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“Nice hotel just next to the harbor”

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Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
Ranked #100 of 131 Hotels in Marseille
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a nice and friendly little hotel. Very centrally located at the harbor. The rooms are rather spacious and very clean. Bathroom with bathtub and shower. The bathtub is slightly elevated so people who have problems with their balance should be careful when stepping in or out of the bathtub. There was a small staircase leading up to the bathroom which was elevated maybe 50-60 cm above the bedroom. That was quite original and a nice design. The included breakfast is great. Scrambled eggs etc., pancakes with maple syrup (real syrup), yoghurt, bread of various kind, ham, cheese etc. I would stay here if I would return to Marseille. It is not a luxury hotel, but it is great for business people as well as for families.

Room Tip: There are rooms facing the street, which I guess are more noisy. My room was facing the back side of...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

How this hotel got 4 stars I'll never know
Location right in the heart of Marseille is it's selling point and unfortunately the owners know that
This hotel is nothing more than a convenient crash pad
No bar service or gym and or pool facilities.
Not that I would know but I'd hazard a guess that jail cells in most democratic countries would have a better decor than the rooms there
Bed was cosy but the bathroom again was incredibly pokey to the point one could use the toilet, shower and wash basin all at the same time if needed
Use this hotel if you get stuck for accommodation at the last minute as we did
Outside of that shop around !!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We booked room with Port View which is worth the extra, why stay on the waterfront if you can't see it. Reception staff friendly and helpful. Room was big as advertised, excellent bathroom and very clean. Should have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Location is excellent, close to bars, restaurants and harbour?

The bedroom was poor, with marked walls, small beds, old furniture and one of the dirtiest bathrooms I have seen in a hotel for years. The housekeepers and managers should be ashamed of the mould on the ceiling and tiles. The towels were also old and not very luxurious.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We spent one night in this hotel on my first visist to Marseille. The location of the hotel is excellent, close to the Vieux Port Metro station. Although there is a lot going on right outside the hotel, our room was surprisingly quiet - but it did not face the harbour, but a side street. The room's size was ok, the bed was very good and the bathroom was clean.
We did not try the breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marthe H
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

First visit to Marseilles and booked a one night's stay at the Grand Tonic Hotel -it was so very disappointing. Room was advertised as "superior" however on arrival we were shown to a very small back room which was anything but "superior". Small, shabby, dark and dingy are the adjectives that spring to mind.
When we complained the receptionist said that had we wanted a better room we should have asked for a "privileged" room and not "superior" !.
Room was supposed to be suitable for disabled access - however the bathroom was so small I would be most surprised if you could manage to move a wheelchair around.
Hotel is situated at an excellent location at the Vieux port - but for the price they charged and the room/outlook we got - for me it was not value for money.
Breakfast was reasonable but staff seemed a bit over-worked.
Would definitely not stay in this hotel again.

Room Tip: At this hotel - Superior rooms actually mean basic - Privileged must mean slightly better ??
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for four nights in April 2013. We paid for a superior room, but the room was extremely small and 'tired'. Finish on furniture was chipped and burn marked and there was biro/pencil scrawl on the wallpaper above the bed. There were also fitments on the toilet seat missing. No problem with the staff, they were very pleasant and helpful and the cleanliness was fine. For a four star hotel, however, we felt that it did not come up to standard.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port

Address: 43 quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille > Opéra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Marseille
Price Range: $87 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the HEART of Marseille, on the Old Port, the Grand Tonic Hotel proposes to welcome you in 56 design rooms equipped with high-tech equipment: flat-faced screen LCD, Wi-Fi access, individual safe deposit box, mini bar, air-conditioning. In each bathroom, a whirlpool bath-tub invites you to the relaxation. In 16 of these rooms, with view, you can add the old port blue to the screen. You have also at your disposal at the Tonic Hotel 2 rooms of seminar. ... more   less 
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Tonic Hotel Marseille

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