We had a wonderful time in Marseille and in Tanias beautifully decorated and bright flat and i can highly recommend to stay there for a couple of day and even for longer! It is in a perfect location near to the station (10 minutes walk), the tramway, that brings you to the "vieux port" (1 minutes walk), the metro station, and the most interesting and less touristic neighborhood in Marseille! It is an easygoing and colorful area with creative/boheme crowd, and people from different cultures. we didn't notice gentrification. The area is safe and full of urban live (street art, cafés, design and vintage shops).
The apartment is very quiet, as the main bedroom is facing the beautiful and green backyard and the windows of the other bedroom and of the livingroom have a great isolation. You won't hear a sound from the street, that is a quiet side street anyway. The flat has a lot of space, especially the bathroom with a great bathtub.
Be prepared to climb 4 floors of narrow stairs, as there is no elevator. but that's good for your fitness;-) travel light and leave the heavy and huge suitcases at home!
Tanja gave us a very warm and charming welcome! She went to catch us at the station and showed us the way to the flat. On the way to the flat she gave us very useful information about the city and the public transport, as well as suggestions for restaurants etc. And there are maps and guides of Marseille at your disposal at the flat. Tania even put a welcome-bottle of rosé wine for us in the fridge, provided some chips, juice, milk and nespresso coffee ... wow, we immediately felt at home! By the way you can drink the water from the tap, so no need to by mineral bottles, or order them in the restaurant. The quality of the water is very good.
The apartment was very clean and tidy. Tania made space for our clothes in the cupboard, provided shampoo and shower-gel as well as enough towels and a very good hair dryer. She said that we can use the wifi and the beamer if we'd like to.
We stayed only for the weekend so we spent most time "on the road" but it's a perfect flat for a longer stay,too, because it's so charming, that you want to spend more time in it. The balcony invites for a cup of coffee in the sun in the morning or a glass of wine (also in the sun) in the evening!
Communication with Tania before and during our stay was absolutely easy and she always answered quickly to our emails.
In a few words: we were absolutely pleased by the accommodation and the host and will certainly stay there the next time we come to Marseille, what will be soon, I hope!