Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Chester, Uk

Close to the centre but tired.

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Pros: It's location and breakfast
Cons: Needs a refurbishment and dusting
Very close to the centre of town, which made exploring easy, but the building and its contents had seen better days. Worn furniture, chipped enamel and tiles, and a lot of dust.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Shabby chic

Posted Apr 18, 2015
Shabby chic, very friendly staff and excellent breakfasts. close to festival events - too close even - not able to take taxi from the station due to festival road closures
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Barcelona

Nice location and nice service.

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Pros: Location and breakfast.
Cons: It looks a bit old.
Location: Katayama is a nice place in the mountains. The city is old and keeps the flavour of the old japan. You can find many small ski resorts around.
It is actually in a nice location. The service is nice but the hotel is a bit old and needs some renovation although it is clean. The onset is also nice. I liked the Japanese breakfast, it was large and really nice quality.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very disappointed

Posted Oct 9, 2013
Straight up this 'hotel' is closer to a hostel. There are shared bathrooms, with communal showers. There is no hanging space in the rooms, other than three coat-hangers on hooks on the wall. The beds are very uncomfortable, the pillows are like bags of cement. The fridge in the room also didn't work. The hotel is quite noisy, from both outside traffic first thing in the morning, and from the other guests. For the price paid very disappointed. That said, the location is very convenient and the staff are very friendly. The breakfast is traditional, but would not be to everyone's taste.
3 out of 5
by M & M from Toronto

Basic hotel with no private bathroom

Posted Aug 16, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: No bathroom
Location: Excellent location and the old district is just step away.
Excellent location and close to old district. Very basic hotel for the price and room with residue of smoke. Formal breakfast with Takayama famous dish if you like to eat beef every morning. No private bathroom.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ale from New Zealand

A bit dated but OK

Posted Apr 23, 2013
Pros: location
Cons: dated
Location: good
A bit dated but OK. Good location though. Friendly staff and good attitude.
4 out of 5
by Taj from London

Lovely service, close to centre

Posted Apr 21, 2013 on Hotels
Nice family run hotel that offers a traditional Japanese breakfast (with beef, so advise reception if you have specific dietary requirements). Rooms are homely and randomly decorated (not a bad thing), with AC and come with a hot water jug and kettle. Lavatories are shared and sinks and hairdryers are in a communal area. Shower is shared and there’s no private area. Hotel is clean and staff are attentive. A nice touch was that all visitors are invited to leave messages about their home towns/country (which are filed for anyone to read). The hotel itself is up a small incline so those slightly older or with lots of luggage may find it a drag (staff will help however!). We were there for night only, so it was ideal for a quick stopover. Its roughly a 15-20 minute walk (with luggage) from the JR train station across town. The town itself is walkable, and there are many restaurants to choose from. Its less than a 5 minute walk into the centre.
4 out of 5
by Victor

Charming Japanese hotel in historic area

Posted Oct 17, 2012 on Hotels
Excellent choice if you don't mind shared bathrooms and Japanese food
4 out of 5
by Gal

Ryoan style hotel. Best breakfast I had in years

Posted Oct 7, 2012 on Hotels
Hotel may not be satisfactory for western tourist because bath room and rest rooms are common to five rooms. Nevertheless, hotel is clean and authentic Japaneese. The breakfast is the best Japaneese style breakfast, one can think of.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Sue & John from Australia

A friendly family Japanese stay

Posted Jun 17, 2012
Pros: Location and the Japanese flavour
Cons: shared bathroom facilities
Location: At the beginning of a steep slope - continue walking up to the castle ruins right at the top of the hill and well worth the climb.
Park City Hotel was centrally located in an attractive area of Takayama within walking distance from the railway station - we caught a taxi there, but walked to the railway station at the end of our stay. The proprietor succeeded in a happy balance between traditional Japanese while still catering for westerners like us. The breakfasts were particularly interesting and nourishing. However, I would have preferred an ensuite bathroom.