Exuding a timeless spirit, the Grand Hotel Beauvau occupies an enviable setting in Marseille’s historic harbour, with former guests including novelist George Sand and composer Frédéric Chopin. The recent renovation of this four-star property has captured this legacy while infusing it with all the creature comforts and luxurious touches you’d expect of a modern boutique hotel.
Situated in the heart of the Old Port, the Grand Hotel Beauvau is just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Marseille and connected by metro from the Vieux-Port – Hôtel de Ville station, which is right outside the front door. Stroll to the atmospheric neighbourhood of Le Panier or the engaging MuCEM, with the Musee d’Histoire de Marseille just five minutes on foot. The Saint Charles railway station is two stops away by subway while the Marseille Provence Airport is a 30-minute drive.
A Provençal-style buffet breakfast begins the day at the Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux Port, accompanied by views across the historic harbour. Le Beauvau’s restaurant is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, with a selection of hot and cold gourmet dishes that can be ordered direct to your suite with 24-hour room service. Original cocktails can be enjoyed at the hotel’s stylish bar or in the alfresco dining area.
Built in 1816, the Grand Hotel Beauvau brings together antique-styled wooden furnishings with plush carpeting and contemporary decor. Uninterrupted views of the yacht-filled harbour greet you around every turn, as do subtle reminders of the hotel’s reputation as a Marseille icon. Elegant interior spaces combine with a sun-drenched terrace and recently upgraded leisure facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool.
Each of the 73 rooms offer complimentary high-speed internet and cable TV, as well as individual terraces. Classic Rooms with courtyard views can be configured with two single beds or a queen bed while Deluxe Rooms add in harbour-facing views. Top-floor Terrace Suites boast stunning ocean vistas, together with a king-size bed and Nespresso coffee machine.
Families can relax in a Duplex Suite, with a comfortable lounge area downstairs and an upstairs sleeping quarter with a queen-size bed and two single beds. Separate tubs and showers ensure bath-time is easy, with children’s TV channels and soundproofing for afternoon naps.
A number of the rooms and suites at the Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux Port are accessible for wheelchair users, with lowered bathroom sinks and grab rails.
A 24-hour front desk ensures guests have the information they need, when they need it, including a concierge and luggage storage service. English, French, Italian and Spanish are all spoken and there’s the option for early check-ins and late check-outs if required. Pets are welcome to stay with you for an additional charge and laundry service is available on request.
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