Best Western Premier Vieux Port,  La Ciotat 

4.0/5  - based on 632 guest reviews.
Vieux-Port, 13600, La Ciotat, France - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • High speed internet access
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In the middle of its old picturesque fishing port, the Best Western Premier Vieux Port invites you to discover a new welcoming art. Along a littoral of more than 20 kilometers of fine sand beaches, La Ciotat and the sea are closely dependent since Antiquity. Dominated by the highest maritime cliffs in Europe, the Cap Canaille reveals you its creeks with infinite charms, its vegetation with thousand of colors and its invaluable treasure the Ile Verte. In a warm and refined environment, your new Best Western Premier Vieux Port plays with exceptional decoration and invites you to comfort with its panoramic seaside terrace, totally devoted to effectiveness of business spaces and its protected underground car park all your projects become possible! Seminaries, show-room, incentives, come and sleep into one of its 61 rooms to the luxury felted to enjoy the wellbeing of a steam room or a re-arrangement in fitness room. Before beginning a new day of leisure or business at the same time carry out a soft and single remembrance of this place of such an exceptional place with our tonic and tasty breakfast.

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Best Western Premier Vieux Port,La Ciotat
  • 4
    « Great hotel, but a little pricey?? »

    I was pointed in the direction of the Best Western by a couple of colleagues who use this particular hotel on a regular basis. First impressions were excellent, the staff were welcoming, spoke perfect English which with my enthusiastic boyhood French was a distinct plus! The room was immaculate, if a little strange in design, but I suppose having a window from the shower room does at least let you watch the great size television in the bedroom. And I am not sure if hotel owners worldwide are reading my reviews, but yet again I found a shower head high enough to stand under! My room had its own small balcony, with a great view of the harbour, but with the noise from the street, perhaps slightly stronger double glazing would have led to a better nights sleep, especially when the local council started to resurface the roads during the 3rd night of my stay. Breakfast was excellent, perfect for my needs, but I was a little disappointed not to find a bar or lounge within the hotel. But i guess space is probably an issue, and there is no shortage of these in the harbour area. All in all, a pretty good place, but just a teeny bit too pricey for 5 stars.

    « No complaints! »

    After a little research,we opted for a 3 night stay in the last week of September.Our room was spacious & comfortable.The infinity,roof top pool & panoramic views were good too.La Ciotat is also an interesting place ,with a bar,at a rough count,that offers approximately 100 beers from around the world.The service we received from all the staff was of a good standard.

    « Almost Perfect »

    The swimming pool, Jacuzzi & sauna really almost makes this Hotel a decent place to stay in Ciotat. Very modern........perfect almost there ....... .........but on checking in after spending the day on the beach we was told the room wasn't ready (5.00pm)......bit late nether mind then we was giving a room in the next block with three flights of stairs with our baggage (no lift). We complained at reception about the stairs & was given another room that was ready after being told the the hotel was full....we think the hotel was certainly lying to us....and trying to give us the crappiest room. Breakfast although we didn't try because of the price looked mainly for Business people, and the floor in our room was filthy ...........we had to wear flip flops. A Hotel that charges £120 a night should up its game a bit

    « Special »

    Immaculate, modern, ABOVE expectations! This, like the last PREMIER Best Western, is a cut above. It is located on a beautiful port, with charming nearby villages. Some non-view rooms have nice balconies w/ 2 chairs and a small table. Port-facing rooms with a balcony have a magnificent view and are quite large. Ours had a terrace with two chaise lounge chairs, a small table, and two deck chairs. There is an infinity pool on the top (5th) floor, a slightly lower very large deck, with appropriate seating, and a hot tub. Staff were great, especially Clementine. She deserves a raise.

    « Great hotel »

    A lovely location at the marina. With very welcoming and helpful staff. Rooms are very modern and have everything you need in a hotel room. Location to restaurants and local bars is ideal. Breakfast buffet is pretty reasonable for France and it has good coffee available. An ideal place to stay if in La Ciotat.

    « Solid 3 star with some flaws »

    The best western premier Vieux port was easy to get too, With easy parking. The rooms were modern and neat with woven plastic floors. However I booked this hotel because of the gym, boy was I disappointed. There are no towels and not much equipment, nor any exercise mats to do stretches etc don't book it if you want a gym. For the price I paid I would expect more....

