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“This hotel sparkles” 5 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36, boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, France   |  
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Ranked #5 of 124 Hotels in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chicago
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“This hotel sparkles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Everything about this hotel is top notch, from it's superb location to the service and professionalism of the staff to the luxurious yet modern design. This is about as good as hoteling gets. While in Europe on a business trip, I decided to extend my stay with a tour of the South of France. The hotel is sleekly modern but lush at the same time, and the ambiance luxurious yet welcoming. While hotel bars and lobbies are sometimes off putting, the lobby / bar of this hotel was an oasis after a day in hectic Marseille. The food and drinks were good and the views are amazing. I didn't love Marseille but would go back just to revisit this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The location of this hotel is just fabulous and was one of the reasons we chose it. Really romantic. The check in was so fast and we were offered for an upgrade. So far so good.
In first just arrived to our room, hairs were founded in the bathtub. Ok, no worries, I could take out by myself. When we came back at night It wasn't able to sleep much through the first night. A continous beep was surrounding all the room.Next morning, we ask for a change and no problemThe pool area is too smalll and the gym is very limited.On our 3rd day, we went down to the breakfast at 10:30 and it was completely off.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I selected the Sofitel Vieux Port for my last night in Provence following a week long trip that included some vacation time and a conference. The hotel exceeded my expectations: a lovely view, luxurious bed linens and sumptuous mattress, a rainhead shower to die for, lovely furnishings, attentive service and prompt room service. Unfortunately, and through no fault of the hotel, there was a very loud music festival going on across the highway that went on until 2 am, making sleep impossible. As I had a 5 am wake-up call for an early flight back to the US, this definitely marred my experience. I would, though, highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a special experience (just check the Marseille festival schedule first)!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This is a fabulous hotel at the old port of Marseilles. Staff was great and accommodated several requests. The view is breathtaking and when the sun sets the old city glows.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The terrace was such a pleasure. We sunbathed and watched the boats go by in the channel.
This made our stay in Marseille so relaxing. Eat at Peron on the sea cliffs. Don't bother with Hotel dinning. The concierge can make the reservation for you, it's a $5.00 taxi ride to Peron. Book early, first seating and relax and enjoy the fabulous food, wine and ambience. We'll be back.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Very classy place. Service is outstanding. The restaurant is also very good.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port

Address: 36, boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, France
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Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Marseille
#2 Business Hotel in Marseille
#3 Family Hotel in Marseille
#3 Spa Hotel in Marseille
#4 Luxury Hotel in Marseille
#4 Romantic Hotel in Marseille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port 5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located at the heart of France's oldest port city, this hotel is a stopover between the Riviera, the Camargue and Lubéron,and a short boat ride away from the Château d'If on its famous island setting and the Calanques. Near La Canebière, the hotel offers an exceptional view over the Vieux-Port. In the evenings, relax in the cozy atmosphere of the L'Odyssée piano bar. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port Hotel Marseille
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