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We have just returned from our two week trip to Europe, and we were in Paris from Tuesday May 9th through Saturday May 13th. If you are interested at all in my other trip reports, please check out the Venice and London forums. We arrived from London to la gare du Nord via Eurostar, which is really a very civilized way to travel. At the train …
... of traffic on foot. From here walked back down to Eiffel Tower. Stomachs were grumbling, so grabbed a bite to eat next to the river, under the Eiffel Tower - €24 for a couple of hotdogs and some chips!! ha. Saw 3 guys in army cammos with machine guns! From here we visited Eiffel Tower - planned to go right up, but big line ups and huge delays and were on a schedule, so decided on walking up steps to 2nd floor... apparently it's minimum €15 to pay with ...
the Church of St Mary of Magdalen which we found out about on a poster
plastered on the back of a bus shelter. The concert Vivaldi’s 4 Season’s and
was performed by 4 female violinist’s and Frederic Moreau who was an extremely
talented and apparently famous violinist. The concert was magical!
We woke early on Tuesday and ran to the Effiel Tower to ensure that we
avoided the lengthy tourist cue ...
... bike check we wandered up to National, a large square and lunched in a street-side cafe. Picked up a couple of kilo's of dried fruit (a long story) that was very tasty, then onto the local train and into Paris and the Louvre. Wandered around the outside of the building a little, then through the gardens, caught a bit of an air show, wandered around ...
... the deluxe room was hot and stuffy, and extremely small. We slept in small bunk beds for little people and Mike didn't sleep all night. It was also very noisy. No wonder we didn't have trouble booking it. Nobody wants to do it. Oh well, it was an adventure, and now we can say we can check it off our bucket list. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews MURANO Urban Resort Paris
Best Paris hotel yet
We have stayed all over Paris while we buy and renovate a flat here and this has to be the nicest place we have stayed.
It is funkily cool but not so hip that it hurts. The bedrooms are really comfortable and the quirky touches like the lighting and biometric doors add modern character rather than detract.
Food and bar were good and we had attentive service throughout our stay.
Murano Urban Resort is in a great location and were we not creating a home here we would certainly come back.
We arrived on May Day just as the parade was assembling..so our taxi driver set us down at Republique station and sent us on our way..needless to say we took a few wrong turns.. but as we were crossing the road to the Murano the welcoming staff met us for the last few steps and took care of our bags.. and the service continued they had a great brunch that day which we enjoyed..the rooms are great good size view on to the street (I love city traffic noise) the bed was a little uncomfortable where it joined in the middle and the shower is hand held ok if you love baths as I do...the best is you don't need your key as they use biometric technology for the door lock and you open your door with your finger.. the lounge is beautiful with its signature fireplace..if you ask for anything the staff take you to the location they don't tell you where it is.. great recommendations for restaurants...oh and the welcome candies are too die for..free internet..breakfast simple but good...service in the lounge a little slow.. I would love to stay there again
Can't fault it
We could not fault ANY part of our stay this weekend. Exceptionally warm welcome, a beautifully designed room, a delicious lunch in the restaurant, a great bar with gorgeous drinks, snacks and diverting decor, great breakfast in bed, quirky and fun design done well and really thoughtful and kind service. I am so pleased that I was not put off by the "so hip that it hurts" reviews on other sites. It is hip but we felt happy and totally comfortable. I am so pleased I spent the money. Weekends in Paris are great but this one was memorable because we loved the hotel! The small, enthusiastic "start up" team deserve to do well if they treat all their guests as well as they treated us.
Expectations are often a disadvantage. Style page chic and desirability can give the impression of contrived sterility and self concious indulgence. Effortlessly cool, charmingly intimate and a surprisingly homely feeling.
I went to Murano Hotel Bar with a friend.
First off, I'll acknowledge that this kind of hotel may not be everyone's "cup of tea" - but I absolutely adored it.
Had to write a quick line to say I went to the bar of this hotel on Saturday night. The staff, apart from one of the female waitresses who was lovely, were incredibly rude and incredibly unhelpful. The worst excesses of Parisian snobbishness. I have lived in Paris for a number of years and went in with an English friend for a drink. The bill, when it arrived, was £60 for two drinks as they had charged me for vintage armagnac rather than house, clearly thinking I was a tourist and would be too embarrassed to question it. After speaking to the Manager and expressing my disgust in French, the situation was then resolved. Wholly disappointing night. Only for people who like gawping at each other and paying way over the odds for drinks in an overcrowded and overhyped bar.
Stayed here Sept 2005. Quite a buzzy hotel and uber cool. It has a romantic/cool looking restaurant which was quite full on a tuesday night as well as a definitely buzzy bar which makes fabulous drinks. I had a room overlooking the central courtyard. Very quiet wiith good blackout blinds available if you like that kind of thing. The minibar is outsize and overstocked and the room has great a/c. The cool thing about the room is opening it which is done with your index finger. Yes, the doorlock has a fingerprint reader - so don't scratch your finger while staying! Two downsides - and I think BIG - which is why I will not stay again, is that the lighting system in the room is not perfect. First, it is really impossible to get a decent dim set light, although seven preset colour lighting styles are available at the touch of a button. And second, there is only a hand shower in the admittedly small but luxuriously equipped bathroom. This makes showering next to impossible without producing a New Orleans effect. Friendly staff. Clean.
For drinks - excellent
The above person knows nothing about Paris! I have lived here for 12 years and believe me, this place (at least for drinks) is very great. The waiters were adorable (rarissime!) and the decor was totally unique for Paris (Parisians are nortoriously lazy interior decorators). Will go for brunch on Sunday and report back.
Overrated I was unimpressed
After a short rest, we all headed back out to the Marais for a little walking tour, before we had drinks at the very overrated Murano Urban Resort. The New York Times made this new "hotel" sound like the hottest thing in town, but I was unimpressed