    « Good location in old port »

    Great location in the old part of town. New, modern building, with (paid 12 eu / night) parking on premises which is a huge bonus. Underground parking entrence is from the back street, not at front. There is a small pool on the roof which is nice alternative if you don't want to go to one of the beaches Rooms are nice, modern, with balconies. The room doors are bit odd, really need to push hard to open The area is nice but the restaurants in the port area are rather bad to foul & staff can't really recommend a place. The boat trips to the calanques start from the port so it is nice to be so close to them. A good location to see the area.

    « Water view without the high price! »

    Great hotel right on the edge of the port. Getting to it from the main road by car was a bit troublesome as the roads are quite small. Nicely appointed rooms with all the basic essentials. Car parking available for a nominal fee. Roof top pool offered fantastic view of the Mediterranean, great place to relax. Restaurants nearby offer typical but yummy French food.

    « Love it here »

    We upgraded to a port view room, which was well worth the extra money. This hotel has a wonderful roof top pool and terrace. Such a lovely place to relax. We would thoroughly recommend it. The staff are very helpful. To dine there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. We love Pizzeria De La Garde. Also love Bene a few steps away in the port.

    « First time for everything »

    Checkin was later so we hoped to park and have a wander . So having parked in a slot " Reserved Premier etc went in told them but this was a staff parking area though how you would know escapes me , so down into the so called secure car park which like most French car pars is a nightmare for anything bigger than a 2CV. On checking in asked why when the Best Western said " Cut out the middle man their rates are cheapest " why was it cheaper on Booking.Com only to be told I should have phoned for the best rate not good if you are member of their rewards club.So later got to a very nice cleanroom but noises from the building work outside which I hoped would stop later ,it did 2 hours later. Then as the A/C was not working told reception who said " They had to switch it on first". Now that's original. The night is now no longer young as I listen to the thump thump of a local dance competition. I wonder what time the builders start ??

  • 4
    « Fifty Yard Line Location »

    With a wonderful center of the harbor location, quality rooms at a fair price, and a pleasant staff, the Vieux Port exemplifies Best Western's strong points. Rather than a chain, these are independent hotels with character, a common marketing strategy, and a uniformly high standard of maintenance and cleanliness. We have stayed at three or four dozen Best Westerns in 8-10 countries and have never been disappointed. The underground parking garage is both welcome and a bit claustrophobic. Getting there by back streets and at least three gates is a bit tedious. The parking spaces are very small, indeed precarious. With narrow concrete walls between them-you had better have a small car and superb driving skills. It is a Rubik's Cube of a lay out. Don't venture down there with a SUV or a large sedan unless your name is Houdini. The hotel's breakfast buffet has high points and low points. By 9:30 the eggs and stewed tomatoes have been on the steam table far too long. Stick with the breads, fruits and cheese and save the cooked stuff for when there is a cook in sight. This is a three star hotel with some four star characteristics. The giant flat screen television in our room-with CNN International and BBC as well as the usual French channels, was a nice plus. Like the city it sits in, the hotel provides good value and some scrappy advantages. I'm sure the rooftop pool is a big asset, but not in April. Very attractive bathroom. Wish there was more water pressure and more hot water in the shower.

    « Another time here, always a good experience »

    The hotel is just on the old port of La Ciotat, with a beautiful view, but at the same time easily reachable by car and with a large parking (even if it is not so easy to access... intercom and two gates...) Rooms are large, well equipped, clean, silent, beds are very comfortable. Strongly advisable a room on the port side, possibly 3rd or 4th floor. Breakfast has a good choice and good quality, and also from the breakfast room there is a nice view of the port

    « F1 Tyre Test 2016 trip »

    The hotel is very nice, perfectly situated in the town centre right on the harbour, there is secure underground parking and easy access. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms are huge, great facilities and very comfortable. Because of the location there are plenty of places to go to eat and drink and then have a nice walk along the harbour path. Highly recommended.

    « Quirky but with great views »

    The hotel is located at the South-West corner of the harbour on Quay François Mitterrand. This is a one-way street from north to south. It has an underground car park. Rooms overlooking the harbour at the front are very pleasant, with enclosed balconies. There are glass walls between the bathroom and bedroom and separate toilets, which is a little quirky. The rooms are well equipped and maintained. The breakfast room is across the yard from the main hotel, while the restaurant is adjacent on the other side with a separate front entrance. The staff are helpful and friendly. Free WiFi is available but it is slow at times.

