I stayed here because the cost was much lower than the hotels at the port (which is where I stayed last time I visited Marseille). We paid 125 euro per night as compared to over 200 euro for the hotels I found at the port. We spent the two weekend days at calanques, so this area worked out well for us. We took a taxi one night to the port area and only took about 10 min (18 euro).
The hotel is very nice, clean and modern looking. We loved the room and the bed was very comfortable. No complaints at all.
The night we arrived (about 9:30 pm) we wanted to walk somewhere to get something to eat because we had just drove in and wanted to stay near the hotel. We walked into the bar area and asked the bartender if there was somewhere to eat in walking distance. He confronted two other workers and they all said "no, the only place in the area was the hotel". The bar area and the restaurant were completely empty so we decided to walk down to the beach (less than 5 min walk), we were very surprised to find many great restaurants and bars. We had no idea why they kept this from us, but we had a great meal in a nice Italian restaurant.
The second night we stopped in the bar for a nightcap. The bar is nice looking but had a funny smell. The cost of drinks is ridiculously expensive and I agree with other reviewers about the staff there. They acted like they didn't want us there. This was not the case with the front desk staff. They were very friendly and helpful.
The last issues I have is they charge you to park in their own parking lot -12 euro per night. and breakfast is 21 euro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located next to the Borély park, facing the sea and the islands of Frioul, the 4- star Golden Tulip Villa Massalia hotel with its 140 rooms, invites you to a comfortable and relaxing stay, close to beaches and calanques, it offers unique spaces for vacations, seminars and events. 1000 m² of space, our 8 rooms can host your events from 10 to 500 people. The majority of the rooms enjoy natural daylight. Chef Cyrille Repetto offers a Mediterranean cuisine, inventive with regional flavors and traditions. Our restaurant is listed in the 2016 Top 20 Best Marseille and Aix-en-Provence restaurants. On sunny day, the terrace restaurant welcomes you to its green. For your well-being the hotel has a fitness area, a spa with outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. Location : • At 5 minutes walk from Borely Park and Beaches • A 5-10 minutes drive from the Stade Vélodrome • At 15 minutes from the Saint-Charles Station and the Vieux Port • At 35 minutes from Marseille Provence Airport International ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Massalia Hotel Marseille
- Massalia Hotel Marseille