The Campanile is a motel, centrally placed in the city, with ground & first floor rooms set in a quadrangle around the car-park. It is securely fenced around.
I booked a weekend here during late summer time, but had no problem obtaining a room by a telephone booking from London. If you're not a 5-star globetrotter, this facility is perfectly adequate. I had already read some of the very mixed reviews here, so I wasn't expecting too much, and this was reflected in the price.
However, I got a first-floor room - inward-facing, to avoid traffic noise from the nearby main road - which was a double of excellent proportion. It had rather a look of faded 1980's modernism, but was nevertheless clean and neat. Both bedding and towels were quite satisfactory with a nice fresh smell. There was a full-size bath as well as a shower, and bags of piping-hot water. The room contained tea/coffee making facilities (though not many of each) and a small colour TV with a remote control that worked. Window privacy and lighting were sufficiently flexible and I wasn't bothered by noise from other guests. Heating was satisfactory.
As food reviews were so varied, I decided to eat out. Which, in a city centre, is no problem. Though frankly I neither saw nor smelt any symptom of preparation at the hotel. The car park is included in the price, with modest landscaping and 24hour access. An essential, in my view. At least two hotels in central Hull don't actually have car-parks, which seems preposterous in this day and age.
The managerial staff seem to have a strange attitude. I can best describe it as `cheerful indifference'. They seem happy to hear you are having a good time, but I think they would be no less enthusiastic if you electrocuted yourself. The room-maids were the friendliest, and hard-grafters, too. So I left them a tip.
No problems to report, and I'd go there again. But don't trust the internet pricing guide; ring them up and ask.
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