Posted Jul 23, 2016 on Hotels
Meh; It's clean and there really is nothing to say about the area. Of course it's safe, it's Japan, the room was small. I originally booked a larger room; when the hotel staff recognized I was traveling alone, they decided a single occupant did not require a bigger room and insisted I take the tiny room with the single bed.
Breakfast was okay, since there really is nothing else around to get breakfast, there was no other choice. There was no choice to get a non-smoking room, you just had to hope they would give you one. The best part about the hotel is that it was walking distance to the train station. A huge draw-back was upon check out, the hotel refused to give me a receipt b/c I booked through hotels.com. A big problem when traveling on a per-diem assignment and I don't have a $0.00 receipt to submit with my travel claim.
I'd recommend the Quintessa (formerly the Chisun Hotel) a little further away. It's more to Western Standards for size and service. Staff speaks English more readily; NO ONE at the Sasebo Washington Hotel spoke English enough to be helpful. Don't misplace your room key, they'll charge you $10 to issue a replacement.