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Kanku Joytel Hotel
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“Transit hotel, that's it...”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Easily said, this hotel is purely a transit hotel when going to the airport.
The room was ok but rather small. I got a free upgrade to double room, but it pretty much just meant they had put a bigger bed in.
The staff speak decent english and were helpful enough so I have no objections on that account.
The hotel offered a sento style bath and complementary "yukata"... but take that yukata term with a slight bit of reservation. It is basically a big shirt. Not that I am complaining, but when sharing an elevator with three girls only wearing this shirt and they have shame written all over their faces... well, I guess they had known to bring fresh clothes too...
Oh, and about the elevators... have patience... they are S L O W

Breakfast is ok, but the dining area is a bit on the small size when everyone is rushing to get a bit of breakfast before catching a morning flight. It works ok though.

The hotel offers a shuttlebus from Kansai airport, but it is located at one end of the terminal and unless you actually as the information desk about the location you will be looking at a few minutes walking if you happen to go to the wrong end. When on the right end there is a sign indicating the stopping location of the bus.

So overall...
It is a transit hotel, and nothing much more than that.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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London, England
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Location
The hotel is located about 15-20min drive from Kansai Airport, there is a free shuttle located at bus stop s11 but is not in operation between 2pm -5pm and then only runs once an hour. There is however the JR train station within 1 minute walk (15min to airport and costs 440Y one way - Take 2nd stop off from airport, 1 hr to Osaka (620Y to Jr Namba)). The local area has some bars, a shopping mall, a casino and a couple of seven elevens. Its a quite a quiet town.
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Room
The room was presented very well with pyjamas, slippers and two pillows on the double bed, one of which has little balls and i found this quite comfortable. It is clean and comfortable mattress. Lighting is adequate with dimmer options and the alarm clock has the ability to turn the main light off as well as control the AC unit all this is conventietly on the bed stand. There is a small desk and chair which is good if you need to work on laptop (however the hotel has only cable-no WIFI and charges which means if you have a IPAD your stuffed to get on to the internet). The bathroom was clean with a good working digital toilet, clean bath and shower and adequate amenities of toothpaste, toothbrush and shaving kit. The TV has a good amount of Japanese channels but only one english option which is the BBC news 24. There is a option to purchase video but its just what is on the screen and non interactive (Shawshank redemptions and two adult channels) which for 1000yen was not worth it but you can preview for like 5 minutes. The view of the window was off Kansai Mountains which was nice.
Facilities
The hotel has a buffet style restaurant which hosts the free breakfast. Breakfast i found to be fairly limited options especially for westerners. There are some bacon and sausage with egg but did not look that appetising, with not many options for bread and pastry. Green tea is also not available in breakfast room- this brought down the overall rating for me. There is also a good amount of vending machines in the lobby with a small shop selling simple japanese stuff. There is a wifi zone with some computers. On the 2nd floor is the open baths separate for men and women and a 24 hour gym which has about 3 treadmills.
Staff
Very hospitable and polite as with all Japanese but front desk not trained well with payment options. Wouldn't take my UK visa debit card initially because they didn't understand the PIn option (which is also used in Japan) but once used worked. Also check-in is after 3pm which slightly annoying.

Overall fairly reasonable priced hotel paid £130 for 3 nights with discover asia deal (1 night free). cheaper than local hotel at airport (£100 a night) and nice to be in small quiet Japanese town with good transportation link to visit the main local cities (Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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kuala lumpur
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

I choose this hotel because it's near the airport and I have an early flight to catch , stay here for one night , I make a booking through agoda and stated got airport shuttle but to my dismay when I arrive there's no bus to take us cuz there's time table for the shuttle and our arrival is in the afternoon but when we depart we took the airport shuttle . It's walking distance to the JR station , so it's convenient .

