Travel Blogs from Roissy
Bonsoir, family and friends:
Checked out of our hotel and strolled the streets of Avignon one more time before it was time to grab a quick lunch and board the bus to the train station.
On the way to the bus, we said hello to a fellow who was eating breakfast at our hotel the last couple of days. I asked him if he was leaving and …
We landed in Paris early in the afternoon, due to our late take off from Chicago, we missed our connecting flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. AirFrance took care of out traveling arraingments and set us up in a nice hotel right by the CDG-Charles de Gaulle International Airport. With day light still intact, we decided to take a short trip into …
... getting out of the car park due to no scanning ticket but sorted at manned exit. Drive to hotel 125km away a bit of drama as Shirley unable to find difficult address. Finally sorted using Coordinates instead of address. No way would we ever have found it without GPS. in industrial back area behind airport. Late lunch Pizza at only place open 1km away. Then chilled around at hotel ...
... the stopped visits for the matinee. I was taken aback by the inside of this place, it was stunning, lots of good photo ops too! Unfortunately not long after entering I started to feel really ill so then spent about 30 mins of our visit in the toilets! I finally felt a well enough to at least see the rest of the place, which I’m glad I did as it was beautiful. My only disappointment was that we couldn’t see the actual theatre, I ...
... evening we contemplated heading home for a rest..... One more stop, the Louvre, one of the most comprehensive art galleries in the world and home to the Mona Lisa.
Very very busy... Simply follow the crowd to the famous picture. 10 min later we see her there, hanging on the wall, smaller than I imagined, straining my neck to get a view past the 10 rows of people in front of me with phones held up high snapping pics. I navigated my way to the front ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Campanile Roissy
much enjoyed you delicious buffet meal Sat 7 Aug, excellent value
We were frightened- not any more
we were booked to this hotel by Air France, on a trans atlantic flight.
reading the reviews- we were terrified- not any longer.
the shuttle arrived to and from the terminal quite well.
we were given 2 connected rooms, just as we have asked on the phone, in english...,a few days in advace.
true- there were crumbs on the breakfast table, but the meal was O.K.
probably,they have only one employee at the dinning room.
the staff was very helpfull with getting a taxi to Paris, late night- otherwise you are stuck over ther.
the rooms are exactelly as in the pictures- no fake photos.
for the average budget hotel- more than enough.
Basic standard room, nothing to complain about there, except for the permeating smell of stale cigarette smoke.
My wife and I stayed at the Campanile hotel just outside Charles de Gaulle airport on 2 seperate occasions either side of short holiday in France. As we arrived in the evening it was easier to spend the first night there and as we were leaving early morning at the end of our holiday we spent the last night there also. We had read of some bad experiences concerning the shuttle bus and the hotel. We used the shuttle bus 4 times and it was only on the last occasion that we had trouble. We were dropped off at terminal 2 and the driver refused to take us to terminal 3. We think it was a private bus hired in by the hotel as it had no hotel name on it. It caused us a few anxious moments until we found out about the internal transfer bus provided by the airport authority. Even so if we had been late for the flight we would have been in real trouble. The hotel is fine for one night stopovers. The staff we dealt with spoke some english and appeared to know what they were doing. We had booked the rooms in advance using one of the online hotel groups. Took reception a little while to find our bookings but all ok in the end. Our room was small but adequate and had a neat little electric kettle fixed to the wall for refreshments. Bathroom was fine with shower over the bath. Breakfast was included in the price but we did not bother with it as we had to be at the airport early. There was a restaurant and bar just off reception. Although this is a budget hotel and has had some bad reviews we thought that for £47-50 for bed and breakfast for 2 people it took some beating.
Frist of all, I wonder why people who work at the the hotels in France don't speak fluent English. I mean they should know better that they are dealing with travelers from all over the world.
Faulty towers indeed
Horrible shuttle service. We were waiting at the airport for nearly 45 minutes at the designated stop and the driver would whizz by without stopping, Finally we tried to get a taxi and the taxi guys were not prepared to go to the hotel as it was close by. We had to get help from the information desk in the airport to hire a taxi finally. Very unfriendly staff. They did not care when we told them what happened. The rooms are small and stuffy. We booked a triple room and expected something big, but ended up with two twin beds in one cramped room with a bathroom door that would not close. There was a temperature controller in the room that would not work. On the whole keep of this hotel
Fawlty towers indeed
The rudest staff we've ever encountered. Our family called the hotel but the reception staff were not willing to look up our room number and connect the call. They had to make numerous calls during a three hour period until they were connected.
Not Faulty Towers
We are a family of four with 2 young children and we stayed in the Campanile all through Christmas week. We used it as our base for sighting Paris as well as Christmas Eve/Day in Disneyland.
We found the rooms clean, tidy and more than adequate for our needs. Both rooms had TV with tea/coffee facilities. We had one meal in the restaurant which was fine. Breakfast was a typical European buffet style which we indulged in.
For the money, and this is a relatively budget hotel, we found it extremely good. Staff were courteous and the shuttle bus was so frequent I don't think we ever waited.
It was not peak season so the hotel was not full by any means but I would not hesitate in going back or recommending it for that price!
Five of us stayed at the hotel for three nights. Dinner the first night left two of us (who had had the same two courses) with food poisoning. Breakfast the following morning left Fawlty Towers looking positively well organised. Tables piled high with dirty crockery, no cups/glasses for the drinks, no plates for the food, no bread for the jam etc etc. Staff absolutely ignored guests trying to get them to clear up smashed glasses on the floor. Too horrific to suffer again - those who were well enough had breakfast elsewhere. Each night I acquired numerous bites -I could not ascertain the source but they came from the bedroom - I daren't look too closely.