Campanile Restaurant & Hotel Leeuwarden
Wergeasterdyk 1, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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Campanile Restaurant & Hotel Leeuwarden Reviews
Basic hotel more suited for business travelers than leisure or tourists Jun 02, 2013
Campanile hotel Leeuwarden isn’t actually in Leeuwarden, but a stone throw away from the city. However, to get to the hotel and to Leeuwarden you really need a car. We could not find any public transport nearby.
The hotel is situated at the end of exit 22 of highway A31/N31. It is slightly outdated and in need of some repairs and minor improvements. We noticed there was a rip in the duvet cover, which housekeeping had placed in such a way they hoped we wouldn’t notice it.
Our room was small, the two single beds came up to the desk, but it did have everything we needed. TV, phone and coffee & tea making facilities were all in working order. Shower was a bit low, water pressure fine. Guest supplies (such as shampoo and soap) were sober but ok.
The check-in desk is in a separate building that also boasts a restaurant cum breakfast area. Breakfast was fine, your average continental buffet, and we didn’t dine at this place so I can’t tell you what it’s like. If you do need to dine, besides the Campanile’s restaurant your only other option is to go to the McDonalds across the road. Well, or go to Leeuwarden of course.
There’s plenty of free parking around the hotel, not guarded though. The rooms are accessible via an open air staircase, no key or card required. This means anyone can come up to your room and knock on your door at any time. I didn’t quite feel safe. Also, there’s no elevator (or lift, if you will) so, people in a wheelchair can only hope there is a room at ground level available.
All in all, the hotel served its purpose. We were staying just for one night on a decent rate. As said, I wouldn’t recommend this hotel for tourists, but if you have business or work to do in the area and need a decent place to sleep, this is the place.
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Good Value Basic Accommodation Aug 01, 2008
Although classified as a Leeuwarden hotel, the Campanile is actually in the district of Goutum, some 2 km south of central Leeuwarden. On foot it is a pleasant 25-30 minute walk into Leeuwarden, but buses are (I was told) few and far between. A taxi would cost 9 or 10 euros during the day. The hotel has a large free car park.
The hotel is more like a motel, with reception and a restaurant in a building quite separate from the accommodation block. Of course you have access to your room 24 hours a day, but you need to remember that there are no staff on site during the night. The service was at all times good, and the reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and of course had excellent English.
I used the restaurant three times - twice for breakfast and once for an omelette lunch. This was all perfectly acceptable, although I thought that 10.95 euros for a buffet-style breakfast was somewhat expensive. Fortunately, I had a deal which included breakfast in the room price.
The bedroom itself was excellent, and scrupulously clean, as was the bathroom. The bed was huge, and very comfortable. All the usual bits and pieces - tea, coffee, hairdryer and so forth - were provided, and the standard of daily servicing was very high. My only adverse comments are, firstly, that with a four-foot bath it was difficult to have a good soak, and secondly, that one evening there was no hot water. And a water curiosity: it always came out of the taps a light yellow-brown colour, so one rather felt as if one was washing and bathing in dilute pee.
Provided you don't mind being away from the centre of Leeuwarden, the Campanile offers clean, comfortable accommodation at a reasonable cost. It is worth trawling the internet to obtain the best deal, as the prices vary considerably between different websites.
Part of the Friesland Meet-Up August 2008 travel blog
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