Hoppen and jumpin’ in exciting Eixample
Located in the upscale Eixample district on the busy promenade of Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona boutique hotel Murmuri is all understated elegance—interiors designed by British style maven Kelly Hoppen—and quiet intimacy. It hits the right notes for well-heeled locals and visitors alike. Her touch can be seen throughout, and her trademark neutral color palette perfectly complements the aquamarine sofas, stools and rococo armchairs on the rooftop, providing the air of a glamorous open-air living room.
Wow factor Peace amid the mayhem. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Spanish, with their matadors, feisty flamenco dancers and tomato-throwing festivals, love nothing more than a big, brash spectacle. Well, here they hit the mute button. Stay here if you crave quiet intimacy in the middle of it yet away from it all at the same time.
Rates €119–€450, not including breakfast (an additional €24 a person). (From about $155.)