Murmuri Barcelona

Rambla de Catalunya 104, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08008, Spain

British designer Kelly Hoppen took this 19th-century townhouse on La Rambla de Catalunya and transformed it in 2008 into a chic, intimate, urban retreat. Room decor is done in velvety brown, beige, and black, with big mirrors, dramatic bed lighting, and arresting photography. Bathrooms have both cascade and standard showerheads, towel warmers, and full amenities (robes and slippers, on request, are complimentary for standard doubles). Superior doubles, with king-size beds, look out on La Rambla de Catalunya; Privilege doubles–-worth the splurge–-have private terraces. The cozy little bar on the ground floor, with sink-in sofas and armchairs, is a perfect place to unwind at the end of the day. The Murmuri's five apartments, in a separate building around the corner on Passeig de la Concepción, are truly huge, with fully equipped kitchens, en suite master bedrooms, and private terraces: they're perfect for families.


  • warm, professional service
  • strategic Eixample location
  • child-friendly
  • excellent value


  • no pool, gym, or spa (though guest privileges at the nearby affiliated Majestic hotel)
  • no pets
  • Design doubles a bit small


Phones: 93-550–0600


54 rooms, 2 suites, 5 apartments
Rate Includes: No meals