We stayed at Hotel Murmann early in the season (it had opened the day before). Yet we were charged high, high season prices (US$400 a night). For this we had a basic room (albeit with a peek-a-boo view of the ocean) and a tiny bathroom. The water in the shower was cold. It was very noisy - in the halls as well as the suite above us. The much-vaunted terrace wasn't available for use. Breakfast was supposedly included but they ran out of food (and belatedly restocked a few items). Total rip off.
Compare this to our previous night at Villa Ducale in Taormina where, for the same price, we had a luxuious villa and superb service.
The location of Hotel Murmann is not convenient, being nowhere near either the port (a 20-minute walk) nor Maratea proper (likely a 45-minute walk). The hotel does not have a restaurant of its own and it turned out that only one restaurant was open in Maratea when we were there (April 5th); it was at the port. Thankfully we had a great time there - but no thanks to the hotel. The hotel staff offered no assistance in either finding or getting to the restaurant (we preferred not to drive as we wanted a glass or two of wine); compare this to the restaurant owner who, when he learned where we were staying, gave us a ride back to the hotel after dinner!
The staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. After a relatively warm welcome with the offer of a drink from the bar (for which we were charged), we were treated as an inconvenience. Could hardly wait to get away from there and on to our next (much better) stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the heart of Fiumicello, few steps away from the beach. Thanks to its peculiar location, guests will enjoy a marvelous panoramic sight of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and of the Coast. Completely renovated in 2009 the Hotel offers a relaxing and intimate atmosphere guaranteeing to all the Guests a pleasant stay. The spectacular setting and a selected and highly professional staff will welcome guests and make their stay memorable. The Hotel: The Hotel offers to its guests a Modern Pool, with Solarium and Relax area in the Garden, where guests can sip a chilly cocktail prepared by our talented bartenders. Hotel services: Small pets allowed with extra charge Internet - Point Wi-Fi Area Panoramic Terrace Lounge Bar 24h Pool and Solarium Relax Area Parking spaces Secretarial Service Luggage Storage Free newspapers Affiliated Restaurant Excursions. Accommodations: Our 39 comfortable and spacious rooms (Standard, Superior and Deluxe) with a gorgeous view over the Tyrrenhian sea and The Statue of Christ the Redeemer are equipped to the highest standards including balcony, private bathrooms, air conditioning and heating adjustable from the room, telephone, LCD TV, minibar, hairdryer and a complete courtesy set. We have four restaurants partners and one beach also. ... more less
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