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Stay with Mama in Marseille Starting April 12

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  Site Where: 64, rue de La Loubière, Marseille, France
March 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM | by | ()

It looks like Mama Shelter's offbeat design and budgety prices have worked well enough in Paris to warrant an expansion. Mama Shelter Marseille will be opening on April 12 with 127 rooms starting at 69 Euros a night.

From what we can gather, the concept in this city by the sea will be very much like the Parisian original. Once again, designs in the casual common area will have the touch of Philippe Starck while up in the guest rooms you will find 27" iMac TVs, satin cotton sheets, free WiFi and those eerie nightstand masks.

Details on the website are scant and there aren't any photos up yet but there will be also be a Mama Shelter restaurant downstairs with food by Alain Senderens. If Mama's house in Marseille is anything like Paris, expect DJs at night, live music on the weekends and fingers crossed, a geeky cool iMac photobooth.

For our review of the original Mama, go HERE!]

[Photo: think moto/Flickr]

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Anti-View: French Protest Vista

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  Site Where: 157 Cours Lieutaud, Marseille , France
February 16, 2007 at 11:01 AM | by | ()

You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.

Hotel Nady

Ok this is definitely a connect the dots Anti-View, but dot connected worthy if only for the excellent photo.

This photo is of Castelanne Fountain in Marseille. Some kids have thrown some dye into the fountain, lit some smoke cans, and are having fun with some flairs. All part of a peaceful protest of the CPE that took place last year, but a crazy scene non-the-less.

Now imagine you booked the nearby Hotel Nady, a small, family run hotel with glimpses of Catellane. Protest views are the epitome of the Anti-View.

[Photo: cudmore]

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· Hotel Nady [TripAdvisor]