I'm writing this whilst at the hotel. It is day 2 and I decided to take their electric bike for a spin after seeing it parked out the front. I covered so much ground and its the best way to see the areas around the vicinity. I think they have more than 1 bike, and although I kept getting lost, I explored all the fascinating laneways and just followed what the other cyclists did weaving in and out of the pedestrians, whilst riding 99% on the footpaths. Plus, it's free to take the bike.
The hotel is great and for one person my double room is just fine, cosy I'd say. I asked for a quiet room and have one overlooking the Shinto Shrine next door. I don't hear anything from outside or inside. The rooms ending in 13 are quiet.
The breakfast is terrific, healthy, plenty of it, idiosyncratic (minestrone was my soup of the morning). But, I happily reverted to the fruit and natural yogurt followed by a salad, lots of juice and 2 cappuccinos. I got most of my day's nutrition in the morning. Tomorrow I'll order the Japanese breakfast instead of the European and see how it compares.
I wanted an extra pillow so they referred me to the 2 nd floor where there was a pillow 'bookcase' and told me to take the what I liked. They were all wrapped on plastic of course.
Also available in this new clean hotel is the Onsen, the trouser press, microwave, tea and coffee in the foyer, the smoking room, ice machines etc. I've also got used to all the buttons in the toilet now too. There is a free shuttle to Shubiya Station the mornings on the half hour.
The only disappointment is that the TV stations are all Japanese and nothing is remotely entertaining after a day of cycling and walking. That explains why I have time on my hands to write all this as I rest up for the next activity. I mentioned it to the smiling polite helpful person at reception, but I got the impression that she thought, 'that's what happens in Japan'. I refrained from saying that is a hotel is it not, but did mention that many people in the world speak, or understand English. Which reminds me that if porno offends you, don't switch to the movies called, 'fetish'. You have to pay extra, but even the still pictures are offensive.
All this wifi I'm using is also free and works really well in the room. Also, 2 desk tops in the foyer.
I don't think there's a fitness centre or pool but my Ipad won't let me take those out stars off .
Did I miss anything?
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- 1.Free WiFi in all rooms and lobby area. 2.English speaking concierge is attending to support your travelling and business in Japan.3.Free Ramen snack service.Every night between 21:30-23:00 4.2nd Floor communal bath with ultra soft water.5.Japanese and Western buffet at 1st-floor 6:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.(It takes JPY 1,500) ... more less
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