    « Great hotel overlooking the port »

    Very nice hotel, pleasant staff, wonderful comfortable clean rooms and great breakfast. Right in the old port, with nice view of the harbour and easy walking to any number of restaurants - very nice oysters.

    « Great place to stay »

    Nice hotel in a perfect location. Very helpfull staff! Try to book a room that over looks the port (and remember to actually make the booking). Last time I stayed, had a big comfy room with view over the old port, absolutely beautiful at dawn if you are awake then. Location is central and easy for the shipyards around the corner! Good breakfast and convenient safe parking. Will always try to stay here when I'm in the area! Special thanks to Lucie and her collegue for sorting out my last stay!

    « Modern and clean »

    Had a three night stay here at the end of October. A nice spacious room that was very clean and nicely appointed. Only a shower in the bathroom but it was a very good shower so no concern for me. Breakfast in the morning was very good with a wide selection of good quality items. I had an early "express breakfast" one morning and that was a bit too minimalist for my liking and needs!

    « Great hotel »

    The location is amazing, on the port, you can see all boats in front of you, a lot of small restaurants near the hotel with tasty food, there's a swimming pool & Jacuzzi on the roof, breakfast was delicious, the staff at reception are nice & helpful, they do what they can to make you happy, I really enjoyed my stay there.

    « Nice Stay »

    Great hotel only criticism; it is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. The swimming pool on the roof is lovely, the beds comfortable and spacious, I took the junior suite with a balcony over looking the port, was a lovely view to wake up to.

    « nice room, but nothing special »

    the room I had (220) was a pleasant room, and great for only spending the evenings there. the re was a window between the bedroom and the shower room? which was a little weird, must be a French thing. the breakfasts are ok. not a huge selection, and its the same all week. but as I said, its fit for purpose. the gym isn't a gym either, its a rowing machine and a cross trainer on the roof.

  • 5
    « Great facilities and location in La Ciotat »

    My husband and I stayed in this hotel while he attended a training for business. I really enjoyed this hotel as it was walking distance to the old town and all the sights in La Ciotat. It sits right on the port and we could see the beautiful sunrise every morning over breakfast. We enjoyed the facilities; especially the hot tub which overlooks the port with the village in the back. The facilities and room are definitely better than the Park Suites which is just behind Best Western.

    « Great Stay »

    We had trouble getting to it despite the GPS but it was well worth it. Beautiful location on the harbor with convenient walking access to the restaurants & shops in the area. The room was lovely, the staff friendly, everything worked. No doubt we'd stay again.

    « The best place to go for your holidays ! »

    The staff was very welcoming. The room were really clean and spacious. We have made the most of all the advantages of this hotel such as the SPA, the pool, the balcony in front of the sea and so on... I would definitely recommend this hotel !

    « Modern Hotel right on the port »

    We had a lovely jr. Suite (308) with a great view over the port. It had a wonderful balcony so you could sit outside and enjoy the view. Everything had been refurbished and had excellent amenities. The room was large, light and airy. The bathroom was very nice and all new. Staff were very helpful. La Ciotat is a lovely town and is close to many other towns such as Cassis to visit. Would highly recommend this hotel.

    « Excellent hotel that has improved over the years »

    I stayed here one night for business. The hotel is situated right on the old port in the center of town. The room I got had been recently refurbished to a high standard, with a durable but comfortable flooring. The WC was separate from the bathroom which was brand new. The furniture is new in natural wood tones. The best thing was breakfast which includes plenty of healthy options such as fresh melon and pineapple. The only negative is the car park in which the spaces are quite narrow with supporting columns....probably not very easy for anyone used to parking in North America.

    « High quality rooms »

    We took a room at the back, as it was so much less expensive. We had no complaints about it, as the furnishing was new, and the room was clean and very quiet. We ate dinner at the adjacent restaurant, which is part of the hotel building, and the set menu was very good and great value. The staff were very professional and pleasant.

