.
I made the reservations directly with the hotel, by email. We originally had reservations at the Murmuri Residences, small apartments adjacent to the hotel which were to open in June 2008. Unfortunately, Murmuri contacted us in July to tell us that they would not be ready for our August arrival.
They were very apologetic and offered us two connecting rooms with breakfast at an attractive rate.
We LOVED this hotel - location, service, friendliness. The rooms are very contemporary with very upscale appointments. We ate in the dining room - restaurant only for our buffet breakfast, which was included. For our preferences, the breakfast was wonderful and the room quite lovely. I had seen the other comments regarding the food choices; we felt quite differently. The choices of meats, cheeses, fruits etc were varied and of high quality. The staff did everything possible to make us feel welcome.
The location was perfect - a block from Gaudi's La Pedrera, wonderful shopping and lovely outdoor cafes. Close to Las Ramblas - but far from the noise and pickpockets. The neigborhood is elegant and we felt like semi-natives! We would not hesitate to return. Thank you's Edouardo and his staff - they were terrific!
Due to hotel system problems we had to be moved to the Majestic Hotel, where Murmuri courteously covered our stay. Up to expectations and fair, considering it wasnt our mistake. Excellent service!
As for the location: perfect! Cant judge the room accommodations or food, due to not actually having stayed there. one BUT for travelers with a vehicle: THERE IS NO PARKING facility and due to a busy street the hotel is on it may be quite difficult to find a spot close by.
We've stayed 3 nights on Murmuri, coming from Madrid. The hotel is brand new (only 2 months) and that's why everything is fresh.
The room was a bit small (our bags almost didn't fit open together).
As the whole hotel, the room is well decorated and there was lots of amenities (ipod dock, nice bathroom, lcd tv, wi-fi for 15 euros/24hs).
The location is so so. It's a fancy neighborhood but kind of far from the attractions (besides La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia). There are two great options to eat only two blocks away: one Tapas bar called Cerveceria Catalana and the Michellin 3-star Lasarte. I recommend both.
The staff was very helpful, specially Sarah, who allow a late checkout.
Overall it was a great deal, because there was a promotional price for the opening with an included breakfast.
I should return in a future trip to Barcelona.
Great new hotel
Spent 2 days at the Murmuri in July. The hotel only opened in March. The interior is designed by Kelly Hoppen (British designer) and she has done a superb job. The rooms are relaxing and very comfortable. The hotel in situated in Ramblas Cataluna which is about a 10 min walk in a strainght line from the main Ramblas but is in a very good location for all attractions and near a Metro stop. We booked through hotel and got a good rate with breakfast included ( good buffet style breakfast - with eggs etc. available to order) . The restaurant serves Asian style food with a european twist . There is a small terrace on the roof with an outdoor shower !! I would definately stay at this hotel again. The staff are all very helpful and friendly .
Boutique sister hotel of the Majestic around the corner, beautifully styled by kelly hoppen. Rooms are quite small but as we were upgraded to a superior room with its own large terrace it didn't matter. Great ambient light setting. Staff were very nice and helpful except at breakfast which seemed very hit and miss... on day 1 we went to their retaurant and were only offered cold, continental breakfast. So day 2 we requested it in our room and were offered american cooked? we asked for our eggs scrambled but just a coffee and nothing else showed up? we called and within minutes a huge cold selection arrived with eggs, but no meat ! this is a quirk which i am sure will get ironed out as its quite new. The area has lots of high end shops and restaurants, the hotel restaurant is stunningly good if you like asian tappas. Biggest plus is that this is NOT at Las Ramblas! Its only a10 minute walk but the area is much calmer and less chaotic than Las Ramblas. The Murmuri attracts photographers, media and the arty crowd but is not intimidating or exclusive in that way.
Loved the Hotel
We just had a wonderful stay in this hotel for a week. We really liked the location of the hotel (near Diagonal metro station), which was very close to all the main streets but at the same time in a quite area with no noise in the evening and at night. We were extremely impressed with the hotel itself, its ambience, the rooms, and the reception staff, who were very pleasant and helpful with all our requests.
We were upgraded to a superior room, which was a very pleasant surprise, as we came for a romantic getaway. The room was very nice, with enough storage, a beautiful bathroom, and plenty of natural light. The bed was really comfortable. We also liked the sun terrace on the top floor of the hotel.
As our room rate did not include breakfast, we went to a couple of coffee shops around the corner from the hotel. There is also a nice lunch place (Salta Provenza) with healthy choices just a few minutes walk from the hotel.
The Asian restaurant inside the hotel is absolutely wonderful both in terms of the ambience and the cuisine. I would highly recommend it.
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