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“Excellent location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port

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Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port
Ranked #8 of 130 Hotels in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

This hotel is situated right next to the subway. Great location if you want to travel by foot around most of the tourist spots.

Pros:
+ location (obviously)
+ clean
+ excellent staff

Cons:
- Nothing that comes to mind.
(-) The breakfast was no great. Not too much to choose from.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Proline84
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Dear customer, we thank you for giving your opinion about the hotel.
Our breakfast has evolved considerably in recent years and we will endeavor to improve, he went to Continental American buffet.
cordially
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

This three star hotel feels more than that. Every staff member that we faced during our two days stay was exceptionally welcoming and ready to help. They all spoke good english and gave us a bunch of useful advises on touring the city. The location is five star (or will be when all the renovations in the city are over).
While rooms are very basic, the bathrooms are modern and stylish, while beds are comfortable. I liked that my room (and i think every room in the hotel) featured a big French window with a little balcony. Mine was overlooking the city and i think it was just as good as ones overlooking the bay. Was a little puzzled by the absence of a mini fridge and a teapot that this kind of hotels usually have.
The buffet breakfast was worth the money, it was simple but boasted everything that you need. If you are in the city for a couple of days and want to see as much as possible - Escale Oceania is highly recommended. For a longer stay you might want something a bit more cozy.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank blondie2010msk
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
The team thank you for your comments and hope to see you caring soon in Marseille
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chicago
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Lyndonville, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank luiz42s
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this review, 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lailarocha
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this review, 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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hk
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank hknosh
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escale13, Directeur at Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port, responded to this review, 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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Additional Information about Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port

Property: Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port
Address: 5 la Canebiere, 13001 Marseille, France
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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