Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port Marseille
Nice clean room with a great view (additional fee). Everything was fine with the exception of very disinterested and unfriendly staff. (we even tried our best French - all to no avail)
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