Fantastic location, great view, very comfortable
Posted Apr 16, 2014
I stayed for 9 nights. The hotel is within a five minute stroll of Sannomiya station, which is a major stop for every train and bus, so getting out an about was a piece of cake. My room overlooked a temple, and when I opened my window the most noticeable sound was of the fountains within the temple grounds. I was one minute away from a street packed with shops and restaurants of every description.
The room facilities were great. There was a great picture on the TV but only Japanese programmes are available understandably. However, unlimited free internet meant that I could access UK news, programmes and films, and social media sites so I could keep in touch with home without cost. I was in a single room, but the bed was double size, the lighting was great, and sound-proofing excellent. There was a loo/bidet with a heated seat, and huge bottles of shampoo, rinse and soap topped up every day. There was also a basket of extras including a toothbrush/paste, cotton buds, razor etc. They even provide a nightshirt and slippers!
The only thing I struggled with is the storage. There were only four coat hangers and one very small drawer under the mirror. I used my suitcase as a trunk throughout my stay, using the wardrobe for coats and shoes.
The staff were very helpful, and the cleaning staff very courteous and respectful. My Japanese is hopeless, but I did manage to get a decent 'thank you' worked out by the end of my stay as I used it a lot at this hotel!