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Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

We are three business colleagues traveling together who happened to have worked near Marseille then decided to stay around here do some client work before we have to go to Dublin. One of us was booked into tyhe Sofitel and it was far superior than their sister hotel right next door. In any case, the quality of the space, furnishings, people, views and food is worth the added money required.

Fine, except that you can hardly get anything to eat in the restaurant in the afternoon apart from a cheeseboard and maybe some crude ham and French fries ... a better selection of sandwiches would be more becomingly to a 5 star hotel ..

We stayed in the hotel for three nights. Checkin was quick and flawless, the room was very comfortable and had a fantastic view of the Port. The welcome drink for me and my wife in the Dantes Lounge was most welcome after the train journey from Barcelona. The view from the lounge at night was breathtaking. The room was large and comfortable with a large terrace facing the Port. Could easily have stayed here for a couple of weeks. The only downside was the lack of USB ports in the room and haphazard service during breakfast on our last day.

We made a prepaid reservation at this hotel through Getaroom. When we arrived on June 15, 2017 we were told that they did not have a reservation under our name or our confirmation number. They were completely booked and we had to find another hotel. We have tried for over two months to get a full refund and we have gotten the complete run around. Do not book this hotel through Getaroom.

Hotel situated in quiet street, two streets from harbour, tastefully furnished,. I stayed in a junior suite, which was well equipped, light & airy.. The hotel staff were extremely polite & helpful in guiding me around the city. Highly recommend if you are staying in the city.

All in all, we were very happy with this hotel. It has the most amazing view from the top floor restaurant, probably one of the best I have ever experienced. Our booking included breakfast so we would start our day with this wonderful view. There were a couple of small issues, such as our room not being ready on arrival, however they were handled well by the staff. Its walking distance to all the restaurants, ferries, and the main fort & museum. Also you can walk to the original old part of the city. Note: the higher floors have been more recently renovated. We asked to be moved from our original room to room with a king size bed, and this turned out to be a much nicer room. Our original room had a queen size bed, and one side of it had a concave area on the mattress.

We loved this hotel. Everyone says it's the best in Marseille, and I certainly didn't see one that seemed better. The view from both the splendid rooftop bar and the breakfast room is wonderful. We couldn't get enough of it. The gym was also pretty good. Those of us who really use hotel gyms appreciate a good one when we get one. I would agree with some of the other posts that the pool is a disappointment. It's sort of a zoo down there, sharing it with another hotel, and it is most uninviting. We didn't bother. But frankly, I'd rather go to the actual beach, which is not too far away. More of a Marseille experience anyway.

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 2332 reviews