Le Petit Nice
Scale of 90-100
Run by the Passédat family for the past three generations, this intimate 16-room hotel occupies a handsome whitewashed Belle Epoque villa on a stony promontory overlooking the Mediterranean in a quiet residential district of Marseille. Rooms were renovated three years ago and are decorated in a scheme of earth-tone colors with sea-blue accents, plus contemporary furniture and art; most baths feature soaking tubs and separate showers. Specifically request an accommodation with a private terrace. The property’s main draw is its Michelin three-star restaurant overseen by Gérald Passédat specializing in seafood (closed Sunday and Monday); drinks and breakfast are served on a terrace with mesmerizing sea views. Swimming pool and beach access, but no spa or gym.
Read the full review from our editors.
Superb restaurant; gorgeous setting; friendly service.
The nail-bitingly narrow streets leading to the hotel.
Good to Know
It’s essential to book your table in the restaurant at the same time you reserve your room, since it’s small and deservedly popular.
Le Petit Nice Features:
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Classic Room, $330; Editor’s Choice: Junior Suite, $800.
Learn more about Le Petit Nice:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.