It is quite a time since I have stayed in a Campanile and Ithought I would take the opportunity to do so this time ended up in Aix.
Things have changed since my last stay. The ridiculous short bath tub whch was too small to get into has gone and instead there is a modern shower unit with two heads. That was a great improvement and meant I could have a proper wash. [Don't ask what it used to be like!] I would however suggest that a shower curtain around the shower space instead of an open bathroom would make sense so as not to spray the toilet and the toilet paper.
I also fancy that the room was slightly larger than the old style. What was terrible though was the fact that there was a highly useful desk area where you could sit and use your laptop in comfort - except that there were no chairs in the room at all. I simply cannot understand how a hotel can provide a room with no chairs and there should be one for each guest. As it was I had to sit on the bed at an awkward angle and wrong height to use my computer. Disaster! And where are you supposed to put your clothes overnight? On the floor evidently.
English speaking TV channels were limited I believe to two and not good ones at that. When will hotels realise that they do get foreigners staying in their facilities? Internet was free and worked satisfactorily.
The restaurant was a typical Campanile. Usually I find their buffets very good but the buffet in this hotel was much more limited than I remember in the past. Since their buffets form an important part of their marketing I really feel they could elevate the standard. Breakfast sadly was just a continental breakfast and I am sure I have had cooked options at Campaniles in the past. Anyway, not here so it was rather disappointing.
The staff were obliging and pleasant. Overall the stay was okay but not exceptional. The location was not bad - there seemed to be no noise which was good.
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