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Washington Hotel Plaza

5-20 Hanasatomachi, Takayama 506-0026, Gifu Prefecture
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was not up to minimum Japanese standards... Must start with the management because we stayed at a Washington Hotel in Aizu Wakamatsu which was excellent. Staff cold, no smiles, even at breakfast, brought your food and sayonara.Rooms extremely small, with 2 twin beds, not much room to move around let alone space for luggage. In room refrig useless. Beds... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We booked this hotel at very last minutes after all lodge in Shirakawago is fully booked. Rooms are very old and not well cleaned. Very small rooms. Stayed two nights and will not stay again. Rooms are not sound proof. Staff can't speak English well and not very helpful. The only good thing about this hotel is just opposite of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights. By now we are already aware the small rooms in some japanese hotels and this is 1 of it. So in Japan we`always booked for twin room instead of double room. We had 2 big luggages and was really struggling to manoeuvre around the tiny room. Best bet is to close the entrance door... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Location is convenient for the first timer to Takayama as its directly opposite the station. However, the beds were THE hardest we've ever slept on. CAUTION for Foreign Travellers: an Economy Double bed is really just a king single & simply too small for average to large foreignors. You simply will not sleep. Large groups appeared to be staying at... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you have stayed in more than a couple of hotels in Japan you will appreciate the variety available. Takayama doesn't have the designer shops, neon glitz or tourist tac of the main centres and the Plaza reflects this. Clean, basic and functional. The rooms are a bit small but if you are looking for luxury then join the hordes... More 

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Tarragona, Spain
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for two nights with my wife. The staff was not jolly but otherwise efficient. We had a regular double room and complained because of the food smell from the restaurant next door and were given a three bed room with no extra charge without further questioning. Perfect location opposite the train station and within a short walk from... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I will start with the positives. Location good, room size good for three. Bathroom ok with all you need. Ok know for the negatives and please be assured we really try to find the best of everywhere we stay. Traveling all through Japan we have never once come across such rude reception staff. First greeted by Maniko who never once... More 

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Macau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Travelling with 4 (2 adults and kids of 10 & 15), and booked the Triple bedded Room, which was perfect to sleep 4 comfortably. Triple room is spacious enough for a 2 night stay, incl suitcases. Also, the fact that its opposite the train station is ideal, so just roll the suitcases across the broad. its a short walk to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The hotel is right across from the train and bus station so it is well located. It is small but functional, the bed was very comfy. It is right above a Family Mart, and a block away from the main street. Overall it is a good budget option in Takayama

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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

On the average of japanese middle range hotels standards. We booked a semi-doble room, a tiny but functional room actually. The hotel is very well located just across the street in front the train and bus stations (they are together), a 10 min walk to the old houses neighbourhood.

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