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“Should have done more research” 2 of 5 stars
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Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   46, rue des Mousses, Prado Plage, 13008 Marseille, France   |  
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Ranked #66 of 123 Hotels in Marseille
Seattle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Should have done more research”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

The only reason we flew in to Marseille was because it had the least expensive flight from Belgium into Southern France.

But, since we arrived, let me provide a quick description. Hotel was very close to the water, but from city center. Definitely need a bus after arriving at metro. A bit of a challenge to find it. Checked in, got into a really old beat up elevator. Room looked presentable. Little kitchenette, which was nice, but gross because kettle and cups were dirty, almost moldy. Air conditioner was blowing the whole time and wouldn't turn off; actually, none of the heat settings worked. This contributed to a nasty cold the next day. Our "bed" was actually two twin (or smaller) beds moved together, so there was a gap in the middle. Oh, and I'm glad my husband didn't tell me that night, because I would have freaked out, but there were bug(s?) in the pillowcase.

Keep in mind if you want to order breakfast it is very expensive. Much cheaper to buy coffee and a croissant elsewhere. Would advise to get food in city center.

Positive: wifi, friendly people at front desk.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 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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Brussels
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This is a typical Adagio with appartments which are rather small in size. The bed (only double beds, no twins !!!) was on a higher floor, but the stairs was very narrow and rather steep. Not for sleepwalkers because the bedroom was open on the side of the appartment and only a rather flimsy wooden barrier was there to possibly hold you. Could do with some serious renovation.
Parking is inadequate and very narrow (somebody made some decent scratches on my doors.)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Great value hotel in a quiet location, a few minutes walk to the beaches. Have stayed in the summer and in the winter. The bus stop (a few mins walking) can take you either directly to Vieux Port or Rond Pont and the metro.

The staff were always very friendly and helpful.

Main reason for staying here was the rooms have a kitchenette, which is well equiped. Having a laundry machine also made the stay even more comfortable.

Rooms are fairly standard. A higher floor room is nice for having a view from the small balcony, while taking breakfast or dinner.

Rooms on the side of the hotel with the pool can get quite warm in the summer (and over the pool a tad noisey).

There's wireless internet, which seemed to lose connection quite regularly for me.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

My main criteria when I was looking for somewhere to stay for a week in Marseille, is that I did not want full/half board, I did not want a cleaner knocking on the door at 9 o'clock every morning, and I did not want to hear people crashing down the coridoors every minute of the day and night. I had a studio apartment with 2 single beds, a functional kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge (with ice compartment), dishwasher, iron, vacuum cleaner etc...
I was given the key, and left on my own in peace for the week, with nobody knocking at the door the whole time I was there (heaven!).
The location is very good. The traffic noise is minimal, and the seafront is about 3/4 minutes walk away. There are a good few bars and restaurants along the seafront, most of which have A La Carte menus, offering fish and meat options. The beaches were clean, and not too busy. The sea was clean, and no seaweed in sight!
There is a beautiful parc called Parc Borely, which is a very short walk away, with plenty for the children, and all shapes and sizes of bicycles for hire.
There were a few small shops nearby, but if you want the big supermarket/hypermarket, there is a huge Carrefour in the middle of a shopping centre that is about 20 minutes walk away (cutting through Parc Borely on the way).
All the people were polite and friendly; I will definitely return again one day!
I would just add to my above comments by mentioning that you can have a daily cleaner if you choose, and that there are breakfast facilities on the ground floor of the block, as well as a small outdoor swimming pool.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

This hotel was out of the main port area but was still a good location which was close to the beach and underground stop. The room had great facilities for selfcatering and was clean and tidy. There was also a shower and hairdryer which I hadnt seen stated on their website, although no safe. Our balcony had no onlookers and a nice view, the pool area was also clean and quiet. Staff were friendly, greeting you everytime you came in/ went out.
The balcony was fine although had some damp problems, and we were unsure about if our room got cleaned. It was not cleaned or towels changed the 5 nights we were there. There were also no nearby shops which sold supermarket food, which was not so good as it was a selfcatering apartment. You would need to go on the underground into the centre of towm to get this.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel for value and and enjoyed my stay in Marseille

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

We spent a week in May 2010 at the Adagio City Aparthotel for 87 euros/day including garage parking and taxes. This is a deal that's hard to beat! If you call from the US, their direct number is 011 33 4 91229700. The neighborhood is lovely and very quiet, with a large and attractive park just across Avenue du Prado. We had a car but were told that public transportation was only a couple of blocks away. It's about a 15-20 minute ride to Vieux Port. and just a short walk to several casual restaurants by the beach. The staff spoke English and was very nice and helpful, calling on our behalf for dinner reservations and giving us tips on what to see. Our bedroom, although very small and simple, was immaculate and had everything we needed, even a new TV, a towel warmer, a hair dryer, liquid soap and shampoo. No wash cloths though -- it's not a European thing, so if you want one you should bring one from home. We asked for twin beds rather than a pull-out couch and they were perfectly comfortable. The kitchenette built along one wall was well equipped; we made dinner there once and several breakfasts. If you prefer to go to the breakfast room for 10 euros, you will find ham, cheese, yoghurt, cereal, bread, juice, coffee, etc. All rooms have a balcony. When we saw that the chair on our balcony was broken we called the front desk and it was replaced within five minutes. The Adagio provides housekeeping only once a week -- i.e., after people leave, in most cases. So we tidied up after ourselves and also bought additional toilet paper at MonoPrix, the nearest grocery store. (I think you could probably get more from the front desk, though.) There are a coin-operated washer and dryer, which we didn't use, in the basement. The swimming pool was very attractive, but they had no lounge chairs around it -- perhaps they put some out when it's warm enough to swim. If not, that would be a minus. The exterior of the hotel is unprepossessing, and it's not so easy to find -- you see the garage first and you really can't drive up to the hotel's entrance as there's no place to turn around. But that really doesn't matter once you've gotten yourself situated. It's not the Four Seasons, of course, but it provided everything that we needed for a clean, quiet, comfortable, and convenient stay at an extremely reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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peeveeha
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

A fine location and apartment to discover Marseille. At 100 meters there are lots of nice restaurants, the beach and also the bus stop to the city centre. The bus takes around 25 min. to get to the Old Harbor but travels along a beautiful coast road and is with € 1,50 pp a cheap way of getting there. A supermarket and bakery are very close and a breakfast is not difficult to come by. Also at walking distance there is Park Borelly. A good way of spending your Sunday afternoon, together with the Marseillans themselves. The numerous small beaches are a bit polluted and full with little gems. Very nice is the neighborhood around metro station Nouaille. Here you can find a market and nice cozy streets. The apartment is very complete, even the kitchenette. Cleaning is only around once in 5 days so take some extra toilet paper and clean towels with you. The pool is small and has no sun beds but lovely for a fresh dive. At arrival, the bed is made into a couch, mostly not a very good sign, but at our surprise, it turned out to be rather good.
With the metro and bus to the airport is the cheapest way (€ 10,- pp) a taxi will take you there for around € 65,-. We were satisfied with our choice of the Adagio. If you are going to book it; we wish you a nice time in Marseille. We really enjoyed it!

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 46, rue des Mousses, Prado Plage, 13008 Marseille, France
Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Marseille
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Hotel Class:3 star — Adagio Marseille Prado Plage 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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