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Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43, quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #80 of 123 hotels in Marseille
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a room facing the court yard which is probably a bonus both cost wise and definatly noise wise considering the traffic outside.Check in was quick and efficient and I found the room big enough and the bathroom was also big.I wish that during their renovation they would have switched the bath tub to a shower cubicle as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is at the Vieux Port, perfect location. That is, if you get a room on the street side... Most rooms are on the back side, so your view could be a big concrete wall, or some laundry hanging out... Rooms have been renovated, and are fine. Still, i find them overpriced, like most of the hotels in Marseille.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed at the Tonic from June 4th through June 6th 2014. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the front door. The check in process was fantastic and the young man at the front desk was so professional. Not only did he check me in promptly he asked if I needed any directions, or any advice on... More

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Narbonne, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel. Nice staff and location was superb. Bathroom was of really bad standard althow the tub was nice. Hotel in great need of frechening up. Dull reception and breakfast too expencive even for France.

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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at this hotel prior to a cruise. The location is superb, on the Vieux Port and next to the Vieux Port metro station. The staff were very helpful. Considering the location, the room was a good size and of a reasonable standard. Bathroom was large, however may gave seen better days. The location, size of the rooms and... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The hotel is musty, smelly, dirty…really the stay was quite uncomfortable. The location is amazing, it's right on the port in the old town. It was rated 4 stars but that's on location alone, not the hotel, that's for sure. I would not stay again.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had to change our reservation several times as Rail Europe kept changing their reservation policy or timeline. When we finally were able to make our train reservations we finalized our hotel reservation. We thought something strange of the desk clerk, who also appeared to be in management, made mention of the room rate immediate upon pour arrival. Never had... More

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Moscow, Russia
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25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The biggest advantage of the hotel is the central location, though personally think that it's a bit overpriced (190Euro/night). For that price have been in another hotel in Marseille with veiw on harbour that was even better. The hotel rooms are a bit small and outdated, yet acceptable. The staff is friendly

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

location is excellent for the hotel - the rooms are a little bit small - though you do have to expect this from the old hotel styles. And amazing enough as we stayed on the 3rd floor - it was pretty quite - hardly heard the road traffic noise.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The guy at reception was nice. Spacious room, but a bit outdated. Was a strong current and fun in the shower. Air conditioner did not work so well. The windows were small and too high (we stayed on the 4th floor), and in such a location you want to be able to see the view from the window without having... More

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Address: 43, quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille, France
Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille > Opéra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port 4*
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Tonic Hotel Marseille

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#20 Luxury Hotel in Marseille
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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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