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Very friendly staff, great breakfast, very nice lobby and very well located, not far from the train station and close to the old city.
Location 3 blocks to Old Town waterfront. Friendly front desk staff. Good breakfast offering. There were notes appologizing that the hotel was under renovation. A property should not let their room carpets reach the level of wear we experienced. Hotel is definately a Taxi trip to and from the train station.
location Not much tourism information available in hotel
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very nice!!!!!
The room is quite big, there was a kettle, a lot of TV channels Even though the hotel is close to the city center and vieux port, the streets around look rough especially at night (but nothing happend)
Only location and nothing! Hotel staff is false. Room ia dirty. Fleas is jumping. Curtains in holes. The Internet is very weak. Conditioners don't work in room. The pastel linen changes once a week. A breakfast poor.
Good location (close to Old Port, Metro, train station) if you don't have a car and/or come by train. However, if you have a car and/or you don't need/want to stay close to the center of the city you might want to chose another location - if you are there for the beaches, Cassis or La Ciotat would be better locations than Marseilles. Work was getting done in the hotel, possibly to refurbish the rooms - they seriously need that. The noise vas very annoying - started early in the morning so you couldn't sleep late if you wanted to. Also the price was kinda steep for the quality offered, even considering I made the reservation on rather short notice.
Clean, comfortable, nice hotel with good value for money. Even though the location was pretty good the neighberhood was not that nice in the evenings, especially not for woman. Sundays especially everything nearby closed down early, and the only people youl could see in the streets was men.
Nice reception. Marble floors & nice decor. Rooms were nowhere near this standard. Unsafe dingy location, the worst was dingy rooms not 3* standard. Advised hotel was fully booked when I requested to change to better room.
Good location. We had lovely views over the Vieux Port Decor a little dated now
Yes very good position and comfort
The hotel was very central but quiet. It was very close to transport links, shops and the old port.It was an excellent base for a holiday. Yhere was no A/C in the room.B/fast very expensive.
we had a very nice, larger room. The desk staff spoke excellent english and upgraded our room and gave us some very fine sightseeing tips.
The hotel is an excellent location on the Old Port right next to a Metro Station. The superior room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The view from the room was magnificent, morning, sunset and evening! The included breakfast offered quite a variety for the traveller. I'd highly recommend this hotel. Some hotel staff were extremely accommodating, especially when we were trying to travel during the strike in France. The night staff person was not very helpful so we did not know our train the next day was cancelled until the morning staff checked for us.
we got a nice big room with port view, the hotel has a great location! no parking in the hotel
The croissonts. Room cleaning was not done on `one day and we had to remind staff late in the afternoon.
The room was very large and had a lovely balcony that looked over the dock for all the yachts.the bathroom was clean and large and had a nice hot shower. First impression from the street were not encouraging as it looked very dirty and there was a lot of rubbish in the street but it is a lovely hotel once inside.
the excellent location and comfortable and relaxed atmosphere
The hotel is fantastic.
Location of the hotel, good value for money and quite a stylish interior of the room.
We understand the hotel has been partly refurbished. We stayed in a re-furbished room. We were very impressed by the design, style and comfort. It was very tasteful, spacious, clean and stylish. It said 'class act'. Ours was a dark, internal facing room but was excellent. Full compliments to the commissioners/designers: you have done a very good job. Very highly recommended. The inside is very nice. The outside space is pleasant but does not stand out from its surroundings, some of which are a bit tacky (McDs)
Good location. This place doesn't even look like a hotel when you walk in the door. The lobby looks like a walk-in closet. The hallways resemble an old apartment building. Once we checked in, we managed to fall asleep on the old, springy mattresses only to wake up to the sound of water dripping inside the walls. As I was searching for the source of the water, I noticed mold was covering the ceiling area directly above the bath. The front desk agreed to look into a new room for us, but we'd have to come back an hour later. We were given a new room and we were excited to finally shower. We soon lost that excitement when we realized there was no hot water and the shower was designed in a manner in which water could not be kept in just the shower area. Thus, the bathroom floor was soaked. We assume this is what causes ceiling mold in the shower area. Luckily, we got to walk our soaking feet out onto the nasty, long carpet right outside the bathroom door. I wonder how many other guests have had their soaking wet feet in this carpet. Gross! This place was horrible. Don't do it.
