I chose this hotel for a one night stay based on location and price, and I was very happy with my stay there. It is very convenient to Mito station - go out the north exit and it is visible to your right at the end of the pedestrian deck. This made it very handy for catching a bus to Kairakuen the next day.
The single room was very spacious for this type of hotel, as was the bathroom. I had a non-smoking room, but the corridors smelt a bit smoky which may be an issue for some people. The decor was a little old-fashioned but very well-maintained.
The staff were very courteous and helpful. While all the people I dealt with spoke English well, in some cases it was a little stilted and formal. I got the impression that they don't get many English-speaking guests.
Overall it was a very pleasant stay, and excellent value for the size of room and amenities provided. More