Hotel Review: Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

The Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port is a luxury hotel in the second biggest city in France. The hotel is located a little outside of the city center, but offers magnificent views. In this review, I’ll explain whether staying at the Sofitel Marseille is worth it or not.

I’ve stayed at a couple of different Sofitel properties, including those in Auckland, Berlin, Brussels, Brisbane and Wellington. Thus, I also decided to give the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port a try.

  • Classification: Five Stars
  • Room Category: Luxury Room with Port View
  • Month of Stay: June

In its home market, Sofitel is relatively expensive compared to other brands, which is why I had high expectations.

Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Lobby

The arrival experience was quite nice already with a friendly check-in, a beautiful lobby and an upgrade to a Luxury Room thanks to my Le Club Accor Gold membership.

Luxury Room at the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

The Luxury Room at the Sofitel Marseille offers approximately 30 square meters and a very unique design. Upon entering, you’ll find the bathroom and the wardrobe, which includes the minibar and an Illy coffee machine.

Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Luxury Room

The room as such isn’t all that big and comes with a King Bed, a daybed of sorts, a very small working table with another designer chair and two nightstands.

Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port Luxury Room

Luxury Room at the Sofitel Marseille

Opposite of the bed, there’s a flat-screen television.

The best thing about the Luxury Room at the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port defintiely is the magnificent view of the port.

Other than that, I found the room to be somewhat funny, yet not totally great. Especially the rather small working desk and the messy looking bed didn’t really satisfy me.

Bathroom of the Luxury Room

The bathroom of the Luxury Room is quite tiny with just a single sink, a toilette and a walk-in shower. At the same time, the shower is quite spacious and offers a massage function as well as two shower heads.

The shower also gets some daylight through a window to the room. Toiletries are provided by Lanvin. All in all, an okay bathroom for a luxury hotel.

Pool & Gym at the Sofitel Marseille

Sadly, my stay at the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port was on the short side. That’s why I didn’t have a chance to take a picture of gym, which looks well equipped on the photos provided by the hotel though. There’s also a Spa with a sauna and a steam bath. One of the highlights is the outdoor pool though, which has a nice temperature and is decent for swimming laps.

The loungers around the pool are very nice for enjoying the sun, too.

Cocktails & Snacks at the Rooftop Bar

One of my personal highlights of the stay at the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port was enjoying the Welcome Drink at the Rooftop Terrace. This one offers an amazing view of the port and is especially a great place during the night. We were offered to beautiful and tasty cocktails and ordered a charcuterie plate to go along with it.

Sofitel Marseille Welcome Drink

The quality and taste were amazing, once again. To my surprise, the price tag also wasn’t very high with just 15 Euro. Definitely one of the places to be when in Marseille!

Overall impressions of the Sofitel Marseille

This is one of my shorter hotel reviews as I didn’t have the chance to try the breakfast due to an early departure. Nevertheless, I’d generally recommend staying at the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port. No, the rooms aren’t the most spacious and the design is a little odd, but the view of the port is just amazing. Additionally, the hotel offers quite some facilities, including a swimming pool, a gym and a sauna. The Rooftop Bar is another highlight. If the hotel isn’t too expensive, I’d recommend staying here.

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