Marseille Hôtel Dieu, An InterContinental City Hôtel
High-end comforts in a landmark building in historic Marseilles.
With a picture-perfect setting looking out over the old port, Hotel Dieu exudes a sense of history. And with close proximity to the Calanques and all the sensory delights of Provence, this lodging makes a logical home base for sightseeing and exploring the region. The 18th-century building in which the hotel makes its home is recognized as a historical monument, and is ideally situated adjacent to the Panier District in prime Marseille territory, walking distance of the emerging area that surrounds the MUCEM Museum and Quais de la Joilette shops and restaurants. Guests can make the most of the spectacular port views by spending some leisure time on the sunny terrace, or by booking one of the 72 accommodations that overlook the port itself (the hotel has 172 rooms and 22 suites total). Décor in the classic rooms, executive rooms and suites soothes the eye and spirit with a sense of sophisticated style created by noted interior designer Jean-Phillippe Nuel; excellent service leaves guests wanting for nothing. For further relaxation, the on-site Spa by Clarins offers a full menu of body treatments, massages and beauty services, as well as hammam rituals, two saunas and a musical indoor pool.