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Balladins Marseille Gare

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Boulevard d'Athenes, 13001 Marseille, France
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Ranked #74 of 123 hotels in Marseille
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel, near the main railway station. At the beginning of the Boulevard which starts at the bottom of the imposing stairs that connect the railway station with the city (you can use the escalators leading to the Metro, instead of the stairs, especially useful if you are carrying heavy luggage). Convenient, clean, offering breakfast (though if it is not... More

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Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Balladins, which is located about 2 minutes' walk from the train station in Marseille and about 10-15 minutes walk from the port area. The hotel itself looks quite small from its street-facing facade, but inside it's spotlessly clean, decorated in an inviting, modern style and although it's a bit... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed here recently for 4 nights, My nose did get accustomed to the lingering smell from the bathroom after the 3rd Night..... Dreadful Smell!!! Not tea or coffee making facilities in the room, No room phone. The Hotel served breakfast, But there are 2 small outlets next door serving Coffee Etc,Beware!!! Both equally as rude!!! AVOID!!! Staff really looked like... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Spent 3 nights at this hotel so that we could explore Marseille. The foyer staff were helpful, and as they didn't have a restaurant (snacks were available in the evening) recommended an exception restaurant in the next street down - 'La Manne -Boulevard de la Liberte. The room was spacious and clean with air conditioning. We can't get on with... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The style of the hotel is similar to that of a premier inn, its clean and fresh looking. However huge disappointment when I go and lock the bath room door then turns out I can not even get out!! i start banging door telling my boyfriend the lock is broken and it will not turn open. He starts pulling the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

After arriving late into Marseille by train I needed to stay overnight before continuing my onward journey by car. The Hotel location was great and on arrival the bright lights in the foyer and bar were very attractive and inviting. The lift was out of order so I had to carry my bags up 3 flights of stairs, but the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

- Elevator broken, had to drag bags to 4th floor. no assistance. - Room ridiculously tiny. - Toilet seat was dirty. Can't call to ask for cleaning because there is NO PHONE in room - Wifi didn't work in room. In lobby, if you have an Apple device, prepare to get onto a painfully slow connection once, then never again.... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Yes I admit this is well located, very close to the central station. Now that's all. Service is poor. Room ridiculously small, with very basic furnitures. Dining room for breakfast, not inspiring at all, then I went to a café outside. Definitely will not go back.

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Malta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is located in the centre of Marseille, just 1 min walk from the train station, 7min walk from vieux de port and 20min by car from the airport. However, although centrally located, the hotel is situation in a 'shabby' in St Charles De Gare. The streets there were full of rubbish and the place in my opinion was... More

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city island, new york
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164 reviews 164 reviews
33 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I found this to be a great spot to stay in Marseille. You are at the bottom of the beautiful steps that lead to Gare St Charles. It's also only about a 7 minute walk to the port. The room was very clean and spacious enough for 2 to stay for a week if necessary. We didn't have the breakfast... More

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Address: 28 Boulevard d'Athenes, 13001 Marseille, France
Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
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Ranked #74 of 123 hotels in Marseille
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Hotel Class:3 star — Balladins Marseille Gare 3*
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