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Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is great. No question about it. The hotel building is probably from the 60s, the interior decoration is pretty cheesy. Check in was OK. The staff doenst really speak proper english, and housekeeping not at all.The concierge service is excellent. Room service and Breakfast is OK but not 5 stars at all. Overall its a bit overpriced and a wanna be 5 star hotel.

This hotel has a stunning view over the Bay with the boats and yachts. It is breathtaking. While you are enjoying your breakfast, you have this amazing view right infront of you. What we love most about this hotel are the staff. They are professional, friendly and extremely helpful. More than what I could say about many hotels we have stayed at. Not mentioning any countries or names of the hotels. The staff- Receptionists just have that kind of look , like what are you doing here, that kind of look. They do not greet you when you are on the way in or out of the hotel . In this hotel, they greet you with a good morning, good evening or whatever. Very pleasant!! The breakfast is very good. It has lots of varieties. The room was lovely and the bed was wonderful to sleep in, comfortable. The only thing we did not like, was the bar on the 7 th floor. It was too small and cramp. I suppose it is better in the summer where you will be able to sit on the open terrace. We were there in December/ January 2018.

Location is great. 10-15 min walk to the port. Hotel room is spacious and well furnished. Staff was very hospitable and kind. Concierge helped us book lowest prices for train tickets to Nice. My wife and I even loved the lobby decorations.

It was the perfect place to stay after our exhaustion. We found it easily, they had a valet and check-in was easy. The rooms are quite lovely. Beautiful Provencal decor throughout the hotel. The rooms are no exception. The beds in the rooms are like sleeping on a cloud! The most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. We ate dinner at the hotel out on their patio. It was a wonderful ambiance, but the food was mediocre.

Having tried several hotels in Marseille, Sofitel Vieux-Port is far the best: good location, amazing view, very nice rooms (with just amazing beds and shower with view!) Food is good (don’t miss their famous Club Sandwich). I love the deco and the staff is extremely friendly! Next time I plan to bring my family.

The view from the restaurant and our room is simply stunning. It would have to be one of the best harbour views we have experienced. Postcard perfect. From the reception staff to restaurant/bar staff, concierge, housekeeping could not have been more helpful. The room is tastefully decorated and includes the usual amenities one would expect from the Sofitel brand. We are Accor members and appreciate the quality that is delivered.

We had a standard room on the 4th floor which was perfectly fine, the bed was probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in - wonderful. The cleaning services to the room and the night time housekeeping visit was excellent. The location of this hotel is fantastic, albeit, it means you have a 10 mins walk into the port restaurants and cafes. The reception staff are wonderful. The breakfast in the 7th floor restaurant is fantastic and you can sit outside on the terrace if you want and the views wow wow wow. There is the most beautiful roof top bar and terrace. It was a pity that the bar staff were more interested in chatting than looking after and interacting with their customers, but nevertheless, this bar is a must for early evening drinks.

Location of the hotel is excellent. Easy to reach by car as it is close to the tunnels which link into the motorways. Close to the old port with some spectacular views from lobby and restaurant. Also walking distance to some of the city beaches and seafront restaurants. Lobby decoration was nice and modern. Great breakfast (with rather mediocre service) in the restaurant on the 7th floor overlooking the city and old port. Standard room was very disappointing. Small, low quality furniture and the view of a concrete wall. In summary an ok 4* standard hotel in a very good location. I recommend to book a room with a view of the old port.

We spent one night in the hotel. We had a wonderful lunch on the main floor outdoor veranda where we enjoyed the spectacular view of the port. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We could have spent the whole afternoon just soaking up the sun, the view and an excellent bottle of wine. We wish we had had dinner on the restaurant on the top floor, but followed a suggestion from the concierge which was disappointing. We would definitely return.

The hotel is in a decent location. It’s a short walk to the shopping area and restaurants. There is a bizarre smell in the hotel and our room had a strange scent as well. It may be from the cleaning products. The hotel breakfast was okay but it’s hardly worth the additional cost. Room size was nice as was the size of the bathroom. Next trip to the area we will be staying some place else.

36 Boulevard Charles Livon Marseille Bouches-du-Rhone

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Notre-Dame de la Garde
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in 7th Arrondissement within a mile (2 km) of Notre-Dame de la Garde, Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as La Vieille Charite. This 134-room, 5-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Located in central Marseille, the hotel is also near Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Chateau d'If.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Les Trois Forts, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 134 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers. Plasma TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Valet parking is offered for EUR 25 per night. 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 luxury hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Luxury Room, 1 Queen Bed, View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Room, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace, View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds (Fitness and So Spa access)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2395 reviews