Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel  5 stars

36, Boulevard Charles Livon, Marseille, France, 13007  show mapSave
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Overview

If you are looking for a place inspired with luxury than Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port is "the best address in Marseilles". Located at the very heart of Mediterranean coast, the hotel combines comfortable stay and excellent location just a few steps away from the Saint Victor Abbey.

Shaped by both history of Marseilles and sea world heritage, the hotel embodies a real blend of traditional interior and light touches of marine-inspired décor. Thus, your stay in the hotel is going to be endowed with all possible comforts from sauna, fitness center, health club, Jacuzzi, and outdoor swimming pool for leisure to business opportunities like fax, business center and car rental.

You will be spoiled with a choice of 134 well-appointed rooms all with air conditioning, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi and satellite/cable color TV. In addition, about 24 hotel rooms are featured with balconies and stunning sea views.

Along with comfortable stay goes creative cooking at the Les Trois Forts, the Sofitel’s top floor restaurant where you are welcome to indulge in gourmet cuisine, excellent wines. For more relaxed atmosphere and drinks pay a visit to Le Carré lounge bar.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, Deutch, French, Spanish, Italiano, Japanese.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   134.

City Center Marseille - 1.2 mi
Airports Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) - 12.4 mi, Le Palyvestre (TLN) - 41.9 mi
Train Stations Saint-Charles train station - 1.4 mi
Underground stations Vieux-Port Hôtel de Ville - 4300 ft, Colbert - 5000 ft
Restaurants Le Charles Livon (Cuisine: Gastropub) - 100 ft, Victor Cafe (Cuisine: Mediterranean) - 100 ft
Parks Palais du Pharo - 700 ft

Rooms

The hotel has a room to any taste from Classic, Superior, Luxury, Junior and Prestige Suites all featured with air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, Wi-Fi and satellite/cable color TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Also in the bathroom you will find hairdryer and make-up mirror for the very best of your stay. Above these, Junior and Prestige Suites have massage shower, LCD TV, Hi-Fi and top floor location with impressive harbor view.

Dining options

Breakfast is served daily at the Les Trois Forts, but you are welcome to indulge in gourmet cuisine at 12pm-2pm/7pm-10pm. In addition, the restaurant's menu offers a wide selection of fine wines and champagnes. For more drinks you may visit Le Carré lounge bar to enjoy live music, stunning view over the Vieux Port at 10pm-1am.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 15.50 per person per night. 

Work

The hotel has great facilities for your business event and offers five meeting rooms for 10 to 160 persons. You may also apply to the hotel's event coordinating team, business center and fax service. In addition, Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel for free and wired internet costs EUR 18 per day.

Leisure

Whatever you need for your rest from sauna, fitness center, spa & health club, massage, Jacuzzi, Hammam, outdoor swimming pool, all of these to be found in the hotel.

Additional features

For the very best of your stay the hotel has a library and a seasonal outdoor pool. Above these, you are welcome to use hair/beauty salon, car rental.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 20 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
  • Hammam
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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The hotel has a room to any taste from Classic, Superior, Luxury, Junior and Prestige Suites all featured with air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, Wi-Fi and satellite/cable color TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Also in the bathroom you will find hairdryer and make-up mirror for the very best of your stay. Above these, Junior and Prestige Suites have massage shower, LCD TV, Hi-Fi and top floor location with impressive harbor view.

Classic Room
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Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Classic Room
Bed type: Double Bed or One Single Bed or Queen Size Bed

Room with a stylish and sophisticated decor. It has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Superior Room
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    Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Superior Room
    Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Bed or Two Single Beds
    Size: 325 sq. feet

    The room is more spacious than the Standard room. It offers a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      Luxury Room
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      Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Luxury Room
      Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Luxury Room
      Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Luxury Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Double Beds or One Single Bed
      Size: 380 sq. feet

      Elegant and stylish room with a large terrace and small but cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Junior Suite
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        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Junior Suite
        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Junior Suite
        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Junior Suite

        Charming apartment with elegant and sophisticated decor, separate living room and bathroom with all modern amenities.

