Perched on the rocks of Malmousque cove, this impressive white villa is paradise found on the southern edge of the city. A favorite hideaway for the world's rich and famous, its simply yet exquisitely decorated rooms look out over the Mediterranean and its glorious sunsets. As an alternative to Petit Nice Passédat's seawater swimming pool, a short walk through the hotel's pretty gardens leading down to the seashore takes you to the public beach situated just below the hotel. Renowned for its finely prepared cuisine and creative menu, the hotel's prestigious restaurant provides the perfect setting for that special lunch or dinner date.
Popular with business travelers, this modern, five-star hotel is the last word in comfort. Tastefully decorated in typical Provençal style with brightly colored fabrics and furniture in light-colored wood, some rooms also have their own private terrace. A shady garden provides a welcome oasis of peace away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Graced with huge bay windows, the hotel restaurant offers diners the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy these fabulous views. Les Trois Forts, the in-house restaurant dishes out delectable gourmet fare.
Right next to the Palais du Pharo, Novotel Vieux-Port is perfectly placed to enjoy an excellent view of the old port area. Served by the main roads of the city, the hotel provides an ideal stopover on business trips. The comfortable rooms, warm hospitality and impeccable service at the restaurant-grill make this small chain hotel an invaluable and reliable place to stay.
Nicknamed la maison du fada (fada meaning 'crazy' in Provençal dialect) by the Marseillais in reference to its designer Le Corbusier, the 55,000 tons of this building resting on gigantic pillars and surrounded by three hectares of grounds provides an unusual setting for the three-floor Hôtel Le Corbusier. Built in the immediate post-Second World War period, this colossal apartment block was conceived as the ideal family habitat, complete with a supermarket, bakery and tennis court. Hotel rooms are on the small side but attractively decorated and furnished, and from the rooftop you get a great view of the sea.
Influenced by the Château Borely, the Hotel Villa Massalia was built in 2009. It welcomes businessmen, tourists and honeymooners who decide to spend a couple days in Marseille. This four-star hotel and its luxurious setting is within walking distance from the beach and the Park Borély, The interior is cozy, quiet and welcoming. In addition, the Hotel Villa Massalia has a luxury fitness center which includes a heated swimming pool with a year-long constant temperature of 82°F (28°C) - for complete relaxation.
The very delightful Hôtel St-Ferréol is situated on one of the city center's most attractive pedestrian streets and has a special charm all of its own, which is apparent the moment you step inside, with its fabulous views of the bay of Marseille. Further artistic delights await in the bedrooms, with art hung from the walls, providing a sleek but comfortable atmosphere. Complementing the exquisite décor are opulent marble furnishings and Jacuzzis in each bathroom providing the finishing touch. Breakfast is also served at a cost.
For a comfortable stay in the heart of the city, Hotel Lutetia Marseille is a good choice. As it is close to the city's businesses and restaurants, it also serves as a convenient location to crash in after a day of hectic touring. The rooms on offer are all sound-proof. The buffet breakfast provides a wholesome and varied choice of items in keeping with an European-style meal. As the Gambetta car park is close by, guests can also avail of public parking.
Situated in the heart of the city, Le Ryad offers a mesmerizing stay close to the city's Old Port. The Moroccan-inspired accommodation offers fully-furnished guestrooms with modish comforts like WiFi connectivity and en suite showers, along with some rustic décor accents. Its traditional restaurant serves up staple Moroccan fare, while a tea bar proffers Moroccan desserts, fruit shakes and mint tea. The majestic Saint Vincent de Paul Church can be found a short walk away from this elegant abode.
Impeccably maintained Hôtel Azur is situated atop the Canebière. Well known for its service this hotel is always willing to assist their guests even when it comes to planning a tour of the magnificent city of Marseille. Hotel Azur has sound proof rooms making your stay here less noisy and comfortsable. There is also a garden where you can relax while watching the sun set. Breakfast is also served here. The hotel also has numerous facilities to make one's stay here memorable.
Just across from the St-Charles train station, and in close proximity to the Canebière, this hotel offers 18 two-star rooms and 17 one-star rooms. All are well kept, and the two-star rooms come with private bath and television. The reception staff are very helpful, and the neighbouring restaurant, under the same management as the hotel, comes highly recommended.
The Hotel Ibis Marseille Gare Saint Charles conforms to the high standards of the Ibis chain. The practicality of its location, close to the St-Charles station exit, is a definite asset. Rooms are modest, although the views of the sea and Notre Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica are magnificent from the fourth floor and above. The accommodations also features a restaurant and a 24 hour bar that serves delicious food and great drinks. The hotel offers a shuttle service to guests to and from the airport.