We chose this hotel because of its location near to the best beaches and the fact that it’s on one of the main bus routes to Ishigaki Town Centre. The bus stops right outside the hotel lobby and takes you into Kabira Bay area then onto Ishigaki bus terminal. The staff were all friendly and helpful, although as is the case throughout Japan, their English ability was very low, expect to use a lot of gestures. Rooms were exactly as advertised on their website, very clean and light.
The breakfast buffet was very western friendly, all the usual Japanese fare and then pastries, cereal, fruit etc. For dinner the all-you-can-eat-&-drink Korean style BBQ (yaki niku) on the ground floor was fantastic. The buffet in the hotel's restaurant Mora Mora was OK but not great, the main issue was that all of the food was lukewarm at best and was cold before you had got back to your table. You are limited to the hotel and Kabira for dinner if you don't rent a car as the last bus back from Ishigaki bus terminal is at 6:10pm, perhaps the buses run later in the high season though?
From this hotel we easily booked taxis (ok price between 4 of you) to visit Yonehara beach, which had amazing snorkelling. We also went on a few dive / snorkelling trips to various points around the island. We didn’t book these with the hotel as other dive shops were better priced and their staff spoke English.
Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Ishigaki Seaside Hotel. We had a wonderful week there and would definitely stay again if we returned to Ishigaki.
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- Ishigaki Seaside Hotel Japan - Okinawa Prefecture