My friend and I stayed at BnB Les Amis in November 2007 for 2 nights for approximately 85€ plus 10€ per night for parking in the garage. Note that the owners actually have two locations for guests to stay. The main location is in their multi-bedroom large condominium; the other location is a small studio condominium that's within the same apartment complex. We stayed in the studio because they were doing some remodeling in their house. The studio is good if you prefer total privacy, however, it is not as upscale as the main guest house.
The owners were extremely friendly and showed us to a restaurant as well as provided a gay map of the city with points of interests and suggestions for things to do at night. They hosted us for drinks and snacks at their large condominium one evening, which is gorgeous and comfortable with a huge patio and panoramic views of the city and wonderful art all around. A stay at that location would be very comfortable.
The location is centralized and within a 20 minute walk from all the major bars, clubs, and gay attractions in Marseille. It is also within a 20-25 minute walk of the old city and the port. Note that to get to the clubs, you have to walk several blocks through a very dirty and potentially unsafe part of town. We walked through this area quickly, usually late at night, and encountered no problems. But nonetheless, I would advise looking like you know where you're going and moving briskly to avoid attracting unwanted attention. Most clubs and bars don't open, much less get busy, until midnight, so you'll be traversing through this "danger zone" if you plan to venture out on foot.
Street parking around the BnB is practically impossible to find, as is the case in most French cities. The owners rented us a tiny parking space that belongs to their neighbor, in the condominium garage. However, this may or may not be available depending on whether the neighbor is home; it will also only fit very tiny cars so do not plan to park in it if you have a large U.S.-sized sedan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located in the heart of a residential area where we welcome you with great pleasure all year round. We'll be pleased to help you to discover our charming city and all its sights.Exceptional panoramic views ... more less