Okinawa Grand Mer Resort4.0 out of 5.0
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Spacious bedroom around 300-400 sq feet with nice partly seaview, interesting Japanese breakfast, hotel provided free parking and manage by the courtesy girls, who can speaks Mandarin and little English, and can drive around 15 mins to the famous Payao Chokubai-Ten seafood restaurant, all around low rise Japanese houses, it's worth to drive around 50 mins to the hotel.
Outside of the hotel and the lobby look ok. However, when we went into our room, all the furniture and fixtures were quite dated and tired. There was an old smell from the carpet too as soon as we went into the room. The lighting and radio unit between the beds were those I used 20 years ago!!!! We stayed for four nights, not too much complaints, apart from having no iron already inside the room. We thought it was strange being a four-star hotel and had no iron in the room. We had to request for one especially from the reception. They also did not re-stock the bottles of water everyday. They only gave us bottled water on the first night of stay. Breakfast was not that great. It was a bit better than just edible. That's it. The fruit they had (apart from the bananas) were from tins... not fresh. The choices for cereals were only either the sweet Kellogg's type cornflakes or the chocolate ones. It wasn't easy to find anywhere close by to have breakfast, so we had to have our breakfast in the hotel restaurant every morning... the other food was not very healthy apart from the scramble egg for Western food. For Japanese food, they offer soba, a different type of noodles to go with chopped nori, chopped omelette, and spring onions. They also offered either cooked salmon or cooked mackerel to go with anything. The kids like the special gridded plates for separating different food items on the plate. They also liked the packets of seaweed as snacks. We liked there was a little gift shop that also sells a little bit of snacks and drinks. It was convenient for us to buy drinks before we leave the hotel. Another point we liked was it had vending machines, ice makers, and washing machines and tumble dryers. For washing clothes, we needed to ask the reception for liquid to wash our clothes. It was 200 yen for a 40 mins wash, and also 200 yen for a 40 mins dry. No programmes could be chosen. The reception staff was good at English, and they were helpful. Parking wasn't good though, as you had to park on the opposite side of the road, which you needed to go downhill first from the hotel. The closest car park was small, so it was usually full. They offer a minibus ride to take only the driver to the opposite car park, but it took a while to get there and the driver drive back with a car to pick up the rest of us from the hotel... In conclusion, we wouldn't come back again. The location was ok for the price, but the breakfast was a let down. We'd rather pay for a little bit more for a hotel that is close to the beach in the same area, which is also more attractive inside, and not tired and old.
Its location is on a hill that far from the Naha city or any touristic place. Only one place you might visit is a huge shopping mall. Parking lot is quite small so if you check in later you would have to park your car remote parking lot approx 5 min to walk or more, where the hotel offers free shuttle. Rooms are quite spacious than other hotel in Okinawa. and I believe all rooms have ocean view. Staffs are very kind as Okinawa people do. But what makes me disappoint is the breakfast. I had my meal on the first floor which offers western buffet. I was surprised that there are no egg-based food like omelet, fried egg or scrambled one. I could get a cup of coffee on a machine which is not bad. And there are shortage of food for foreigner likes me since half of the food are based on Japanese styled. The price of this accommodation is quite reasonable but it's not recommendable.
This hotel is in the middle of nowhere, and being without a proper pool you need a transportation the get around or take a swim. There is nothing around the hotek in regards to food or anything, thus every time you need something expect to go by car. The closest beach is across the island, a 6-7 km ride. The “pool” is a small indoor pool catering kids. No grown up is expected to take a swim there. The food is not good, when it comes to breakfast. If you do not wanna eat noodles and stuff, you are left with no choice but white toast and every second day cooked eggs and scrambled eggs. Really vad breakfast actually. The food ordered by room service is great, but cannot be used until after 6 PM.
The rooms are large though a bit old. Location is good and is just a 10 minutes drive from the Aeon Mall. The hotel provides free wifi, but the reception is not good. Free parking is also provided. One can also buy tickets for some attractions/parks.
My church had a women's retreat at the Grand Mer. We had a traditional Japanese (futon) room adjoined to a western room. I would've stayed in the Japanese room, but I needed my sleep and the ladies continued chatting. It's all good. The Japanese/asian breakfast buffet was nice. As an American, it's a gastronomic cultural experience. When one considers the cost of living in Japan the per person price of ¥5600 including breakfast was a good value. I wish I had the chance to explore the hotel more. Maybe next year.
Stayed here for 3 days on a work Layover. The room was Super spacious. The hotel is a long walk or a cab ride from mostly everything. There's was 3 restaurants, a bar, and a small grocery store if you don't feel like going anywhere. No issues with the internet. Gym was pretty average as well. The Hotel Staff is BEYOND friendly, very good.
Stayed in this hotel for 5 days and were on the 7th floor which offers good view of the city. Rooms are clean and big with all amenities (except shower cap) which is very convenient. The hotel location is just within 10 min by taxi to the Aeon Mall Rycom and about 20 min to the American Village. There's also scheduled hotel shuttle back and forth these places (including the airport) but it's better to make advance reservation. Staffs are pleasant and helpful and you will find your stay unforgettable.
It took us sometime to find the exact location of the hotel even with car GPS and google map. The neighbourhood is quiet and not near other establishments. If you need anything from the convenience store you better do it before heading to hotel. The wifi in our room was so weak we literally couldn't go online with it. The room was huge in Japanese standard. Friendly staff. Breakfast good enough.
This is a simple, basic hotel located in the hills with some views of the Okinawa area. Yes, it's dated and a little tired, but price wise it is definitely fine considering what some hotels cost on the island. Shuttle bus runs to the American village on a regular basis, plenty of tours to book with the hotels staff, and they all speak acceptable English, but I think if you're keen to explore the many hidden beaches on the island, a car is a must for this location. For a treat, grab yourself a massage from level 14.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 555 reviews