Depressingly Small and Old
on Mar 14, 2017
First, the pros: The reception staff were very polite. The location is a ten minute walk from the main train station. And in a bar and restaurant area, close to the department stores. The rate was about the same as a few other hotels. The breakfast was ok.
The cons: You get what you pay for, the rooms were depressingly small and a bit weathered. Most of my family felt claustrophobic in the tiny room, and we couldn't open our luggage. (It's better for single occupancy, or backpackers). In retrospect I should have paid a bit more for Toyoko Inn when I was searching for rooms.
The breakfast went well until I left crying over an argument, but the breakfast lady had been watching everyone like a hawk. So she had the balls to run up to me and grab a packet of furikake out of my hand while I'm crying. Talk about 空気読みない！She didn't notice she had taken my own packet of Chinese medicine either and returned that to my family later without an apology to me.
And possibly even more insulting was an old lady in a uniform who may have been part of the housekeeping crew had asked my husband if he was single when he was smoking outside and gave him the impression that she was offering to find a hooker for him. Though I do suppose the area is close to many "snack bars".
We booked AreaOne Miyazaki City through Agoda, which meant it was prepaid and non-refundable (and obviously they weren't going to compensate us). But it gives you an idea how terrible it was if we left after just one night. 4 nights including breakfast x 3 rooms just wasted!
A bit old but clean
on Oct 12, 2016
I couldn't find any other cheap hotels due to the holiday weekend so settled with this one that had charged less premium for the night. It is just off the main shopping street and is an easy block walk to the arcaded zone. If walking from the train station, turn left just before the Toyoko Inn. There is a supermarket and 100 yen store just diagonal to the hotel that is open til late. Staff were friendly and spoke a decent amount of English. The hotel is a bit old and there are signs of its age, but is still clean.
on Oct 25, 2017
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