The hotel Grand Tonic Vieux Port is located on the Vieux Port, at the crossroad of all the attractions of the Marseille’s city.
"Great location but take a trip to Cassis"
We stayed here for 2 nts. We arrived early morning but were able to leave our bags at the hotel and come back in the afternoon to check in. Rooms were very clean and spacious enough for France. Bathroom was quite compact & the built-in hairdryer did not work. Reception gave us a replacement dryer but it was less than effective. The air conditioning was old but adequate. It is pushing it to say this is a 4star hotel! The location is ideal in the old port with access to the many restauranta & bars. The main stop for both open top bus tours was closeby - one day ticket is more than sufficient. There is a big ferris wheel at the port & it is worth a go @€7 per adult. There is quite alot of traffic around the port but the drivers were very courteous and stopped to allow us cross at any junction. We went to Cassis for the day approx 30mins from Marseille. We got a taxi there (€60- 4 of us) It was a beautiful tranquil town with a lovely port (with only pedestrian access) and even a little beach. It was a very pleasant unplanned trip and well worth a visit to just sit back and watch the world go by with a glass of wine. We couldn't find a taxi so waited for the bus to go back to Marseille - this was a lengthy process and only for the kindness of "Chantal' and a local bus driver we might still be waiting for the correct bus. It certainly made the journey memorable but I would recommend you do a little more reaearch than us!
Not really a 4 star hotel , more a 3 star . I stayed on a bed and breakfast basis . For what I paid it really suited me especially the location , right on the port close to everything . Breakfast was basic . If you want something a bit more fancy then this is not for you . Clean rooms ,fairly modern , hallways in hotel scruffy , but staff friendly .
Locationwise it does not get better. Right in the center of the Vieux Port. Perfect for exploring the city. The hotel is clean, comfortable and the staff is extremely friendly. Rooms are small but enough and bathroom is just right. Reasonably priced and convenient.
"Great hotel for the price!"
My view of the Old Port was fantastic! I was on a higher floor so the room was quiet even though it was noisy on the street. I chose to stay at a hotel on the Vieux Port to make sure I was in a safe place. The staff was very helpful except one guy who told me that they didn't have a freezer to put my water bottle in overnight (weather was hot). I asked someone else the next day and they did it no problem. Silly. All the rest of the staff was great. The location is fantastic. The a/c was great. The room could use a coat of paint but at the price I paid, it was very easy to look past. I was impressed by the hotel. The value for the money is fantastic.
"Good value, great location"
Perfectly positioned hotel, directly overlooking the Vieux Port. Clean, large rooms, reasonably priced and helpful, friendly staff. I booked a quadruple family room for my wife and two teenage daughters. We got a large, air conditioned room with two double beds and a huge bathroom. I couldn't fault it.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM