- Steps from Kokusai Dori
- Free WiFi and wired Int...
Okinawa Kariyushi LCH. Izumizaki Kenchomae2.5 out of 5.0
- Steps from Kokusai Dori
- Free WiFi and wired Int...
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I think first off to be upfront- this is a budget hotel and they do charge for a lot extras such as concierge and luggage storage and they don't provide soap or shampoo. I know for some guests it's nickel and diming- but I think they are just tapping into a market and they are very upfront and clear about it. Now that's out the way- onto the hotel itself! The location is fantastic, you're a couple of minutes walk from the Yui rail stop- Prefectural Government Office- and it's a great midpoint between the sights and a whole host of restaurants and shopping! The room concept is like a little loft unit which I really loved, it's so cute and great use of space. That said, the bathroom is completely open- there's nothing like getting ready for a shower and realising that you left the blinds open! The bed up top is Japanese style and you also have the air con unit there too. The furnishings were well maintained and I loved the magnet system with symbols based on whether you needed housekeeping on the outside of the door! Overall- this hotel is a bit like a LCC- great pricing for a clean and basic product however there are some extras not included.
Stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. Overall was good, the hotel location was really convenient, there was 24 hours convenient stall just next to the hotel, drug stores and restaurants. Easy to access to many places and surrounded by quite a fair bit of attractions. Before the trip, I have visited their website for the direction to hotel, it stated the hotel could be accessed from monorail Kenchomaé Station is within 3-4 minutes walk. Upon arrival, when I went to monorail station to purchase the ticket, but couldn’t find the station name that stated above. Finally found out the station was called different name, Prefectural Office Station. This really need to be updated to avoid confusion. When arrived at hotel, it was still early around 10am, just tried my luck if I could have early check in. The receptionist told me the check in time was 3pm. This is absolutely fine as standard hotel policy. Hence, I requested to leave my luggage so that I can hang around and came back to check in later. Unfortunately, the receptionist told me that they don’t provided this service, guests have to pay to store their luggage in the coin lockers which location at hotel lobby. This was the first time I experienced this... I don’t blame the receptionist as they just follow the hotel policy, but this was not acceptable for me. Upon check in, I was been told no amenities will be provided in the room, only towel. This was another shocked to me, as this is really a surprise, as not stated elsewhere when I booked the room... In fact, I don’t mind to bring my own amenities, but this have to be stated in the booking website... I know this is low cost hotel, but all these really surprised me negatively... All in all, the guest room was really clean, nice staffs and good location.
Booked my reservation via bookings.com. Like other occasions, I would order something online to be sent to my hotel. On arrival, was told to read the regulations which mentioned something like concierge services are chargeable. I said okay, and my parcels appeared from behind me. I had to pay 500 yen each for being sent to the hotel. I was thoroughly taken aback by this. Other than that, service is pretty decent for a no frills hotel. Very secure as card is needed for access. Note that this hotel only has rooms for solo travellers, so no sharing. Besides, room is small enough for one person and barely any space for a 24inch luggage. Pros: - I liked the loft design which was definitely very unique. - 5 mins walk to the start of Kokusai Dori - 5 mins walk to Asahibashi station or Prefectural Office Station. -Food is plentiful around - Lawson right below. - Decent price for a very clean hotel - Amenities given in a little fabric bag. - Staff who welcome you when you come and go. Cons: - Extra amenities like shampoo will cost you money. - No slippers (but it’s a clean room, so that’s okay) - Concierge charges like 500 yen for handling one parcel and 200 yen to help you book a taxi. Really, that’s a first for me.
Context: I worked in a variety of hotels, Both luxury and budget, boutique and huge, for five years. This place is a classic case of nickel and diming guests to make up for cheap room rates. They charge for storing luggage. (Coin lockers.). They charge for late checkouts. They even wanted to charge for an early checkin -- something they could not provide a written policy for, in contrast to the aforementioned fees. It wasn't written anywhere, but the woman at the front (short hair, glasses) insisted it was the case. The building is a converted apartment building and you can tell. This place isn't about making you feel welcome and taken care of. It's about making all the money it can off of you at every available opportunity. Avoid.
I was really impressed by the room and how they manage such small space into a sufficient space stay. Actually there were many other cheaper and cute options around, but I quickly decided to stay at this hotel because its loft room concept. Indeed the bathroom was quite small with sit-down shower, and only divided by curtain. If you bring big suitcase, it might be difficult for you to walk around too. But if you want unique experience, I think it's worth it. The price is still reasonable, and you get a private room. Plus, it's directly connected to Lawson. If you are a solo traveler like me, I found it's very useful. It's also near to Kokusai Dori (the shopping street) AND just a few minutes walk from monorail station. There's a shopping mall nearby too! I totally didn't regret staying here.
Stayed 3 nights at Okinawa Kariyushi Kenchomae Hotel recently. The main reason that I booked this property was it was one of the cheapest room available and the great location near the Yui Rail Station. The hotel is really new and my loft room was unique. The staffs spoke good English and they were generally polite. There was a Lawson within the hotel which made it really convenient. While the room is not spacious, it was really clean and the layout was very efficient for solo traveller. The only gripe is the soft pillow and the air-conditioning was slightly noisy at times. Otherwise, this was a really unique stay with nice room.
It's very convenient, there are bus stops, monorail station, convenient stores, restaurants and department store nearby. This hotel only provides single rooms. The room is very small and there are stairs in your room. It's good for short stay, but not long stay or anyone who wants a more comfortable stay. I would recommend you to pay a little more for a corner room just to get a little more space. It's cheap though, so you can't actually complain about this hotel with such a low price, convenient location and free wifi and housekeeping services. Their check-out time is quite early - 10am and they don't offer free storage services, so if you want to leave your bags in the hotel on your last day, you have to pay 500 yen to use the lockers in the lobby and there are only a few lockers. If you are a budget traveller and you just need a place to sleep, here is the place. And just don't expect much when you go there,there will only be disappointment waiting for you.
The hotel is split between two buildings about two blocks apart, but that was not a problem. We were located in the second building (not the one with the main reception). Our room was surprisingly spacious considering it was one of the cheaper stays in Naha. The room was unusual as it was long but this worked out well since it even had a lengthy desk area to work at or store items. The bathroom was well thought out. Shower has ample space (by Japanese hotel standards) and the water pressure was great. The only trick was to not open the windows as it seemed to share an alleyway with restaurant exhaust fans! Using the air-conditioner provided less offence to the nose. The hotel is also a very short walk from the Kencho Mae train station. A mall is nearby and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the area. We opted not to include breakfast and easily found something nearby at a coffee shop.
I stayed here several times on my extended trip in Okinawa. While it has a very different concept, I was beginning to like it. It is a "loft style" where you have a tiny room with stairs for the bed. A bathroom with no door which I was getting used to by opening the balcony door and airing the room..etc. However, this morning right after I checked out, i had an extremely disappointing experience which ruined my entire impression on this Kariyushi group hotel. I was going to request them to keep my bags until this afternoon. I know they have a charge for it which is listed among the other charges that is posted on the desk by the front desk. My hand on the money, I point to the charge for the "custody of the baggage" as this person cannot speak any English. They charged me before on my prior stay, it was the same person, she knew exactly what I was asking. Long story short, she wanted to charge me more than 540 yen because I had more than 1 suitcase. I also had 1 medium backpack and 2 small bags where I had snacks and shoes in each. She looked at my bags, not willing to keep them because it was not to her liking. I asked to speak to the general manager whom I met once. She called someone on the phone where she used the word "gaijin" and mentioned my nationality. I just could not believe how terrible this experience turned. It does not matter I am an outsider, "gaijin" and foreigner. This hotel and this employee failed in the hospitality business. She PRETENDED to the person on the phone that she did not understand what I was asking. I was pointing to the charge amount to keep the baggage while my hand on the money to be given to her. I think it should have mattered that I did not just stay for 1 night. Where is the professionalism? What happened to the Japanese hospitality business..
I was very impressed with this hotel. It had been designed very well to use the space very efficiently. Space is limited, but there is a fair amount of storage space if you look. My one major annoyance was the very thin pillow and futon. Quite uncomfortable. The Internet was very fast one I discovered each room has their own router (check the code on the laminated sheet in Japanese)
- Steps from Kokusai Dori
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
Located in Naha City Centre, Okinawa Kariyushi LCH. Izumizaki Kenchomae is adjacent to Kokusai Dori and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Tomari Port. The 84 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators and LED TVs.
Guests can enjoy an LED TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a hair dryer, and a desk.
At Okinawa Kariyushi LCH. Izumizaki Kenchomae, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.
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65.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 256 reviews