Hotel La Residence Du Vieux Port, Marseille, Travel Blogger Review

La Residence de Vieux Port, Marseille. A high end hotel located in the old port area of Marseille. The hotel has balconies offering premium views of the port and the Notre Dame de la Garde of Marseille.

Where to stay in Marseille?

La Residence du Vieux Port is located in a prime location at Marseille old port.  Reasons to choose this hotel for your stay in Marseille are;

  • Best location on the old port Marseille
  • Wonderful balcony views of the old port and Notre Dame
  • Stay where French celebrities have stayed
  • Delicious buffet breakfast
  • 24 hour complimentary coffee

For the best rates book online at La Residence du Vieux Port.  For the latest events and special offers check out the hotels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - location

The best place to stay in Marseille is the Old Port and the hotel is located beside it.  In French this is called the Vieux Port.  You can reach the hotel by metro stop Vieux Port.  Trains, buses and the airport shuttle all arrive at the Saint Charles train station.  Vieux Port is one stop from Saint Charles.  If you are arriving by taxi, you’ll be dropped off at the door.

Check In

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - Check In

At check in you will receive a warm French welcome.  The staff all speak English and will be happy to answer any question you have about Marseille and what to do there.  During check in is a good time to ask the staff about the points of interest of the city and pick up a map.  It’s also a good time to treat yourself to a coffee.  Coffee is complimentary and available 24 hours a day.

A welcome gift

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - welcome gift

In Marseille the sun can be very strong.  The hotel helps you keep cool and look cool whilst walking around the city.  You receive a welcome gift of a panama style hat.  It also comes in useful if you get lost as the name of the hotel is on the band.  When you leave you’re welcome to take it with you as a souvenir of your stay in Marseille.

Deluxe Prestige room

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - prestige room with balcony

The deluxe prestige room comes with all you would expect of a luxury hotel.  The most impressive aspect of the room is the balcony and view of the Old Port.  Not only can you see the Old Port from the balcony but you have huge panoramic windows so the view is always visible.  There is fast complimentary WiFi available in the room and throughout the hotel.  If you are traveling to Marseille on business you can make use of the desk to work.  As you would expect there is a flat screen TV with cable channels.

Guest bathroom

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - guest bathroom

The super clean bathroom comes with all necessary amenities and hairdryer.  There is a bath and bathrobes.  The perfect way to relax before enjoying the view from the balcony.

A room with a view

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - a room with a view

The view of Marseille Old Port is incredible.  As well as the port you have a wonderful view of the Notre Dame de la Garde.  The Notre Dame is the most famous point of interest in Marseille.  The view was so impressive that I slept with the curtains open.  On the home page of the La Residence you can watch a 24 hour time lapse video of this view.

Stay where famous French have stayed

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - famous guests

If you’re into French culture then you’ll recognize some of the famous French guests who have stayed at the hotel.  Unfortunately my French culture is not so good but I did recognize Miss France 2012.  All the famous guests have left signed photos which you can check out.

Breakfast buffet

La Residence du Vieux Port hotel Marseille, breakfast buffet

The breakfast buffet is as delicious as a French buffet should be.  There are fresh pastries, bread, cheeses, cereals, cold and hot meats.  You may also help yourself to fresh juices and hot drinks.  The breakfast is only upstaged by the incredible Old Port views.  You have a choice of dining inside or eating out on the balcony to enjoy your breakfast.  I would prefer to eat inside where it’s cool but I know my parents love to eat their breakfast outside on the balcony.

Guest lounge, complimentary coffee

La Residence Du Vieux Port hotel, Marseille old port - complimentary coffee

In the guest lounge you are welcome to relax and enjoy a complimentary coffee.  There is a large screen TV in there too.  I was leaving Marseille in the evening.  I made use of the complimentary WiFi in the lounge and relaxed a little before making the short walk to Vieux Port metro station.

Enjoy your stay at La Residence du Vieux Port, Marseille

You must appreciate the stunning views of Marseille Old Port whilst staying at La Residence du Vieux Port.  In fact, I believe enjoying the view of Notre Dame de la Garde from the room is more rewarding then walking to it!

For the best rates book online at La Residence du Vieux Port.  For the latest events and special offers check out the hotels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

2017-11-05T17:47:22+00:00November 5th, 2017|France, Western Europe|8 Comments


  1. Samuel November 7, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I love the view from the balcony, I see why you slept with the curtains open. I can imagine how hot it gets in the south of France so the hat would be required for exploring the Old Port. Chilling out in the lounge with a coffee sounds perfect too!

  2. Joseph November 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    That would be amazing to stay where French celebrities have stayed. I do watch French TV so probably would recognise more than you did! I image the French breakfast is lush and the view is amazing too!

  3. Abhinav Singh November 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I love hotels with large balconies. In fact I check out the balcony first. And this one boasts of views of old port and Notre Dame. What’s not to love? The idea of staying where the French celebs have stayed also sounds exciting.

  4. Suzanne November 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    This hotel looks like a great place to stay in Marseille. I love the fact that the hotel gives you a free Panama hat for protection against the sun! Marseille sounds like a great place to try seafood. Am I right?

  5. Yukti November 8, 2017 at 3:25 am - Reply

    French styled hotel and that too with views of Marseille Port would be a great staying option. I loved the Guest Lounge as it so colorful and a relaxing place to chill out. It is also wonderful that, many famous French celebrities have stayed there and you recognized Miss France 2012.

  6. Abigail Sinsona November 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    First and foremost, that port is truly beautiful. What a great hotel to stay in as it faces the port and you can enjoy that view from your room too. I haven’t been to Marseille but I would want to go now. And this looks like the ideal hotel to stay in!

  7. Mariella November 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Great post and good advice for accommodations in Marseille! Hotel La Residence Du Vieux looks absolutely stunning – my favorite part if the colorful, yet inviting, guest lounge. Plus, the complementary cup of coffee is always nice 🙂

  8. Parnashree Devi November 9, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Marseille looks absolutely inviting. I haven;t been to this destination, but I would love to visit it someday.La Residence Du Vieux is a great recommendation as it is located right at the old port and provide a great view. I loved the complimentary gift as well, it would come in useful in the heat!

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