The bathroom looks upgraded and chic.
nice clean modern hotel, breakfast should be included with the rate though
The Grand Tonic Hotel was excellent because of its central location , size and comfort. The Staff were friendly and helpful. We would recommend it and stay there again if visiting Marseilles. Thank you.
The hotel is comfort, clean and the situation is marvellous.
Clean, safe hotel. 24 hour front desk. helpful staff
The view although somewhat restricted. Clean. Staff was helpful Booking.com implied that the hotel was very near the Grand Tonic, however after walking about an hour we ended up getting a taxi. So this is not about the hotel, but better direction instructions could have been given. Roller bags don't roll easily on cobblestone streets.
Very central and great for the Metro Good food Great service
room extremely clean, helpful staff when asked about maps and places to visit
The location was fantastic. Easy to walk around the port and surrounding area. Lot of choice of restaurants nearby Cost of wi-fi access. In 2008 this really should be free in a good hotel.
Good hotel. Very clean. Just in the center of Marseille city. Beautiful view of the Vieux Port.
The concierge was very helpful in helping us find a good 'bouillabaisse' restaurant and making the reservation. Nice and pro
Location, excellent room, nice bar area
Location. Great room with view overlooking harbour but with really effective soundproofing. Large, firm bed. Nothing.
Efficient, friendly staff Quiet room Fabulous food (room service and breakfast) Bar and breakfast room views Everything we needed including WiFi Had to leave
The location, just next to the Vieux Port, is really amazing. The room was extremely small for the price we paid, without any kind of view (does "courtyard view" means facing a wall and no light at all????) and not very comfortable. Moreover, the staff was quite unfriendly.
Desk staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Room was small but very beautiful. Highly recommend this location.
They upgraded us from a city to a harbour view room - really impressive vista and absolutely worthy the extra rate if you are booking. The hotel has retained its original character and we were surprised on the up-side. All was fine
The location was great. Easy access to everywhere and the staff were very helpful.
The hotel is clean and comfortable and one could not imagine a better location. Also, we were able to check in at 8 a.m., which came in extremely handy. A little fridge in the room would have been welcome.
Location, price Tired decor, musty, air con not very efficient
Very good location and helpful staff. Terrible coffee served at breakfast.
Location, fenestration, balconies
Very nice hotel in an old building with central location very close to the port and with moderm clean rooms. Affordable price (had a promo of 119 EUR for double with breaskfast). No minibar.
Excellant location Very poor decor, carpets etc
hotel location it needs renovation
Great location! Right next to the Harbour, opposite the tourist information, real close to metro and bus stops. Free wifi worked well. Bright and clean, bathroom spotless, showerhats provided. More expensive "superior room" was still ridiculously tiny (just enough space for double bed) and so were bathroom and bathtub. Check-in assistant hadn't read through my booking because asked for payment of breakfast although I booked all inclusive and wanted to give my girlfriend and me (female) a room with twin beds altho I had specifically asked for one big bed. Homophobes. Breakfast lady almost denied access to 4 people who arrived at 10h03 and 10h08 instead of 10 sharp - no sense of service whatsoever! After complaint, I was even told that if the buffet is until 10, you do not arrive at, say, 9h50 but before. I wonder: Why not?? 10 is still early for a holiday breakfast. Buffet was ok but not worth 10euros. Try café "a Cup of Tea"!
Very helpful and welcoming staff. Good location of hotel - right in the old port and beside the metro station.
The location is outstanding, the staff is extremely kind and friendly, and the room was spotless and comfortable. We showed up right when the weather turned bad, and the front desk attendant offered us umbrellas whenever it was raining out. It is a great hotel for a weekend break, as the facilities are great and you can stay without much fuss. Check in and check out is simple, and there are several parking garages, with a hotel discount, located nearby. The room was smaller than we expected, but comfortable.
Ideal Hotel to discover Marseille
The staff were very helpful. Location was near where I wanted to be. Small room, but it is Europe in a large city. Not very comfortable bed.
Good location and comfortable rooms
location was good, staff were helpful
Location... freindly staff... we came back for one night after a few days elsewhere, and they gave us a free upgrade to a superior room which was wonderful. No carpark... but not too much of a hassle as carpark close by
The location was excellent, the staff very friendly and professional. The room was spotless as was the bathroom. Appreciated the toiletries provided. Lack of parking, but not that big a problem.