    « Impressed ! »

    Perfectly located in the heart of the town beside the port, this seemed to be a new (or very well maintained) and clean hotel. We had a room on the first floor overlooking the port. The room was spacious and had some nice features (mini bar, bluetooth music speaker, air con etc). I enjoyed the rooftop pool and sun deck with its beautiful views. I thought the hotel lacked a central bar for guest to gather around and create some buzz (there was a bar/cafe attached and I'm not sure if that was owned by the hotel or somebody else in any event if wasn't always open). The only downside was that on the Thursday night/Friday morning between 03:30-04:30 the was a lot of noise from a local nightclub. During the day La Ciotat had lots of police on bikes and in cars circulating around (with nothing happening) but when they were needed there was no sign of them .... quelle suprise !

    « "Great hotel in a beautiful city" »

    Room 303 was perfect and over look the harbour of La Ciotat, a very friendly city in the south part of France. The hotel is very good, clean and comfortable. The service was excelent and make you feel nice. I found the parking very stressful and complicated. The breakfast was super compleated and nice. The rooms were clean and have everything you need to be relax. The front desk service was super helpful and friendly. The hotel is well located ina small harbour village with allot of places for eat, shopping, and many more. Give it a tray, you won't regret.

    « Enjoyable stay »

    Found this a very good choice for visiting Cassis and surrounding area. Found La Ciotat less touristy/busy than Cassis and this hotel was a very good choice. The Best Western Vieux Port is relatively new and conveniently located by the port, staff is professional and friendly. While rooms are not huge and the window from bathroom to bedroom is somewhat unconventional, overall thought room was comfortable and balcony overlooking the port was very nice. Breakfast is rather on the expensive side, however it offers a broad selection, additionally there are other alternatives close to the hotel. While parking may take a bit to figure out the first time around and has an additional cost, did not find this to be a major inconvenience once location and process was understood. Finally, infinity pool and jacuzzi in the terrace are very nice, view from there is fantastic!

    « What's not to like? »

    This Best Western was an oasis of cool clean white sheets and space. Room 308 was roomy with a lovely Port view from the balcony. I liked the glass window from the bathroom in to the bedroom and beyond to the port. Parking was stressful (there is a market on Sundays that means the road outside the hotel is closed). There are a few free parking spaces (6) outside the car park but I strongly suggest you ask for access details to the paid (12 euro) secure car park before you arrive (it's quite complicated and tight parking once you are in). We had the hotel breakfast for 15 euro and it was worth it I think. So many gadgets to play with that would take up too much space in the kitchen at home. The orange juicer, the waffle maker, the egg boiler, the veg juicer, the coffee machine you could feed 3 pouches at a time in to. Nice fresh /ripe fruit too. Pool on top was lovely (but cold i gather). Hot Tub great though. Defunct cranes from the ship building era are iconic and beautiful. Google Charlie Vivra images to see.

  • 5
    « Great hotel eventhough it's a chain »

    We don't usually like to stay in chain hotels, we would rather choose a small boutique hotel, but this one was great. Our room over looked the harbour and this is the sort of room I would suggest. We had the last of the real hot summer sun and it was so great to open the opens right back, so if you stay don't just open the patio door, pull it back again and you get a double opening so the balcony becomes part of the room. The room as also suitably shaded from the sun, so it isn't too hot, but the air con worked great so it was a little haven from the heat of the day. The bathroom set up is a little strange !!! You do have a separate toilet which I always prefer so that was great. But the sink and shower as in a room that has a window into the bedroom area and the harbour beyond !! I don't think anyone can really see in, but if you are bothered don't pull across the heavy curtain on the patio windows, the net curtain will suffice. The bathroom streams up enough to cover your blushes once you put the shower on too and the shower itself has a small wall to the side, so your fellow room occupant can't actually see you washing your bits !! I found the hair dryer to be use nor ornament if I am honest, as the cord is a spiral and very short, and so I couldn't really move it enough to dry my hair, so I used my own hairdryer I brought with me. The bed is lovely and comfortable and sits on a slight angle. It also has a weird headrest that is great to sit up in bed with, difficult to explain, but really good. Plenty of places for all your bits and bobs and the wardrobe has lights in it. The parking is fine once you do it once. It's simply a key pad on the first gate (which is open) but it opens the next gate which is shut, then the third gate you use the intercom and just say your name and they beep you in. The lifts goes right from the car park and it is all really really secure, as you also have to have a card key (for your room) that allows you to go down to the car park floor. So no one is going to get in there that isn't staying there. We never had the breakfast as it was a little too expensive, when you can go next door and get breakfast for 5.50 euro's each, and there are lots of places that do breakfast, so I would give it a go. All in all and enjoyable stay, great value and we would certainly stay there again.

