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“Close to Old Port” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port

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Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port
Ranked #15 of 129 Hotels in Marseille
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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151 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Close to Old Port”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is in keeping with the Mercure chain - good-sized rooms, clean, superior service, full buffet breakfasts and, for the most part, reasonably priced. The hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the Old Port. Nearby to the north are some interesting old streets/alleyways, but after early evening you might want to think twice about going for a stroll. We saw several groups of men drinking early in the day and still there in the evening - and becoming belligerent as time went on. That was despite the presence of police walking about.

Room Tip: If you get a room higher up, you should hear less of the night noise that can be a little loud.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank D'Arcy K
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Serge_KARLE, Directeur général at Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing the Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port and for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. The street is now better without groups of men. I hope you will come soon in Marseille and we will have pleasure to welcome you.
Best regards
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Israel
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201 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stay a lot in the Mercure chain hotels both on business and on vacations with my wife. This Mercure hotel is typical of the standard the chain offers with good combination of quality accommodation, meals, location, service and price. Except for dubious surroundings, we have nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ariel857
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Serge_KARLE, Directeur général at Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Dear guest,
I was glad to notice that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. Best regards.
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68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is locating to a very dangerous location, that is the only negative. Is difficult to walk on night alone nearby to hotel. Generally the port of marseille is a dangerous place for tourists. The hotel is really renovating, very modern with spacious rooms. The cleaning would be better ( the towels was dirty). The hotel is locating nearby to the port. Excellent free wifi, one of the best i had ever met

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Probably it was just a bad luck but everything went wrong: we hardly found it by car, had to drive still to another destination to park with the very unclear explanations from reception guys.
The location is the only positive aspect but even though - not the best district of Marseille: a lot of homless people (we saw one peeing just at the entrance), in the evening the area is very unsafe from our point of view.
Our room was smoked down.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ninutha
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Serge_KARLE, Directeur général at Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear customer, Thank you for your return. I'm really sorry that you have not been satisfied with your stay and please accept my apologies. We do the necessary to improve the conditions of our street with the city and hope to soon have positive returns. I hope you come back to Marseille. Best regards.
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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel several times in the past and we are never disappointed. This time we were there to meet friends from Australia who were in France for a meeting. It has been renovated over the last couple of years and is now finally finished. The rooms are bright, clean and cheerful. We had a lovely view of Notre Dame de la Gard - the cathedral at the top of the hill; also over the garden of the recently re-opened archeological museum. There is a shopping mall next door and it's a few minutes to the Old Port and all the attractions there. Next time we go to Marseille we will definitely use this hotel again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with views of Notre Dame de la Gard.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane C
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Serge_KARLE, Directeur général at Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port, responded to this review, October 21, 2014
Dear guest,
I thank you very much about your feedback, I will very hapy to welcome you soon.
Best regards.
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Malta
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

A lovely modern, hotel which seems recently refurbished with nice decor. Close to shops and few minutes walk from vieux port. Metro nearby but one can always walk and reach places of interest such as Notre Dame de la Garde if you fancy on uphill walk and some physical exercise! Train station, St Charles, nearby, you can even catch a glimpse of it if your room is located on the ninth floor.

The hotel offers a very good and ample buffet breakfast including hot and cold selection. Restaurant staff speak good english, same goes for reception staff.

Rooms very clean with a mini-fridge, safe, free wifi and TV with Ambilight.

The hotel also has a shuttle service from Marseille airport but if you arrive late at night you might have to take a taxi which costs between Euro 60.00 - 80.00 one way.

The only downside of the location is homeless people sleeping on the doorsteps of the World Trade Centre but they were no bother at all when we passed by during the night. If this bothers you take a right instead of a left when you go outside the hotel. The hotel also have security cameras outside which makes you feel safer.

Overall, a very good hotel, highly recommended. We had a lovely stay :-)

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floors facing St Charles Gare for a view of the skyline.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clayre10
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Serge_KARLE, Directeur général at Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your comments, we are very well placed indeed to visit all the attractions offered by Marseille. I want to clarify that we do not have to shuttle to the airport, but there are airport to Saint Charles train station which is 1 metro station, or on a taxi shuttle. We are aware that the road is occupied for the homeless and do our best in partnership with the city of Marseille that all this is improving. See you soon with us.
Best regards.
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Marseille, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

I haven't stayed at the hotel Mercure but the wine bar is really great. The wine list is not very extensive but is well chosen and above all is very reasonably priced, like half of what the typical restaurant would charge for the same. For wine by the glass they have the high end nitrogen-injecting automatic dispensing system to preserve wines, not something you usually see in a place like Marseille. There is no formal restaurant but rather tapas-style dishes. They focus on high end ingredients/products rather than cooking, I tried an amazing plate Spanish pata negra ham freshly sliced.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gregoryfish
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Property: Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port
Address: 1 rue Neuve Saint Martin, 13001 Marseille, France
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Location: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Marseille
#13 Family Hotel in Marseille
#14 Romantic Hotel in Marseille
#18 Business Hotel in Marseille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Mercure Marseille Centre has 199 rooms and is located next to the WTC convention center, just a short walk from the Jardin des Vestiges and 5 mins walk from the Vieux Port (old port). The hotel is 5 mins from St Charles TGV train station and 25 mins from the airport by highway. It has a bar and 11 meeting rooms. The hotel is part of the Bourse shopping center, which has over 100 shops. Paying car park. ... more   less 
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