It was so convenient for all the old port activities and for great restaurants and shopping... we fell in love with the place and with each other....
Excellent location, very central in a shoppingstreet, good isolation, so no disturbing streetnoise, close to the old harbour and the Place aux Huiles, rue Sainte with many restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff. Oldfashioned look of the reception area and breakfastroom with hardly any daylight.
The facility in general was lovely. The cleanliness of the room was a bit shocking, but in a good way. The staff.
responsive staff, exellent location, free wi-fi
My roon was very comfortable, good location near the best shopping area and a five minute walk from the Old Port. Would definitely stay there again
Everything was ok, clean rooms, good staff, comfortable beds, and the very good location regarding the tourist attractions. It is a rather noisy part of town.
close to old port and to the train station. also good for metro. tram service due to start soon and looks like there will be a stop very close to hotel.
Good location, 250metres from Vieux Port, plenty of bars and restaurants nearby (including an exceptional shellfish restaurant 20metres away). We used this hotel as a base for the Rugby World Cup in Oct 07, for which it was ideal. View it as a basic B&B and you won't be disappointed, but it struggles to justify it's official 3 star rating. Old fashioned bathroom with hand-held shower in the bath, but no shower curtain so bathroom floor gets flooded
It was very central within the town I think there could be tea/coffee facilities. And the food could have been better with more of a selection.
Good location for Vieux Port and access around the city. Beds comfortable. Rooms shabby and need redecoration. Toilet door was broken at the bottom and needed replacing.
Location is petfect, but don't expect much about service
central location N/A
The balcony and the sight from it. Old furniture in the room.
WC did not flash!
The personnel was very friendly and helpful. Excellence location by the port. The rooms were very clean. Free wi-fi internet. Breakfast was poor: no cheese, no ham, no fruits. Sometimes during the night, it got noisy from outside (perhaps not good soundproof windows?) . Unfortunately the view on the port is blocked by some other taller buildings in front.
Location - it is in the old port near everything. It has kitchen and everything needed (except teapot... why?) It was claimed that it has "port view". Unfortunately "port view" was half-meter-between-two-buildings.
The location of the hotel is fantastic and is literally seconds to the bars/restaurants that line the port. It is also within walking distance of the main shopping area! The standard of cleanliness was high. The windows are thin and the street can be quite noisy.
In fact we did not like much about this hotel and stayed only one night instead of the week we had planned. There was no where to unpack our clothes. The kitchen did not have a coffee maker. The internet in the room did not work.
This is a simple hotel with basic facilities, clean and excellent location Very limited breakfast, very very poor sound-proofing and no english television stations.
very friendly staff (1 of the receptionist girl can speak Russian), super excellent location, port nearby, cleanliness of bedroom, many channels on TV (even international), very quiet, creative design in the whole hotel.
Sehr sauber. Top Lage. Zimmer relativ klein, aber ausreichend.
excellent location, just next to the morning fish market, restaurants and shops! very nice and helpfull personnel!
The friendly people at the desk
Close to te Vieux port, close was parking place (10EUR per day), after checking out was possibility to let baggage at the reception, great people at the reception -
Location dark rooms
It's location was superb and surprisingly quiet. Rooms a bit small and dark, but good bathroom (smelt a bit) and we enjoyed the 3 days we spent there. Good friendly staff. Need to carry bags up to the mezanine level to access the lift (elevator). Bathroom a bit smelly.
The attitude of the staff on the last night of our stay. A 24 hour hotel normally has a 24 hour bar but we were refused service on the last evening by the night porter
near to port no mini bar, too small lift, no safe box
Location, reception open 24h, friendly staff poor internet connection, elevator only from the second floor, room could be renewed.
Very welcoming and comfortable. Coffee facilities were welcome. It's unusual to have comfortable pillows in a hotel - yous are!
location, excellent internet access AC was terrible but staff moved us (lost waterview!) to newly rennovated room with great AC
Location and view Small fridge
The hotel was in an excellent spot and was excellent value for us, just the job for a base to explore the city, buses boats and Metro all within a stones throw. We stayed in a top floor room so any noise didnt bother us either. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The view was terrific The bathroom could do with more extract as it got very steamy
Staff did more for ouer comfort and pleasant time in this hotel. Fantastic location and good price, good breakfest.
