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“Gorgeous rooms, good service, 'interesting' street” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Ryad
16 rue Senac de Meilhan, 13001 Marseille, France   |  
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Ranked #11 of 123 Hotels in Marseille
Toronto, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous rooms, good service, 'interesting' street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stayed at Le Ryad in a mini suite for two nights and it has a lot going for it as a boutique hotel: the room was incredibly spacious, very bright and clean and beautifully designed (and the bed very soft and comfortable!); the service was impeccable; the garden in the back was a lovely and peaceful place to enjoy coffee and breakfast and plan out the day ahead. It's also competitively priced and excellent value for the $ -- a similar hotel and room in Paris would easily cost 3X as much. I recommend it highly for the adventurous, urban traveller looking for a creative, unique and cool place to stay in Marseille.

As other reviewers have noted, some things to bear in mind are the lack of elevator (if you have several heavy suitcases like we did, be forewarned -- it's a long haul up to the 3rd floor!), no parking and the fact that, while the hotel is centrally located (and Marseille has something of a reputation for being a little rough around the edges), the street the hotel is located on is on the dodgy side and there are several 'ladies of the night' who reside directly across the street and hang out on the walk-up there all day and night long. This is probably not a great hotel choice for families or older / more traditional types who might find this more disconcerting than we did as a twenty/thirty-something couple who live in a similarly trendy-but-urban neighbourhood in a major metropolis.

Room Tip: We had a street-view room... a view of the courtyard might've been easier on the eyes!
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Having read the other TripAdvisor reviews, I felt reasonable happy to book here. The hotel was very central, not expensive and the rooms were carefully planned, but the real surprises were to in finding we were in a street of ladies of the night, compounded by a dead rat on the pavement outside and a major demolition job going on next door to the hotel. However, intrepid travellers are not phased by such things, so I'd still recommend the hotel!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front overlook the street, at the back they overlook other courtyards. The night life d...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kuwait
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44 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The location is perfect, the room is really spacious, with air conditioning and separated toilet & shower .
The beautiful garden in the ground floor really added a value to the hotel it self .
No elevator in the hotel , no parking in the street , so you have to use the near by parking lot .
There is a couple of restaurants around the hotel with shisha bar around the corner .

Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
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York, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our room was located on the fourth floor; so we were disappointed to find that there was no elevator. On the plus side, the receptionist carried our heavy bags up to the room and the WiFi was excellent. On the downside, we had to carry them back down in the morning. Also the room was very basic, with little space to put our clothes - the Moroccan theme of the hotel was a bit too authentic!

Room Tip: Ask to be located on one of the lower floors.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, Italy
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21 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was at Ryad in July 2014, and had chosen the hotel by looking at the enthusiastic comments on Tripadvisor.
We were somewhat deceived, because the place is nice but not exceptional. The photos are much better than reality. The hotel is in a small street on the upper side of La Canebiere, quite close to St Charles railway station. The area is not the best one in the city and one of the worst things is the smell of urine in the streets and in the nearby square and in the Gambetta public parking which is the only place where you can live your car if you are driving. This is not certainly to be blamed to the hotel owners, but it is just to advice about the area.
Inside the ambient is very nice and arabic in style. There is no lift, which might cause troubles to people having mobility problems, but the staircase to the upper floors is really nice and old style. All the floors were left original, which may be very nice but since several tiles are borken, it also gives a feeling of an old building, still needing some renovation.
The room was quite ordinary. Looking again at the pictures of my room, I may say it looks quite different.
Good points: the staff was kind and the breakfast quite good, but overpriced, good wifi connection. The idea of an arabic styled hotel in Marseille is the best quality of this hotel.
The cost of the room was too high for the place and the overall quality.

Room Tip: The rooms have no numbers. Ours was on the third floor and looking on the backyard.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Marseille, France
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The rooms are large and bright and clean,and decorated in the Moroccan style. The beds are comfortable and large. The bathrooms are fine although, typically for France, the bath was too small (squeezing 6'2" of Englishman into French bathtubs is a recurring problem in France).
The owners and staff are charming and couldn't be more helpful, nothing is too much of a problem.
The location can initially be underwhelming, however you are ideally placed for exploring the town with the main street running down to the Old Port just outside and good tram and metro links to the rest of the city. The area is also close to the vibrant food markets which are well worth a visit.
As other reviewers have mentioned, this is not a luxurious hotel, it's a charming boutique hotel and it's fantastic value.

Room Tip: The first floor rooms are fantastic, with a great view out onto the garden. I'd recommend paying...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dubai
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The entrance was kind of let down. The family was wondering if this time, i have got them a raw deal. But once we were inside, it felt better. A private home, once, seems to have been converted to the best that was possible.
Our Dupleix room was outside in the courtyard. The fresh paint could still be smelt. The stay was ok, nothing much to rave about or complain. For the cost that we paid, it seemed a bit over priced. But i guess that is the prevailing rate in Marseilles.
Saleem, the owner cum Manager did his best to make our stay comfortable. Prepared for us a decent breakfast. Showed us around couple of other rooms. Not bad for a short stay. But the atmosphere around the Hotel was uninviting.
will we come back? i am not sure.
will I recommend to others, maybe if they are not too choosy.
Marseilles city itself was a poor sight. Dirty and stinking, was imagining a much more elegant city, given its history and location near South of France.

Room Tip: Nothing much to add
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 rue Senac de Meilhan, 13001 Marseille, France
Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Marseille
#7 Business Hotel in Marseille
#14 Romantic Hotel in Marseille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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