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“More Hostal than a hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Lutetia
Ranked #109 of 129 Hotels in Marseille
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“More Hostal than a hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

We spent there 5 nights and in general this hotel is very nice. Is very close to the turist center and its easy to find it. Its a small hotel, with friendly and helpful people working there. Hotel looks more like a hostel, and would be nice if there was a kitchen to use instead of very overpriced breakfasts. It's much cheaper to go for a nice french breakfast to one of the petit cafes close to the hotel. Also the surundings of the hotel are not the prettest one and you can feel a little bit uncomfortable. There is a lot homeless people around, drinking alcohol from very early in the morning, so it's better to come back to the hotel before is dark.The biggest minus for us was a fact that the room was extremely humid and you feel as everything is wed. Your clothes from the beach or towels never dried so we had to ask to change them every day. Also bathrooms are not the clinest ones, as you can see some fungus in the shower.
It's a nice hotel but i would choose another one next time.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mandbviajes
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2011

Yes, the elevator is tiny, and, yes, there was noisy remodeling work going on starting about 8:30 in the morning, but this hotel was a fine choice. I was a short walk from the Gare Saint-Charles, where I'd arrived and from which I would depart —though watch that stairway if you're carrying a lot of luggage as I was— and a short distance from la Canebière, the main street, the Vieux Port, and the restaurants on the Cours Julien.

And, yes, Marseille is never going to compete with Cannes as the glamor spot of the French Mediterranean coast, nor is the city as obviously appealing as Barcelona, and there is the occasional street corner that seems as if it might as well be in Tangier —but there's plenty to see, the food is wonderful, and, above all, the locals are friendly and welcoming —and the Lutetia [named for the Roman settlement of the place now known as Paris] is well-situated, with a friendly, helpful staff.

My 50-Euros-a-night room was average-sized for a two-star French hotel and was very comfortable. The window gave a view out to some rooftops and let in plenty of natural light. From the standpoint of value for money, I don't think I could have done better.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RouteBG
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Kansas City, Missouri
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65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2011

This hotel was nothing like I expected. If I were travelling alone, I would have left. If you are a girl, I recommend paying a little more for a different place or skipping Marseille. I am not sure if there are few different types of room, but by the pictures on the website it seems like it. The room smelled like cigarette and it was nauseating. I had to spray my pillow with my deodorant and lay some clothes on top and opened the window. The parking garage is 9 Euros for the night and it smells like pee. The location I guess is good. We walked to the port/ board walk for dinner and it was really sketchy. Lots of weird people on the street and the sidewalk was really dirty.
The lobby area is nice and they have a computer.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sikc
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montreal
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

nicely decorated room, nice breakfast available (and you can go back for more!), good location near main street (La Canebière), computer available in lobby with free internet, friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Salsaaddict
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67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2010

Nice night staff. Parking at 9 € / 24 h. In the city center.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Karlz977
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Additional Information about Hotel Lutetia

Property: Hotel Lutetia
Address: 38 allee Leon Gambetta, 13001 Marseille, France
Region: France > Provence > Bouches-du-Rhone > Marseille
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 129 Hotels in Marseille
Price range (per night): $76 - $107
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lutetia 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lutétia welcomes you every day, 24h a day, in the very heart of Marseille, between St charles railway station and the Old port ... more   less 
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