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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located very near the Hiroshima Peace Park, the bus terminal, and the Hiroshima Castle, the RIHGA Royal Hotel is also part of an upscale shopping complex, which also has a large selection of restaurants (almost all serving Japanese fare) on upper floors. Service at the RIHGA is impeccable, rooms are large, and everything is spotless (as in much of Japan). The only failing we detected was in the relative shortage of electrical outlets, which required us to recharge out many electronic gadgets serially.

Best view and best position in Hiroshima. The rooms was perfect for 3 people and the bathroom was amazing....the best shower in Japan....the pressure was awesome, especially after a full day of walking around!

Our spacious room had a lovely view of Hiroshima Castle. The bathroom was comfortable and clean. RIHGA is near all major sights, including the Peace Park, Museum of Art, Hondori shopping street, and the boat to Miyajima. One of the best western style hotels we have stayed at in Japan. The restaurants are pricey except for the buffet restaurant Laure on the first floor, but there are lots of food alternatives nearby.

.....why this hotel gets four stars and is rated number 3 of 122 hotels in this city. It’s a big hotel and the young gentleman who confirmed our registration earlier in the day and gave us our room keys did not understand English very well. I completely understand that this is a city and country of Japanese speaking people, but a city that must cater to hundreds of thousand of (many English-speaking) tourists each year should have a staff that can have a reasonable exchange with the visitor (in English). That said, the concierge (Bougher by name) was Australian, living in Japan, and very helpful and very pleasant. The room is a spartan (2106) with threadbare towels in the bathroom. The rooms are tired and reflect their age. Every hotel I have reviewed thus far during our stay in Japan has provided ample water supply (water bottles) gratis. This hotel provides no water. The room safe doesn’t work properly and when I call down to the front desk, the clerk has no idea what I’m talking about. We can’t reconnect by phone because the phone doesn’t work. There is a charge for the pool and sauna and Jacuzzi. The bar fridge in the room is stocked with.........nothing!! I had to run down to the lobby to the hotel shop for a drink. All the above said, this hotel is a six or seven minute walk from the A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Park and Museum. In the same vicinity (opposite the Resthouse) is the pier for the ferry to Miyajima Island, which we will do tomorrow (before heading to Okinawa). In spite of my frustration with this hotel, we are loving this beautiful country and are particularly taken with the people. They are absolutely delightful, the sweetest of people, very polite and proper, but if you’re lost, inevitably someone is going to come up to you and ask you if they can be of assistance. And if they have to, they’ll walk you to where you’re wanting to go or they will help you purchase your subway tickets. So nice!!

This hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the Peace Memorial which makes it very convenient. It does not have much charm but is of very good quality. My wife had forgotten a note book in the room. They sent someone to Miyajima (our next step, 45 minutes from there) to give it back to us : amazing service.

The hotel lobby has the feel of a grand hotel back in the heyday of 1960s which welcomed dignitaries and royal families. The rooms felt like a classic hotel as if you've gone back in time to that era. Both the room including the bathroom are much larger than the standard Japanese business hotel with the latter feeling like a cube. There's room to walk about rather than having to squeeze around your roommate. Even the light switches near the bed is rather retro old school. The room also has a feature in which you can enable the "Do Not Disturb" vice placing a sign outside the door. Still, the hotel offers modern conveniences for a good price. Staff were very pleasant and even running after to let us know that it is raining, and offered us umbrellas. The hotel has a swimming pool but they charge you to use it. It costs about $ 25-30 USD per person. We didn't use the pool, but as I found out later on; Japanese locals don't really use the swimming pool in a hotel. So, I presume that to maintain the facility; they need to charge patrons. Location wise, it is walking distance to the Atomic Bomb Dome and to the Peace Park. The hotel is also situated inside a SOGO, so dining options are plentiful if you don't want to go too far. If you come to try Okonomiyaki, there are plenty of restaurants offering it close to the Peace Park and the hotel. One good way to get acquainted with Hiroshima is to take the Loop Bus, also called the Meipuru, which terminates at Hiroshima Station. You can even use the Japan Rail Pass to get on for free, and can hop on and off as much as you want.

A traditional MODERN Japanese hotel with attentive, cautious and friendly staff. The RRHH is a 10 min walk to the Hiroshima Peace Park. Superb location. The rooms we book d were of decent size and ensuite bathrooms are good, but aren't the most modern/ up to date. We had one meal in one of the several restaurants. It was good. However the "sky bar" was lacking in 'soul' and atmospheric.

This was the best hotel we stayed in while in Japan. The staff were excellent, the room was enormous and the view was breathtaking. We were on our honeymoon and asked to be given a room with a view. We were put on the 28th floor and the views over Hiroshima Castle were stunning. The room was very comfortable, with a good seating area by the window. But best of all were the staff. They did an excellent job recommending us local restaurants that aren't popular with tourists nearby, and we had some great meals. We also drank in the 33rd floor sky bar, which although lacked atmosphere, also had great views over the city. The hefty cover charge is waived for hotel guests. Finally we ate in the fifth-floor teppanyaki restaurant (where a chef cooks at your table). Again, it was brilliant and the service excellent. It's slightly pricey - but we did it as a special meal. In fact, you'll see it's not cheap to stay here, but it was really good and worth the cash. The location is superb - a five minute walk from the Peace Dome, a 10 minute walk from the main restaurants and it's easy to reach from the main station on the tram. There are three things I'd criticise though: although there's a kettle in the room and teabags for some unknown reason they don't supply coffee. And the internet is really slow in the evenings (but fine in the day). Finally, I wanted to use the 25metre pool but they charge a ludicrous sum of around 3,000 yen. Most public pools in Japan charge around 500. That's a pathetic rip off. So Rihga Royal, if you're reading this please can you fix those three things for your guests. Otherwise, our stay was excellent. I'd thoroughly recommend.

This hotel looks like it was a grand hotel 15-20 years ago - it still is nice and luxurious but it is a little 'tired'. The hotel is huge, had numerous lifts and rooms are relatively big compared to other hotels in Japan. Our room was on the 15th floor and had a perfect view of the Imperial palace and the museum of art right in front of us, behind it half of Hiroshima. Absolutely brilliant for photos! The room had all that we needed, there was a little note left on the slippers not to be taken, which we thought was funny. Room was quiet and service was good. The location was great for all the must-see cultural spots, though note that it is a good 35min walk (at a semi-fast pace) to the train station.

Fantastic service. Caters for westerners as well staff are proficient in English. Serves a lot of business types. The room was impeccable and we did get an upgrade to a higher floor which we requested and is a great tip to take advantage of the view available from this location. (see photo.) The bar/ restaurant on the top floor is also fantastic for viewing the city especially whilst imbibing. Location wise you're a short walk from Hiroshima castle (in photo from room); art museum; bomb dome; bomb memorial and museum; parks and rivers...

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hiroshima Museum of Art and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Naka Ward, RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima is adjacent to Hiroshima Museum of Art and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Hiroshima Municipal Stadium. This 488-room, 4-star hotel has 5 restaurants along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Hiroshima, the hotel is also a short walk from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle.


There are multiple options for onsite dining with 5 restaurants, including Restaurant Chambord, which specializes in French cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 488 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, free newspapers, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests staying at RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Self parking is offered for JPY 2160 per night. A multilingual staff is on hand to help secure valuables, and offer sightseeing advice. Additional amenities include a sauna, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Non Smoking (31m², 14~25F, Castle View)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Twin Room +2 Extra Beds, Non Smoking (Quadruple Occupancy)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Twin Room+1 Extra Bed, Non Smoking (3 person occupancy)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1174 reviews