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ART HOTEL Ishigakijima
Ranked #6 of 34 Hotels / Ryokan in Ishigaki
Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews
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“Beautiful island, hotel is a big bummer”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Ishigaki is a tropical paradise, truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. We mistakenly booked here instead of the Intercontinental, but stayed anyway. The rooms are dated, plain and dreary. The pool is what you would expect from a cheap motel beside an interstate highway. Considering they are not beside the ocean, you would think they would make an effort to at least make the pool attractive.

While we were here on vacation, it is hard to get completely away from emails etc, and hooking up to their network was an ENORMOUS pain in the derriere. Completely unnecessary in this day and age and could be remedied with the most minimum of alterations.

Unless you are getting the room comped to your for free, I recommend the Intercontinental or anywhere else but here. Nikko Hotels, if you cant put any more effort in to updating this property, please just give up or let someone else manage it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2008

This a a fairly good value hotel in the Ishigaki City area. Like most buildings and hotels on the island, it has a dated feel 80's feel. There was one computer with slow-ish internet access in the reception area, and there is a tourist info office as well, to book any activities on the island including car hire which is a must! There are a few restaurants in the hotel itself, the main one on the ground floor (or level 1 in Japan) has a menu with english, which was very helpful. There is also a Japanese style public bath with alternating days for men and women, i.e. even calendar days for men and odd calendar day for women. This hotel is a great base for all travels and activities around the island, but a hire car to get around and really appreciate this beautiful island is an absolute must!

  • Liked — good value
  • Disliked — hotel style is a bit dated
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about ART HOTEL Ishigakijima

Property: ART HOTEL Ishigakijima
Address: 559 Okawa, Ishigaki 907-0022, Okinawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Ishigaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Ishigaki
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ishigaki
#6 Family Hotel in Ishigaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — ART HOTEL Ishigakijima 3*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical verve. Island inspiration. Okinawa’s southern jewel. ART HOTEL Ishigakijima is your little corner of heaven and the perfect base for exploring some of Japan’s most beautiful beaches. ART HOTEL Ishigakijima reinvents luxury at affordable rates, as it not only boasts a great variety of accomodations but also features a multitude of amenities and services including a swimming pool and various restaurants. Its exclusive and large “NIFAIYU” bathroom enabling the most relaxing and enjoyable experience while its 13th floor lounge offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Nikko Yaeyama Hotel
Nikko Yaeyama Ishigaki
ART HOTEL Ishigakijima Ishigaki, Japan - Okinawa Prefecture

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