This is basically a prefabricated module with rooms that are effectively pods albeit somewhat more spacious than one might expect given its construction. The reception and breakfast areas were tiny, taking up no more than the space of two cubicles. The stairs were on the outside of the building and the whole outside was rendered with metal corrugated sheets with yellow trimming to make it look like it was something landed from outer space.
The room was like a molded plastic container stuck together with other containers like Lego and assembled into a rectangular building with a hotel sign pinned to the top. It was like a space cubicle but at least very clean. It was very quirky as the molded double sink even had built-in ashtrays from a bygone era seemingly when French Gitaines cigarettes were popular.
However, in spite of the construction and quality of this motel I I felt it was quite comfortable and convenient, especially being on the side of a main motorway in the middle of France. I was pleased that I was only staying overnight but as a rest stop it was perfect and I really felt I could relax before continuing my journey tomorrow.
The motel is part of the Companiles Motel chain, which is a bit more up market as far as motels go and there was a Companiles just opposite. Clearly, Premiere Classe Motel is their budget option but at least it meant I had access to the Campaniles restaurant which serves good French cooking at a budget.