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Readers Recommend: Hôtel La Résidence du Vieux-Port

Hôtel La Résidence du Vieux-Port is a spotless hotel in a 20th century building overlooking the bustling Old Port in Marseille, France. The four staff concierges were friendly and very professional. Most rooms have balconies and an outstanding view of the port, the city beyond and Notre-Dame de la Garde on the hill. The bed is bigger than usually found in France, and there is a coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, blow dryer and a shower-bath combo.

Hôtel La Résidence du Vieux-Port, 18 Quai du Port, Marseille, 011- 33-4-91-91-91-22, Doubles from $167.

Nina Murphy

Redondo Beach

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