|Reservation Information For The Murmuri Hotel|
Murmuri is a boutique hotel in a very central Barcelona location. Situated on the leafy Rambla de Catalunya, it is a mere hop and a skip away from Passeig de Gràcia - Barcelona's shopping haven and Plaza Cataulunya - the central point for many tourist activities in the city. The hotel's exterior is classic - an old and ornate building, in keeping with its affluent surroundings. A surprisingly minimalist thick black door gives an initial clue as to the hotel's interior.
The hotel lobby area comprises a lusciously thick maroon carpet leading to a slick black front desk. A door to the left leads to the hotel's restaurant and a door to the right leads to its bar - these add an appropriate level of bustle to the serene lobby area. Marbled grey floors, a transparent vase filled with floating rose petals and a spiral staircase with an ornate wrought iron banister all serve to add a touch of romance to the modernist surroundings.
Despite the hotel's luxurious furnishings and superior four-star rating, customers will need to make the journey to a sister hotel for amenities such as a pool, gym and spa. This may be an inconvenience, however, the sister hotel is Hotel Majestic - one of Barcelona's most renowned five star hotels, so it may well be worth the extra effort.
The hotel does not have its own pool, fitness centre or spa. However, customers of the hotel are provided with passes to the facilities at Murmuri's sister hotel - Hotel Majestic. Hotel Majestic is situated on Passeig de Gràcia, a ten-minute walk from the hotel. It offers a rooftop pool with solarium, as well as a fitness centre and spa.
|Murmuri Hotel Bar & Restaurant|
The hotel restaurant is Asiatic Murmuri restaurant. It offers two different buffet breakfasts - continental (€16.00) and American (€22.00). These are served from 07:00 - 11:00. Lunch is served from 13:30 - 16:00 and has a set menu ('Menu del Dia') which is available for €16.00, consisting of 3 courses plus a drink. Dinner is served on Sundays and Mondays 20:30 - 23:00 and Tuesdays - Saturdays 20:30 - 00:00 midnight. The lunch and dinner menus are a fusion of Vietnamese and Thai.
The hotel bar is Marfil by Murmuri. It serves snack foods such as sushi (from €5.00 per dish) and sandwiches (starting at €10.00).
Room service is available from 07:00 - 00:00 midnight.
Check-in time is at 12:00 noon and check-out time is at 12:00 noon. Rooms are available for day use (short stay) at 80% of the full price.
There is one small room that is available in the hotel for meetings. It has a capacity of 18 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. It is charged at a rate of €15.00 per 24 hours.
There are three rooms in the hotel that are suitable for disabled people. They have widened doors and special showers.
There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 53 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. All of the rooms are doubles. Four of these rooms are large enough to fit an extra bed. This will involve a surcharge of €30.00. There are also cots available to place in the rooms. These are available free of charge.
Room area categorised as: Classic (the standard room), Superior (with a balcony and street views), Privilege (with a terrace - either covered or open), Junior Suite (a larger space) and Suite (60 metres squared). Those wishing for the quieter rooms should request one at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms contain air-conditioning, flat television, radio alarm system, iPod dock, a safe and a mini-bar.
Smoking is permitted in the rooms on the first and second floors of the hotel. It is also permitted in the restaurant and bar. The rest of the hotel is no smoking.
Hotel Murmuri is located very centrally for those who wish to be at the heart of Barcelona's cosmopolitan lifestyle. It is based on Rambla de Catalunya - a pleasant street with a pedestrianised strip running up its centre. It is tree-lined, with many cafés, terraces, shops and restaurants. Just up the street from the hotel it is possible to find the world-renowned chocolatiers - Godiva.
A ten-minute walk down Rambla de Catalunya will bring you to Plaza Catalunya. This is one of Barcelona's largest squares. It is a busy central hub that sits at the top of the Ramblas. It has a large marble-floored square at its centre where it is possible to feed the birds and people-watch. The Ramblas is an area where it will be possible to find most necessary amenities - it provides internet cafés, banks, bureaus de change, pharmacies and supermarkets.
Those who plan on doing some serious shopping whilst they are in Barcelona will be pleased to find that Passeig de Gràcia is a two-minute walk from the hotel. This street is the home of most of the major designer flagship stores in Barcelona, including Zara, Burberry, Gucci and Prada. The street is also the home of two Gaudí buildings - Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. La Pedrera was built with a sea theme and includes a staircase that has the appearance of the inside of a seashell and an undulating roof that is open to the public, offering views of the city.
If you don't speak Spanish and you are unfamiliar with Barcelona booking a private airport transfer is a good option to consider. Once booked, you will have someone waiting to meet you at Barcelona airport to take you to your hotel. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. You need to book this service online before you leave by following the links below.
You can reserve a shared minibus transfer from Barcelona Airport to your hotel or vice versa. Note that this service is not a private service for you own group but the minibus will be shared with other passengers.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 depending on traffic and luggage.
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.80 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €3.80. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively you can catch the metro from Passeig de Gràcia to Diagonal on the Green Line, from here the hotel is a 2 minute walk.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus ' to Plaza Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From here, take the Green Line on the metro to Diagonal, the hotel is 2 minutes walk from the metro station. Alternatively, the journey will take 5 minutes in a taxi from Plaza Catalunya and will cost about €5.00 - €8.00.
Murmuri Hotel offers a stylish space at the very heart of glamorous and affluent Barcelona. Those hoping for major amenities may be inconvenienced by the lack of facilities on the premises. However, those who enjoy hotels with a focus on design will be wowed by the lavish interior and attention to detail in the furnishings.
Murmuri Hotel - 4 Star
Rambla de Catalunya, 104
08008 Barcelona, España
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) or (Blue Line, L5)