Surrounded by the charismatic Vieux Port and the sparkling Mediterranean waters, this contemporary hotel exudes romance with its Provençal and African themed rooms. Enjoy panoramic views of Fort Saint-Nicolas from the outdoor pool or a leisurely game of boules on the interior courtyard, with fine Mediterranean cuisine served at the elegant restaurant.
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Nestled in the Vieux Port, the Radisson Blu is just 10 minutes by taxi from the Saint Charles railway station and 25 minutes from the Marseille Provence Airport. Discover Marseille’s birth as a Greek port as soon as you step outside your door, with this ancient harbour alive with fishing boats, tourist ferries and waterfront restaurants.
Wake early for the morning fish market at the Quai des Belges while enjoying views towards Fort Saint-Jean and the hilltop Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. The hotel is also within a short stroll of Marseille’s oldest quarter, Le Panier, as well as the internationally renowned MuCEM.
Comprising an eclectic choice of dining areas, Le Quai du 7ème is the heart and soul of the hotel and where a generous buffet breakfast is served each morning. Settle in on the outside terrace to watch the boats coming and going while feasting on local Provençal tapas or enjoy the intimate surrounds of the patio for burgers and vegetarian/vegan fare.
Themed brunches are held each Sunday accompanied by live music and culinary workshops, with a children’s play area where young diners can let off some steam.
Featuring sunny Provençal tones and the azure colours of the Mediterranean, the Radisson Blu has been designed to perfectly complement its surrounds. The contemporary interiors contrast starkly to the rustic stonework of the Vieux Port, with understated elegance in the stylish decor.
Wooden furnishings couple with black-and-white photography in the comfortable rooms, all of which boast enviable views.
Each of the stylish Standard Rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee/tea-making facilities, with a little extra space on offer in their Superior Rooms. Select between Citadel or Vieux-Port views in the Premium Rooms or relax on your private terrace with their multi-space Junior Suites.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille Vieux Port features a number of accessible rooms with braille floor numbers and grab bars, as well as a wheelchair-accessible lobby, restaurant and meeting rooms.
Spacious family rooms come equipped with a king-size bed and an additional sofa bed, as well as cribs for the youngest guests. Interconnecting rooms are ideal for large families, with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi so everyone can enjoy their own entertainment. “Welcome Packs” filled with drawing books and surprise gifts are provided on check in, with a kids menu also available in the restaurant.
With its sparkling waters and historic harbour views, the outdoor pool lures guests both day and night. Adjacent is a fitness room that’s equipped with all the latest technology while a pétanque course on the patio is ideal for socialising with other guests.
A short walk from the hotel is Radisson Blu’s partner spa, Cinq Mondes, where guests can be pampered during an enticing choice of therapies in their five treatment rooms. End the day with sundowners on the terrace or enjoy a drink at the bar during the Live du Quai music sessions.
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