Mercure Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome4.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed 4 nights while I competed in an athletics competition. The Mercure is near one of the Metro stations and we were able to get busses easily (I can thoroughly recommend the City Pass). I'd have preferred a proper double bed rather than two singles pushed together but they were comfortable and even though it was scorching outside, the air conditioning was effective. The buffet breakfast had lots of variety, particularly in baked goods and good quality coffee. There was a juicer there for those who wanted the freshest of freshly squeezed juice.
Lovely place, very friendly staff but no parking, only a paid one. The room was very clean the decoration was absolutely beautiful! I haven't tried the breakfast because it was too expensive compared to the options around the hotel.
When we arrived we were obliged to wait for more than five minutes before any member of staff acknowledged us not even eyes contact, because three members of staff behind the desk were all assisting one family in front of us. Any request which I have made when I called over the telephone were totally ignored, therefore i have to justify myself again. We spent three successive nights never been greeted either on way out nor in by any staff. Overall very degrading experience based on the facts i will never recommend this particular branch even to my worst enemy.
I have been there 4 days for a wine exhibition. The position was perfect, the rooms were really confortable and cleaned, also the restaurant was really good, expecially the breakfast meal. Only some of the receptionists were not so friendly.
The hotel was older but, well kept and maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful, most spoke English. The hotel is on a quiet street directly across from a mini grocery store and surrounded by shops and restaurants. Also within walking distance to a large open market area. There is a nearby metro service which takes you to city center within less than 10 minutes. The noise from room to room can be a little loud but, I realized that really the noisiest people are the cleaning staff. They are a little heavy handed and just sound like they are slamming everything they touch, I realize they have many rooms to clean but, again the hotel is older and the sound proofing isn't so good so maybe they could take the noise level down a few notches especially in the mornings when people are still trying to sleep. Other than that it really was a nice stay.
Although I would not normally call this a four star hotel, contrary to other reviews, we found it clean, not smelly. Our room was fairly basic for 4 stars and a little tired but very clean and adequately furnished. The lady came in daily and did a good job of cleaning the room and replenished the coffee etc. The included breakfast was not fancy but nice, and you could have what you wanted in terms of quantity. We ordered room service twice and it was good food and reasonably priced. The hotel is a little way out of town but there are a couple of decent restaurants close by and good transport links a short walk away. If I came back to Marseille I would stay again due to the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the hotel.
This hotel is one of the worst I have ever stayed in. If I could give 0.5 or even 0 stars I wouldn't hesitate. Complete dump. Upon entering the room you are "welcomed" by a nasty, rotten smell coming either from the pipes in the bathroom or from the AC unit. Or possibly from both. It is difficult to figure it out as it smells so badly everywhere that you just cannot find the source. If you open the window, the noise from the street is unbearable. If you close it, you can sleep but it is far from being a pleasant and relaxing night. The room is completely worn out, dirty, with cupboards and even clothes hangers scratched. How can you even scratch a cloth hanger?? I have never seen anything like that. I will never ever stay here again - I was not a fan of Mercure brand but now I will honestly try to avoid their hotels at any cost. Hotels like this one are a disgrace to the tourism industry.
Although not right in the heart of Marseille, this hotel was in a great area. Walking distance to the beach and very close to both the bus stop and Rond-Point du Prado metro station. The rooms were clean and spacious and the service was excellent.
We were staying at the Mercure because of its proximity to the Velodrome where we were attending a concert. The hotel was easy to find and had the basics we needed. The room and bathroom were clean. There is no way that this is a 4-star hotel though. It is an average 3-star hotel. I would stay there again, if I were going to a game or event at the Velodrome, due to its convenience.
parking is close, and not too expensive (15 euros per day). Watch out though, entrance is narrow. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The bar is ok, mainly thanks to the very friendly staff. The rooms (at least the one I was in, 402) are ok, though the aircon was not available yet. Temperature was a bit high late afternoon, because of the orientation and the large glass surface. Dinner in the bar was pretty much ok.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- 24-hour front desk
Located in 8th Arrondissement within 2 miles (3 km) of Notre-Dame de la Garde, Mercure Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as La Vieille Charite. This 100-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like minibars, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Centrally located in Marseille, the hotel is also a short walk from Velodrome Stadium and International Fair and Exhibition Center Marseille.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All of Mercure Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome's 100 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. Other amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.
Guests of Mercure Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.
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47% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 345 reviews