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Reviews of Le Grand Canal

1, Rue Jose Nobre, 13500 Martigues, France

#2 of 14 hotels in Martigues

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Review score

Based on 369 hotel reviews

8.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.1

  • Comfort

    8.7

  • Location

    7.7

  • Facilities

    8.4

  • Staff

    9.1

  • Value for money

    8.7

  • Free WiFi

    7.9

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  • Reviewed: 22 July 2018

    9.2
    Helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Location beneath a motorway and next to a main dual carriageway meant there was noise outside however such a position meant useful for those travelling.

    Cleanliness, kind and helpful staff.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2018

    9.6
    Good location , comfortable room , staff extremely nice and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Area is not so great, so don’t turn left out of the car park.

    Good location , comfortable room , staff extremely nice and helpful and the breakfast was very good. Easy access to town , which, by the way, is very pretty.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    7.9
    Reasonable choice at a reasonable price
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Wifi is a nightmare for business travellers - every 2 hours you have to log in again. Breakfast is ok, not more.

    The price is okay, the location either. It is clean and not much to complain about.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    8.3
    Better deal than most chain hotels in same category.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Traffic noise from motorway bridge above hotel.

    Easy to reach, close to town. Personal service of small hotel, 24h access if pre-arranged for automatic key dispenser.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2017

    6.7
    The room was very clean and the receptionist was very...
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    If you don't have a problem with the location of the hotel, then is fine, but mind that it's located under a viaduct, on an isolated area surrounded by gas stations and the canal.The construction is also a bit strange, the main building does not have all the walls, and it looks a bit creepy, especially at night. The doors inside the room, need a bit of reparations.

    The room was very clean and the receptionist was very helpful in explaining how to get the key for the room as we got there when the reception was already closed. Good parking spot in front of the location and easy to find. Comfy bed and quiet enough based on the location.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    8.3
    Although the only staff person working couldn't...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Although the only staff person working couldn't understand English, and sometimes not our French, she worked very hard to be sure we had a good stay.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2017

    8.8
    See above
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff very friendly. Christelle went extra mile to personally drive us to river cruise boat which was purpose of stay. Excellent breakfast great bargain for price. While staff's English was limited as our French, they provided written info, maps of town and restaurant recommendations in English. TV had CNN and BBC in English also. Overall great time and Martigues is great little tourist minded town.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2017

    10
    Small hotel with a friendly manager.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing.

    Small hotel with a friendly manager. Good appearance, quiet despite the location under the viaduct (that does not lack charm...). Good value for money.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2017

    8.8
    Very good value small hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Facility to make a drink in the room would have been appreciated. The location of the hotel is a little off-putting as you first arrive - it is directly under a large road bridge, next to a busy main road. The rooms, however were very quite and road noise was not an issue. The walk into town is reasonably pleasant but does take about 20 minutes.

    The check in process - when you arrive there is an automatic key dispenser, if no-one is around. The room was clean and tidy and the bathroom had a large walk in shower. The aircon worked well and made the room very comfortable for sleeping. Breakfast was plentiful and well presented. The staff were very helpful and advised us on a restaurant and made a booking for us. There are lots of places to eat in Martigues and both restaurants that we ate at served amazing food. There seems to be plenty to do in the surrounding area and we also enjoyed an easy trip into Marseille.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2017

    9.6
    A great stopover hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We were surprised that the motorway ran over a huge viaduct above the hotel, but it was so high the traffic noise was not evident!!!

    We were passing through Martigues, the hotel was ideal. Very comfortable and with good parking outside of our ground floor room. The location was easy to find, just off the motorway.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2016

    8.8
    Ideal location for final night in France before flying home from Marseille.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Bit of a walk into Martigues - maybe 15 mins? - bring a torch if you want to walk along the canal rather than the road!

    Big, clean room, huge and very comfy bed, quirky adaptation of old furniture to suit modern room, loads of free parking, very quiet considering the location. We didn't see any staff while we were there but had no problem collecting the key and the owner emailed us to apologise for not greeting us in person.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2018

    10
    Very convenient for travellers with a short walk to an interesting town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Some traffic noise

    Friendly staff

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2017

    7.5
    Location is very good for the car and is close to the car.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Large Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The location is not very nice, it is under the bridge.

