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When looking for reasons to visit Marseille, France’s oldest city has no shortage of answers. From Notre Dame de la Garde to the old port, this Mediterranean city is filled with history and culture, perfect for exploring. With so much to discover, you’re going to need a superb starting point for your sightseeing adventures – here are some of the best hotels for your next stay in the beautiful city of Marseille.
A modern hotel in a classic setting, the Alex Hotel is one of our favourite spots in central Marseille. Providing a sanctuary during your time in the city, each of Alex Hotel’s spacious rooms include a number of thoughtful features – soundproofing from the busy streets below; flatscreen HD TVs with a satellite connection; blackout curtains – giving guests a truly restful night’s sleep. Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast buffet.
Created within a collection of former townhouses, the Maison Montgrand Vieux Port is a boutique hotel in the heart of Marseille, and a perfect choice for romantic breaks or longer stays away. Made up of five separate but closely spaced buildings that date back to the 18th century, this hotel is a special blending of its historical setting and modern amenities. The recently refurbished guests rooms are perfectly sized and include everything you’d need for a weekend away. It’s the hotel’s apartments that are the true highlight, however. Furnished with original artwork from the local Michel Jouenne museum and decorated with the colours of the local area, they give guests a true home-away-from-home experience.
This cute and cosy, privately run guest house next to the Old Port district of Marseille personifies the old saying “quality over quantity”. Each of the five individually designed rooms include local furniture dating back to the 1930s, giving guests a taste of the city’s style, while still offering a comfortable and relaxing stay. The personable staff have a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area and are more than happy to help with your visit to some of the city’s nearby highlights including Abbaye Saint-Victor and Le Parnier.
This hotel is startlingly different from the previous one on this list; it aims for an elegant and sophisticated approach, with a typical Mediterranean villa feel, bright rooms decorated in neutral tones, and a great location. The hotel’s highlight however, is its three-starred Michelin restaurant, which is of course famous in the entire city for its excellent food and superb quality. It is the only eatery in the city with three stars, so it is the most distinguished establishment visitors can go to in Marseille if looking for an unforgettable sensory experience.