MURANO Urban Resort
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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 …
Time to move on again. This will be the last time we have to pack up and catch the train/plane before heading home!! Can't say I am sad about that, living out of a suitcase for the past 4 weeks is starting to drive me nuts.
I had tried to book train tickets on the internet but couldn't get the transaction to go through so we decided to just go to the station and get tickets there. We were in luck as the time I had tried to book before, seats were still available. We had ...
Mostly sunny, some cloud. 24°C
Love waking to the Parisian view out our window. Even caught the end of the sunrise this morning at 7:30. The bed is very comfy with a fabulous mattress and decent pillows and comfortable aircon. Again left about 10, buying our croissants and ham and lunchtime baguettes (ham & gruyere and chicken & salad) along the way. Caught the Metro to Concorde (love their every 3 to 5 min trains!!) where we ate ...
... Phillipe; after a quick bike demo we took off from the train station, riding along the Seine. What a pleasant way to see Paris! We made our way over to the Latin Quarter, stopping at the bridge near Notre Dame where all the lovers lock locks to the bridge and throw the key into the Seine as a sign of eternal love. We then stopped in at Shakespeare and Company book store which is such a hodge podge of little rooms crammed with books and even a ...
... close. But almost 40 minutes later we arrived. An amazing place again with large masses of people.
We.are now both at least 2 to 3cm shorter now but having a great time. Off to dinner soon to sample more and hopefully different French cuisine. The menus range from 10 to 20 euros for three course meals, such is the competition from the almost uncountable restaurants. Wish we had this choice at home.
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