There was a promotion when we booked this hotel. The room which we had was very small, but well-equipped with sufficient amenities. If you want to boil water / iron clothes, just get the electric kettle and ironing board near the lift of each floor. 7 kinds of drinks are available for free (mostly coffee and 1 tea) at the same area - just bring along the cup provided inside the room. There is a separate hot bath for male and female, but no family bath is available. The staff spoke sufficient English.
The price. It's definitely value-for-money!
Location. It's less than 5min away by foot from Hakata station, very convenient, especially if you plan to make day trips or have an early flight to catch.
Free Internet. Just bring your own router and you get free wifi in the room. There was also a multi-device charger available next to the bed, so we could just plug and surf. Free wifi is also available at the breakfast area.
Room is new and clean, no complains about the cleaning services.
Shower was great - strong water pressure and consistent water temperature.
Bed was rather comfy, just a little small (queen's size), and we slept well each night.
There is a good spread of western and Japanese breakfast items, and some items are changed on a daily basis.
You can do your own laundry for free at the area behind the breakfast place, detergent and dryer included.
Making reservations. We had to guess our way through the hotel's Japanese booking website, which required a Japanese phone number that we did not have. It was quite a painful process. However, subsequently when we emailed our queries to the hotel, the replies were very prompt.
The room size. We have stayed in similar small hotel rooms before, but this was the first time we were staying for 4 nights. As we spent more time in the room, we felt that it could get pretty crowded at times.
Maybe we didn't know how to operate it properly, but the air-conditioning could get quite noisy with high wind speed, but that didn't affect our sleep. It cut off abruptly when desired temperature was achieved, leaving the room feeling quite stuffy sometimes.
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