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Hotel Music Hotel Hotel 3 star
12 Boulevard Salvator Marseille, France -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

We had already seen hotel-restaurants, boutique hotels and even museum-hotels, but we had never seen a hotel-recording studio in France. This is no longer the case thanks to the Music Hotel, which opened its doors in the autumn of 2011. You come here to sleep, of course, but also to sing songs and most probably in the hopes of meeting a recording artist on the stairs. It isn't possible, however, to eat here, sine the Music Hotel doesn't have a restaurant.

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      Music Hotel   -   © Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse

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      Music Hotel   -   © Alexis Bidegain/Easypresse

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    Location 7.23 /10

    Located in the very city centre, the Music Hotel is located next to the prefecture and Saint Ferréol, a commercial pedestrian street. You can reach the Old Port on foot or take the metro at either the Estrangin Préfecture or Notre Dame du Mont stops.

    Accommodation 8.30 /10

    Although the hotel currently offers 10 guest rooms, the management is planning on adding two to four more. In any case, they currently all have the same amenities (a mini-bar, safe, individual air-conditioning and a flat-screen television with a DVD player) but their size and colours differ depending on the category. Decorated in shades of cream and bamboo, the standard rooms measure 19m², whereas the superior rooms measure 22m² and are decorated in shades of cream and mocha. As for the two suites, they both measure 44m² but one is decorated in red and the other in violet. As a bonus, they also have a sofa-bed and a whirlpool bathtub. In terms of the view, half of the rooms overlook the street while the other half offer a view of the interior courtyard.

    Overview 8.00 /10

    The Music Hotel is located in what was already a hotel before. However, there is nothing left of this so-called "economical" establishment. The only thing you might recognise (if you knew the place) are the foundations and the stairwell. It's hard to imagine that artists like David Guetta, Bob Sinclair and Joachim Garraud (all patrons of the hotel) all once played here. The lobby-bar sets the tone as soon as you walk in: loud trendy music, bright red padded sofas, gold records, and posters of current and former stars. Although the younger generation might be at home here, the style will probably not suit everyone's tastes! That being said, this style isn't all-encompassing, since the guest rooms, recording studio and breakfast room/bar (we love the multi-functionality of the rooms) are a lot more sober. Located behind the lobby, the Gainsbar opens out onto a little English garden where you can admire the colourful graffiti that honours the patrons. Although the spot was conceived to be able to hold concerts or welcome the press, the limited size of the area means that not many people can fit in here... The hotel did find some room to put in a whirlpool tub, perhaps with the hope of creating a real (but small) spa one day.

    Food and drink

    Although you may get the chance to have breakfast in the company of David Guetta, there is no possibility of this happening at dinner time. The Music Hotel didn't think it was necessary to include a restaurant among its walls, considering the nearby streets are rife with competition. The number of hotels is endless. In addition to the breakfast available at the Gainsbar, you can also take advantage of the room service. Available 24/7, the light fare includes pastas, salads and sandwiches.

    To know

    If you are coming by car, there is one space available in front of the hotel or there is a public car park, which costs around £7 per day.
    The Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.


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


    • Sports equipment


    • Whirlpool bath

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