Chisun Hotel Hiroshima3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Booked a economy double bed room and as in most Japanese hotels small even by our petite Asian sizes. That said, bed was comfortable, amenities plentiful at lobby, staff friendly and spoke decent English. Tried the breakfast one morning - adequate altho a tad expensive. Location is perfect even for walking, or like us, purchase the Hiroshima tourist pass - then hopping on/off the trams is a breeze as the tram stop is just opposite the hotel. If you have large suitcases or a group of 2-4 taking a taxi from the JR train station is a good alternative - hotel less than 10mins away (pending traffic) and cost not more than ¥1000. Convenience store right next door to hotel and no lack of eating options within walking distance. Bus centre for all side trips out of the city located at Sogo building , less than 15mins walk or less than 5mins by tram.
Very nicely looking hotel. Staff speaks decent english (at least from my experience). The locations is quite good and very close to tram and bus stops. Hotel is located about 10/15 min from the train station. Rooms are quite small but thats the Japanese standard i think :)
Probably the best and most convenient hotel in Hiroshima. All trams (streetcars) from the train station stop at Kanayama-cho. Step off the tram and the hotel entrance is in front of you. If you have heavy/awkward luggage, take the "Green Mover", the floor level is the same as the stop level - no lifting bags. All city travel is Y180 (A$2.00), one or all stops, pay as you leave the tram. Once in the Chisun, Akiko and the team will make you feel really welcome. Rooms are small but clean and air-conditioned. Breakfast is available but expensive. A small coffee shop diagonally across the main road has delicious cinnamon toast!!! From the tram stop (hotel) you can access just about all Hiroshima (Atomic dome, etc). The tram fare to the Port is extra if you want to got to Kure, etc. Hiroshima Castle from the main intersection involves a fair walk (or taxi).
Straight to the point: THE GOOD Superb location. Great, welcoming reception staff. Modern looking. Good and cheap car parking service. Quirky "self-service bar" of room condiments and sweets. Good self-serve laundry with free detergent. THE BAD The smallest room I've ever seen! 6 square meters with a 2 square meter bathroom. 2 of you trip / climb over each other moving about. Double bed is a 1.1/2 single bed. Be prepared to be really cozy! Windows don't open so very stuffy. Found a pair of soiled ladies knickers under the bed! CONCLUSION I am awarding this hotel a "3". It would be perfect for a single traveller and the location is perfect. The price is great too for a City-centre hotel and the staff are polite and courteous. I guess they should just seriously consider knocking 2 rooms into 1 but even then they would be small! Good car parking facilities. Modern-looking. Quirky way of self-serving room freebies like coffee, sweets and even washing detergent if using laundry.
I must admit that my experience at Chisun was pretty average. It definitely wasn't bad, but nor was it great. I should begin by saying that the location is good. The hotel is right opposite a tram station with only three stops from Hiroshima station and a few more to Hondori (popular nightlife area). It's a couple of km's walk to Peace Park and there is a 7-11 / Family Mart in near vicinity. The check-in girl was friendly and helpful, she did her best to give me a high floor (8 or 11) and I was soon in my room. I had taken my bike with me and luckily the hall in the room was wide enough to have the (clean!) cycle there. The room itself was OK. Good sized bed with the standard Japanese clock/light controls built in. The bathroom was also a typical cramped Japanese shower cabin that shared a single tap for both the shower head and the and sink. Not really a problem except if you wanted cold water you had to lose your shower warm setting (and vice-versa). The WiFi was surprisingly good, albeit not overly secure (with the SSID being the same as the password). But, there was no annoying login that I recall, and if there was, it didn't reset every 24 hours like it does in most hotels. View from the room decent (I have read other reviewers who have had views of concrete walls). Bed was comfortable. Writing desk was functional, though quite close to the bed. One should leave their key at the front desk when they leave in the morning (to facilitate cleaning). No safety deposit box. Very limited hygiene accessories in the bathroom (but apparently you can get a more comprehensive selection from reception). Two elevators, note that these have a very strong and harsh light and full size mirror that does not paint one in a complimentary light. Perhaps these are honest mirrors? Either way, I didn't like the elevators, functional as they were. Now onto the staff. Both the check-in and check-out girls were good. The breakfast staff were friendly. The other reception staff I met were cold and indifferent, when I said hello to them coming and going (especially the night staff) they barely looked up or acknowledged me. Breakfast .. costs 1200yen per day. It's below average in my opinion. Some of the fish dishes were OK. The scrambled eggs were revolting. There is some yoghurt, cereal and fruit salad (appreciated) and a few fried things that were not kept warm. Sausages were OK. Coffee was passable the first day, weak the second.
