In 1992, Mr. Dosson bought a hotel in the Old Port, near the city center of Marseille. Originally, the establishment was known as the “Hotel Phocéa”. Subsequently, the establishment joined several hotel chains such as “Climat de France”, “Louvre Hôtels” then “Kyriad”. In 2010, the franchise contract ended and the Hôtel Carré Vieux Port had 49 rooms and thus became independent.
A word from the Director of the Hôtel Carré Vieux Port
Mr. Nicolas Guyot-Dosson
"What is the Carré Vieux Port Marseille Hotel?"
First of all, it is a family business ... Created in 1992 by Mr. Philippe Dosson (my father) then in 2000, Ms. Paule Dosson (my mother) and I took over the family business following the death of M. Dosson. In 2009, it was my sister Marie-Sarah Dosson who decided to live the experience with us. Since then, the hotel has endured in the warm spirit of family.
Where is the Carré Vieux Port Marseille Hotel?
In the very center of Marseille ... There is no better location for exploring the city or accessing the various congress venues. Multiple public transport will take you where you want ... and on foot you can easily access the Old Port of Marseille, MuCEM, Quartier du Panier, Palais du Pharo, Quartier de la Joliette.
Our prime location is not our only strong point, we will be there 24 hours a day to guide and advise you.
In order to benefit from our best rates, we invite you to book on our secure website or by phone. We are all looking forward to sharing our passion for Marseille with you.
See you soon at the Hôtel Carré! "
From 1992 to 2010 The story of a symbol of the Old Port
From 2013 to 2015 The new era
In 2013, large-scale works were undertaken to expand the establishment and offer higher quality services. During the 2 years of work, twelve additional rooms were created, the different floors were served by an elevator, the common areas and the reception were renovated and became accessible to people with reduced mobility.
In 2019, we opened 6 rooms with balconies and partial views of the port, and we also obtained the Label Clef Verte.
Last quarter of 2022 and first quarter of 2023, our comfort rooms are under renovation! A warmer spirit with wood, more storage, more light, more circulation space... to discover!
And for the future? Current projects
In a desire for constant improvement, we have new projects.
Partial renovation of our rooms, modern lighting of our facade, plan to purchase a second establishment...
INFO -- we are in talks to acquire the bakery located to the left of the entrance to the Hôtel Carré Vieux Port... not to launch into the pastry business, but to expand the reception, the common areas, open a permanent terrace to have breakfast and offer healthy meals to our customers.
To be continued...
Quality stays The labels obtained
- The green key: the Carré Vieux Port hotel takes respect for the environment very seriously. This is why we respect the criteria imposed by the Clef Verte label that we have obtained. See our environmental charter
- HOTELcert: certification obtained by respecting 7 commitments: smile, availability, practical and tourist information, tranquility, cleanliness, comfortable bedding and constant quality control.
- Famille Plus: label obtained if the establishment offers stays suitable for the whole family.
- Tourism and Handicap State Mark: this is the guarantee for disabled travelers to receive appropriate reception and equipment.