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Hotel Le Corbusier Hotel 3 star
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280 Boulevard Michelet 13008 Marseille Marseille, France -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Many things are known about Corbusier. What is little known, though, is that the architect also gave his name and his talent to a small hotel with 21 guest rooms taken over by the current owners in 2003. Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the famous 'Cité Radieuse' in Marseille, the lodgings share the building with the hotel's bar-restaurant, numerous shops and even many flats. The icing on the cake, though, is the rooftop pool. This is an original establishment that will please fans of the artist and, more in general, of architecture.

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      Le Corbusier   -   © Alexis Bidegain/ Easypresse

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    Location 1.0 /10

    Nestled along Boulevard Michelet, the Hotel Le Corbusier has few prestigious neighbours, other than the Vélodrome Stadium. Actually, if you are coming by public transport, you will have to get off at this stop and walk a few hundred meters to reach the hotel.

    Accommodation 6.95 /10

    Inaugurated in 1959, the Cité Radieuse was the subject of a fire in February 2012. The hotel was also affected by it and 12 (of the 21) guest rooms were under renovation when we were visiting. All of the lodgings in the hotel are in what were once the rooms reserved for people passing by. Although the decor may have changed a bit (some of the furniture comes from a French Ikea-type store), the layout has not changed. There are several choices of categories: 16m² cabins (also called cells!), large (32m²) parkside rooms with two beds and two balconies, large seaside rooms, and seaside bachelor flats. Although we didn't get to visit the most luxurious of the rooms, we did get to witness the comfort, the originality and the amount of natural light in them. In terms of the rates, they range from £56 to £127 per night. If you don't wish to stay here but would like to visit the flats, the price is around £5 per person.

    Overview 7.50 /10

    It's difficult to miss the giant building that is the Cité Radieuse. It has more than 300 flats, or in other words, is home to 1,200 people. It isn't exactly easy to find the entrance to the Hotel Le Corbusier. However, you won't have any trouble finding help. Head up to the third floor. Listed as a National Monument, the building is unlike any other. Both inside and outside, colourful touches brighten up the grey surfaces and dark hallways, like the touches of wood on the hotel's façade, which doesn't go unnoticed. A wooden desk, two leather chairs and a bookshelf make up the decor in the small reception styled to look like an office. Right after this is a bar, a restaurant and a terrace. Although you have to exit the establishment to access the common areas (which can also be used by those who live in the Cité Radieuse), at least they exist and are plentiful: a rooftop terrace with a wading pool, a jogging trail, an open air theatre, a cinema-club, a tennis court and a multitude of shops (a bakery, a library, and an art gallery, etc.). Whether you like it or not, you can't be indifferent to the architect's genius. Everything here has been calculated to the millimetre according to the very precise rules made up by Corbusier himself.

    Food and drink 8.25 /10

    Once the hotel was launched, the owners got down to business on the cuisine, as there aren't many restaurants in the Cité Radieuse. Not to mention that there aren't many in the surrounding streets either. Called the 'Ventre de l'Architecte' (the architect's stomach), the restaurant welcomes both hotel guests and the general public. It has to be said that the setting has what it takes to whet an appetite: a fantastic view over the Frioul Islands and a terrace made to resemble the passageway on a boat (a wooden bridge, 1930s style iron chairs in the Jean Prouvé compass-style and a large picture window. As for the dining room, it is really quite lovely, with its high ceiling, its mix of white wood and grey marble, its Charlotte Perriand tables and its Scandinavian chairs. In terms of the cuisine, originality is on the menu thanks to young chef Alexandre Mazzia, who proposes something new every day. This means that the menu is a fixed one which a choice between £26 ('creation of the day'), £39 ('free reign') and £60 (in the evening). The restaurant's goal is to differentiate itself via its mini dishes comprised of monochromes, vegetables, fish and meats served one after the other.

    To know

    Many tourists come here just to take a tour of the building. The common areas can be visited during the day with visits organised every Friday by the tourist office and during the Heritage Days.

    Equipment

    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Philippe G. Philippe G.  
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      • Package deals in avril 2015 Posted on 2015-11-02 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Bon week end passé dans cet hotel, qualité irréprochable.

      • Advantages

        Propre, calme , bien situé, très belle chambre

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        aucuns inconvénients

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    • Blandine B. Blandine B.  
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      • Package deals in mai 2014 Posted on 2015-11-02 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        j ai moi aussi pu tester cet hotel charmand tres bon sejour

      • Advantages

        aucuns soucie tout été patfait

      • Disavantages

        aucuns pas d inconvenient petit hotel charmant

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
    • Mikaelle S. Mikaelle S.  
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      • Package deals in septembre 2015 Posted on 2015-11-02 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Agréable séjour dans ce charmant hôtel le personnel est très agréable et la restauration très bonne

      • Advantages

        le rapport qualité prix

      • Disavantages

        rien de particulier à dire

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      • Overall Score 6.00/10
    • Fredéric C. Fredéric C.  
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      • Package deals in mai 2015 Posted on 2015-11-01 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Bonne qualité dans l'ensemble.

      • Advantages

        décors et cadre agréable, calme.

      • Disavantages

        rien a redire

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
    • Robert R. Robert R.  
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      • Package deals in juillet 2015 Posted on 2015-10-31 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel avec un service correct, les chambres assez petite, mais assez moderne, j'ai beaucoup aimer la restauration,bref que du bon a mon gout.

      • Advantages

        chambre bien tenue et popre

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        je ne vois rien a dire

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in mars 2015 Posted on 2015-10-31 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        un très très bon hotel, agréable

      • Advantages

        Agreable Bien situé Bon accueil

      • Disavantages

        pas de problemes rencontres

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    • Hielena L. Hielena L.  
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      • Package deals in août 2015 Posted on 2015-10-31 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Bonne qualité général.

      • Advantages

        Literie confortable, personnel aimable, salle de bain.

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        aucuns

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Leila C. Leila C.  
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      • Package deals in septembre 2015 Posted on 2015-10-31 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Bien situé, chambre grande et propre, belle vue, je recommande!

      • Advantages

        qualité/prix personnel vue

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        rien

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    • Helene L. Helene L.  
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      • Package deals in avril 2014 Posted on 2015-10-29 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        agréable nuit passée au sein de cet hôtel

      • Advantages

        très bon restaurant dans l'hôtel

      • Disavantages

        les animaux ne sont pas acceptés

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      • Overall Score 6.50/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in juillet 2015 Posted on 2015-10-28 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        belle belle beau beau

      • Advantages

        belle beau belle beau

      • Disavantages

        belle belle belle beau

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
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