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
This place gets all the stars. I stayed here for a week for a business meeting. The location is central to landmarks, restaurants, shopping, public transportation, and the water with beautiful views of the basilica. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant on the ground floor is really excellent with beautiful and creative dishes (not cheap, but worth it). The rooms are spacious and our balcony looks onto the water. The WiFi is excellent. There were two sinks in the bathroom with enough counter space to spread out our stuff. There was a separate shower and bathtub and the toilet has its own little room. I would definitely stay here again.
We had a lovely stay here. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the view from our room across the Vieux Port was magnificent. Also a wonderful breakfast on the balcony overlooking the marina in the sunshine !
And the hotel restaurant is excellent - don’t miss it.
This is a delightful hotel with stunning views over the old port and Norte Dame de la Garde on the hill opposite. The interior is stylish and modern, and characteristically French in atmosphere. Rooms are clean and comfortable and come with an outdoor terrace. The best part, though, is the breakfasts. A wide range of bread, pastries, charcuterie, cheeses,and freshly squeezed juices. Simply delicious!,
The location was also excellent - right on the harbor, with an excellent selection of restaurants in easy walking distance.Staff was always friendly and helpful and the AM breakfast buffet was a great way to start the day!
This place was absolutely amazing. We stayed in the port view suite and it was SO spacious. The staff was so kind and accommodating! The port area is definitely the best place to stay. I cannot recommend this hotel enough!