The hotel has 127 rooms split into several categories that vary mainly in size (approximately from 20m² to 30m²). There is one suite, with two spaces - living room and bedroom - and it is the only room at the hotel to have a bath tub. The room is spacious and pleasant.
The starting category is small, so not ideal for guests who like their wardrobe space, but great for a few nights if you are on a budget and you want to stay somewhere of a good standard. The rooms we preferred were those on the sixth floor, due to the slanted roof and windows boasting a beautiful view of Marseille's rooftops.
The rooms are spread over six floors and are all the same in terms of décor and facilities. Although on the small side, the rooms' walls, a combination of exposed concrete and minimalist white, along with Starck's updated version of the camouflage pattern printed on the lino floors, give the room a clean contemporary and crisp look. The large windows (all of which open fully) let in plenty of natural light, which gives warmth to the otherwise fairly clinical room; all windows are double glazed to minimise the noise from the local neighbourhood, but if you fancy letting a little bit of Marseille into your room, then leave the window open and the sounds of the locals indulging in a beer at the café downstairs will rise up!
However, if what you are after is a quiet room make sure you ask for a top-floor street-side room as guests can be noisy when out on the restaurant patio on the ground floor and the noise rises easily, which could keep light sleepers awake.
The family deluxe room category sleeps four - two children and two adults, or three adults and this, at no extra cost. The room rates do not include breakfast, which costs 12 euro (or 15 euro without a room).
Staying true to Starck's quirky style, some guests will be surprised to see that the double bed sits facing the wall (with the television affixed) and is in the centre of the room. Although a little off-putting at first, the rooms quickly grow on you. There is a small hanging space, a small coffee bar area with mini-bar, a mid-size flat screen television with iMac system, which is close to an all-inclusive entertainment system with the added bonus of free VOD (video on demand), meaning that guests can watch a range of films without having to shell out the extra fee hotels usually charge for the service. Wi-Fi internet access is also complimentary throughout the hotel.
Otherwise the beds are some of the most comfortable in the industry and the good quality crisp white sheets add to the rooms' appeal. The bathrooms are tiny with a small vanity area next to the rectangular sinks. All bathrooms, save the suite, have showers. All are stocked with trendy high-end Kiehls products and thick high thread-count towels.
Overall, the rooms are cosy and functional and with the attractive price tag of (from) 69 euro, they are hard to rival indeed!