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“A bit off the beaten path” 3 of 5 stars
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Hiroshima Garden Palace
Ranked #56 of 124 Hotels / Ryokan in Hiroshima
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“A bit off the beaten path”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Hiroshima Garden Palace is a pleasant hotel with reasonably sized rooms (by local hotel standards) in easy walking distance of the JR Hiroshima station on the less touristy / hectic north side of the station.

During our one night stay at the hotel, two factors stood out:

Breakfast: One orders breakfast the night before and specifies Japanese or Western. One then presents the tickets to the waitress / breakfast room hostess and then a tray is brought to you - there is no buffet or ordering of specific items. It's more like an airplane meal arrangement. I personally would have preferred more of a buffet selection, as the Western breakfast featured salad, fruit, ham, eggs and bread and no cereal.

Location: On the plus side, it's a quiet neighborhood. On the plus side, it's in easy walking distance of the station - but be sure to exit the north side of the station or get a cab on the north side of the station if you are not walking. On the downside, there is only one combination of side streets that has sidewalks when heading north of the main east - west street on the north side of the station. Turn left onto the side street at the first traffic light east of the Sheraton and then turn right at the first intersection going north to use sidewalks to get to the hotel. On the downside, it is a doable but bit of a longish walk to the south side of the station where the street car station is and where the main pedestrian walkway to Mazda Stadium can be found. One has to use an underground passageway to get "through" the station without going through ticket gates. It is not too difficult to find the passageway entrance on the north side, but the south side layout is a bit more confusing.

On the whole, were I to visit Hiroshima again, I would consider option hotel options besides the Garden Palace.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The room was really nice with very comfy beds and pillows. The staff were very helpful and tried their best even though there was a language barrier. Very reasonably priced and close to subway. Had a good stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

A nice, clean hotel with friendly staff. Close proximity to the station but a bit far from the middle of Hiroshima. Good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Hiroshima Garden Palace
Address: 1-15 Hikarimachi, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima 732-0052, Hiroshima Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima > Hiroshima Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Hiroshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hiroshima Garden Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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