The hotel is conveniently located a 5 minute walk from Ise Station. There is bakery connected to the hotel and there is a restaurant. A convenience store is across the street from the hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean and bigger than I expected. There is an ice machine and vending machines on each floor.
We ate the breakfast buffet. I was pleased that western and Japanese dishes were served. I felt that 1,000¥ was a good value for what was offered. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Much of this hotel looks to have been recently redecorated although there’s enough of the late 70s furnishings and fittings to remind that it’s not new. However that may just be a question of taste as everything is in remarkably good condition and there’s few concessions with the amenity. We enjoyed our stay and we’d come back.
The good: Our eighth floor corner suite was reasonably spacious, comfortable, quiet, well-appointed and everything worked as expected. The bathroom was a good size, complete and it all functioned like a Japanese watch. The included wifi worked fine. Parking is included in the adjoining covered garage. The staff were ever polite and helpful although English can be sporadic. The location between the two main city rail stations is as central as you can get. Breakfast is a fair quality Japanese buffet with a few western staples on the side.
The not so good: The TV has no English channels although the PBS News channel runs English subtitles. The multiple bathroom door arrangement was a bit clunky and the bathroom lighting, despite being light and bright, was not useful when shaving or making up.
Breakfast concludes at 9:30AM and checkout at 10:00AM – times that might work for business guests but are quite restrictive for travelers.
This is a nice business hotel fairly close to Ise-shi station. The hotel is comfortable and clean with standard amenities. I was expecting to have to pay for the wi-fi (website says there is a charge) but it seems to be free in the room. Got a dinner and breakfast package. Room is quiet and quite serviceable.
This is one of the older high-rise business hotels & is situated near the Kintetsu railway station, near other similar establishments. As others have commented; if you are using JR (eg with a Japan Railpass) it’s a bit of a hike round. The two stations are alongside but JR customers are not allowed to use the overbridge.
The rooms were the largest of the hotels we stayed at during our trip– though in general Japanese hotel rooms are quite small. It was well equipped – if a little dated in décor - & the bed was comfortable. There was toiletries & a ‘nightie’ & slippers for use if necessary. Moreover on Floor 9 it was quiet & the trains could not be heard. The place generally appear to be quiet. The TV has what must be the standard hotel package in Japan – only a little in English. It’s 1000 yen if you want to watch films. The rooms were perfectly clean & the baths a little larger than some Japanese hotels – though still not long enough for me to get submerged. There are hot drink making facilities in the rooms – though only Japanese tea.
Pricewise: by booking ahead, online, we secured ‘single’ rooms (actually each had a small double bed) at just 6300 yen (£36) per night with an excellent breakfast including some Western items as well as the usual Japanese. You’d be hard-pressed to beat that price most places in the country. There is a public restaurant, but we found better value dinner outside. Iseshima however is not exactly a metropolis & restaurants appear to close early there.
I was not the only westerner staying at the hotel, but was most impressed to be greeted at the breakfast serving counter with “Good morning Mr F, I hope you slept well?” by the cook/waitress, who I’d never met before. The rest of the staff were friendly & helpful & many spoke reasonable English. We stored our bags (100 yen, refundable) in the lockers at the foyer whilst sightseeing: very useful.
Stayed at room 916 for a night as I wanted to visit Ise Shrine on my recent Japan trip. Good and comfortable sized single room with wide single bed (140cm).
This is one of the larger single rooms I got during my 3 weeks Japan trip.
Reception staff who organised my check-in spoke good English. I didn't have any issue with noise at night while I was sleeping.
I used Kintetsu express train from Nagoya to get to Ise so Kintetsu Iseshi station is the nearest to the hotel (3 minutes walk). This Kintetsu station exit is the nearest to the hotel.
But to get around Ise, the hotel staff will ask you to go to Ujiyamada station (5 mins walk) as it's easier and nearer to get the buses from there.
To get to the bus terminal at Iseshi station, you have to walk around the railway tracks and level crossing and that will take more than 5 mins walk (that you could have used to go to Ujiyamada station).
To keep your bags after check-out, the hotel reception will ask you to use the coin lockers around the lobby or hotel entrance area. It's 100 yen and it's refundable when you get your bags later. I think this is pretty convenient as you don't have to wait to be served at the reception (if you want your bags when others are trying to check-in) or keep bugging them if you forgotten to put something away in your luggage before going to explore after check-out.
I would stay here again if I ever come to Ise again.