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Karatsu Seaside Hotel

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4-182 Higashikaratsu, Karatsu 847-0017, Saga Prefecture
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large and nice hotel on the beach that offers great views. Staff is mostly helpful and friendly but wouldn't call service great. Didn't eat the breakfast here but took a peak and it looked like there were lot's of options. Some rooms are newer than others and ours certainly was a little outdated but comfortable and clean. Within walking distance... More 

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Fredericton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have now stayed at this hotel 3 times: May 2011, 2013, and 2015 for 3 or 4 nights each time. Each stay seemed too short and the wait to the next stay too long. The hotel is right on the 4 km long "Nijinomatsubara" beach which is backed by a pine forest planted about 350 years ago. You simply... More 

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Lockhart Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed an ocean view from our room which was lovely. Had an amazing seafood dinner at night.Breakfast wasn't all that great. Some nice walks nearby. Not far from some very interesting exhibitions and the Takatori residence.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed here in August at the height of the summer. We requested a non-smoking room but were given a smoking room. For non-smokers this was entirely unacceptable. Whilst the lobby was quite lovely with views of the beach, our room was very dated. The furniture and bedding were quite old and the smell of smoke was quite intrusive. During... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Karatsu is one of the last stops on the metroline from Fukuoka airport. The hotel rooms are clean. Since there are many rooms in different buildings there is variation. Due to scheduling of rooms, I was in two different rooms and 2 parts of the hotel. both rooms were entirely different as far as setup and look and feel. Both... More 

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tokyo, japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This hotel did not live up to expectations. Rooms are dated and smell, especially the bathroom. Cleaning was not sufficient. While the BBQ near the pool was ok, dinner in the Japanese restaurant was a disaster: horrible service & poor food. Hotel personnel also make no efforts whatsoever to keep the beach area clean. The Japanese style common bath is... More 

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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed here and we were forced into a smoking room after booking a no smoking room! The price was far too high and nobody cared to try and help us. Avoid this hotel unless you want a miserable time in an old hotel.......................... Avoid!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed our overnight stay at this hotel! We had a relaxing view of the sea, right from our hotel room. There's a glass-walled balcony which gave us a wide view of the sea as well as from the bathroom. We did not make a reservation but luckily, there were two rooms left unoccupied. We stayed in a Western-Japanese style... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

An elegant hotel though somewhat dated by American standards. The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Breakfast was included in our stay, and it is fantastic. It is traditional Japanese food with some Western breakfast items available. The fish soup and squid dumplings were very good. This hotel has both Western and traditional Japanese rooms. We stayed in a Western... More 

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Gum Spring, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This hotel is on the water and the view is outstanding. I stayed in the western style and Japanese style rooms and the Japanese style rooms were very nice...especially facing the water. However the full length windows in the western style rooms facing the water were also very nice. Breakfast was one of the best I have had in Japan... More 

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