    « Enjoyable stay »

    Enjoyed a lovely short break with my 10 year old daughter. Hotel is well positioned for restaurants bars and the night market which my daughter loved. Its modern clean and the pool area is superb with reasonable sized pool hot tub sauna and gym The parque de mugel, green island are both beautiful and well worth a trip although the water in the calanques is very cold! The only draw back are the large cranes and industrial buildings which blight the landscape a little but this did not stop uus having a fab time.

    « Lovely hotel »

    Really pleasant stay with room overlooking harbour. Nothing not to like. Very comfortable room and excellent facilities. Great pool and steam room on roof. Great location as adjacent to port with all its restaurants and bars. Will be back. Staff were extremely helpful.

    « Best Quality and Price in the South »

    This is a relatively new property in the area. It is very well located on the old port of this flourishing French coastal village. The surrounding area is blessed with beaches, a few choice restaurants, the breathtaking Route des Cretes, hiking biking, relaxing, and vineyards! The hotel is a modern, but charming, a haven in this region. The Junior Suites are well-sized with a great balcony to view the old port with its occasional megayacht on the dock. The staff are charming and helpful. The rooms clean and new. The upper floor has a few good pieces of equipment, a hammam and a sauna. In warmer months, the top floor infinity pool is a great asset. We loved the hotel, and, the town.

    « Great extended weekend »

    We decided to visit La Ciotat by last minute without any hotel reservations. We found this hotel by accident in the best spot of this charming little town. We got a very nice room junior suite with lovely sea view with very good rate. We were very pleased with the service, with the pool area, room & location. The breakfast was ok, it could have been better! We warmly recommend this hotel to everyone! Make sure you get a room with the sea view. Then your stay will be worth of every penny ;)

    « Great location, good service. »

    The restaurant is right by the pier, which is a great location near the centre of the town. Restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, magazine stores, and so on, are within walking distance, and you are right on the beach. Rooms are spacious and clean. The restaurant is decent. Service is pretty good. The only difficulty is getting into the car park, which is two levels below the street level. You need to talk through an intercom to ask the receptionist to open the door, and they're away at times and you may have to wait a while and try again.

    « Best Hotel in La Ciotat »

    As a picky American, this hotel is great. The bed is extremely comfortable, clean room, great location, great staff. Rooms are small, but doable. Staff speak English. There is a small steam room, rooftop pool, restaurants, shops nearby. The bathrooms are updated and modern. In the summer, it maybe a little louder because the streets are full of people below. We stayed 4th floor junior suite but in March. Junior suit good for 2 people. Its not like an American junior suite. But a very nice hotel.

    « Comfort after standing for 5 hours on SNCF train due to strike »

    Arrived totally exhausted after 14 hour journey from Ebbsfleet. Relaxed immediately. Air conditioning very effective and necessary. Whole hotel excellently fitted out and in superb position. Only niggle was scrambled egg at breakfast which resembled egg soup !! Will definitely return.

    « An excellent hotel to visit the region »

    A very pleasant and well positioned hotel with first class excellent breakfast which could be taken indoors or outside.Staff on reception very thorough and helpful,glad we stayed We also enjoyed the evening meal in the restaurant attached to the hotel


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The north. Take A7 to Marseille and then direction A50 Aubagne/Toulon. Exit number 9 La Ciotat. Direction Centre-Ville and then direction Vieux-Port towards the Best Western Premier Vieux Port. ·From: The east. Take A8 Marseille and then A57 direction Toulon. After Toulon take A50 direction Marseille to Exit number 9. Follow Centre Ville and then direction Vieux-Port towards the Best Western Premier Vieux Port. ·From: The west. Take A9 to Marseille and then A54. At Marseille, take Aubagne/Toulon A50. Exit number 9 La Ciotat. Follow Centre Ville and then direction Vieux-Port towards the Best Western Premier Vieux Port.