The location of this Campanile is on an industrial site on the outskirts of Wakefield. But don't let that put you off; this is actually the nearest you'll get to the genuine French Campanile in the UK. And ignore the comments which are not recent - this is not Bates Motel or a threatening place or full of drunks. There's been a change of local management who know how to run budget accommodation properly. There was even a red Ferrari in the car park.
It is run by young French people, which lifts it out of the ordinary, and the bar/restaurant seems to be a hang-out for French people living locally. The motel is exactly the same design as most of the French Campaniles - they must have imported almost every part of the building from France. It also has the restaurant with the salad bar and "dish of the day" for £10.95 at which Campanile in France excel. All of this makes you feel like you are actually in France and on holiday - now you can't say that about a Premier Lodge!
The room was exactly as any other room I've been in in a French Campanile, down to the weather proof carpets on the external access routes, the shutters on the windows and the electricity socket partially hidden behind the curtain.
There was lots of hot water in the perfectly adequate bathroom and the big bed was extremely comfortable with good bedlinen and pillows.
We were there the night England played (and beat)France in Paris in the RWC, and there was great atmosphere, enhanced by watching the match on French TV5Monde and not the ITV.
We had a great time, lovely food and wine and good night's sleep for £40.95. Merci beaucoup!
(One complaint - they'd run out of Rémy Martin and the only cognac was Courvoisier!)
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