Hotel staff were very welcoming, view was incredible looking at the bridge which lights up, room was clean, location was good (close/walking distance to shop & station), free wifi & breakfast included :)More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking
Hotel staff were very welcoming, view was incredible looking at the bridge which lights up, room was clean, location was good (close/walking distance to shop & station), free wifi & breakfast included :)MoreShow less
Thank you for staying with us here APA HOTEL ＜AOMORIEKI-HIGASHI＞ and your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Booked this hotel based on the price and location. Both turned out to be so so in both terms, just a cheap business hotel with tiny rooms and basic facilities. So nothing standed out, except for one thing.
APA, I got to know, is a hotel chain owned by a Japanese ultra-rightist so there were outright political advertisements praising nationalist moves played on the TV at the lobby and long interview articles by the owner with political propaganda were placed in the room. Very offended to see them and realize that I had involuntarily contribute to their political campaign.
Unless you are OK with donating money to their cause, STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL CHAIN altogether.
Location is a ten minute walk from the station ..most important while charging US $ 375.00 per night they don't give u room when u arrive 2 p.m. and ask you to come after 3 p.m. which tyhey say is their policy .Luxury hotels charging that kind of money are flexible and give you room early than check in time but not here .
You arrive in the room and are shocked to see how small it is despite having paid a fat sum per day .Even Tokyo and Osaka have larger rooms than the here at this price .
They have a notice kept in the room " For Stays of More Than One Night : complimentary water bottles " ..well they were missing .On being told , very unlike Japanese , they said housekeeping tomorrow will come and give !
This place best be avoided rooms smell of cigarette smoke ... terrible .
The hotel staff doesn't understand english fully another handicap in communicating .
No iron board and iron ... which almost all hotels in Japan provide ..so much to complain about .
Staff were friendly and helpful though English was a bit patchy . Breakfast was adequate and a very reasonable tariff. Just two blocks from railway station so I walked . Facilities were clean and bed comfortable
Pros: Comfortable room for the price. Good location very near to the local sites.
Cons: Parking was full on arrival, staff weren't very accommodating in helping us find other parking.
Overall it delivered on what you'd expect from a budget chain like APA.
The smallest room we have had in Japan. Unlike other chains you cannot store suitcases under the tiny bed. The room and bed line stank of some despite this being a no smoking hotel. The owner has included revisionist history books in every room and this propaganda means I will not stay here again.
Thank you very much for your stay in our Apa hotel <Aomori Higashi>
We apologize for the unpleasant experience for your stay.
We certainly hope you will choose to stay with us again on your next visit to Japan.