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HOTEL GranView ISHIGAKI
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels / Ryokan in Ishigaki
Reviewed December 11, 2011

The hotel is located less than five minutes on foot from the bus and ferry terminals, the public market, and the post office (which has an ATM that accepts foreign cards).

Although everything worked out just fine in the long run, we had two small problems: none of the hotel staff spoke any English (we managed adequately with body language and a Japanese phrase book), and there was confusion over whether breakfast was included, despite the fact that when we reserved with Expedia, a complimentary breakfast was noted on the website and over the telephone, but not on our confirmation slip.

The breakfast was one of the best that we have ever had at a hotel --- it featured a large selection of mostly Japanese items, many of which changed daily. Although the staff didn't speak English, they were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Everything worked as it was supposed to.

"Semidouble" beds are about halfway between a single and a double --- OK for two small adults who don't kick around much in the night. Rooms featuring one of these beds, despite confusing information on the hotel website, are indeed available for couples, and they are a great value for the money, although on the small side. The only bed cover is a fairly heavy comforter, and to make that work, the air conditioner has to be cranked up moderately high. Unfortunately, nonsmoking rooms are no insurance against smoke in the hallways....

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2008

Generally it isn't easy to book hotels in Japan as a foreigner who don't speak and can read Japanese.

It is even more difficult on the Okinawa island as even this Japanese Prefectzure was USA till 1972.

The Chisun Resort was one of a few with english homepage as they belong Solare hotels which is interested to get international guests as well! They replied quite fast to my emails and the rates were on the lower limit. Ask for the lowest possible rate (they didn't tell me in the beginning that 2 people even fit to a semi-double room which was 12600 JPY for two incl. BF)

The hotel and the rooms are basic. However the A/C was working fine and silent enough to keep it switched on even at night which is essential on a tropical island. Our semi-double consist of 1 1,20m bed, TV, Bathroom (wet-cabin), fridge and wardrobe. Locking system of the doors a key you need to return when leaving the hotel.

The hotel is called "resort" because of its "Spa" in the cellar. There is a japanese Onsen and Sauna. We used this everyday instead of the room bathroom.

Breakfast was both western and Japanese, nothing to complain, american coffee.

The real advantage which makes this hotel a real find is the location next to bus terminal and ferry station to Taiwan and other islands. Various restaurants are just around!

I give this hotel an "above average" because of it's value, the Onsen and Sauna which none of the neighbour hotel has!!

Restaurants are generally relatively cheap on Ishigaki. We never paid more than 30 EUR for a full meal for two with beer, fish, salad. Some local family restaurants (noodle soup) even make it for 15 EUR for two incl. beer and dessert. Also 1 Asian restaurant (Indian, Thai, Vietnam) is available.

In a nutshell: we enjoyed this beautiful island for 5 nights in this hotel very much and can only recommend this hotel for guest looking for a value-priced hotel and spend most of time at the beach, dining and shopping

Restaurant TIP: go to the restaurant on top of bus-terminal office. The cook speaks well english and the food is excellent!!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Room Tip: 海側でなくても石垣らしい建物が見えて楽しいです。
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled solo
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Address: 1 Tonoshiro, Ishigaki 907-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Ishigaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels / Ryokan in Ishigaki
Price Range: $89 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — HOTEL GranView ISHIGAKI 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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Chisun Hotel Ishigaki
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