Food costs here are high, compared to everything else in Japan. The reason being there isn't really anything else around for food choices witching walking distance.
The beds weren't very comfortable but that seemed to be the norm for our stay in Japan.
The hotel wasn't nasty, but it wasn't nearly as clean as most hotels in the US.
This location is on the outer limits of the city and you had to take a bus to everything.
A bit of a curate's egg (good in parts!)
Barry Con 23/05/2017 12:09
There is a large gap in the free shuttle bus schedule between the station and hotel. The last morning bus is at 10.10am and the next is at 15.30.
We arrived about 11 am and took a taxi to the hotel (Cost 1700 yen). Visitors should be aware that taxis are available only from the front entrance to the station, whilst the shuttle buses to neighbouring hotels use the West (rear exit) of the station.
Very large twin room on the 8th floor, with great view over Takayama. Good sized twin beds with firm, comfortable matrasses and even firmer (and less comfortable) pillows. Two person sofa, good desk, TV and refrigerator. Minuscule bathroom with high step to access and a very high sided bath, both of which could prove a problem for older guests. The aircon was excellent
WIFI was a total pain. After failing to obtain access, the front desk got me connected to the network, but as soon as I returned to my room, the connection was broken. It proved impossible to use my IPad in my room, so I had the inconvenience of having to write and receive emails in the lobby area.
Despite the large number of overseas guests, breakfast caters for Japanese guests. There were three toasters but no bread! I find this annoying in a country which produces excellent sliced bread. The hotel provides croissants, Danish pastries and rolls, but no sliced bread!
The dinner buffet was somewhat better, with beef, chicken and pork dishes and a service counter serving slices of roast beef and crab legs. Restaurant service was attentive and friendly A very helpful young man provided assistance in selecting a hot sake - one which he drinks himself- an excellent choice.
Ladies' and men's onsens on the ground floor, plus coin laundry and drinks machines. A large bucket of ice is provided by the reception on request.
Staff generally helpful, though English language ability ver limited in some cases.
Quite a pleasant hotel, but I would not rush to come back!
Jane Con 17/05/2017 11:14
It was a bus trip from the train station. Nice, comfortable hotel with nice views from the front rooms. Shuttle bus service was very good. Discovered a 1200 year old genko tree. Very impressive. We dined at a Nepalese restaurant amd the food was delicious.
Great little hotel.
Rob Yon 06/04/2017 10:10
Stayed here for 2 nights as part of an organised trip. Rooms were quiet spacious for a Japanese Hotel. Hotel is 10 minute shuttle ride from Takayama Station. Shuttle runs regularly during afternoon and early evening. Some of our group ate dinner in the restaurant in the hotel but we're disappointed. Much better to get the shuttle to town for inexpensive restaurants.
Quiet nice hotel
Greenhornon 14/11/2016 14:38
Hotel is situated about 15 minutes from the Takayama JR station/ bus terminal, where the shopping areas are close by. Shuttle service is provided to and from the train station. The last morning service is at 10.30am and resume again at 3pm. I felt this time interval is too far apart, also would be great if shuttle could be arranged to stop at the Insect Museum nearby and also at the Piua Supermarket. When I was there for about a week, buffet breakfast and dinner were provided and you get about the same food everyday. Bonus is the free lovely coffee in the lobby. Staff speaks English and very helpful. Overall room condition is very clean. The one problem I encountered is the one foot high step to get up and down from the attached room bathroom. This has a disadvantage for people with mobility problem and seniors with bad knees. I hope management could look into improving this area of inconvenience. Hotel is rather thoughtful to provide a free self service ironing area at a corner outside the elevators. Understand also there is a coin operated washing machine somewhere in the spa room which I did not use. Hotel rewards guests with free canned drinks/ mineral water for not having their rooms cleaned daily except every third day of stay. But cleaned towels and toothbrush would still be provided for those days, left for you in a bag outside your room door.