Hotel Review: InterContinental Marseille Hotel Dieu
The InterContinental Marseille Hotel Dieu is a historic luxury hotel in the French metropolis. In this extensive review, we’ll show you what you can expect of staying here!
Marseille has a couple of interesting hotels thanks to its economical and touristic importance. While by far not as posh as Cannes or Nice, the city is also quite affordable when it comes to luxury hotels.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Executive Room
- Month of Stay: November
This is also true for the InterContinental Marseille, which is by no means cheap, but still affordable.
What makes this hotel so special though is less the name, but more the building as it is located inside the historic Hotel Dieu, right by the harbour. While only few rooms enjoy a really nice view, the location is quite perfect. There are not a lot better spots for a hotel to be located in Marseille.
Executive Room at the InterContinental Marseille
While I had booked the base room category at the InterContinental Marseille, my Spire Ambassador Status got me an upgrade to an Executive Room.
This category offers a spacious experience with a large entryway and a stylish design.
The room is dominated by large (and high) King Bed, which I thought was really comfortable.
Right next to bed, you can also find a large working desk with a fairly comfortable, but not ergonomic chair.
Right opposite of bed, there’s a large sofa in front of a flat-screen television and a drawer. The sofa very much looked like a sleeper sofa and thus wasn’t the most comfortable or stylish.
In the corner of the room, there’s another armchair. What I really liked though was that the window had a small area somewhat higher up than the rest of the room, which somewhat adds charm. The view of the neighborhood isn’t anything to really talk about. For great views, you are better off booking a higher category.
On the desk, a nice little welcome amenity was already waiting for me upon check-in.
There’s also a coffee machine with some complimentary capsules in the entryway, right above the minibar.
Another positive aspect of the rooms at the InterContinental Marseille is the bathroom, which is spacious and feels quite modern. It’s also much more spacious than for example at the InterContinental Cannes or the InterContinental Hongkong Grand Stanford.
While there’s just a single sink, I thought that the large bathtub is one of the highlights of the room.
Both, the toilet and the shower are located in a separated room with a frosted glass door.
The later comes with two shower heads and a good shower pressure.
All in all, I really liked the Executive Room at the InterContinental Marseille as it felt luxurious and stylish at the same time, more so than for example the rooms at the Sofitel Marseille.
Drinks at the InterContinental Marseille
While at the InterContinental Marseille, I sadly didn’t have the chance to try breakfast or the dining options. However, I ended up having some drinks on the terrace of the bar.
The quality of the drinks was quite good and they were served with some snacks, but the prices are quite steep. Service was just average though.
Pool & Gym at the InterContinental Marseille
The recreation facilities of the InterContinental Marseille are quite nice for a city hotel though, much better than at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand for example. The gym is large and offers a lot of different equipment.
While I’d say that’s it is not fully perfect for a strength workout, it’s a very good place to do some cardio and basic weights training.
What’s quite cool is that there is also a nice little pool, which is decent for swimming some laps.
While there is not much lounging opportunity around the pool, you can find another room with some daybeds, water and small snacks nearby.
Other facilities include a sauna and a steam bath, so I’d call the offerings really good for a city hotel.
Especially when comparing with the Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille, I thought that the facilities were great!
Overall impressions of the InterContinental Marseille
I really enjoyed my stay at the InterContinental Marseille. While the hotel is by no means cheap, I thought that the value for the money is quite decent. The location is great, the building stunning and the rooms feel stylish and luxurious. The recreation facilities are another plus. Thus, I’d highly recommend staying here when in Marseille as the InterContinental was my favorite of the three hotels I tested in town.