APA Hotel Himeji-Ekikita3.0 out of 5.0
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Unfortunally we paid the jackpot (€175 per night for a smokersroom because non-smoking was not available) and this felt like a robbery because the hotel and room weren't worth that kind of money. If you can get this hotel for less than €75 you have a better value of your money. But charging more than €100 is totally overpriced for this hotel. Even a hostel or airbnb are better options. What is good: the location (walking distance from the station, the castle and shops and restaurant). Breakfast is very basic, limited options but they do change it every day. What's wrong: everything else: the rooms are very outdated, not enough electricity points, very small bathroom (very low ceiling). Small beds and very soft pillows, very noisy (you could hear everything in the hallway and the room next to you) and the rooms and hallway stinks.
Nothing to be impressed of. Bad English of reception staff, tiny rooms (it was impossible even to handle my luggage) and bad noise reduction by the room walls. Breakfast was not the best that I tried in Japan. Average.
Room check in must be 4pm on dot not a moment to soon. Staff friendly and hotel room clean. Rather small bathroom for a 6ft plus westerner. Difficult to dry yourself in. Bed a little too soft, that would be ok if the pillow was thicker than 4cm. Great location! And very affordable. Not sure if I could sleep on pillow for too many nights thought.
Great location close to the station. Staff were very friendly. Easy walk to Himeji-jo (Himeji Castle). Main room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was awful, the worst we had in a hotel in Japan by a long way. It had obviously been left out for a while without being refreshed and had very little a vegetarian could eat. The bathroom in our room also desperately needed to be renovated, it was dated and had some mould in the corners. One of the beds in the room had a terrible mattress with springs digging through.
Very conveniently located and within walking distance from the train station. We arrived prior to check-in, and the staff was helpful in storing our luggage so we could begin our sightseeing. Within walking distance to the beautiful Himeji Castle and adjacent Koko-en Garden. It was raining and the temperature was quickly dropping when we arrived. Fortunately, there are covered gallerias that stretch from across the train station almost to the Himeji Castle, which have wonderful trinket stores, eateries and shores. I had forgotten it was raining as we spent much time strolling the stores. Our hotel room was modest, very clean and what I would consider "standard" for Japan with the multipurpose modular bathrooms. So efficient - love it! There was a nice touch with yukata and a beautiful origami crane carefully placed on our bed. The breakfast buffet was included in our room, and I so enjoy Japanese-style breakfast. The food was lightly seasoned, clean and simply delicious. If I return to Himeji, I would return to the APA and would also consider their properties in other cities.
The location is good about 10 minutes walk from Himeji station. Situated in a good locality with market nearby with lots of places to have food. The hotel only serves breakfast for Yen 1000. The rooms are definitely small in keeping with Japanese standards. Very neat and clean, they provide all basic necessities including toiletries. The toilets are very neat and clean. Wifi is good and one can connect as many devices you have. Staff is very courteous, typical of Japan culture. Language could be an issue as many of them barely speak English. TV provides only limited channels, mainly Japanese with BBC translated into Japanese. If you are looking good budget hotel, then APA chain in Japan in very good and apt.
We were very disappointed by this hotel and would not recommend it. We are a couple of Europeans and had booked a room for one nigh. The room and bathroom turned out to be very small. The bed was 140 cm large and all rooms has the same bed of bad quality. Not worth its money ! Asking for two glasses was impossible they only had one , A late check out was flatly refused!.....unfriendly staff
Having counted on APA Hotel many times in past for quality hotel rooms this was beyond a disappointment. Left un-rested and feeling dirty and swindled out of my money. Hotel invested money in shiny lobby but hasn't invested a cent in updates or cleaning of room in what seems like decades. Stains on every wall, carpet and mattress and odour in room. Would recommend avoiding unless confirmed renovated room first. APA should send Managers to this hotel immediately to bring it up to their usual standard.
This is an adequate business/tourist hotel. You pay for the location in downtown Himeji, with very easy access to the famous castle. Not sure how old the place is but it badly needs a facelift and an overhaul of the rooms. The mattress was poor. Staff were friendly, as always in Japan. Room cleaning staff forgot to check the clock radio and the alarm went off in the very early morning. Seemed a bit expensive for what you were getting. But not bad.
Good experience for overnight stay and this place is located near Himeji station and bus station, room was clean, very near in shopping store, restaurants and tourist spots. And several tourist spots was very near.
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51% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 146 reviews