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“Modern hotel with perfect location for Hiroshima/Miyagima.” 5 of 5 stars
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Sheraton Hotel Hiroshima
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12-1 Wakakusacho, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 732-0053, Japan   |  
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Ranked #1 of 107 hotels in Hiroshima
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“Modern hotel with perfect location for Hiroshima/Miyagima.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Literally outside the exit from the bullet train. It was so easy to drop our bags off and explore the city. It's the perfect modern hotel with open plan bathroom and bedroom (toilet/shower/bath obviously have doors). Everything was so clean, the beds were so comfortable and all the products were lovely. The reception staff were really helpful about travel as well.
I didn't particularly warm to the bar area as it was trying a bit hard but the area where breakfast is served is great and the heavenly patisserie does some lovely cakes that we took up to our room. When we asked about sushi restaurants in the area, they really pushed their own but eventually they recommended the place just round the corner which was a family run place full of locals with was half the price! And it was fantastic.
Overall, we really liked this hotel and of all the modern business hotels I've stayed in Japan, this absolutely is the best.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is an excellent hotel in every respect. Located right next to the train station and within a stone's throw of the tram line that provides transport to many of Hiroshima's most important sites. This recently opened hotel features spacious rooms that are extremely well organized and public spaces including restaurants of outstanding quality. The breakfast offering is extensive and delicious and the service is first class in every respect. This is the place if price isn't that important.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed recently and the were a number of advantages: breakfast is a loaded buffet and it was pretty good, the train station could not be closer (and yet the sounds are not troublesome), and the staff is very helpful.
I was honestly confused though as they had gallon size mustard and ketchup next to the omelette station, and I have not seen this done in other places in Japan.
Exit the north side for easy access, when we first arrived we went out the south side, got in a taxi and asked him to take us to the sheraton. Needless to say, we certainly looked like gaijin when he basically drove us around the train station.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: the bed was fantastic, most beds in Asian countries are hard and horrible. This one was lovely.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Very nice hotel at an excellent location and nice as well as spacious rooms. However, the rooms have an open layout so you can see directly into the bathroom and despite the recent opening there were already signs of wear and tear around the desk area and on the walls. Despite being a modern hotel that opened in 2012 there is no WiFi in the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in November

Pros: next to train station (look for Shinkansen exit), new/modern hotel, free computer usage on 6th floor where you check in.

cons: no real cons. except the shower BESIDE the bathtub is a little odd..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We got a great rate direct from the hotel online for a three night stay. It is adjacent to the train and tram station which is really convenient but we heard absolutely no noise from it. We arrived mid morning by bullet train from Kyoto and took our cases to the hotel to hold them until the 2pm check-in, they had us checked in and in the room within 10 minutes, incredibly friendly and well beyond our expectations. The room was lovely, a great view out over the city, extremely spacious and well appointed plus free internet.

Hiroshima city is compact, we easily walked from the hotel to the Shukkein gardens, castle, Peace Park and museum etc on our first day but if it is too far the tram is very easy to catch back to the station and walk through to the hotel. Restaurants and 7-11 are nearby, or taxi / tram from city are well priced. (For taxi always take hotel card if you don't speak the language).

Transport hub location was very convenient with baggage and for our day trips to Miyajima and Fukuoka (Hakata).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Extremely convenient location, large room, etc. Can get a great rate on Bookings.com or similar. Have some small complaints but still strongly recommend the hotel.

If you are paying (ie not charging to a company budget) then don't buy breakfast, room service, or make an international call. Examples:

Bfast: 2400 yen pp (US$ 30)
Room service burger w fries: 2200 yen (US$ 28)
Room service Coke: 800 yen (US$ 10) which is really weird since the mini bar Coke is 215 yen!!
A 3 minute international call: can you believe 4000 yen (US$ 50) ???

Literally steps away from the hotel the train station has many eating options including a GREAT little take away croissant place (Forno de Mignon) selling 4 fabulous mini croissants in several flavours including delicious cheese filled starting at 100 yen (US$ 1.25). Way down on the right is another bakery with EXCELLENT sweet and savory pastries you can do for b'fast or a snack (they have tables and chairs). If you need a western food fix the Italian place just inside the station makes an amazing pasta with white clam sauce for 950 yen (US$ 12).

One more thing: I agree with the other posters about the Wifi. Every hotel no matter how big or small gave us free in-room Wifi. The room had a LAN connection...!!! Useless for the iPad. Hello Sheraton, this is the 21st century!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 12-1 Wakakusacho, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 732-0053, Japan
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 107 hotels in Hiroshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheraton Hotel Hiroshima 4*
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