        Prestige Suite
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        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Prestige Suite
        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Prestige Suite
        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Prestige Suite

        Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs, table and a dining room. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Superior Room
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        Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Superior Room
        Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Bed or Two Single Beds
        Size: 325 sq. feet

        Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

        Room facilities
          Executive Room
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          Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Executive Room
          Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Bed or One Single Bed

          Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom. The room offers some extra amenities such as bathrobe, slippers and others.

          Room facilities

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The hotel puts you at the fast-paced track, so you are going to spend your time rather walking than driving as all places of interest are within a short walking distance from the hotel. Thus, Palais Du Pharo and Abbaye De Saint Victor both demand a 10-minute walk, while Musee De La Marine and Musee De Vieux Marseille are in 15 minutes on foot. The Sofitel Marseilles places you only a 5-minute walk from the beach and a 10-minute walk from the city center.

            Tourist attractions
            • Fort Saint Jean
              1400 ft
            • Le ferry-boat
              3300 ft
            • Georges Briata
              3300 ft
            • Galerie du Pharos
              3300 ft
            • ASAKUSA
              3300 ft
            • Quartier du Panier
              3700 ft
            • Capitale Européenne de la Culture
              4000 ft
            Sport related
            • Localanque
              2700 ft
            Amusement
            • ciné en plein air
              3700 ft
            Museums
            • MUSEE DES DOCK ROMAINS
              2700 ft
            • Exposition Van Gogh Monticelli
              3300 ft
            Marina
            • Marseille Vieux Port
              3000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Musee Cantini
              5100 ft
              19 rue Grignan, Marseille
            • Galeries Lafayette
              5100 ft
              40 a 48 rue Saint Ferreol, Marseille
            • Musee d'Histoire de Marseille
              5200 ft
              Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, Marseille
            • Frac Paca
              1.0 mi
              20 bd de Dunkerque, Marseille
            • Memorial De La Marseillaise
              1.0 mi
              23-25 rue Thubaneau, Marseille

            Near the hotel

            • Musee des Civilisations de l'Europe et la Mediterranee
              400 ft
              1 Esplanande du J4, Marseille
            • Palais du Pharo
              700 ft
              58, blvd Charles Livon, Marseille
            • Calanques
              1400 ft
              CassisFrance
            • Abbaye Saint Victor
              1900 ft
              3, rue de l'Abbaye, Marseille
            • Regards de Provence
              2300 ft
              Rue Vaudoyer, Marseille
            • Musee des Docks Romains
              2800 ft
              place Vivaux, Marseille
            • Cathedrale de la Major
              2900 ft
              Place de la Major, Marseille

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Le Charles Livon

              62% likes this, based on 72 reviews
              Cuisine: Gastropub
              Price Range: USD 37 - USD 148

              100 ft
              Rue Charles Livon
            • Victor Cafe

              59% likes this, based on 103 reviews
              Cuisine: Mediterranean
              Price Range: USD 28 - USD 55

              100 ft
              71 Boulevard Charles Livon

              Phone: +33 4 91 31 53 15

            • Bar Le Carre

              86% likes this, based on 13 reviews
              Cuisine: Eclectic
              Price Range: USD 15 - USD 41

              200 ft
              36 Boulevard Charles Livon

              Phone: 0491155960

            • Les Trois Forts

              68% likes this, based on 211 reviews
              Cuisine: Mediterranean
              Price Range: USD 43 - USD 83

              500 ft
              36, boulevard Charles Livon

              Phone: 04 91 15 59 56

            • Rowing Club

              Cuisine: French

              700 ft
              34, bd Charles Livon

              Phone: 0491900778

            Getting there.

            The airport is within short drive from the hotel.

            Getting around.

            Public parking is available for car drivers at price EUR 16 per day.

            Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Hotel

            Average guest rating

            8.0
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 369 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Dining
            8.4
            Value
            7.5
            Service
            7.5
            Location
            8.9
            Rooms
            8.6

            Individual guest reviews

            • Couple

              Location

              The room does not correspond at a 4* Hotel... The bed was a sofa- bed.View on staff break. Noisy air conditioning. Bath room like in a Formule 1 hotel ...Breakfast not included in price, so expensive regarding quality/comfort and price

              • Average rating
                5.0
            • Single

              The hotel was a good value and the location was good. The fitness center was also nice.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Family with children

              The location and the friendly staff in both the restaurant and the front desk. The food is also very good.

              Everything else. It's way below all Novotels I have ever stayed. It's, at the best an Ibis, a bad Ibis. It's more like a Formule 1 with Novotel pricing. Nobody to help you with the luggage. Kids cannot go to the indoor pool, so it's extremely unfriendly. Cleaning staff was rude...very rude. The general state of the facilities are a little outdated and looks like it had been upgraded for the latest time in 1993, maximum. The rooms needed a serious refurbishing and the air-conditioning/heater made a lot of noise but didn't blow any air, hot or cold.

              • Average rating
                5.8
            • Single

              The room was not very clean. I found I.E. opended half empty soda tins in the cabinet below the mini bar. Informed front office, but these items remained in my room. Also the Nespresso cup tray was empty up on arrival. Also this was reported to teh front office, but no follow up.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Family with children

              Nice hotel with English speaking staff.Good breakfast and heated swimming pool.

              Shame about filthy carpet (black stains as if grease) and not very clean shower plus 18 euro daily parking charge.This does not deserve 4 stars.

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Older travelers

              Friendly staff at the reception. The loudest i.e. the best fire alarm we have ever experienced! You must be completely dead not to wake up if the alarm goes off in the night... Fortunately it was a false alarm in our case.

              Crappy food at the restaurant, would not recommend the club sandwich to anybody. Slow service at the pool bar.

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Single

              The location was O.K. although currently there is so much construction in the city that it's a hassle getting anywhere, but that is not the hotels fault. The lobby area is nice, the restaurant has great views, the pool (shared with sofitel) is beautiful although not the biggest thing in the world. I satyed in an executive room, it was ok but sparse... Not very excutive seeming... I only had breakfast, the food choices were good but the coffe was horrible (see that I din't like)

              Overall, on the surface the hotel was ok. But if you look below the surface, the rooms were tired, especially the bathtrooms, the grout between the tiles and thee bathtub was coming out making everything look dirty. The coffe machine at breakfast was broken (the milk tube stuffed up) for two mornings in a row! The beverage choice at breakfast was on the poor side (although as I said the food was great). My room overlooked a parking lot although I did see a bit of the sea from it. The staff was ok, attentive but uninterested and not particularly friendly. All in all... Disappointing somehow although as I said on the surface it all seems good...

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Single

              It was within walking distance of the city centre while being away from the building work. The outside terrace for breakfast offered superb views. The hotel far exceeded my expectations for a Novotel compared to others I have stayed in previously

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Cheaper options for bar and restaurant in the Novotel underneath the Sofitel.

              5 star hotel, ( Sofitel) using three star ( Novotel) facilities , like out door swimmimg pool and out door restaurant facilities

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Older travelers

              It was very comfortable. I wasn't very impressed by marseille itself, the hotel felt like an oasis compared to the streets of marseille.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Very efficient and friendly staff, excellent accommodation and superior restaurant. We enjoyed our stay.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Couple

              This is an excellent hotel.

              The parking is tight, get the porter to part it instead.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              Very comfortable. Fabulous view of the old harbour.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              The most elegant, luxurious hotel we have ever visited. Hotel and its restaurant were expensive, but definitely 5 star and definitely worth it!

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              It was the finest hotel we've ever stayed at.

              • Average rating
                10.0
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