Hotel La Residence du Vieux Port de Marseille
What We Love
- A room or suite at a TripAdvisor favorite with views of the historic port, including daily breakfastThe breathtaking harbor, directly in front of the hotel
- The colorful mid-century modern design
- The complimentary breakfast and option of a suite
- The sky-high ranking on TripAdvisor
What To Know
- Rooms are quiet and have blackout curtains in case the lights of the port make it hard for you to sleep
- WiFi is slow and requires constant renewal
- The hotel's breakfast has a good selection, but it's pricey if it's not included in your room rate
Evoking the vintage glamour of the 1950s, TripAdvisor favorite La Résidence du Vieux-Port is housed in a landmark building that was designed by André-Jacques Dunoyer de Segonzac in 1954. Recently revamped to offer retro-inspired style in a contemporary setting, this is a four-star hotel for design connoisseurs and travel buffs alike – spot the Kwok Hoi Chan sofas and admire a bounty of Miró-inspired paintings, while also taking in sweeping views of the harbor and the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde in the distance.
For a taste of the Mediterranean, chef Emmanuel Perrodin serves up elegant, contemporary European cuisine in Le Relais 50, whose décor offers a nod to Parisian bistros of the 1950s, with red velvet seats and a well-stocked bar. A romantic evening can be spent on the hotel’s terrace watching the twinkling lights of the harbor come alive. When you’re ready to step out, many of the city’s best shopping, dining and drinking destinations are within easy walking distance.
Rooms and suites
Recently revamped to showcase the hotel’s 1950s heritage, each of the 40 rooms benefits from fresh white walls and luxury linens, while vintage-inspired furnishings lend a pop of primary color. En-suite bathrooms feature baths and fluffy towels, and L’Occitane en Provence bath amenities offer a nice nod to the south of France. Notre-Dame suites are larger than Club rooms, offering 646 square feet, with Vieux Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde views
Inspired by 1950s Parisian bistros, Le Relais 50 serves elegant Mediterranean cuisine, under the expert attention of head chef Emmanuel Perrodin – be sure to try the traditional Marseillaise Bouillabaisse.
Marseille is France’s second largest city. The historic port serves as the city’s most famous landmark and the picturesque setting of La Résidence du Vieux-Port. The European Capital of Culture for 2013, it holds many other notable sights, including the Abbey of St. Victor and the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine church that overlooks the city. For something truly out of the ordinary, take a ferry from the Old Port to Château d’If, an island prison famously used as the setting for The Count of Monte Cristo.
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We had a room with a balcony facing the port and a view of the church on the top of the hill. It was a great view and a great location. The room itself was a little dated. The WiFi was good. The room was clean. The breakfast was fair and definitely not worth the price.
The staff was excellent. We had some issues we were dealing with and the front desk was exceptional at helping us out.
The room only had one bath towel so we had to ask for another one.
If it wasn't for the view, location and staff I would have given this hotel a three instead of a four.
Good location, but noisy and slightly run down. The air conditioner in the room did not work. The solution provided by the front desk was to bring me a fan - unacceptable given that the sliding glass door would have to be kept open. When reported, it was obvious they knew the air conditioner did not work and I was told there were no other rooms. I told the man that he would have to give me a substantial discount for me to stay in this room - 5 minutes later he called me to say that he had a room available. I don't know how he
Staying in this hotel meaning you are in walking distance to most attractions, and the hotel offers the most perfect view of the old port.
However it is quite far from St Charles station, esp if you are with big luggages , parking is available nearby with no reservation needed cost around eur 13 per day if i remember correctly.
One of the best views in Marseille. Location Is perfect near everything. Rooms are cosy with balconies and nice view to the old port. It will soon need Renovation. Friendly staff and good breakfast Is important.
Very nice hotel with excellent location. Room very nice and the balcony view over the port is lovely. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Parking garage about 5 minutes walk and hotel provides a discount. Would definitely recommend.