We got a twin+extra-bed corner room with a sofa that could be turned into an extra bed. In general room was very nice with a small entrance area and with bathroom and toilet separate (great for family), but very close.
There is a small space in front of bath/toilet which can be used for luggage etc. In general very very nice compared to price and the fact that this is a Japanese hotel. Baby cot really good. Japanese & Western breakfast excellent with really nice seating areas (traditional Japanese small rooms).
Note that there is extra charge for usage of extra bed as well as baby-cot. This is quite normal in Japan (but irritating).
Hotel is almost boutique with a nice exhibition of hats (for sale) at lobby. Cool :-) Staff's english is limited, but they give a really nice map of the area. In general - the hotel is cheap for what you get (not least compared to the standard business hotels which were very expensive with poorer service and locations that are only good when taking public transport into consideration).
Japanese + Western buffet breakfast - it was excellent, nothing less. Really good service and very nice Japanese-style cabins for eating which was great and fun with family.
We also stayed at a 5-star Okayama hotel later on our trip. Koraku was much better value-for-money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel stands within a 5-minute walk from Okayama Station, and it's located in a peaceful area by Nishigawa Greenway Park in the middle of town. Enjoy staying with us in the heart of Okayama city.A 10-minute stroll from our hotel will take you to the picturesque Korakuen Garden & the Castle.Internet free, LAN & Wi-Fi Flat screen TV, Air-cleaner, hairdryer, amenities, lighting with dimmer controlBathroom with shower & bath-tub.Amenitiesoaps, shampoo & conditioner,tooth brush, razor, hair brush, cotton buds Convenience store, post office, drugstore are in the hotel. Bank is in the front. Infants are free to sleep aside in the same bed. Kooraku Hotel stands within a 5-minute walk to the east of Okayama Station, located in a peaceful area by Nishigawa Greenway Park in the heart of Okayama City. Whether your purpose is business or to relax, enjoy the atmosphere of the place only found in Okyayama. 【More Coziness】 In addition to standard service, we have some more complimentary services. ・Free items Iron, Aspirin, Herbal teas, Bath-salt at your favour, Hard and soft pillows, Cushion for legs, Aroma light, Jagzzy for feet, Massaging tools for hands and shoulders, Toys and books for children, Bycicles,・・・etc. ・Non-free items Lap computer (¥1000 per night) 【Tsurube】 Buffet style breakfast is available from 6:30 to 10:00. At night, please enjoy Japanese cuisine. We have various choices of set menues and small-portion-dishes. 【Mini Museum】 Paintings, ceramical arts and other works of art are exhibited in the front of the elevators. Master pieces of acient times & modern artists can be appreciated during your stay. ... more less
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