I choose this as a reasonably-priced hotel to stay after visiting Ghent; I was looking for a place easy to reach with the car and with good parking. It seems there are no convenient public transport connection from this hotel (I did not check after arriving, just thought so based on hotel description), so upon arrival to Ghent I headed to Park and Ride parking at Gentbrugge and then caught the tramway to the city center (beware, you have to purchase your ticket in a newspaper shop - BTW if you happened to be on the same parking, there is such a shop about 200 metres away).
The Campanile is just a typical Campanile hotel. The building has 2 floors (i.e. ground floor and 1st floor) and a large parking. With a bit of luck you can park your car 2 metres from the door of your room. The rooms are quite small but sufficient. Very clean. All is in good working order. WiFi is free and works well.
You can drive in to the hotel parking at any time. To get out through the main gate you need to get a code from the reception. The reception is open until 11 pm. They told me that afterwards one can drive out by another gate.
The only small minus I could notice is that the receptionist is perhaps too much engaged in helping in the restaurant, so that often you have to wait at the reception or even you wonder where the receptionist can be. It is a but irritating when e.g. you wait for your exit code to the gate. However, I do not blame the receptionists for that - it is probably the requirement from their managers that they help out elsewhere, and not only sit at the reception. They were all friendly and competent.
And, keep your door card away from your mobile phone. Mine got inactivated due to this. Luckily it happened during the reception opening times. I wonder what I would have done if it was after 11 pm?
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