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Le Petit Nice Passedat

5.0 out of 5.0

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The hotel has rooms with amazing views, see picture that shows view from our room. However, it seems that this is all that this hotel has to offer. The service is not at par with the cost. The cost of in room dining is outrageous (anyway in room dining is only available for a few hours a day). The cost of laundry is very high as well. The room where we stayed was very cluttered for our taste. Seemed like there are way too many design elements in a very small space. Note, we are not the kind of couple to fuss about costs during holidays but on this one the cost to value equation was completely out of sync so very hard to ignore. On the positive side, the hotel has an amazing gastronomic restaurant! Must try!

An intimate boutique hotel located right on the water's edge with incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea in Marseille. With impeccable service, a three star Michelin restaurant and a pool it is perfection! And the staff speak English foe those who don't speak French.

Stayed here as our last leg of our honeymoon. We stayed in 6 difference hotels before hand and this was by far the worst experience we had. Yes, the view from the pool is nice and the rooms are cozy but the service is close to none. If you want to visit a place where nobody checks in on you etc, this is the place to go. There are 5 seats at the pool so upi need to wake up early if you want to secure yourself a spot. If you are lucky enough to grab a seat, you will never see someone come by to take any drink or food orders or even grab you a towel. On our 3rd night we complained for the first time that our shower supplies had never been replaced and meanwhile complained about the experience we had this week...we came back expecting some sort of apology or gift (this was also the only hotel who didn't offer us something at check in due to our honeymoon..); not surprised but nothing was there. The hotel is definitely lovely being on the water and the rooms are very comftorable (best black out shades ever.) but we were definitely disapointed with our stay and the staff.

It is a very charming hotel in a nice place, the rooms are spacious ,comfortable with lots of lights. The only problem was the space for clothes, we had a huge room, bathroom and toilette but not space for the cloths....there is a public stone beach in front of it with no,direct access. The food is very good ,services can be better. Tiffan ( i think was her name ) was very helpful and sweet to book us a boat for the calanques,and very pleasant . The view from the room is beautiful and it is a very quiet area.

We were there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversery. It was a disaster. We nearly left the restaurant before Even ordering the dishes. Started without asking for an apperitive, no menu offered, got amuse bouche before choosing the dishes, got second amuse bouche without touched the first one, which I put away. Waitor put it back in Front of me. No one was wandering of there is something wrong. Served wrong dishes, etc.

confusing menu, no worthwhile English spoken, unprofessional service on a $1,200 dinner for two. Avoid ABSOLUTELY. The sad fact is that the chef has a deft hand with fish dishes and the quality of the fish dishes is nothing short of outstanding. Wine service is indifferent, which is again terribly sad as the wine list is chock full of great wines.

an indispensable visit for seafood connoisseurs, tantalizing seafood dishes open a whole new universe of exhilarating taste experiences which make waiting for the next dish a painful pleasure, situated practically on top of Mediterranean waters, the hotel and restaurant offer privacy and excellent accommodations

We came to the Petit Nice Passedat because of the recommendations of our French family and were not disappointed. We enjoyed every moment and are especially grateful for the level of kind and generous service.

Bed-hard as a rock Pillows-magnificent Water pressure-medium Service-wonderful Separate toilet from bathroom-😍 Plugs- many Actual shower head-yes! Mini bar- beverages only Food-extremely accommodating Marseilles- I would pass.... Chef's pooch- Mon ami Leos 😘😘😘😘

It is often, but not always, a mistake to revisit a place after many years with the expectation that it will be as good as before. Sadly this was the case with the Petit Nice. We had stayed over 15 years ago with our then 10 year old daughter in a beautiful art deco style room with a small Juliet balcony overlooking the Med. We had all enjoyed the wonderful decouverte menu and had been introduced to the then resurgent star of the Rhone... Condrieu. We walked (slowly) from the TGV station in town with our wheely bags stopping for refreshments on the way. Perfectly doable and took about an hour, but a pleasant walk via the old port and along the corniche. Arriving at the hotel, we were disappointed to be shown to a recently refurbished annex across the alleyway from the main building. Our room was large and comfortable, but a featureless white box. OK view if you stood at the highish windows, but couldn't see it from bed or seating. No coffee etc in room. At €320/ night you expect a bit more and this was certainly no where near as nice as our previous room. I should mention that we had to pay in advance for the room, and send photocopies of passport and credit cards! It was pleasant after our walk to relax in the small pool, but it could have been cleaner. I suspect they don't expect it to be used in April. We met our friends for pre-dinner drinks on the terrace. There was no bottle of champagne for less than €100, so we went for a reasonably priced bottle of St Peray (€60) which was pleasant. The full decouverte was priced at €370 so we opted for the relatively reasonably priced Menu Passedat at €250. I have to say that I don't recall it being quite so pricey, but maybe that's the exchange rate? The cooking is technically superb and there are numerous technical triumphs. A ceviche with thin sliver of tomato which imitated a jelly fish. There were some wonderful flavour and texture combinations, however we didn't all like all of the dishes. Some delightful sashimi was overpowered by bergamot, and there was a not very pleasant pastis sauce. Service was mixed. Some staff were very pleasant and interacted, some were rather aloof. Wines were again reasonably priced and we had some very good St Joseph. Finally, on check out I had been charged for two rooms, a mistake which really ought not to happen at this level. So in summary, it's still good, the location superb, it probably warrants 3 stars for technical cooking, but it's not as good as it used to be IMHO.

Anse De Maldormé - Corniche J F Kennedy Marseille Bouches-du-Rhone

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in 7th Arrondissement within a mile (2 km) of Plage des Catalans, Le Petit Nice Passedat is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. This 16-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Marseille and also close to Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center and Velodrome Stadium.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Le Petit Nice Passedat's 16 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free minibar items, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Le Petit Nice Passedat features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Free self parking and paid valet are available, and there's also limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool and a terrace.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite with balcony or terrace

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 366 reviews