Hotel Pullman Marseille Palm Beach
What We Love
- A luxurious, beachfront Pullman hotel with breakfast, champagne and a restaurant discountDining on Provençal wines and fresh seafood in La Reserve restaurant
- Admiring the architecture and interiors, with clean lines with a hint of nautical cool
- Soaking up the sea views straight from your room
What To Know
- The hotel has a large salt water pool with plenty of sunbeds, so you won't need to stake out a spot
- Book a sea view room for unreal sunrises and sunsets
- Free WiFi
In recent years, Marseille has been busy shedding its reputation as a rough-and-tumble port town and has emerged, butterfly-like, as a chic, cosmopolitan destination. Following its reign as last year’s European Capital of Culture, visitors have been flocking to the Rudy Riciotti-designed MuCEM, as well as the Foster + Partners pavilion, while gourmands are raving about the exciting nouveau brasseries. Luxurious hotels are also getting in on the action, and that’s where Hotel Pullman Marseille Palm Beach comes in.
This elegant four-star hotel is a bastion of the new Marseilles. Its stylishly minimal interiors pair subdued grays and blues with showroom-ready modern fixtures. Located right on the waterfront, the natural saltwater pool, the library, the bar terrace and La Reserve restaurant all make the most of the stunning sea views (as does your sumptuous room). A fitness suite, asauna, a solarium and massage facilities are also on hand to soothe you into relaxation. With digs this fabulous, you’ll definitely be saying, “Out with the old, in with the new.”
Marine-inspired décor is fitting for this seaside hotel – you’ll find plenty of cool, pale blues and deep navy hues alongside crisp white linens. Staying in a Deluxe room, you’ll enjoy a plush queen-sized bed and a view of the sparkling sea below. Your room also features an elegant bathroom with stylish counter-top basins and bathtubs.
Fresh fish and local wines steal the show at the hotel’s restaurant, La Reserve, which boasts brilliant panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Its bar, Le Soleil, is a stylish hang-out for cocktails and pressed juices, complete with an al-fresco terrace.
There’s never been a better time to visit Marseille. Fresh from a year of being Europe’s capital of culture, France’s second largest city boasts a popular new museum and a mind-blowing food scene. These fresh attractions meet with long-established favorites – the pastel-colored buildings, the charming old port, the mild climate and, of course, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
How to Get There
This was my first trip to Marseille. In general, the city is a bit hit or miss. A little rough around the edges and not the overall other-worldiness of other sea towns along the Riviera. That is, until you enter the NH Palm Beach. It is quite a distance from the city center. At first I was disappointed by the location. It is not a quick walk to the city and if it the slightest bit warm, you will be uncomfortable by the time you reach town - in spite of the walkway along the sea. After the first day, I recalibrated, and then resolved myself to staying on property and enjoying the amazing scenary from the room and from the pool. In fact, one of my favorite hotel pools in the area. In the evening we would either take a cab into the city center or walk 1/4 of a mile to one of a few restaurants closer to the hotel, which also overlooked the sea. If you haven't seen much of the French and Italian Riviera, I would probably push Marseille down on your list as other cities provide what most people imagine when they think of the Cote d'azure. However, if you are going to Marseille, and you don't insist on being in the city center, you cannot go wrong with the NH Palm Beach.
We spent 4 days at NH Marseille Palm Beach in MArseille, as a family with a baby of 7 month. Perfect location, good food. The hotel is quite central and you can walk along the coast. Perfect views. Staff was really helpful.
My daughter and I are staying here at the moment. The pool is wonderful overlooking the bay and the views.
Hotel staff very friendly and helpful.
The only thing I would say is that they do have to sort the smell from the sewers, it is not pleasant.
Hotel located in front of the water with own pool filled with sea water. From the hotel you can walk to Prado beaches as well as Plage du Prophete. We had a suite which was nice overall. Though the view is nice, the rocks just behind the protection fence in front of the room are not clean - lots of bottles and rubish over there. We understood that many people from outside come down this path from the street but still I think the hotel should manage this area in a better way. Breakfast buffet was excellent. Friendly staff.
My daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights for a short getaway.
The hotel is impressive and communal areas clean
The Superior View room on first entering was disappointing
There is very little space for clothing - 4 hangers each - no drawers and no free empty shelves
The carpet dirty
Ample room, spacious and the bed is extremely comfortable and large
The rest of the room clean
No conditioner so if you have long hair this is a problem
However pull the curtains back and the view is amazing
Appalling the worst I have ever experienced
My advice stick to breakfast which is standard with plenty of variety - although scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms etc stone cold - but you can request cooked eggs i.e. omelette.
Poolside food - fish and chips lovely, very good. Caesar Salad brown lettuce and a dire dressing to cover it.
All staff very polite, courteous and helpful
Especially Michael at breakfast and the poolside staff.
A major problem
It would seem a lot of French people are heavy, chain smokers, even heavily pregnant ladies around the pool smoke
Smoking is permitted poolside
Smoking is permitted on restaurant terraces, where tables are at touching distance
The entire meal was spent in clouds of other peoples smoke
Smoking is considered fine around babies and children
It is difficult to get away from it,but I suspect this will be the case anywhere in France unfortunately
Beautiful pool fed with seawater
Enough Beds and Parasols
Pool Towels provided
Out of the 6 days we were there 4 were spent breathing in the foul smell of sewage...such a shame but at times this was so overpowering I found myself holding my breathe
Great...built into a cliff
Short walk to the beach, restaurants, bars with atmosphere and a little fairground
Supermarket is probably 10 to 15 minute walk
The hotel does not have a cash machine
Taxi from the airport 60 euros
Taxi into Marseilles Port 20 euros