Ikawa Ryokan2.5 out of 5.0
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We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a tour. Room was just OK. Very close to the Peace Park, within easy walking distance, but there was definately something lacking in the atmosphere of the place. As opposed to other Ryokens we had stayed in where you were made to feel welcome, at this one we were almost made to feel as if we were an inconvenience, Not too sure if it was because of a language barrier, but staff were quite short with us. Breakfast finished at 8.00am and if you were not down in the dinning room by 07.30 you would get a call to your room summoning you down to breakfast with just the word "Breakfast". Think there are probably better places to stay in Hiroshima.
This was the cheapest accom throughout our Japan adventure. ¥16,500 tradition ryokan with own bathroom for family 3. Owners very friendly. Remember folks, english is their second language.. Very clean rooms, fridge , TV and bathhouse. Did some washing too. No complaints here.
We booked a traditional Japanese room, directly by email, and orginally for two nights. After reading bad comments here, we cancelled the second. We were right. Our room was just a room, ie no basin, shower, toilet or anything. Communal toilets and bathrooms were available just opposite the room. And the stale odour in our room upon arrival was particularly ofputting. Not at all worth nearly 15,000 yen (€120), despite its central location: this place’s only plus point. Avoid!
Stayed here with a tour group, typical ryokan stay, tatami mats and floor sleepings, bathrooms in each room, great wifi, no actual futon mattresses only blankets. Leave your key on the plate at reception when you leave to go out, but anyone can pick your key and walk into your room since front desk is not always manned, great security. Lifts available, breakfast if you book 0630-0800. We didn't eat at the ryokan we walked to a cafe on the corner called "happy break cafe" had the scrambled eggs here for 390yen it was average but dirt cheap and energised for the morning. Pros - wifi and private bathroom Cons - no futon and security Would I return? No.
Went here with a Geckos group and really enjoyed the traditional Ryokan room. It's a little small and snug, but you get past that pretty quick as you go out and explore what the city has to offer. The staff are super friendly there too. Not amazing English but that's all part of the experience. There are laundry facilities here too! Would recommend if you want a more authentic Japanese hotel experience.
This hotel is well located not far from the peace memorial park. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean with futons to sleep on. I liked the traditional buckwheat pillows. A good variety of food was served at breakfast. It was all delicious There are convenience stores and restaurants nearby too. Chinese restaurant around the corner was fantastic!
Traditional shared bathroom room was clean and comfortable. Room had own TV and tea making supplies. Didn't have any trouble having to wait for showers. Short walk to store for supplies and tram to get anywhere else. Very quiet location.
We stayed at Ikawa for 2 nights, with paid breakfast on first morning. Nice simple breakfast, choice of Japanese or Western. Convenient to eat early before our adventure to Miyajima Island. 6 of us in two Japanese rooms, next door to each other perfect for 2 or 3 guests, bit tight for 4 however, as there were 4 children, it was fine. Loved the tatami experience. We left a toiletries bag there and only realised when we had arrived at Hiroshima Station. When we called them and asked if they could send through to our Tokyo Accomodation, they were so polite and happy to arrange. It arrived within 2 days, $8 which we paid at Tokyo end. As it was snowing heavily in Hiroshima that day, it was probably an inconvenience for them, however they were extremely polite and obliging. Excellent location to the Peace Park too! Good value for money, we enjoyed.
Ikawa Ryokan is in a super location to see the Peace Memorial and see the city of Hiroshima. The hotel is in two separate buildings and some rooms are modern (beds) while others are traditional (tatami) so be careful when booking. The lobby is odd with a weird mishmash of furnishings. The owners use this as their living room, complete with a recliner and tv for the matriarch of the family. When you come in they say "welcome home" which is sweet. The lobby and dining areas seem to have A/C but they were not in use while we were there and it was blazing hot. There is coin laundry available if needed and its pretty convenient. We had a room with twin beds and it was fairly comfortable with in-room fridge and ample space. This hotel, however, has absolutely zero charm. None what. so. ever. Stay here only if you are looking for the bare bones basics and a decent price in a good location. Not all bad, just be careful that you are fully informed before booking.
This Ryonkan calls itself an inn, and I agree that it is not like the other Ryonkans we have stayed in. Room is larger, in fact larger than the Japanese hotels I have reviewed. Has its own bathroom, no need for communal sharing. Clean. Friendly staff. Has 24 hour access, no need to worry about evening curfew hours like the other Ryonkans I have already reviewed. Close to the A bomb site and monuments and also walking distance to main shopping mall. Again, unlike the other Ryonkans, even has a kettle and complimentary tea in the room. Also unlike the other Ryonkans I have reviewed, this one has proper beds, not futons on hard floors. Free wifi, properly functioning air conditioner and TV.
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41.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 63 reviews