The long awaited 5 Stars hotel in Marseille exists…..finally! For the last 35 years the nearest 5 stars hotel was….in Cannes. The city of Marseille and Intercontinental took the challenge of renovating Hotel Dieu, previously the city hospital and the most wonderful old building in town. Congratulations! Hotel Dieu is now a milestone in your tour on the French Riviera…a building that you must visit together with the Mucem museum and Notre Dame de la Garde, the auspicious Marseille Basilique. It seems that Intercontinental like the challenges of old buildings with the National Bank of Sydney and the Carlton in Cannes.
As to the hotel services 2 thumbs up for the Concierge desk, young and knowledgeable about…everything!
However thumbs down for restaurants and bars services, all of them without exception, and also for the housekeeping. Service is hardly at the level of the cheapest join on the harbor. But it is France a country where people will never accept to serve others with a smile and will never care for details. As much as Air France will never be Singapore Airline or Cathay, no one in France and even less in Marseille will serve you an orange juice with a smile and some kind of gratitude for spending your money with them. This will be the real challenge of Intercontinental.
Overall, this Hotel Dieu is a success and definitely the only place where to stay in Marseille.More
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