Pros

  • One block from the Vieux Port in the heart of Marseille
  • Fantastic rooftop terrace with views of the water
  • Modern guest rooms with AC and flat-screen TVs
  • Upgraded rooms add mini-fridges and seating areas
  • Some units have furnished balconies
  • Sleek bathrooms with white subway tile and heated towel racks
  • Bright and inviting breakfast room
  • Lobby computer and vending machine
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Fee for self-parking
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Bottom Line

The stylish two-pearl Hermes Hotel is one of the best stays in its range, with a prime location only a block from the Vieux Port in central Marseille. Its 28 guest rooms are attractive and have bold red accents, with AC, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and some boast small furnished balconies. Highlights include a fantastic rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the harbor and the city, and an inviting breakfast room on the ground floor, though breakfast isn't included. Travelers looking for a hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar can consider Hotel Bellevue around the corner. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Oyster Hotel Review

Hermes

Scene

Stylish breakfast room and a rooftop terrace for budget-conscious travelers

The Hermes Hotel caters to budget travelers and guests who might otherwise choose a hostel but want private rooms with all the basic amenities. Its prime location and great little rooftop terrace have broad appeal, too. Public spaces are simple but stylish, with bold primary colors and furniture with a touch of midcentury modern design. A smattering of large globe pedants hang in the attractive breakfast room and in the lobby, where there's an reception desk fashioned from unfinished wooden boards. Throw pillows in trendy prints line wood benches, and there's a desktop computers tucked in an alcove that guests can use free of charge. 

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Location

In the heart of Marseille, one block from Vieux Port and close to sights 

The hotel is just down the block from the waterfront on a two-way street, ending at the Quai du Port, which wraps around the Vieux Port. Other hotels and several shops and restaurants line the road, and nearly every historical sight is within a 20-minute walk, including Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral. The bus and Noailles Metro stop are about a 10-minute walk away. By car, the main train station and cruise terminal are about a five-minute drive, and the airport is just under 25 minutes away.   

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Rooms

Cheerful and modern, with AC, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and some have balconies  

The same trendy decor found in public spaces carries over to guest rooms at Hermes Hotel. There's unfinished wood furniture -- shelves, bedside tables, and headboards -- along with metal racks for hanging clothes. Bold red throws on beds and drapes add a splash of color. All units are well-soundproofed thanks to modern windows and carpet, and they come equipped with air-conditioning, small wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add mini-fridges and seating areas with loveseats and coffee tables. Many have small furnished balconies with either full or partial views of the old port. Bathrooms are spacious and sleek, done in all-white subway tile. They have pedestal sinks and small walk-in showers or shower/tub combos. There's also heated towel racks and hairdryers, but expect wall-mounted soap dispensers. 

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Features

Rooftop terrace with plenty of seating and a lobby computer, but fee for breakfast 

The hotel's main feature is its rooftop terrace, with panoramic views over the city and the old port. Two sides are lined with counter-height stools facing outward to make the most of the vista, and there's a cushioned bench lounge area in one corner with a few tables and chairs scattered in between. In the middle, there's seating at a bar top, where guests bring breakfast or a bottle of wine. Another highlight is the hotel's breakfast room off the lobby, where there's a basic spread on offer for a fee. There's also a computer workstation in the lobby and a vending machine. Parking is available and pets are allowed for a fee, but Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Things You Should Know About Hermes

Also Known As

  • Hermes

Address

2 rue Bonneterie, Marseille 13002, France

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Hermes

Scene

Stylish breakfast room and a rooftop terrace for budget-conscious travelers

The Hermes Hotel caters to budget travelers and guests who might otherwise choose a hostel but want private rooms with all the basic amenities. Its prime location and great little rooftop terrace have broad appeal, too. Public spaces are simple but stylish, with bold primary colors and furniture with a touch of midcentury modern design. A smattering of large globe pedants hang in the attractive breakfast room and in the lobby, where there's an reception desk fashioned from unfinished wooden boards. Throw pillows in trendy prints line wood benches, and there's a desktop computers tucked in an alcove that guests can use free of charge. 

See More Scene

Location

In the heart of Marseille, one block from Vieux Port and close to sights 

The hotel is just down the block from the waterfront on a two-way street, ending at the Quai du Port, which wraps around the Vieux Port. Other hotels and several shops and restaurants line the road, and nearly every historical sight is within a 20-minute walk, including Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral. The bus and Noailles Metro stop are about a 10-minute walk away. By car, the main train station and cruise terminal are about a five-minute drive, and the airport is just under 25 minutes away.   

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Rooms

Cheerful and modern, with AC, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and some have balconies  

The same trendy decor found in public spaces carries over to guest rooms at Hermes Hotel. There's unfinished wood furniture -- shelves, bedside tables, and headboards -- along with metal racks for hanging clothes. Bold red throws on beds and drapes add a splash of color. All units are well-soundproofed thanks to modern windows and carpet, and they come equipped with air-conditioning, small wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add mini-fridges and seating areas with loveseats and coffee tables. Many have small furnished balconies with either full or partial views of the old port. Bathrooms are spacious and sleek, done in all-white subway tile. They have pedestal sinks and small walk-in showers or shower/tub combos. There's also heated towel racks and hairdryers, but expect wall-mounted soap dispensers. 

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Features

Rooftop terrace with plenty of seating and a lobby computer, but fee for breakfast 

The hotel's main feature is its rooftop terrace, with panoramic views over the city and the old port. Two sides are lined with counter-height stools facing outward to make the most of the vista, and there's a cushioned bench lounge area in one corner with a few tables and chairs scattered in between. In the middle, there's seating at a bar top, where guests bring breakfast or a bottle of wine. Another highlight is the hotel's breakfast room off the lobby, where there's a basic spread on offer for a fee. There's also a computer workstation in the lobby and a vending machine. Parking is available and pets are allowed for a fee, but Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Amenities

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Pets Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Swim-Up Bar

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