    Location is very good for the car and is close to the car.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2017

    9.6
    Lovely Grand Canal
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely lady on reception, excellent breakfast served outside in the sunshine

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    9.2
    The staff was just perfect, very helpful with a little kid,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff was just perfect, very helpful with a little kid, very kind and welcoming, with good advices about restaurants.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2017

    8.8
    Very comfortable bed.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Not enough parking.

    Very comfortable bed.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2016

    8.3
    Note that they offer an airport shuttle service from...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Note that they offer an airport shuttle service from Aix-Marseille for 30 euros - much less than what a taxi will charge. I wish I'd known before, as a taxi driver charged me nearly 90 euros (!!!) for the same ride. The hotel owners took pity on me when I told them what happened and very kindly offered breakfast gratis. Absolutely lovely people. Impeccably clean room. Don't be scared by the location (seemingly on a highway) - it's actually just a pleasant ten minute walk downtown.

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2016

    8.3
    The access to the motorway and the international airport.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The adjoining restaurant was closed and access to the town was a traffic logjam. We bought sandwiches at the nearby filling station for supper!

    The access to the motorway and the international airport. Secure free parking, Nice adequate breakfast and the croissants were very fresh. Helpful friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 14 April 2016

    9.6
    The facility doesn't look much from the outside but room...
    • Couple

    Somewhat limited Internet capacity

    The facility doesn't look much from the outside but room renovated to very goood standard. Good sound insolation as it is close to the roads around A no fuzz hotel - nothing around in service or facilities but nice, comfortable room

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2016

    6.3
    Good access to the marina, the reason we were there.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No one there when we showed up. Check in by phone and electronically. Perhaps the thing of the future, but still miss the human contact. Breakfast was so, so. Featured bread.

    Good access to the marina, the reason we were there.

  • Reviewed: 13 October 2015

    9.6
    Everything was great.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing.

    Everything was great. Not noisy at all despite its vicinity to a viaduct. Great staff, great rooms, parking inside the hotel area. we'll go back. About 15 minutes from the town center. Nice walk on the sea shore.

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    9.2
    Don't be put off by the hotel's location under a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Don't be put off by the hotel's location under a motorway bridge, as the rooms are well soundproofed and as far as I can tell it is the nearest hotel to the center of Martigues which is not a particularly well known town , but is a gem.( or at least the island is ) There is private parking and our room had a balcony, not all do. There is no lift and no restaurant, there is a restaurant next door but not very appealing. the town is a 10 / 15 minute flat walk away . The chap running the hotel couldn't have been more helpful and speaks good english.

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    9.2
    The staff was really friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    On the ground floor rooms there isn't any window, so we had to sleep either with the door-window open or with the air-conditioner on.

    The staff was really friendly. The room was a bit small but clean and comfortable. The position is good, 10 min walking from the city center.

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2015

    10
    Amazing, sweet staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Wifi didn't stay connected while we were in our room. Bed was small if you were sharing.

    Amazing, sweet staff. Exceptional air conditioning! Loved how dark the rooms stayed even if it was sunny outside.

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    7.1
    Nice breakfast.
    • Solo traveller

    Located in a somewhat desolate place. I miss tea/coffee availability in the rooms.

    Nice breakfast. Friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 23 March 2016

    9.2
    High price value choice, very nice staffs and walking...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Shower place is a bit small.

    High price value choice, very nice staffs and walking distance to supermarket & lots of good restaurants.

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2015

    6.7
    It is clean place & has good secured door.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not walking distance to the canals, etc.... It's below the bridge of Chenal de Caronte....

    It is clean place & has good secured door.

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    9.2
    It was very convenient for centre ville and restaurants.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Traffic noise although when the door was closed it was fine. Not able to sit on the terrace.

    It was very convenient for centre ville and restaurants.

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2015

    8.3
    Very response owner / operator
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    water closet is next adjacent to kitchennette platform

    Very response owner / operator

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2015

    8.8
    Easy to find location, secure parking, great town to explore...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Easy to find location, secure parking, great town to explore away from the tourist crowds and an easy half an hour drive to Marseilles airport.

  • Reviewed: 13 July 2015

    8.3
    Quiet location, nice room and good price.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wifi is not good

    Quiet location, nice room and good price.

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2015

    10
    Very clean and private
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    breakfast

    Very clean and private

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