MURANO Urban Resort
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... bag,etc with me when we left, so I didn't have to go back up, but Kevin did. So finally into the bus to take us to the Seine River cruise, which we were surprised to discover starts right beside the Eiffel Tower. We cruised up under numerous bridges and past the Louvre, which just goes on forever! It's so big that if you looked at each work of art for 30 seconds, it would take you 3 months to see them ...
... surprise surprise: he was there celebrating his birthday! Other than looking a bit frumpy in front of his chic friends, it was nice to see him again and I promised him that I would give him Jon's information for next time he's in Montreal (a city he apparently loves).
Before I head onto my flight for Seville I must find a Eclaire. Problem being that it's Paris on a Sunday and no Patisseries are open. Wish me luck!
... of minor hiccups we made it to Montparnasse and once there, through the maze of underground passages to find the correct platform! We bought the requisite ticket and waited at a little café for Aurelie to arrive.
Fortunately, all went smoothly and we were soon on our way. We picked up the kids who didn’t take very long to thaw out and remember us – especially GG who seems to be able to make an alarming range of sounds ...
Well I made it to Paris. Flew with Ryanair...and anybody who hasn't flown Ryanair I strongly advise you not to. While they always offer the cheapest airfare flying around Europe they make up for by charging for luggage and nearly everything else on the plane. The coach in Ireland told me before he dropped me off that at one point Ryanair was considering charging € for using the bathroom on the plane. Said that if no one of going to use the ...
... it was already paid for we didn't mind using it to get into the Louvre and only staying an hour and a half. Normally if we had paid the full Louvre ticket price, we would feel obligated to stay and "get our money's worth." But we already got our moneys worth through getting into all the other sites we had seen and getting into shorter lines because of the pass, so it was fine for us to just pick the top 10 things we wanted to see, and just see those.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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