Stayed here with my folks as part of our Europe tour in Oct '08. We did not know what to expect from Marseille and there are parts that are quite gritty, but no more than say parts of NY. We arrived late in the evening and after a walk from the nearby train station we were a little lost since the place did not have a sign but we did have the address. We went to open the door, but it was closed and no one answered the multiple door bell rings. Luckily I took my cell phone with me and I had the phone number for the person who was in charge of the place. She had previously told me via email to call her in case no one was there. The first call was met by a lady who only spoke French, though we did manage to understand to call back in 15 mins. So we waited outside for 15 and called back. The second time around we did get in touch with the lady who managed the 'mas'. She told us she was at the B&B and left only a little while ago, but she was on her way back and would be there in 10 mins. We waited and she did arrive on time. She and her mother live close by, up the hill, so in a way I guess we were lucky that was the worst part of our stay.
We were invited in and she gave us a small tour and then led us up to our room, which was a 2 bedroom suite. The stairs were rustic and wooden with a bit of creaking to them. The breakfast area/kitchen was in a loft space of the building next door, which apparently was going to be bought up and used by the B&B. There were other signs of construction going on throughout the property. Luckily none of it while we were there. The rooms themselves were cozy and wonderfully decorated. The second bedroom had a full size bed with a large closet, nightstand, and dresser. The main bedroom came with a large dresser, 2 nightstands, and a good sized bathroom. The bathroom had a great rustic feel to it. The entire room had lots of color, wood floors, and wood ceiling beams. The overall feel of the place was like something you would find in a Provence countryside home.
The breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, croissants, butter, milk, and lots of other goodies. It seemed like there was only one other family or couple staying in the B&B as we only heard a couple of footsteps in the morning. When we had breakfast it seemed like we had the entire place to ourselves.
We enjoyed our stay and although we had a small hiccup in the beginning, our overall stay was a good experience.
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