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Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port
Ranked #8 of 131 Hotels in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2012

solo female traveler. so, i picked the hotel based entirely on location + convenience. it is right in front of vieux port metro station. Less than 5 min walking to all the restaurants. I recommend the hotel!

Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Dear customer, we thank you for giving your opinion about the hotel.
Looking forward to welcome you again
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The location was great. I went to Marseille by train from St. Charles station and tried to take a cab but the driver refused to take us probably because it was too close? and told us to take the metro instead. It was only two stops and the hotel was right infront of the metro exit so it was ok. The room was clean and modern with minimum space and amenities. If you're travelling alone and come back just to sleep, it's enough but I was traveling with a family member so we had to get another room. We had a booking through expedia cheap but we had to pay double that price for the second room. The female staff was friendly and helpful but another male staff was not helpful at all. I asked about the Calanque excursion which was on the city map ad that the hotel offered, but the guy just said "I don't know" and didn't try to make any effort to find out for me.

Room Tip: The breakfast room is on the 5th floor so if you don't want people walking by your room, you sho...
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Dear customer, we thank you for giving your opinion about the hotel.
Looking forward to welcome you again
cordially

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The location is great for knowing Marseille, you can go to many interesting places from there walking, like the boat tour to the Calanques during the day and the restaurants and bars at night. The rooms were very clean and the staff very friendly and they helped a lot with tourist information. The view from our room`s balcony was great. Breakfast was nice too. The price is fare.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

We appreciate your comments and are pleased that your stay at the Escale Oceania have given you satisfaction
Looking forward to welcome you again

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

You can't fault its location right by the Vieux Port. The staff are professional, friendly and very happy to communicate in English. The room was quiet, clean and modern and the bed comfortable with extra pillows available in the wardrobe should you need them. My only cavil is that the hotel is rather lacking in charm. This is a no-nonsense hotel that does what it does very well and it's excellent if you are passing through for a night or two. But if you want something with a bit more character or if you are staying for a longer stretch of time and need a more homey place, you might be better off looking for something else.

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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

We appreciate your comments and are pleased that your stay at the Escale Oceania have given you satisfaction
Looking forward to welcome you again

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night. It is situated in an excellent location next to the port. We had a superior room that had a balcony overlooking the old port. The free WiFi was a breath of fresh air but the signal was rather poor in our room. Our room and bathroom was very clean and modern. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. Overall a very good experience and we will certainly return to this hotel but probably not until they complete the new construction work around the old port in preparation for 2013 when the city will be the European Capital of Culture.

Room Tip: If you like good views from your room choose one with a balcony overlooking the port
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

We appreciate your comments and are pleased that your stay at the Escale Oceania have given you satisfaction. We will look for the wifi signal.
Looking forward to welcome you again

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

This hotel was so wonderful we booked again and will stay here whenever we come to Marseilles. Rooms are modern, very functional, with balcony overlooking the Port/ town. Breathtaking views! Location is across the street from the Metro - very easy to get to from the main train station, St Charles- about 5 minute train ride. A big mall with Galleries Lafayettes is on the next block, and there are many restaurants and cafes nearby. Hotel staff speaks English - a plus for me- though they were also quite tolerant of my bad French! An excellent value for the money.

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Management response:Responded July 11, 2012

We sincerely thank you for your loyalty and hope to see you again soon at L'Escale Oceania to see one of the largest pedestrian square in europe next year
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Address: 5 la Canebiere, 13001 Marseille, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Marseille
#6 Romantic Hotel in Marseille
#7 Business Hotel in Marseille
Price Range: $102 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escale Oceania has air-conditioned rooms and is 3 minutes from St Charles train station by Metro. It is just 50 metres from Vieux Port Metro and offers free Wi-Fi access.Each of the Marseille Vieux Port’s guest rooms has soundproofing, a flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels, a private bathroom with an Italian shower. Some have a balcony with views of the harbour.Breakfast is available and either served in the modern dining room or in the guests’ rooms. Escale Oceania is situated a short walk from a number of restaurants and bars.Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port is situated within walking distance of Marseille’s main historic attractions, including the Fort Saint-Jean and the Opera. ... more   less 
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