I'm planning a trip to the south of France this summer and i will stay in Marseille for 4-5 nights. I have narrowed down my list of potential hotel to 2-3 (Adagio Vieux Port, NewHotel Vieux port and Suite Affaires) The first 2 have great reviews here and price are pretty close so location is what makes me hesitate.
I will arrive by train through St-Charles Station. Both seems to be between 10-15 minutes walk from the station. The questions i have would be:
- Is walking to those hotels with luggage easy or cumbersome enough to be needing a cab (hill, narrow sidewalks, too many people to go through)
- The adagio would be my first choice for the kitchenette but what about this area? Is it nice enough? Are there shops/grocery store close?
- What about evening around the Adagio? Is there a lot of things open like restaurants and bars or everything is close and shabby? I'm not asking about that whole ''safety in marseille issue"" but rather if i want to get out at 10pm for a drink or a quick snack, is there places open or do i have to have to walk 15 minutes on barely lite streets to find a place (happened to me in Paris once...kinda annoying...