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Karatsu Seaside Hotel

4-182 Higashikaratsu, Karatsu 847-0017, Saga Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
62 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Karatsu Seaside Hotel is a bit outside the downtown core, but is right on the beach (of course) and abuts the pine forest reserve. We had a beautiful room with full ocean views during a close brush from a typhoon, so it was quite exciting. It's a 20-30 minute walk into town -- very pleasant in good weather. We... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a rather large seaside hotel, consisting of west (new) and east (old) wings. I stayed in the old wing. My sea view room is clean and quite spacious which can accommodate three beds (one large sofa bed) easily. The bath provisions are sufficient and complete. However, the room is of older style. My package includes breakfast and dinner,... More 

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26 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Having read previous TA reviews and seeing that this resort was available on Japanican, we jumped on the opportunity to try it as an overnight excursion from our Fukuoka visit. Boy, we were right to come, despite the peak year-end seasonal crowd which meant that the hotel was quite busy. We were given an excellent seafront room #721 with a... More 

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Address: 4-182 Higashikaratsu, Karatsu 847-0017, Saga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Saga Prefecture > Karatsu
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Number of rooms: 114
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