-stayed 1 night on my layover to yakushima -room very spacious -oldish hotel, can feel dated - did not have breakfast so i can't comment - 8-10 mins walking distance to airport, else call them to send u free shuttle
I stayed here before. Maybe I was too tired to notice, but this time I did. The building smells of mould. I had a smoking room which I prefer not to have but it was better than the smell in the hallway. The breakfast is sparse and limited. Scrambled eggs were cold and it is not a good meal but the only one nearby unless you just go to the airport for something. (10 min walk). In the morning check out is 11 am. No problem, we asked for a late check out - NOT possible. Ok thanks. No on e is allowed to check in until 3 pm anyway so I do not see how it is an issue. This is not a comfortable hotel. It is a last resort booking and close to the airport. Pay the 3000 yen and go downtown. More choices.
Kagoshima Airport is very far from the city center (about 45min by bus) so if you have an early flight, I recommend taking an evening bus to the airport and hotel. They offer a free door-to-door shuttle service. The room I had was spacious and very clean. Upon check-in I received a "one free drink" coupon and some moisturiser etc. (part of the "woman's room plan" I had booked).
I stayed there with my brother just to be conveniently located for an early flight the day after. Was it convienently located? Yes! But that was the only good thing about this old, smelly hotel. First our room was supposed to be "non smoking" but smelled awful, so we changed to a "smoking" one...Yes, english is of no use so we gave up and went for the smoking room which ended up smelling less than the "smoking" one. We were 4 people in the big restaurant room, food is ok, but really just as emergency. A positive point would be the view from the room on the airport, for a pilot it was very pleasant, for others, they would call it noisy.
This hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the Kagoshima airport (KOJ) and is literally across the highway and down about 1 KM from the domestic terminal. Has a restaurant but it is very expensive, found a good place that served excellent Pork black curry Katsu about a block away that was very inexpensive and good. Located across the highway roughly 200 M to the right of the hotel when facing the high way forgot the name but it has a big pig pictured on its sign. The hotel was inexpensive older but clean and quiet. JAL puts their crews in this hotel when they have to RON at Kagoshima. Convenient if you have an early morning flight out of KOJ.