Nice atmosphere in hotel, in walking distance to airport (took our chances on main road as the hotel was visible but there is a path across the car park). Food in restaurant excellent, had a "starter" buffet for 20 Euros which was more than generous as a main meal. Pleasant walking / jogging route around small nature reserve on doorstep of hotel.
I had a great experience at this hotel. It is in a perfect location, and the staff is very accommodating and willing to give directions or suggestions. I had a great experience here and definitely recommend it
"Great location; near Vieux Port , Gare St Charles"
We only had a weekend to see Marseille, but the location was walking distance from the Vieux Port,
the Muceum, the shops , the quartier Le Panier, it was very convenient. The Hotel has a small restaurant bar
the food is very nice , the employees at the reception desk: Laura, Sebastien, Frankie were extremely helpful
so was Ali the security person for the evening , he will direct you exactly were you want to go.
We stayed for 7 nights at Novotel Vieux Port. We travelled with our young daughter and next time, we will get the bus from the Metro station as it is a stiff uphill walk in 30C heat for a 7 year old! The hotel adjoins the Sofitel and appears to share its pool with the Sofitel. Turning left out of the hotel, you walk alongside a fairly busy main road and cross a busy junction before getting to the old harbour. Turn right and you can walk to the nearby Catalans Beach. This area has lots of local shops and a couple of supermarkets where you can stock up on wine, water and snacks.
We only had dinner in the hotel once but the breakfast buffet was unlimited and you can certainly fill up before you start your day!
For what we paid, this hotel represents good value and is in a good location from which to explore Marseille. There is a bus stop across the road which has frequent services into the city centre, Vieux Port metro station and the Gare St Charles train station. Public transport here was affordable and frequent.
It was a great hotel. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was very nice. Rooms are clean. BUT... When I have a do not disturb sign on my door, then DO NOT disturbed. Out of the 3 days I was there, two of those days the cleaning staff came into my room completely ignoring the sign. I even told the front desk after the first time, but it happened again. Please train your cleaning crew to respect the sign. If it says do not enter, then do not enter.
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