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“The worst hotel I ever stayed at”
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Maruni Hotel Ise
Ranked #42 of 46 Hotels / Ryokan in Ise
Reviewed August 31, 2010

I went there for a business trip in July. This hotel was booked for me by my company's customer. The building looked old & weary from the outside. Boy, it was a shock for me the moment I stepped into the lobby. It was old, old, old. AND dark. AND deserted. When the receptionist made a call on my behalf, I saw that the base of their telephone was choked with dust! That made me wonder how long did they not cleaned their reception desk. Oh, I don't think their reception area should be called a reception area at all because it is so small, I can cover the whole length with my arms outstretched. As it was still too early for me to check in, I requested to leave my luggage at their "reception area". Guess where they put my luggage??? Beside their small desk! Anybody could just sreach out their hand & whisk it away.

When it was time for me to check in, I deciedd to use their toilet at the ground floor first before going up. The moment I opened the door, I was shocked again. Huh? Why is it so dark inside? Instinctively, I reached out for the light switch beside the door, only to find that it was already switched on. I was frightened & had to do my business inside quickly. Oh, their mirror. It was not your usual mirror, but a dark one & I had difficulties seeing my reflection on it. Perhaps the silver backing behind had come off?

I pressed the lift button & had yet another shock. The lift was tiny AND dark too!!! I was scared as I was the only person inside. When the lift door opened, I rushed out to find a dimly lit corridor. My heart was thumping & all along, I was wondering why is this hotel so dimly lit. I had difficulties making out the room numbers as it was so dark!!! None of the corridor lights were switched on, except for the emergency lights. I rushed inside my bedroom hoping to find comfort. Alas, this was not the case. The room was dark AND tiny, & looked like it desperately needs a complete make-over. All the furniture inside were a sad shade of dark brown colour, & the wall looked yellowish due to age.

After my dinner when I came back to the hotel, I asked the receptionist why is the corridor so dark. He said there was nothing he could do about it. I had to use the scary & dark lift myself as there were no other guests. Gulps! When the door opened, I was even more shocked to find out how much darker it really was at night!!! Help!!! My heart thumped wildy & I flew to my bedroom for comfort. Not that there was much comfort for me in there anyway. I had to sleep with the lights on that night.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 17, 2015
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  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ナイチャ~
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile
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  • Stayed: February 2014
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4  Thank sachikof2014
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Reviewed November 4, 2013
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Maruni Hotel Ise

Address: 633-1 Takabuku Misono-cho, Ise 516-0805, Mie Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Mie Prefecture > Ise
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Ranked #42 of 46 Hotels / Ryokan in Ise
Price Range: $70 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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