  • Stayed July 2012
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kuala lumpur
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is probably the most affordable airport hotel around the area, although it may not be the nearest but they have free shuttle bus service to and from the airport. I recommended this hotel to the 1st timer to osaka by late flight. My flight touched down at 9.30pm, i wouldn't want to risk being loss in no where, where the rail services ended at 11pm-11.30pm. This is the right hotel to go for.

the room is small, so as the double bed, but i guess this is the stadard of japan so not really an issue for a night stay. breakfast was good although not great, recommended. cleanliness was ok, no smoking smell, and no complain about it. Sleep quality was good, maybe i am too tired that not heard anything or i was in the higher floor. Overall experience was good as a stopover hotel.

note: there is a rail station station beside the hotel, as a 1st timer i suggested to take the free hotel shuttle bus to the airport and leaving to your destination then. i have the schedule for shuttle to and from the hotel to the airport, contact me if you need one.

rgds,

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Izumisano
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

I was saddened to see that the carpet ,walls, and bathrooms in this hotel were dirty. I didn't even want to stand bare-footed in the tub because it looked so gross! We had a non-smoking room, but it smelled like old smoke and smoke came through the air conditioner vents all night. Between that and the trains going by (the hotel is only a few feet from the train tracks) we got no sleep all night. I would not recommend this hotel except for the fact that is is close to the airport and did provide an on-time shuttle to get us to the airport.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Lausanne
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

It is boasting being close to the airport but in fact it is a good 15 minutes away. Having arrived late (22:00), we didn't see the free shuttle bus anywhere so we took a taxi which ended up costing 4180 yen! ( so you know, a shuttle bus exist on the hour till midnight, but I don't know where from at the airport)
The rooms are very small, and travelling with 2 kids, we expected to ask for an extra mattress (as we have done in the past 2 months of our trip), but that was impossible even though we mention it on our reservation. So we ended up 4 in one small double bed!
The train noise didn't help our sleep either.

On the bright side, breakfast is good and ... well, the train station is right there out of the door.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Best Western Hotel Kansai Airport is perhaps the most convenient airport hotel withn the affordable range. We booked the hotel through booking.com during the flash deal promotional period with 50% discount. Although the last free shuttle bus service provided by the hotel is 10 pm from Kansai Airport but the bus waited for us until 10.15 pm without us pre-book it. However, it is good for you to let the hotel know your flight no. as well as your estimated immigration check out time if you are arriving late night. Please give yourself a comfortable 1 hour buffer time from the time your flight landed until you check out to the arrival hall. The hotel is located within a short 15 minutes slow drive from the airport and the free shuttle bus will drop you right in front of the door step of the hotel. The hotel looks brand new in everything. I guess it could have been refurbished in recent year. The counter staff can speak a simple english which is good enough for you to do check in & obtain information. Pls ask the counter staff to provide you with a simple map for the restaurants located within walking distance & they will more than happy to do so. Don't worry about arriving late as there are a few restaurants in the neighbourhood will open until 2 am for you to have late dinner. Therefore, if you are arriving late at night, please do not have your dinner in the airport as you might miss the free shuttle bus. The neighbourhood is very safe to walk around at late night. Although the hotel is located next to the railway track, but we didn't hear any noise from the trains passing by. In fact, we slept very well. If you are travelling to Osaka on next day, the train station is just right at the back of the hotel and is just within 1 minute walking only. So is very convenient. Aeon Shopping Center open at 10 am everyday is within 10 minutes walk from the hotel. So if you do not want to have the continental breakfast in the hotel which will cost you ¥1,000-00 if you book at the counter a night before (¥1,300-00 for walk in rate), you may want to consider have your breakfast at Aeon Shopping Center with variety of choices which is relatively cheaper. Not to forget, the hotel has a sento at level 1 which is free for hotel guests. To summarise, we will still choose this hotel if we arrive late in Kansai Airport or if we depart early from Kansai Airport).

Room Tip: The hotel rooms are small but is consider standard size for hotels in Japan. So there is nothing to...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Kanku Joytel Hotel
Address: 4066 Hineno, Izumisano 598-0021, Osaka Prefecture (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Kansai Airport)
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Izumisano
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels / Ryokan in Izumisano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kanku Joytel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 270
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