We arrived off the train in Marseille about 9pm and got a taxi to the hotel. The taxi driver said it was nice inside, but it looked slightly worrying as the door was locked. However we were let in straightaway when we rang the bell and the man who answered the door knew my name. We were showed to our room which was on the first floor and overlooked the garden. It was spacious and airy and had air conditioning which was handy as it was a very hot night. It was a superior room and we had free WiFi. We couldn't close one of the curtains and also the window as the curtain pole had come down a bit, but we managed by standing on the bed and pushing it up with a coat hanger!
However that was one very small niggle. We were directed to Chez Noel round the corner on the main road La Canibiere for a meal. This was still full of people enjoying their meals and we had a fantastic experience there with good food, and very friendly people.
Had a wonderful sleep in one of the most comfy beds I have ever slept in. The next morning we had breakfast in the garden at the back which was quiet and cool, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a great day in Marseille and another good sleep, although because the second night was a Friday, the hotel was busier and there were quite a lot of comings and goings up and down the stairs which aren't carpeted and therefore quite noisy!
The hotel isn't plush but I liked it, and our room was certainly spotless and the bedding was lovely. It is in a good location very close to a metro station and there are trams up and down the main street just off it. There was a street market the morning we left (Saturday). It is about 10 minutes walk to the old port. I would go back there if I went to stay in Marseille again, which I hope to do!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Le Ryad is a charming boutique hotel with only 11 rooms. This enables its team to provide tailor made service to its guests. Its original decoration inspired by Morocco and its interior garden make it an incomparable place in Marseille. The quietness of this hotel in the very city center and at short distance of the main places of attraction in the city make it an ideal place for a stay of one to six days . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Ryad Marseille