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“As nice as its counterpart in Paris - great location”

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Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
Ranked #101 of 131 Hotels in Marseille
Amsterdam
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“As nice as its counterpart in Paris - great location”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

I stayed at this hotel since I stayed at another hotel from the same chain in Paris a couple of days before. The hotel is conveniently located at the View Port (Old harbor) of Marseille. A metro station is just around the corner as well as the big avenue "La Canebiere". Here you can shop, have lunch, get a drink or just enjoy the city vibe.
The hotel staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean, spacious and the ones facing the Viex Port have sound-proof mirrors. I advise to pay the extra fee to get a room with a view on the old harbor.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We were looking for a hotel close to restaurants and shopping and this location on Le Vieux Port was excellent. We found a great deal online for our trip to Marseille in February. All the staff were friendly and helpful and gave us great tips for nearby restaurants. They also have a restaurant next door that is quite good. We ate there one night. The buffet breakfast is expensive and although it was great and had everything from bread and pastries to eggs and ham it was more than we wanted in the morning so we went to one of the many nearby cafes for coffee and a croissant.

The rooms were well heated with adjustable temperature controls. I would have liked more than a thin blanket and half coverlet for the bed in the winter though it would be perfect for summer. The rooms were fairly quiet with double windows but it is a busy area so some sounds did come through but not unbearably so. One complaint though is all the lighting was rather dim due to the heavy decorative shades on all the lamps. I like to read before bed and we ended up removing the shade to get enough light.

I would stay there again if I could find a room for a comparable price.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Nice location in front of vieux port (old port) of Marseille, normal room for France (but not very small) but good bathroom, quiet location (on a side street), practically no lobby at all, a PC is available free of charge for guests, avoid the breakfast (about 16 E/per person) which is served in the tiny restaurant of the hotel and is of poor quality- even the croissants are cold and stale, a second cup of coffee was extra charged.It's better to try having breakfast at one of the cafes across the street-one capucino, one fresh croissant around 6 E/per person.Location near a big parking place, the fish market,the flower market and little train station. Also near Gallery Lafayette and lots of restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Excellent location (le Vieux Port), reasonably quiet, very good service, well appointed room, modern bathroom, many good restaurants close by, ...
Don't believe the outrageous price posted at the reception desk: book through the Internet and enjoy a very comfortable stay for a very reasonable price.
The only minus point concerns the breakfast buffet, which is OK, but nothing to write home about (don't even try the scrambled eggs, though: neither look, nor feel, nor taste will remind you of the real thing).

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side street (rue Glandeves ?)
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Herefordshire
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

The Tonic (odd name!) is on the corner of the Old Port at Marseille, and extends for four floors above the McDonalds and Smoothy drinks outlets at ground level. A two minute walk behind the hotel brings you straight into the restaurant quarter with, as you would expect, specialising in the days fish catches. There is also underground parking withing a 4 minute walk as the hotel has none itself. 24 hours parking costs 10 euros - not unreasonably in the centre of such a large city. The hotel has a small ground floor reception, and the staff were helpful enough. The rooms are adequate and the bathrooms. although small, are very well equiped. Ours had two types of showers to choose from, marble surfaces, copious soaps and shampoo, and plenty of hot water. The Hotel was warm but we could not get the A/C to cool the room, and the hallways seemd to smell slighly musty - possibly because they are so airless these days. The beds have blankets / sheets and not duvets - perhaps a little old fashioned these days? The breakfast was priced at 16 euors per person, so nigh on £30 for two seemd a little expensive and we gave it a miss - there are plenty of delightful coffee shops all around the hotel to have a classic french coffee and croisant. Summing up - an inexpensive hotel right in the centre of Marseille and an ideal base from which to explore the city.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
Address: 43 quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille > Opéra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Marseille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the HEART of Marseille, on the Old Port, the Grand Tonic Hotel proposes to welcome you in 56 design rooms equipped with high-tech equipment: flat-faced screen LCD, Wi-Fi access, individual safe deposit box, mini bar, air-conditioning. In each bathroom, a whirlpool bath-tub invites you to the relaxation. In 16 of these rooms, with view, you can add the old port blue to the screen. You have also at your disposal at the Tonic Hotel 2 rooms of seminar. ... more   less 
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