Campanile is a hotel chain, and the one in Bastille doesn't look very exciting from the exterior. There's nothing fancy about it, no beautiful Parisienne architecture with iron balconies - it's just a modern square block with large windows and big sliding glass doors at the entrance, sitting on a crossroads.
It's basic in appearance and pretty basic inside. The rooms are pretty small as are the baths, although they are deep and the instant hot water fills them very quickly. The welcome cards in the room promote the fact all their beds have "Simmons top-of-the-line mattresses and box springs" and they are particularly comfortable, however the pillows are not. They are pretty solid and too high for some.
All the rooms have flat screen TV's and despite the numerous channels available it's pretty difficult to find something worth watching. However the hotel offers free WIFI and we used this any time we wanted without difficulty.
The rooms may be smallish but you have everything you need and we were plenty warm enough. They do state that they have air con in all the rooms and much as we tried to operate it - it didn't seem to be working in our room, but it didn't matter as we didn't need it
Cleanliness is something this hotel can be proud of, we were given clean towels and a bath matt every day.
The staff were always friendly and helpful. There is a free luggage store room for you to leave your bags and if you arrive early as we did, if your room is ready - they let you check in early, we were a couple of hours early.
Breakfast looked overpriced but it's overpriced everywhere in Paris and we didn't bother. You can make a tea or coffee in your room and then pick up a pastry for a couple of euro from a boulangerie.
The hotel is very close to the metro - Breguet Sabin is the closest station - a 2 minute walk away. Also beside the metro is a great market open on Thursdays and Sundays ( I can't comment on Mon - Weds as I wasn't there then). The market sells fruit and veg, hot food, pastries as well as some clothing items. it's well worth wandering around.
All in all this hotel is in a safe area, close to the metro and fantastic value for money. I would definitely stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Campanile Paris Xi Bastille Hotel Paris
- Campanile Hotel Paris