Need to know
53, including two suites. There are five more apartment suites in an adjoining building, which are fully serviced by the hotel.
Midday, though this is flexible on request. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $186.72 (€167), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.21 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast (an additional €16 each).
Guests are free to use the pool and gym at Murmuri’s sister property, the Hotel Majestic, just a five-minute walk away. Use of the pool and gym is free, but there is a small charge for using the spa.
At the hotel
Library, terrace solarium, meeting room, free WiFi, laundry service. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, air-conditioning and minibar.
Our favourite rooms
We love the Deluxe Suite, unusually located on a lower floor, which comes with a huge egg-shaped bath and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the bustling Rambla de Catalunya. Leaning out over its ornate iron railings and observing the beautiful people just below makes you feel like a rather privileged local. We also like the slightly more humble Privilege Rooms, which have the added bonus of their own private terrace.
There is no swimming pool at Murmuri.
In summer, sunglasses (designer, of course) are an absolute must to shade your eyes from the glaring Spanish sun – there are so many windows in the hotel that you’ll end up wearing them indoors as well as out.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts to each floor. There are three disabled-access bedrooms with widened doorways and adapted showers.
Kids are welcome at the hotel. Free cots are provided, and extra beds are free for under-12s. Babysitting with a local nanny is also provided – costs vary. There’s no children’s menu in the restaurant, though.