I stayed here for 3 nights travelling solo.
I had stayed at a Dormy Inn previously in Kurashki and had a good experience.
I chose the hotel,supported by favourable Trip Advisor reviews, because it is on the Keiyo line for
access to Disneyland and Tokyo station.
It is easy to find from Hatchobori station,A1 exit.
It is quite an old hotel with rooms arranged around a central void the height of the building with nets across the void at each level to prevent falls.
I booked through booking.com and paid nearly JPY 10,000 yen per night including breakfast.
The room was typical Japanese size is compact.I am used to firm Japanese beds but this was uncomfortably hard.
The air conditioning was quite noisy,turning on and off quite often.The window could be opened.
There was a stainless steel sink at one end of the room with the kettle adjacent.The bathroom was quite old with a shower (no bath) which had a folding door.There was a small basin inside the shower cubicle,an unusual arrangement.
There was a small table projecting from the wall opposite the bed and two small stools but no proper chair.
I found the ladies onsen
disappointing.The changing and washing area was nice.There was a large inside bath but the water was too hot for me.There were 2small outside rectangular baths,the size of typical Australian bathtubs.They were not so hot.I tried the onsen two nights.I do have some prior onsen experience but these made my skin very itchy.
The hotel is very popular with Japanese people.It would be very helpful to non Japanese guests to provide explanation of the room features in English.
The breakfast was typical Japanese fare, catering to their majority clientele.
The best point was the staff-at the front desk and the breakfast room.They helped me find places on the internet, searching Japanese sites.
Because the Dormy Inn was full for my last 2 nights I moved to the APA Hotel nearby.It is the same price and is new.