New Hotel Vieux Port
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Historical Traveler Reviews New Hotel Vieux Port Marseille
Great! Clean, quiet and stylish
I stayed here with my husband during the first weekend of September. The room was cosy and classy, and the bathroom was quite large. We got a deal for 90€ per night, though in retrospect we should have taken the 104€ per night deal, which had breakfast included. If not included, the breakfast is 11€ per person. Though no cooked food, it does offer cold meats, cereals, fruit, etc. and was better than I'd expect for the price.
The hotel really is in the perfect location, walking distance to everything in the heart of town and it has metro and bus stops right oustide so getting anywhere else is easy.
The staff we very friendly, though perhaps best to go to the Office de Tourisme around the corner for advice on bus services to the beaches and the calanques - the hotel wasn't sure!
Excellent *** Hotel
Following a research on the tripadvisor website, we have selected the New Hotel Vieux Port in Marseilles due the very positive previous reviews concerning this hotel.
We were not disappointed. We have booked a superior room & this was an excellent choice. The location is great, it could not be more central. The interior design of the rooms & the common areas is very nice. The rooms are spacious & look brandnew. Each floor has a different design. We were staying on the top floor (5th floor, Vera Cruz design) where there are 4 rooms all equipped with an outside terrass. These superior rooms on the top floor are normally more expensive but we got an upgrade. There is parking possibilities next to the hotel in an underground car park. This is however not free of charge. I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Marseilles. Unfortunately we only stayed one night but would have liked to stay longer.
This hotel was the best thing in Marseille
I didn't much care for Marseille, but as a budget travellor that has stayed in 2/3 star hotels all around the world this was the best hotel ever! The themed floors add such a nice touch. The bathrooms felt like you were in a luxury hotel. The view depends on the room - you had to twist your head but still you COULD see the port and let's face it - there is not much apart from the port. Location was superb - metro, port, evrything at your fingertips. Not sure if I would be this excited if I didn't get it for half price but from what I paid it was tremendous. I definitely recommend.
Very good place to stay
My wife and me, together with our 1-year old stayed in the New Hotel Vieux Port for 3 nights in May.
The location is among the best in the city, very close to the port, the Canabiere boulevard and a Galleries Lafayette shopping mall (which is equipped with a large garage).
The hotel does not leave the impression of a typical downtown tourist-hotel, as rooms are amazingly decorated, very clean, well equipped and air conditioned.
Breakfast was excellent and service was very kind.
We will choose it again for our next stay in Marseille.
Excellent all round
Booked an internet special for one of their cheaper rooms for two nights including breakfast for 99 euros per night for 2 people.
The taxi driver did not understand us when we asked for this hotel and took us to the nearby Novotel. Once that mistake was taken care of he had no problems finding it. It is located on a square so you can't drive up outside it, but there is a metro station in the square, it is 50m from the port and lots of eating/drinking places are nearby. Ideal location as long as you don't bring a car!
The staff were very friendly and helpful, most spoke English but they indulged our terrible French anyway.
The room was average size, and had just been redecorated by the look of it. Each floor has a theme, which was a little kitch but gave the place a boutique feel. The bathroom was the cleanest bathroom I have seen in a hotel anywhere, I had to pinch myself to check if I was dreaming since this wasn't expected in France :). On the down side we were on the first floor with no view, but this was expected as we booked the cheapest rooms. Also the toilet was starting to come loose from the wall and made strange creaking noises when you sat on it. The rooms were only averagely well sound proofed. It was especially noticable when someone nearby flushed the toilet.
My sisters also stayed the same weekend in a better room, 4th floor with balconies (still no view). Their room was very large, large enough for 6 people to enjoy pre-dinner drinks there comfortably. Also recently decorated.
Breakfast included all the usual european stuff, cheese, bread, meat etc, but also included English style toast and bacon and eggs. The bacon and eggs were unfortunatly sitting in a warmer for a while when we got there but still tasted OK. Probably the best 3 star hotel breakfast I have had in mainland Europe.
Overall I have no problems in recommending this hotel for this price bracket.
Just stayed at this hotel last week. What a great location! Steps to the main drag, shopping, metro, old port, and a plethora of restaurants! Had a bit of difficulty finding it as it's on a street that's only 1/2 block long - but look for the church, it's right behind it. Don't be fooled by the tiny reception area. Rooms have been recently decorated according to themes. We booked two rooms - one was decorated in the warm colors of Provence and the other was in an Asian theme. Both were spacious, comfortable, and had sparkling clean bathrooms. Very friendly staff.
Great Atmosphere and Location
It may be a little hard to find, but the taxi driver didn't have much problem. The service was excellent! My room was amazingly larger than I expected. Each floor has it's own atmosphere. The second floor has a Moroccan flavor and I was quite comfortable. Just steps away from the port this was an ideal location and great value for the money. Next time I'm in Marseille I'm definitely staying here.
Great Location - once you've found it...
Great price, location just a few steps from the waterfront. Room large, comfortable and v. attractively decorated.
Downside was that hotel is difficult to find (we had to drive around block 3 times to figure out how to get to the hotel) and only parking is in nearby parking garage (something their website did not mention...). Oh, and skip the breakfast - a complete waste of money!
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