Ark Hotel Okayama - ROUTE-INN HOTELS -3.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is around 8 mins walk from JR Okayama station. It can be accessed through underground shopping street (Okayama Ichi Ban Gai) from JR Okayama station. Check in was smooth and the staff were friendly. Our rooms were a bit small, also aged and dark. The bathtub was stained. The air conditioning was strong, nice for summer time. There is a big shopping mall opposite to the hotel, Aeon Mall. The mall has a huge supermarket and a lot of eateries. Food was fresh but cheap at the supermarket. We didn't try the hotel breakfast as we could find many better food offers at the mall. We like the hotel location.
We stayed at the Ark Hotel in Okayama for three nights. The main lobby of this business-class hotel is large, modern and has a cocktail lounge plus a restaurant with a fixed-price buffet breakfast and lunch. Based on the lobby set-up and advertising, it was clear that the hotel's main attraction was its wedding facilities. (Unfortunately, there were no weddings while we were there.) Our double room on the 10th floor was small, but adequate. Unlike several other hotels we stayed in, however, the TV was not bilingual (what we call SAP in the USA) so only Japanese programming was available. The hotel location is excellent, about five minutes' walk south from the Okayama train station and only a couple of short blocks from the Lawson's and 7-11 convenience stores where we bought breakfast supplies. A hint for bad weather days: instead of leaving the Okayama station, follow the signs to the south exit. There is a tunnel there that ends at a parking lot which is only one block from the hotel entrance. (You can also get there through the large underground shopping mall beneath the station plaza.) The following "deficiencies" are only with respect to similar hotels we stayed in throughout Japan: there was no Internet access at all (either in the room or in the lobby), breakfast was not included in the rate we paid for the room, there were no copies of maps, etc. in English (or any language other than Japanese) and no one on the staff spoke English. If not for the Beiks translating dictionary on my Palm PDA we would have been lost. Although we would stay at the Ark again, we would probably look for another hotel first.
ルートイングループなのであんまり期待はしていませんでしたが、シックな感じで良かったです。 部屋も広めでしたし。浴室が少し狭かったのを部下が文句言ってました。 朝食は可もなく不可もなく。 中国人がうるさかったくらいかな？
駅から徒歩7-8分 ビジネスユースならもっと駅近にホテルがあるので立地でいえばそっちのがいいかも。 イオンモールの隣なので、連泊とかする場合重宝するかもしれません。 部屋の広さは普通。 設備は古め。
岡山駅から徒歩5分圏内にあり、駐車場も隣接していて交通至便です。 上部階層は部屋からの眺めも良いです。 施設、サービスは普通です。 ウエルカムドリンクをいただきました。
- Close to Oriental Museum and Hayashibara Museum of Art
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Laundry facilities
Ark Hotel Okayama - ROUTE-INN HOTELS - places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Oriental Museum and Hayashibara Museum of Art. The 181 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. It's in central Okayama and also close to Okayama Castle and Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art.
Enjoy dining at la Pache, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
The 181 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.
At Ark Hotel Okayama - ROUTE-INN HOTELS -, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is JPY 1000 per night, and there's also a free train station shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and wedding services.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 66 reviews