Stayed here for 5 days 4 nights.
Hubby and I reached the hotel at 12 noon on the 1st day. As expected, hotel rejected our request for early check-in and insisted we come back at 3pm. We left our luggage at the reception and went back at 2.50pm, and they allowed us to go to our room by then. Well, they aren't 100% rigid after all. (should have went back earlier!)
Room is tiny, as of the other hotels in Japan I'd stayed in. Booked a twin room as it is cheaper than the double room. We pushed both beds together, and it remained that way for the subsequent days.
Toilet is clean but the musky smell from the shower curtain was a complete turn off. Shampoo and Body Gel provided was from Shiseido so it's still not too bad after all. All other usual toiletries like shower cap, toothbrush, slippers, comb, simple shaver were provided. Towels were clean and changed on a daily basis. Hubby specially like the sleeping robe which the hotel provides.
Service is ok, but we had only made simple enquiries like the location of the foreign exchange and pubs which show soccer (don't bother to find, we tried and was surprised that the city does not support EPL that much). Only some staff at the front desk will bother to greet whenever you pass by.
Location is the best aspect of this hotel. Easy to locate. Exit 2 (a long flight of stairs) from the Nakata Akihabara Station will bring you to the street level and after making two left turns, u will see the hotel 30 seconds away. Exit 3 (the one which has the escalator that is obvious once u exit the gantry and also a 24 hour supermarket and 24 hour department store Don Qujito) will bring you to diagonal opposite of the hotel. As mentioned, this exit is served by escalators so if you have heavy shopping bags, take this exit and simply cross the road. We took this exit on our last day with our heavy luggages. Shopping areas like Tenjin and Canal City (via the Hakata Akihabara shopping street) is 10 mins and 15 mins away.
Overall, though nothing spectacular, the hotel isn't too bad either. A little old compared to the Best Western opposite it, but it provide the basic, at a reasonable price and very good location.
Don't forget to get the subway day pass (on weekend it is 500 yen instead of 600 yen) is you intends to go more than two locations a day. If you are going to Tenjin only, don't bother. Just walk there! It's about ten mins walk away. Didn't try the 100 yen bus though.
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