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Apparthotel la Girafe

Allee de la Colombe, 13821 La Penne-sur-Huveaune France
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 13/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in La Penne-sur-Huveaune
Travellers' Choice
New, modern and atypical establishment by a decoration born from the trips of the owners. Come enjoy a relaxing moment during your working travel or your leisure time. Personalized decoration in each room / apartment. Attentive Staff, Laundry at the disposal of customers, free parking and wifi. Detox drinK available at the reception (free). breakfasts can be served in room upon request. Taxi service on request.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Breakfast available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Grade: 50 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Astou F wrote a review Aug 2020
Paris100 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed 10 days at Appart Hotel La Girafe this August 2020. The location was interesting for us: 20 miles from Marseille MRS airport and around 10 miles to Marseille and to Cassis as well. We thought to split the stay in 2 parts one in Marseille city and another part in Cassis, however the hustle of moving in and out between hotels during this pandemic period was not tempting. So we decided to pick a place in a quiet area and book a car to visit the region. It’s honestly a wonderful hotel, decorated with great taste, colorful and with lots of thoughtful details (i.g. lovely essence oils diffuser in the lobby, etc...) We had a standard room (no balcony) about 200 sq ft for 115€ p.n., with a comfortable queen size bed, a closet, a functional shower and kitchenette with basic equipments. Even though we didn’t have a private balcony the hotel offers wonderful garden and terraces outside where we could sit and enjoy the cicadas singing as well as great rooftops best spot in the evening to enjoy the very beautiful sunset over the mountains. The lobby is pretty cool as well with paintings, sofas and an area filled with books, toys and kids play, which was well appreciated. The staff were overall very nice and accommodating responding to our requests( providing extra bed etc...) and even recommending us places to visit and good restaurants. Checking was smooth, parking easy and safe. Many thanks to Miss Eleonore and Marine. Related to Housekeepers most likely understaffed and apparently limited due to the pandemic... we’d appreciate being advised of that notice upfront indeed we booked directly with the hotel and did not receive any notice stating no housekeeping would be provided by default...however the manager was nice enough to provide a refresh of the room every other 3 days overall and we understood the complexity of the current situation so that was fine. The real issue which really bothered us was the poor wireless wifi connection, we were unable to connect at all most of the time and was obliged to use mobile 4G connection which added extra cost. We really encourage the management to invest in this issue as it could be serious as we were left a whole weekend without any connection and there was no staff able to even reboot the system. It is not acceptable, otherwise just don’t mention wifi in the characteristic so the people would be aware. This is the only reason we are not putting 5 stars as we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this awesome spot. Thank you for all.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: try to get the suite, it’s a huge apartment or at least the one with a private balcony
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Response from La Girafe, Directeur général at Apparthotel la Girafe
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. We were delighted to welcome your family to our establishment for your holidays. We are happy that you enjoyed the decoration of our hotel as well as the fragrance that was specially designed for it. We are also very pleased with your comments regarding our terraces and our garden areas. It is true that the cicadas enliven the summer and amuse our customers with their song. We apologize for the cleaning, a message was sent to our customers before their arrival informing them that we had received directives from the French State requiring us not to clean every day because of COVID and a circular was posted at reception to inform our customers. Regarding the wifi, we called the operator to make the necessary, but we had no hand, the bandwidth was limited while we have fiber. There are things we don't have an impact on and we're sorry about that, there has been a saturation of bandwidth with the special influx of people in Provence thi year. Please know that we apologize for the impact this may have had. We appreciate your detailed opinion, we see that you took the time to fill in all the details so that means that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next Holidays. Yours Sincerely
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Gail wrote a review Jul 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Immaculately clean, super place to stay. Lovely roof terraces. Perfect for visiting Calanques, Cassis, and the Camargue as has great road links, train station straight into Marseille is 2mins walk. Spacious apartments with great showers, fully equipped kitchenette, really lovely staff, wake up to song birds and cicadas. Faultless... can’t wait to return, will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RoadWrangler wrote a review Sep 2019
Cupertino, California608 contributions219 helpful votes
The staff were all wonderful--very friendly. And they had our keys ready on arrival. All hotels should do this! The hotel has a lift. Our room was large, clean, and well appointed. The bed was big, very comfortable, and had all non-feather pillows--great for allergy sufferers! And the sheets were soft. There was a power outlet on each side of the bed--perfect for two people charging phones and devices at beside! The lighting was rather dim, but two walls were all windows so there was plenty of light in the daytime. The air conditioning worked well. Our room had a kitchenette with two burners, a small oven, coffeemaker, electric teakettle, sink, and a small fridge. This is such a great feature! There was also a bar-height counter with three stools. The bathroom was big and had a huge shower (only) with no mold--good job, housekeeping! The shower water pressure was good and the hot water stayed hot. The towels were large and absorbent. The bathroom was also dimly lit, but one walk was all windows, and lifting the shades delivered nice sunlight. Unfortunately, the air conditioning didn't vent there so the bathroom stayed warm, especially after showering. The free WiFi worked well. Parking is also free in their large, gated lot. I would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from EquipeLaGirafe, Propriétaire at Apparthotel la Girafe
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Dear RoadWrangler, Thank you so much for your review, it does help us a lot! We are very pleased that you perfectly enjoyed your stay ; every single details matters and we are happy that you appreciated everything. We would be very happy to welcome you again. Have a wonderful day. Kind regards, Team La Girafe
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ardicFamily wrote a review Apr 2019
France22 contributions4 helpful votes
We went La Girafe on April. It is really really good hotel. We love decoration. breakfast is always good and we love detox water (everyday different)Also very clean and the hotel always smell awesome! Personal are very nice and helpful. In the hotel everything is very very specific.you can find what you want in the rooms. It is a very good choice stay in this hotel.we visited every place near Marseille. And if you want to stay quite and near everywhere you stay here! Thank you very much to Hotel La Girafe
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from EquipeLaGirafe, Directeur général at Apparthotel la Girafe
Responded 25 Apr 2019
Dear Family Ardic, We are very happy to hear that we contributed to the success of your visit. Thank you so much for your strong recommendation and your compliments on our staff, services and our breakfast. Our team does its best to make our guests have a good stay and it is always very rewarding to receive such a positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon Have a nice day
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rojter1 wrote a review Aug 2018
1 contribution
We were there at August so air condition was excelent idea. It is very nice , elegant, and new hotel. Silent rooms, very clean. Nice and helpfull personel. If you travel by car localisation-near Marsylia and Cassis is also ok.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$81 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FranceProvence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurBouches-du-RhoneLa Penne-sur-Huveaune
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apparthotel la Girafe
Which popular attractions are close to Apparthotel la Girafe?
Nearby attractions include Cinescape Escape Game (0.4 km) and Karting Indoor Provence (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apparthotel la Girafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Apparthotel la Girafe?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Apparthotel la Girafe?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Apparthotel la Girafe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apparthotel la Girafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Villa Colomba, Viet Xua, and L'Art des Mets.
Is Apparthotel la Girafe located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of La Penne-sur-Huveaune.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apparthotel la Girafe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Apparthotel la Girafe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Apparthotel la Girafe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palais du Pharo (12.6 km), Château d'If (11.3 km), and Palais Longchamp (9.7 km).
Is Apparthotel la Girafe accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.