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Washington Hotel Plaza
Ranked #131 of 186 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
Reviewed July 25, 2014

The hotel is just across the street from the train and bus station, but a bit far from the town's attractions. There are stores and restaurants nearby as well as an ATM center. As expected, bedroom and bathroom sizes are at par with most Japanese hotels. What's different is that you have 2 pillows, one typically contains feathers while the other contains a gritty gravel-like material. It's a basic, no-frills hotel. Wifi is free and fast, TV channels are all Japanese. Breakfast is a choice between Japanese and Western. My only complaint is the pillow case smelled of dried sweat odor indicating that it wasn't changed after the last guest(s)! I also noticed the same thing in the hotel at Miyajima, so better check this out once you first enter your room.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Convenient location, directly opposite train station. Clean. Good shower. Hard beds with option of western or Japanese pillow. Japanese pillow is very hard - like a lump of gravel! Small fridge. Recommend "kotara" for dinner for delicious tonkatsu.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

But we did! The is a fantastic hotel. The services was wonderful. All the staff met our expectation, friendly and courteous. They always greeted us with a smile and sometimes with an umbrella. The hotel is kept immaculately and housekeeping is professional and very helpful with their guests being a priority. When in the District we will always stay at this beautiful hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Very average hotel, nothing special but not too bad if you just need a basic place to sleep.

Plus side is the location and fast internet in the room.

Be careful if you have a car. The hotel charges for parking. This is not unusual for a city hotel, though the charge of 1200 is a bit expensive. The main problem is that 1200 is what you pay if you leave the car in the lot the entire time if you use it several times during the day it could amount to much more than this. So make sure you factor that into the cost.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were on our way to Tateyama and used this hotel as a stopover. Having no choice but smoking rooms only, we took a twin and were pleasantly surprised that the rooms did not smell of tobacco. They had deodorized the room before our check-in. Though a little small the room was clean and comfortable with hard mattresses. Location just across the street from JR station is excellent for people with a lot of luggage. Many eateries and convenience store are within walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

We only spend one night in this hotel, because everything was booked due to the Takayama festival. It was decent and clean, it is very well located (just in front of the train station) but quite expensive for what you get. If you don't have other choice, as we did, then why not ?

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Rooms at this hotel are really small. Booked a twin room but there was scarcely space to lay your luggage. The airconditioner was not really working so we had to open the windows. Unfortunately the hotel is located next to a restaurant so cooking odours were present.

There are no lifts (reception is up a level) so one needs to ferry luggage via an escalator.

On the plus side the hotel staff are quite helpful. The car park attendant in particular was extremely helpful and guided me by running to another carpark when my car was adjudged to be too high for the hotel car park.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5-20 Hanasatomachi, Takayama 506-0026, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
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Restaurant
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Ranked #131 of 186 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
Price Range: $78 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Washington Hotel Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 175
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