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.
How to Get There
Very good hotel with above average rooms. Staff were very friendly and most helpful. Simple and easy check in and check out. We had an issue with the shower which was reported. Swift action was promised.Above all, the excellent location.
This hotel was lovely in every way. The view was beautiful and the room peaceful and very comfortable. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The Location is great and close by are lots of cafes and restaurants. There are lots of things to see and do within walking distance. We weren't planning to stop in Marseille but we're glad we did and we plan to return .
We stayed at this quaint but modern hotel over New Year's. I booked the Notre Dame suite which was fairly large, comfortable, really nicely furnished, spotless and had the wonderful view of the port and beyond. The great location made it easy to explore Marseille with ease.All staff were friendly and helpful which made the visit even more enjoyable.The breakfast was served in a nice room with a decent variety of food and beverages that were of a very good quality. One night we ordered room service that was a delicious meal from the hotel's restaurant Le Relais 50. This hotel may be small in size but it is big in quality and service . Would we stay here again?..certainement!
A nice welcoming hotel with wonderful staff who strive to make your stay enjoyable, situated on the quay side it gets plenty of sunshine so chose an upper floor room and pay the small extra charge for a balcony, we did in January and it was still worth it. Our room was very nice with ensuite bath and shower over which I prefer, the room and balcony have wonderful views over the port and up to La Basilica Notre Dame, you can sit and look as it changes from the sunlit daytime view to when it is beautifully lit up at night. Do make the walk up as this is a beautiful church, about 30 minutes or catch the petit train which takes you to the door. Anne-Celine at the hotel made our booking and we took advantage of paying to have the breakfast included which was great, good selection and always a welcoming smile from Sidney. The first person you are likely to meet on arrival is Eric who runs the front desk and can guide you on where to eat etc also Silva who gave us directions to a few places in the city which gave us our bearings for our 6 night stay. We will certainly come back for a second visit as although walking every day we did not find time to get to see the Calanques.
Stayed several days. We had a room on the top floor. The views were GREAT. The location is in the heart of the old port. The staff was friendly. However, if you are looking for NEW, this is not the place for you. Everything is dated. But for us, the location and views made up for this.