We chose this hotel for purely practical reasons. Travelling through France and Spain on our way to Portugal, we needed somewhere for a night stop close to the motorway, easy to find, which would accommodate our three small dogs. As other reviewers have pointed out, the Campanile Niort is a no-frills motel rather than a hotel - you park your car directly outside your room, and on first impressions the rooms are pretty basic and a little tired. However, first impressions are a little deceiving. On closer inspection, the beds were very comfortable, the shower/bath very refreshing, and we were pleased to find tea/coffee making facilities in the room, as well as a good size LCD TV. The room also had air conditioning, which was not particularly effective on a very hot summer's night, but it made the room bearable.
We chose not to eat in the hotel restaurant, but spoke to others who said the food was surprisingly good. The staff were helpful and friendly, and it was an easy place to stay with the dogs, who enjoyed exploring the hotel grounds. It was also very handy having the car outside the room, as it meant we could easily re-organise the car and prepare ourselves for the next day.
All in all we had a good stay. This is not a place to spend a holiday, but it was ideal for a stopover after a long and tired day's driving. We woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead, and would be happy to stay here again if we're travelling in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Niort Bell-tower Is the Crib is located at 5 kilometers of the heart of city, 10 kilometers of SNCF railway station and with 500 meters of the outputs of the motorway axis Paris Bordeaux (A10) and of A83. Thanks to a network of bus given to the last style, with many cycle tracks, a free shuttle and a wide-area network of car-pooling, your displacements with Niort will be facilitated. You will be able to also choose the taxi or the hiring of a vehicle. As for the airport of the La Rochelle, it is located at 60 kilometers of the hotel. Ideally established, the hotel restaurant Niort Bell-tower Is the Crib profits from an environment favourable with the relaxation, within a framework of greenery magnificiently raised, ideal to take your meals on privative terraces at the summer. Throughout the year, the restaurant Bell-tower offers you a breakfast full with energy, meals varied, dishes of quality and seasonal products, been useful in dressers at will, with the map, in menus or formulas. The room of restaurant is pleasant and luminous, its neat decoration so that your meal is a true moment of relaxation and pleasure. The hotel rooms 3 stars Niort Bell-tower Is the Crib are very comfortable and some of them can accommodate people with reduced mobility. You will benefit from a top-of-the-range bedding, because the quality of your rest is paramount. All the rooms are equipped with bathroom with bath-tub or showers, WC, TV LCD, and have a plate of courtesy. Perfect for a business trip or a seminar, the hotel proposes 2 meeting rooms arranged to you to receive as well conferences as banquets. It also makes you benefit from many services like a free carpark, the free access in WIFI, a reading room and a reception in French, English or Spanish. For your pleasure, also benefit from our exclusive service Wifi+: a free connection wifi out of high-speed in all the hotel for surfing, discussing and to view videos with complete freedom. ... more less
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