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Kumamoto Hotel Castle

4-2 Jotomachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-8565 Kumamoto Prefecture
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#8 of 102 hotels in Kumamoto
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See why so many travelers make Kumamoto Hotel Castle their hotel of choice when visiting Kumamoto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and Kumamoto Hotel Castle makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service and a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast during their visit.

While staying at Kumamoto Hotel Castle, visitors can check out Kumamoto City Hall, Large Hall Floor (0.2 mi) and Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto (0.2 mi), some of Kumamoto's top attractions.

If you like Asian restaurants, Kumamoto Hotel Castle is conveniently located near Katsuretsutei Shinshigai Honten, Korantei Kamitori Pavillion, and Aoyagi.

If you are interested in exploring Kumamoto, check out one of the architectural buildings, such as Second Sight, Jane's Mansion Western-style School, and JR Kami Kumamoto Station.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Kumamoto Hotel Castle as you experience all of the things Kumamoto has to offer.

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arthawkBristol wrote a review Nov 2019
Bristol114 contributions72 helpful votes
We experienced a high standard of helpfulness and service at all hotels on our trip around Kyushu but this was the best. Concierge and check-in staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a room with a castle view but you only get to see the very top above the trees and there are also a couple of construction cranes which don't add much to your photoshots but the hotel can't do anything about that. This is definitely the place to stay in Kumamoto. And make sure you choose the Japanese breakfast, it's oyshee.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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elemaha wrote a review Jun 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom33 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is old world rewamped in stades of beige and Brown. Feels a lile bit dates yet in perfect state, clean and confortable t. The staff were hawaïen shirts which feels endearingly out of place. Yet the service is impecable polite and very helpful. There is one Guy in réception with excellent english and the maître in the restaurant also Spears english the rest dont but they go out of their way to help. the Japanese breakfast was the best meal we had this trip. Beautiful présented in an array of small delicious dishes and drinks, water, juzu and Japanese matcha tea all came at once to complément the flavours of the meal. Do request a castle view room. The castle is cuarenta under rénovation due to An earthquake 3 years ago so you can otro entero the grounds but the view from your room will be second to none.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Kumamoto_HotelCastle, 支配人 at Kumamoto Hotel Castle
Responded Jul 12, 2019
Thank you for your stay in our hotel. First of all, we are very happy and appreciate that you praise about our staff reception ability , language ability and our japanese breakfast. And this will make our staff keep motivation up for doing more and more best for our hotel. Thank you very much, and hope to see you again. 13th July , 2019 General manager YOSHIAKI KAKUTA
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kztravel1979 wrote a review Nov 2018
19 contributions6 helpful votes
I think it is one of the oldest hotel's in Kumamoto. So it is old but the rooms are clean and the bed is comfortable. It's in the center of the Kumamoto and from some rooms you can see the Kumamoto Castle. Kumamoto Castle from the earthquake is being renovated, but it is great to see the process of it. It's probably a once in a lifetime experience. If you need lunch or dinner, many places to eat around the hotel. 古いですが、部屋は清潔でベッドも快適でした。 部屋次第では熊本城が見えます。 どこへ行くにも徒歩圏内で非常に価格含め良かったです。
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
HowMing T wrote a review Mar 2018
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
There are many hotels in the vicinity of Kumamoto castle, but it was the extra mile provided by the first floor captain, Chris Raku Toshio that made Kumamoto Hotel Castle stand out. Chris is conversant in English (both spoken and written). Upon booking, he was always prompt and efficient in his email replies and helped made arrangements with car rental company prior to our arrival. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Chris and he personally showed us to our room. Knowing that this was our first visit to the city, Chris gave us a complimentary room upgrade. Chris made us feel at home at all times: with restaurant recommendations, solving 'hiccups' with our rental car (including helping us key in the GPS addresses!) and even helped us fix a broken shoe sole!! Despite being inundated (hotel occupancy running at 90%), he went about his work in a calm, pleasant and professional demeanour. We will definitely be back because of professional staff like Chris!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frederick G wrote a review Feb 2018
40 contributions31 helpful votes
The sign above the door says it all. This hotel prides itself on service to those that stay here, and apparently has done so since 1960. And some of the guests have been pretty prominent, such as the Showa Emperor and the current Crown Prince (who stayed twice!) ---as can be seen from photos in the lobby. I also like hotels with that mid-20th century hotel charm. I can remember back to the decade this hotel was established, and so there is a familiarity. Plus, in Japan, you know, companies and teams that have a long pedigree are respected. Japanese royalty have stayed here, and you too, will be made to feel like someone special. The accommodations are well maintained, and there are several modern amenities in the room. I first came to Kumamoto in 2015, to see the castle. (This turned out to be four months before the awful earthquake.) So I got a room to see the castle under reconstruction. I wanted to visit the site again, as I have before, but conveniently, and with a view. This is the hotel for that, since its founding matched the last time serious work had to be put into castle restoration. So I made an internet reservation. When I checked in, I was helped by several folks in the lobby, including a Japanese with what I feel is fluent English. I arrived in Kumamoto early, and the hotel kept my luggage until check-in time, which allowed me to go across the street and across the castle moat/river. The room is very nice. Some other commenter here said about tight spaces and the washroom. I (who am a big person and live in Japan) do not see these as major problems. Tight spaces to me are the budget hotel rooms. There is more here. The bathroom is renovated with touches of the 20th century. It was perfectly clean, and inviting. It had the separate shower head, which I wish would catch on in America. There were bath amenities and plenty of clean towels, everything you would expect for a hotel of this class. The wireless internet is great. There is a work desk and another, smaller, table that is also functional. The bed is comfortable. There is huge flatscreen TV if you are someone who still watches TV outside a laptop. There are adult beverages for sale in the room fridge. My one question mark is about the climate control, because you can't open the window or a vent, and I stayed on one of the coldest days in Kumamoto in the year. But even the thermostat is 21st century. (It's just biased to warmer conditions in winter, I suppose. To each his own.) Kumamoto Castle was beautiful when I first saw it in 2015, and they even had actors playing Kato Kiyomasa (the lord of the castle), and two assistants. It was considered one of the three premier castles in Japan. Now, the castle grounds are a recovery site, but amazing for their own reasons. You can see evidence of the engineering brilliance of an earthquake-prone country over 300 years ago. The stones were set to keep the castle buildings standing, even if shaken. Famous walls and gates collapsed, but buildings still stood. Amazing! So it's worth coming to see the 3rd of the trio (Himeji as #1, Matsumoto #2, and Kumamoto as #3) for a different reason now. If you are coming to Kumamoto, why not stay at a hotel that has some pedigree? Even if the deal is a few more extra dollars (or yen), It's money well spent, or "value for money" as the Brits and Aussies say. Furniture that is actually wood is very familiar and reassuring, and fewer hotels have that these days!
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kumamoto Hotel Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Nearby attractions include Kumamoto Castle (0.2 miles), Kumamon Square (0.3 miles), and Shimotori Shotengai (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glocal BAR Vibes, Ramen Akagumi, and Tengaiten.
Is Kumamoto Hotel Castle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Kumamoto.
Does Kumamoto Hotel Castle offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kumamoto Hotel Castle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Former Hosokawa Mansion (0.7 miles), Lafcadio Hearn House (0.2 miles), and The Memorial Museum of the Fifth High School (1.3 miles).