Small but well equipped rooms. Buffet breakfast with a choice of Japanese and European dishes. It's also a convenient location for a day trip by ferry to Miyajima with the world renown Red Tori and the Itsukushima Shrine. Nice coastline.
The hotel is in a great location! Staff are friendly and helpful! Economy room was small but had everything one requires and the bed was very comfortable! My only complaint was the lack of air-conditioning. Visiting in October meant the air-con was switched to heating mode and the room was very warm. We had to open a window which meant we were woken early by building works outside.
Getting from Hiroshima station to the hotel is easy – it is just outside Kanayama-cho tram station (about four stops away using tram lines 1, 2 or 6). Check in was swift and courteous. There are many items available for free in the reception area such as toiletries, coffee, tea, sweets, etc. You can also borrow many additional electrical items for your room. The room was compact, like all Japanese hotels, but there is just enough space to place a suitcase on a collapsible stand. The single bed was wider and longer than western ones. There is a fridge and kettle, as well as television and desk/chair. Wifi in the room is very good. The bed was comfortable as was the duvet, and the air conditioning is good. There was no wardrobe – just four coat hangers on the wall. Breakfast wasn’t included in my tariff, but there are so many places where you can eat, and plenty of convenience stores (one next door!) to buy fruit, yogurts, etc to stock the fridge with breakfast items. The bathroom is typically Japanese – very small. The bath is small but deep, and there is every toiletry you could possibly need in there (more in reception as mentioned earlier). It was also very quiet so great for a good night’s sleep. All historical monuments are about 15 minutes away by foot, although there is the tram if you don’t want to walk. I considered it to be a good base from which to explore Hiroshima.
We booked this hotel the day before arrival, because its location and the price offered. It proved to be a good choice. The rooms are small, yes, but clean and a good airco. The hotel is actually at the street parallel to the main street, there is a long corridor to the desk. It is being renovated, but we didn't notice anything, except the scaffolding. We liked the fact that you could select your own amenities, so you don't have all these small items cluttering your bath room. Just take what you need. Staff was very friendly and fast. The hotel is close to the three bus lines exploited by JR, and these busses start at the side of the shinkansen (backside). The tramway and buses are on the other side of the station. Right in front of the hotel is also a tramstop, with the trams sometimes queueing up.
My two adult kids and I spent two nights at the Chisun last week. We managed to get three single rooms right next to each other on the 7th floor for ~$60/night each. Yes, these rooms were small (what seemed to be about 100 square feet not including the 6x6’ bathroom) and have no view whatsoever, but they are spotless and well-designed. The bed was actually a double bed that can easily sleep two adults. The bathroom was a hoot in that the sink faucet also controlled the shower. But the hotel had many very nice features: free amenities (hair brushes, laundry detergent, etc.) in the lobby, two washing machines and dryers on the 3rd floor, and an absolutely wonderful and helpful staff. The hotel is in a great location: 50 feet from a tram stop that was three stops from the train station and seven stops from the Peace Museum. The hotel is also walking distance from many restaurants and shopping areas and malls (Parco). Would not hesitate to stay here again – this hotel is perfect or those who just want a place to sleep and shower before heading out for their day.
- Walking distance to Shukkeien and Hiroshima Museum of Art
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour front desk
Chisun Hotel Hiroshima places you in Naka Ward, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Shukkeien and Hiroshima Museum of Art. This 170-room, 3-star hotel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Also close to this Hiroshima hotel are Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle.
Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.
All 170 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.
Chisun Hotel Hiroshima features free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and conference space. Valet parking is available for JPY 1000 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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