What We Love
- The low-key glamour of Kelly Hoppen’s stylish interiors
- You’re in the midst of fashion stores galore along Paseo de Gracia
- The soundproofed double-glazed windows keep out the city's notoriously loud street life
- Asian-inspired dinners at Thai chef Ian Chalermkittichai’s Restaurante Murmuri are faultless
- Rooms have Molton Brown goodies in the bathroom as well as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $1.50 (€1.25) per person (aged 16 and over), per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- You get free access to the pool and spa at sister hotel the Majestic — but it’s a six minute walk away
- About half of the rooms have balconies, but everyone can use the lounger-strewn sundeck
- Standard rooms are on the small side
- You’re within easy reach of the Diagonal Metro station
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Hotel Murmuri is in the heart of Barcelona, walking distance from Fundacio Sunol and Casa Mila. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
Make yourself at home in one of the 58 guestrooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available for a surcharge.
How to Get There
We were very pleased with this upscale hotel. It is conveniently located in a prime area of town next to plenty of great shops, restaurants, & attractions, & far away from the areas where throngs of noisy tourists congregate. While our superior room was smallish, it was well appointed, & the bathroom was surprisingly large. We had breakfast at the hotel twice. It’s basically an extensive continental buffet, but with the addition of sausage, bacon, & hard-boiled eggs. In addition, for no extra charge, you can order scrambled eggs or a small omelet with a choice of ingredients.
We spent 3 nights in the hotel and we were very happy with the stay. The staff is very friendly and always smiling! Modern and clean hotel with large rooms and bathroom. We didnt eat breakfast at the hotel so we can not say anything about the food. We will come back!
What makes Barcelona special? The weather - the sun is warm, not hot, and has a lovely golden glow. The people - genuinely nice, kind, friendly, accepting of English speakers and broken spanish, as there are many who don't speak English - not at all snooty or uppity as compared to other European countries. The architecture - drop dead beautiful, extremely well maintained, to the highest standards of beauty even in modern uptakes (the Monastery at Montserrat, for example). The food - oh my god - the tapas - what we get in North America for tapas you will not be able to eat again - the anchovies that I could not get enough of, the small fish fried or marinated, the squid and the octopus, the giant prawns, and the amazingly tasty iberian pork. Everything from the time I arrived at the hotel Murmuri and stepped into the expansive balcony at the apartments Mercador, was magical. The apartment I was lucky enough to get (Apt. 30) was amazing, large by European standards, a fully equipped kitchen, and an amazingly long balcony! (It would have fitted twenty people - wish I knew that many and could throw a party :) ) It overlooked a gorgeous apartment building and I enjoyed many nights of sipping wine, smoking Cubans, and watching the surroundings at sunset and in the moonlight. The street it was on, though next to many busy streets and with easy access to all tourist sights, was quiet, and lined with orange trees, in full bloom in March! There is an excellent cafe named Sandwichez around the corner (take a right from the apt and then left), with friendly staff who I made friends with, or around the other corner, a bakery, with fresh bread and baked goods. Rumbla Catalunya is also around the corner, right then right again. It is one of the most prominent thoroughfares. What was wonderfully different was that their thoroughfares or main roads if you will, have an expansive "sidewalk" in the middle! Wide enough to have tent cafes! This was one of the highlights of Barcelona - to be able to sit out in these tent cafes, sip wine, and taste the wonderful tapas. I highly recommend you do this and not go to a fancy, upscale restaurant. We did this and spend 300 euros at one meal (CAD $600) for just having fancy silverware that I was not even able to use and could not properly savor the meal as a result :( In one week, we did so much. We say Gaudi's unique architectural style in Casa Batllo and the Sagrada Familia, both must sees. We saw the beautiful Cathedral Barcelona, then walked around the Gothic quarter with its ancient buildings and narrow streets, and ate tapas (again) behind the cathedral while live spanish guitar played in the square! We went to the colorful Market Boqueria, which by the way has the best tapas in the bar right inside the gate, bought the freshest seafood (huge prawns, squid, fish), and simply sauteed it in olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon, (habaneros as well :) ) and some herbs - it was the best meal we have had in a long, long time! We took a train to the serene, scenic mountains of Monsserrat and experienced the modern yet keeping the historic traditions, architecture of the Monastery (another must see). We rented a car (with the hotel staff's help) and drove down to the unbelievable beautiful Costa Brava region, specifically Cadaques, and saw Dali's house where he lived for forty years! And came to know about his wife and muse, Gala). And we say live flamenco at a traditional tablao, Cordobes, also arranged by the hotel staff, specifically Yovana, who we called almost every day for advice. Also Roberto, who helped arrange the car, deserves a shout out, and another young man who is on the night shift, and another young man and young lady on the morning shift, whose names I unfortunately did not find out. All in all, I cannot explain in words how wonderful Barcelona and its surrounding areas is, and how amazing your experience would be if you chose to stay at Apt. 30 or a similar large, high up, apt. with a balcony. I actually cried when I left, and have been miserable since. Toronto seems dull and depressing in comparison, or any North American city. I cannot wait to go back, and highly recommend to my readers a at-least week long vacation to Barcelona as soon as possible!
Great location Good rooms but mean management . You are welcomed to a room which has no water (tap water not drinkable) and u must pay for expensive small bottles. Great coffee machine but u must pay for capsules. Pay pay as u breath. I will not stay there again .
Tiny rooms but nicely appointed and comfy. Very central so easy to get everywhere. It’s priced a bit high for what you get, however the location makes up for that. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.