Cheap business hotel near Shuri Castle
Posted Jan 14, 2014
The Hotel Nikko Naha Grand Castle is "grand" in name only. Rooms are very small, typical for tired Japanese business hotels. The room was clean, but it was very musty, and I had to turn off the A/C as a result. I also had to pop the frame off the window in order to be able to open it to air the room out, which made breathing a bit more bearable, and I slept with the window open. The hotel is a convenient 10 minute walk to Shuri Castle, most of it uphill. Otherwise, its fairly inconvenient, unless you have a car. There is only one small restaurant within walking distance, and its a good 15-20 minute walk to the closest convenience store. The hotel's three restaurants are overpriced -- expect to pay at least $40 for a basic meal. The hotel appears to do a good job by keeping school groups on the lower floors of the hotel, and singles and other business travelers on the higher floors, which ensured that the stay was a bit quieter.