Located in the heart of Marseille’s Euro-Mediterranean quarter, this four-star hotel features refined rooms that are reminiscent of a sophisticated cruise liner. Its proximity to metro stations and within walking distance of the Vieux Port makes it a central base for exploring the city, with a stone-walled swimming pool and hammam awaiting guests at the end of the day.
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Situated in the very heart of Marseille, the Best Western Plus Hotel La Joliette is a short stroll from the Vieux Port and the world-renowned MuCEM. The Marseille-Provence Airport is an easy 30-minute drive away and the Saint Charles railway station just 15 minutes on foot.
For some retail therapy, the Terrasses du Port is 10 minutes’ walk from the front door while the adjacent Joliette metro station will whisk you to destinations across the city in no time.
Delicious pastries and regional specialities feature on the daily breakfast buffet, which is accompanied by unlimited hot drinks. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the privacy of their rooms or opt for takeaway if they’re beginning the day on the run.
La Jolie’s bar is open 24 hours a day for handcrafted cocktails and snacks, with a patio dining area that’s complete with a giant screen for watching live sports.
Styled after a grand ocean liner, the Best Western Plus Hotel La Joliette brings together clean lines and textured splashes of colour for a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Hanging lamps adorn the contemporary bar and stylish lounge area to create a warm atmosphere, with an outdoor terrace that’s bathed in Provençal sunshine.
Each of the 64 rooms is soundproofed and air-conditioned, with complimentary Wi-Fi, 40-inch flatscreen TVs and desks. Sophisticated decor and distinctly French touches are a hallmark, with all the modern hotel features you’d expect, such as minibars and hairdryers.
Their Comfort Rooms are stylishly simplistic, with bathtubs added in the more spacious Superior Rooms. La Joliette has partnered with the oldest soap factory in Marseille, l’Abeille, to offer their sophisticated Provençal products in each room.
Deluxe Rooms come with an additional bed for children and a Nespresso coffee maker so you can get your caffeine fix when you need. Larger families can opt for the Deluxe Terrace Rooms with a private outdoor space.
The Best Western Plus Hotel La Joliette has a number of wheelchair accessible rooms, including lowered bathroom sinks and toilets with grab rails.
Guests are invited to rejuvenate in the heated indoor swimming pool and Moroccan-inspired hammam or utilise the well-equipped fitness room. An intimate library is the perfect place to wind down at the end of a long day’s sightseeing and there’s a business corner that’s accessible 24/7. French, English and Italian are spoken at the around-the-clock reception, with additional services such as laundry, ironing and luggage storage available on request.
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