Need to know
19, including one suite.
11.30am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $242.74 (€216), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.25 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, gym, parking. In rooms: iPod dock DVD player, air-conditioning, free bottled water, minibar and Ren bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Some of the rooms have French doors that open practically right onto the water’s edge: if you want to feel like you’re out at sea, opt for an Executive Room – Les Bords de Mer, which also has a sizeable terrace and a bright ’n’ breezy all-white interior.
There are two saltwater-filled pools: one indoors and heated and another, unheated, up on the roof. Both are adults only.
The Ren spa has a steam room, pool and sauna, and a treatment list that includes Japanese acupressure, shiatsu facials and good old Swedish massage. Pilates, yoga and personal trainers can also be organised.
Bring nautical but nice clothing, sensible shoes for Old Port strolling and a rotating series of swimwear.
Some bedrooms have been adapted for wheelchair users.
Furry friends can come along for €20 a night; bowls and beds will be provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Marseille.
All ages are welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to rooms. Babysitting is €30 an hour, with two days’ notice. Little Smiths can come along for meals, but there are no special menus or changing facilities (there are colouring books, though).
The hotel uses locally sourced, seasonal produce where possible, and all of its cleaning and bath products are eco-warrior-approved.