Should I preface this review by saying I am not 25 years old? The hotel was fine and while the hotel didn't let us down, Marseille was certainly not for us.
The staff at the hotel were quite helpful and accommodating. No wifi in the room, but only in reception. Given the funky feel, you would have thought wifi would have been available in the rooms. Wifi is definitely a fit with funky, hip, young - I am sure you get the picture.
On the good side is very secure parking, a mini kitchen and breakfasts available early- great if you are rushing to the airport for an early flight.
On the negative side, even though we booked this hotel to be close to the airport, we had to drive through Marseille early peak hour traffic to get through the city to the airport. The ads say its 25 minutes away, possibly one could make it in 25 minutes at 2 am, not actually when you would most likely be taking a flight.
We spoke to reception more than once to ask about local food and we were always pointed to the Old Quarter of Marseille. That meant a cab or driving. Beware driving, parking stations were closed on Sundays and other parking looked impossible.
If you have a reason to be in this part of Marseille, then it's a great hotel but not if you like to wander around and visit lovely cafes and see old buildings. It is a particularly great area if you are an aficionado of graffiti.
Once you are inside the hotel, it's lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its uniquely contemporary and refined design by Didier Gomez, the vocation of this hotel residence is to be comfortable, practical and pleasant to live in. Within easy reach of the Dôme, the Parc Chânot and the Vélodrome stadium and the town's main centres of interest. (direct access by underground to "Le Vieux Port). 24/7 welcome with reception and concierge services Private parking 92 studios from 20 to 31 sq.m. ... more less
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