Fantastic view of the old port, very nice staff and free wi-fi (which works great). No room service for diner (but enough restaurants close by), for 180 € per night this should be a service...
Location and view
Fantastic location, nice views from the rooms with balcony. Nice vintage 50's look
The location of the hotel was very good and the view from our Club superior room was beautiful. The coffee during breakfast was exceptionally good.
Good location Breakfast was a lot of money
Location was perfect!!It's in center of Marseille.It's one huge plus. It's smal bath and in number for 2 percons was only 1 towel. It's hide price for hotel same class like Veux port.
The location near Viex Port. The lightning, only one lamp in the room.
The heating system is efficient The entrance key was a bit difficult
Location, fabulous, in the middle of the town. small but cosy
Convenient location; clean and tidy room; helpful staff, especially the handsome young man on duty at night.
great location, friendly staff, very helpful when arriving late
the perfect location, the wi-fi free Internet access and the hotel staff kindness the stairs to reach the recedption and lift floor, but it is not possible due to the infrastructure and I read that other hotel they have no lift at all, so it was not bad. Furthermore, in the guest review was included this info so it was no surprise.
location The shower room is small and you deed hold it!
The hotel is really well located, right in the heart of the Old Port area (city centre), from where I was able to visit all the major sites on foot. The room was very clean and the bathroom was spotless. All the staff were friendly and helpful, and they all spoke English which was a big relief as I don't speak French. There is even an British member of staff (Mike) who gave me great advice on what to do in Marseille. Overall, I thought that the 60 Euros I paid for my single room was really excellent value for money. The room was on the small side, but for a 2 star city centre hotel in France I expected nothing more.
Port view Elevator less
Excellent location, good night of sleep because of the quality of the beds. Good shower Nothing
Excellent location!! very kind and helpfull staff, very clean and confortable room!
The magnificant view of the harbour The breakfast was served in a rather dark room
It was close to the metro. the elevator starts on the 1st floor so it is difficult to retrieve your baggages. The rooms are carpeted and people are allowed to smoke in them, so they have a musky smell. we also had no sunlight in the room although this meant that we had little noise as well.
Friendly staff, good buffet breakfast,great view over the old port. Location was great - in the middle of everything,many restaurants & wine bars right outside the front door.convenient starting point for many of the sight-seeing activities. Room a bit small, but comfortable
Central location overlooking the old harbour. A good standard 2 star. Lack of advice on where to park at time of booking. There were garage parking facilities nearby which had we known, would have made parking easier
hotel stuff are really nice and helpful. good location its not very confortable, the bed
The WiFi is advertised, but the speeds make it pretty unusable - could barely check email.
The view over the old port was fantastic. Rooms on floors 2 to 4 are very nice. My room on the fifth floor was small, and the view was somewhat restricted by the roof. There was no elevator fora climb of - flights of stairs. The noise from the bar on friday was very loud until about 2 am
the central location, easy travel connections (Metro, train),mediterranean flair, good food places close by the noise from the street (traffic)
The view is priceless!!! The lack of elevator.
The hotel was in an excellent location, right by the harbour Rooms on small side but thats the norm in marseille and the veiw made up for it, also decent bathroom . Hotel double booked our room on first night so we ended up in a room the size of a cupboard on the 5th floor in the attic. a long climb up a staircase that got narrower each floor. Breakfast was extra but most days there was nothing left by the time we went down. Only one member of staff could speak an understandable amount of english. Aircon worked in the cupboard room but not in our proper room
Great location and lovely view from window! Very pleasant cafe and bar with balcony on second floor. Very nice and accommodating staff! The interior of the halls and entrance need a little sprucing up. Pix on internet show bright paintings in hallways, etc. and reality is that hallways/straiwells,entrance are more drab. Tradeoff is with good location however.
Good access to the places we wanted to go, helpfful and friendly staff. Too many stairs!!!!!
Great view of Marseille harbour. Friendly staff. No lift. Noisy exterior
My stay at Belevue was very well. Althought I arrived early, before check in time, they prepared my room before. It's in one of the best position in Marseille, in front of the port, next to the beautiful quarter of "Le Panier", no noise inside the room, air conditionig but not necessary, good cleaness,cortesy of the staff. Stairs without elevator is not a real problem as I read before.
Wonderful view from the window, tasty breakfast, very friendly staff.