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Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
Ranked #105 of 132 Hotels in Marseille
Reviewed 28 May 2009

Really an awful surprise finding a very tiny room, without any view. the clim was not working and even if it was in may and not so hot outside the room temperature was very high. The bath was blocked. And people prefer to have their own talk more than giving you some advice. No need to go there. Expensive for this kind of place (even if they make price on internet!)

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank sdlny
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

Whilst the hotel is impersonal - no real reception/social area - it depends if you want somewhere to sit and relax - there is lots to offer outside the hotel so not a necessity.Its ideally located for walking to the shopping area, around the harbour and many restaurants.
The room was clean - we has a port view, these rooms come in different sizes and ours was one of the smaller ones. I had anticipated it to be slightly larger looking at the photos online.
The bathroom was ok, heated mirror but a small jacuzzi - not big enough for two!! V nice decor throughout. Could have improved with larger fluffier towels.
I tried to arrange a surprise in advance for the room - the hotel were not very helpful and slow at responding so i gave up. I found out on arrival they wanted to charge double the price for champagne than the prices of the mini bar - i though this was a bit cheeky!
If you looking for a nice clean room in a good location I would recommend, but if you want a hotel with lots of additional services such as a bar/restaurant this is not for you.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2008

The hotel was in a good location, right on the harbour front. The room was large with a luxurious bathroom.

Quite a walk from the train station, about 20 mins, although all down hill, not great when walking back up!!

As expected from a 4 star hotel in France

  • Stayed: July 2008
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Thank Scarlett-Leeds
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Reviewed 30 August 2008

We booked this hotel through Eurostar and stayed for one week. The hotel was extremely clean, the room of a reasonable size and the air-conditioning very satisfactory as the temperatures out side were in the 80/90s.
However although the desk staff were very helpful, the hotel was quite impersonal. No bar, or general seating area. One just came in through the front entrance and straight up to one's room. The room was designated "superior" because there was a view of the the Vieux Port., but in order to see out of the small window it was necessary for me (5ft 5ins) to stand on a chair to look out.
We were staggered to find that the room rate quoted on the back of the door was 395 euros per night ( we didn't pay that) but surely this was an exorbitant amount considering petit dejeuner was an extra 15 euros.
However Marseille was a fantastic place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2008

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 February 2008

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2007

Stayed: August 2007
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Additional Information about Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port

Address: 43 quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille > Opéra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Marseille
Price Range: £56 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the HEART of Marseille, on the Old Port, the Grand Tonic Hotel proposes to welcome you in 56 design rooms equipped with high-tech equipment: flat-faced screen LCD, Wi-Fi access, individual safe deposit box, mini bar, air-conditioning. In each bathroom, a whirlpool bath-tub invites you to the relaxation. In 16 of these rooms, with view, you can add the old port blue to the screen. You have also at your disposal at the Tonic Hotel 2 rooms of seminar. ... more   less 
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Tonic Hotel Marseille

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