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2-12 Aioicho, Kochi 780-0054 Kochi Prefecture
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#19 of 67 hotels in Kochi
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.2
Value
4.5

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Kochi, Hotel Minatoya is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Minatoya makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kochi.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Hotel Minatoya features a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a coffee shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a sauna. If you are driving to Hotel Minatoya, parking is available.

While staying at Hotel Minatoya, visitors can check out Kochi Tabi Hiroba (0.2 mi) and Ampan Man & Baikin Man Statue (0.4 mi), some of Kochi's top attractions.

While in Kochi, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Hotel Minatoya, including Tsukasa Kochihonten (0.4 mi), Izakaya Daikokudo (0.3 mi), and Yairo Tei (0.7 mi).

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Kochi Castle (0.9 mi), Obiyamachi Ichibangai (0.4 mi), and Kochi Castle Museum Of History (0.8 mi), which are some popular Kochi attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel Minatoya is sure to make your visit to Kochi one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Sauna
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Spa
Baggage storage
Wifi
Vending machine
Massage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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ploh wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore116 contributions65 helpful votes
It's about 5-10 mins walk from Kochi station or if you have many many luggages you can grab a taxi from the station and get there in 3 mins. The taxi fare is 570 to 580 yen depending on the car model. Room is spacious and clean. My only complain was that the entrance is located on the 2nd floor and to get there you have to climb up 2 flights of stairs. There is no lift on the ground level at all. The hotel staff offers to help you with your luggages but I would feel a bit bad to request them to help me carry up all my shopping bags.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Stella R wrote a review Aug 2019
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I’d leave zero stars if I could. After finding Hotel Minatoya online for $74, we walked in to book a room for the night. Upon our arrival they said it would be $140 so I showed them the price online and they gave the go ahead. After parking, we went in to pay and they proceeded to decline us saying that with no reservation, it’s $140. I understand a reasonable fee for non-reservation bookings, but double the price is a little steep. Rude, unwelcoming, and taking advantage. Don’t bother with this place.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lukeysarbear wrote a review Apr 2019
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom274 contributions100 helpful votes
This hotel is conveniently situated for the station and a 15 min walk to the castle which is handy enough. We were only in Kochi for one night so didn't need anywhere special. Rooms are small but functional, small TV and bathroom is tiny, but again nothing you won't find across Japan. If you just want to crash for a night or 2 this is fine, if you're here longer I would look for a bit more comfort. Breakfast available, both are fine, I ordered the Japanese style, which wasn't to my tastes but that's me not the hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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WTP wrote a review Nov 2018
New Britain, Connecticut37 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is near KOCHI station with around 5 mins walk. The room is clean and tidy. Also, the bathing place at 2nd floor is a nice place to relax after a tired day. The breakfast with Japanese style is soso, can be better.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Chook1 wrote a review Nov 2016
Sydney, Australia288 contributions140 helpful votes
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We do not normally stay in hotels opting for local apartments in most locations. However, in Kochi, we could not have done better than the Hotel Minatoya. It is so close to JR Station Kochi and the bus station and local trams. On booking we were not able to book a non-smoking room (not unusual for business hotels in Japan) but sent a request subsequent and this was met. Thank you! Check-in was straight forward and staff have enough English to understand each other (we are just sorry that our Japanese is much worse then their English). The room itself was well appointed and clean. We arranged breakfast at an additional and reasonable cost. We always choose the Japanese choice and were not disappointed. It was fresh and good. On two days we used the FREE cycles that are available - what an additional bonus. We also were happy to find washing machines and dryers in the basement/carpark for a very reasonable cost (washing JPY 200, drying JPY 100). The WIFI was excellent. We were walking Pilgrims on the 88 Temple Track. This was a wonderful base. Each evening after a long days walk there was the public bath (gender separate as usual) and sauna (only for men - sorry ladies) - clean hot and cold baths, an absolute delight At the entry to the hotel there is a place set out for pilgrims to clean their staff (Kongozue) and take care of it. Thank you for this. As independent travellers we are rarely this impressed with hotel service. At every step we felt cared for. Well done, Hotel Minatoya
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Date of stay: November 2016
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PRICE RANGE
$46 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
business hotel kochi
LOCATION
JapanShikokuKochi PrefectureKochiKochi Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
97
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Minatoya
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Minatoya?
Nearby attractions include Kochi Tabi Hiroba (0.2 miles), Tourism Event Hall Ryomaden Bakumatsu Shishi Shachu (0.2 miles), and Kochi Station (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Minatoya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Minatoya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
Is parking available at Hotel Minatoya?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Minatoya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Izariya, Eki Cafe, and Senshu Nabeyaki Ramen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Minatoya?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Minatoya located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Kochi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Minatoya?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Minatoya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Minatoya?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kochi Castle (0.9 miles), Otemon (0.8 miles), and Ryoma Sakamoto's Birthplace Monument (1.3 miles).