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
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
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.
I researched a few areas to stay in and settled on the Rambla de Catalunya area for a change. The Murmuri is a really good hotel in its class. I recommend splurging for the Superior rooms which have a view over the Rambla and some with balconies. Very large room, only thing is lighting is very weird. They have ambient type lighting for the entire room. Bar and restaurant downstairs for all those needs. And location is perfect, just a block from the Metro and surrounded by shops, bars, etc
We stayed five nights in this lovely hotel The location is in my opinion the. best in Barcelona . On the nice side of the center in de middle of the L example . Right a the door there is a metro station that is connected to every line.
Their personnel made us feel at home every day
Marketing for the Murmuri emphasizes the design and decor, and both are worthy of mention. But for me the nicest thing about this hotel is the quality of the staff. Everyone with whom I interacted was professional, friendly and helpful.
Two examples: One morning, on my way into the restaurant, I mentioned to one of the front desk representatives that a towel hook had come loose from my bathroom wall. Less than 10 minutes later, she stopped by my table to say it had been fixed. One another occasion, I asked the bartender for a bucket of ice and mentioned that my knee was acting up after a lot of walking that day. Moments later, he returned with an enormous plastic bag filled with ice, saying he thought that would be easier to use.
Besides the superb staff, this hotel offers a great location from which you can walk to many of Barcelona's key sites. There's a metro stop less than a block away, and there are numerous shops and restaurants just outside the door.
I booked a rate that included breakfast, and it was very good -- a buffet with breads, fruit, meats, juices, yogurt and coffee, and egg dishes cooked (promptly) to order. The dinner menu looked good too, though I didn't try it. The indoor bar was attractive, and you could also sit outdoors if you wished, or take your drinks up to the roof garden. The latter didn't seem to be in use during my stay, but looked like it would be fun in warmer weather.
I share the question several other reviewers have raised, which is why such a nice hotel provides in-room espresso machines but charges for the capsules. I wouldn't have used the machine regardless, preferring lattes or full-size cups of coffee in the morning. But at a time when even budget hotels provide coffee in the room, I found the capsule charge here strangely out of character with the Murmuri's otherwise gracious hospitality.
That's a very minor issue, which I mention only in agreement with others who have raised it. That small distraction didn't affect my overall conclusion that this is a lovely hotel to which I'd happily return, and which I'll enthusiastically recommend to friends and colleagues.
In Barcelona in advance of an important business trip so took full advantage of a little 'bleisure' time! Stayed at the Hotel Murmuri: what a great location - within walking distance of the iconic 'magnets such as La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo...and more. Fantastic 'tapas' restaurants in the area too. Will be back!