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Hamilton Red
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2-7-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan (Nagoya Station)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 156 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagoya
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We stayed here for 5 nights during our trip in Japan in order to commute to the grand prix. We were thrilled with the hotel. Friendly reception staff who were very helpful, clean and spacious rooms (with proper bathrooms - compared to the port-a-loo ones we've come accross). I haven't got a bad word to say about this hotel and would be back there if we visit nagoya again.

The only confusing thing that you might want to know is that there are two hamiton hotels in nagoya. they are sister hotels- and both have been rebranded recently.

Hamilton Red = the Hamilton hotel
Hamilton Black was the Hamilton Annex Hotel.

We ended up at the wrong one for check in and they were very helpful.

We did not eat at the hotel so can't comment on that. But check in and out htey were more than helpful and they give you an LAN cable for internet if you have a laptop. Free!

All in all, fantastic hotel in a fantastic location. Right inbetween Fushimi station and Sakae so you can commute either way or just walk. Only a 5 min walk or so to Sakae to all the shops (but don't get lost i nthe underground bit - ) and there's a very nice bakery on the main road in sakae with red awning above the door (sorry forgot the name). We also went up the TV Tower which was brilliant. well worth it.

Directions: If you're getting into nagoya station, use the subway to Fushimi station and come out of exit 5. This brings you out onto the main road. Go to the end of the block and take the first left by the softbank shop. Keep straight and after a few blocks you're at hte Hamilton Red. Easy.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bangkok
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

Hamilton hotel is not one of those high-rise commercial hotels but it was a perfect accommodation for our 5 nights in Nagoya. We found this hotel in Tripadvisor and through the help of a Japanese friend who kindly went through hundreds of reviews on a Japanese travel website and finally recommended Hamilton Hotel to us.

PROs
-For the price we paid, rooms are spacious, modern, super clean, tasteful with big bathroom for a Japanese standard.
-Location is superb. Though a bit walking distance from Fushimi station (3-5 mins), we could easily walk to Sakae (10 mins) for shopping and dinning. We hardly used metro and spent most time walking to and from the hotel.
-Convenient stores were plenty. A big family mart can be spotted right across the hotel. Reputable restaurants are located within 800 meters radius. We literally walked to all our lunches and dinners.
-The front desk was very helpful. Most staff couldnt communicate with us but one male staff could and his English was fluent. He was on duty most of the time, so try to catch him for restaurant recommendations and directions - very informative.
-Free in-room highspeed internet throughout our stay.

CONs:
-Breakfast was not value for money. If you are not fussy, get yourself a quick breakfast from one of the convenient stores. Wide range of choices to choose from.
-Hamilton is a boutique hotel, so dont expect it to be fully facilitated like other five-star hotels.
-NagoyaTaxi was expensive. If you have big luggages, save your energy for those flights of stairs and long walkway at Fushimi station. Otherwise, you must be prepared to pay premium for taxi to and from the airport.

All in all, we were ever so satisfied with our stay. We had a tough time choosing the right hotel for our trip as many of the decent Nagoya hotels out there are either too expensive or too old for our liking. We must also thank the staff for letting us check in at 3pm although we actually paid for the late check-in promotion rate (7pm). If you can read Japanese, try booking with the hotel directly on their Japanese website, they give better rates there and it was worth every penny spent.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

I stayed at Hamilton Hotel 12-14 Aug 2008, and it was a satisfying stay tho a bit pricey.

(A) Plus
* The rooms are spacious & clean, & decor looks quite new.

* Only short walk to the nearest subway, with 24/7 convenience store just across the road.

(B) Negative
* the price is a bit costly, and we paid slightly higher than the advertised rate (22,000 Yen for 2 nites) due to the O-Bon holiday

* No free internet service at the lobby

hope this helps.

  • Liked — spacious, clean & modern rooms
  • Disliked — the costs compared to the limited facilities
  • Stayed August 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2006

I arrived very late in Nagoya and have pretty much no idea of where to stay. I headed straight in the direction of the lights to find some dodgy hotels (lets just say they rent rooms for hours and not days) and walked around the city worringly thinking I was gonna end up having to choose between the Hilton or the street. I end up walking down to the city's finantial district and found a very chic hotel called Hamilton in Sakae, Naka-Ku. I entered at around 01:30 and requested a room. The spoke no english whatsoever but kindly took my luggage to the very chic, clean and.. gosh, it just looked like heaven to me under tha cincumstances!. I paid 12.000 yens which is not specially cheap comparing to the hotels I had stayed at in Tokyo (in Ueno, a more traditional part of Tokyo with affordable family-run riokkans) and had a live-saving bath and slept in on of the most confortable beds my bones have met. Next day I left the room rested in a beautiful sunny summer day to find myself in the very vibrant finantial district area and things looked god as I enjoyed a coffee in a cafeteria's terrace.

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 2-7-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Aichi Prefecture > Nagoya > Nagoya Station , Sakae / Fushimi / Nagoya Castle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 156 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagoya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hamilton Red 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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