Coraline and Olivier (who both speak very good English) were fabulous hosts who made us feel very relaxed and welcome. Coraline answered all our questions before arriving in a full and timely manner.
On arrival Olivier welcomed us to the apartment (they had been very flexible with our check in and departure times) and showed us around.
The apartment was extremely clean and very well equipped. Two of the bedrooms (all double ) had air conditioning which was very welcome in the Marseille heat. The beds were clean and comfortable and despite being in the hub of "Vieux Port" the apartment was quiet and all of us slept very well.
The apartment has the most breathtaking views of the "Vieux Port" , "Notre-Dame de la Garde", "Fort Saint Jean", "Abbey of St Victor" and really does live up to it's title of "Best view ever" !! The view can be enjoyed from the wonderful terrace where we would eat and often just sit and relax with a glass of wine drinking in the fabulous views, watching the ferries, super yachts and fishing boats going back and forth.
The apartment is tastefully and well furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture, including a projector to watch TV or movies on and a wonderful audio system. The sitting room is spacious with doors that completely open on to the amazing terrace, which allows a lot of air in. It has a kitchen that has everything you could possibly wish for (just make sure you get Olivier or Coraline to explain the gas hob to you as there is a knack to making it work) except for a kettle for those that drink tea (you will have to boil water on the gas hob or in the microwave). The hosts are very generous and leave all essentials such as oil, condiments etc
The location of the apartment is very central and convenient for shops, markets, restaurants, supermarkets, transport and many tourist attractions making it an ideal base. Olivier and Coraline gave us lots of invaluable tips of where to shop, what to see and where to eat.
The area appears safe and we always felt secure and not concerned about our well being.
Olivier came to the apartment on our departure date and once again was so helpful....we didn't want to leave !!
We all had a wonderful time in the apartment, we loved Marseille and can not thank Coraline and Olivier enough for their wonderful hospitality and for loaning us their spectacular home for a short while.
We would have no hesitation recommending this apartment to others.
Thank you Coraline and Olivier.