Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza3.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel has a nice location for exploring the city. The hotel is in the center of the city with lots of rest and very near the train station. The room is adequately sized with nice twin beds. However the hotel is old and just updated but the staff was very accommodating. the breakfast was adequate.
As has been said by others, this hotel is in a great location, right in the centre of town, close to eateries and the rail station. Another great plus was the polite and helpful staff. We didn't know how to work our air conditioning ... it turns out there is none, though the dial by the bed says "air conditioning" - it just means heat. And when we asked at the desk for ice, they gave us a good supply of ice in an ice bucket - no charge. The hotel registration desk and lobby is on the second floor, accessed by an escalator from the street at the front door. The room is so small, we had to set aside the TV and clear away the kettle to make room for our luggage... there is no floor or closet space that can accommodate a regular piece of luggage. There is no night stand, but a small desk with a stool tight to the bed - served as a luggage rack. There is a small fridge, but it was not turned on; the sign advised to turn it on, but we couldn't see any switch to do so. The room came equipped with a tea-making kettle, hair dryer and a humidifier. There are lots of outlets for electrical use, and a central panel between the beds that adjust lights and heat, and has plugs. Wi-Fi is available and free. Luckily, the window does open, and it was a welcome relief for some fresh air. Our experience with the beds (2 singles) was that they were very comfortable. The pillows are pretty standard, small and hard on one side, harder on the other. The towels and linens were also high quality, and we thought that the shampoo, liquid soap and conditioner dispensers were excellent. The toilet again came with a bidet and heated seat options. There was terrific shower pressure, and the shower head had both a high and low placement holder. Breakfast was included with our room, and we had a choice of Western or Japanese breakfast, served plated, on a tray. You could ask for more coffee or toast. Good service.
This hotel is very old and dated, the bed is as hard as concrete, the room stunk of cigarette smoke and the man at reception didn't seem to care about anything when we checked in. The only saving grace is there is free room wifi and the hotel is in a great location, walking distance to transport, shops and sites
Only saving grace of this place is the location which is right across the JR station and bus terminal which we took a bus to Shirakawago. This is about the only hotel out of the 30 other hotels we stayed that provided no amenities and I guess very basic. The receptionist was an old man who wasn't at the desk when we checked in and had to holler before he waltz out and with no greeting or expression. Overall, can't complain much given the price and location but don't stay too long I guess. Oh and it's about a 10 min walk to the old town which is good too.
We were a group of 6 on a trip to Shinagawa-go for a photo expedition. The location is perfect, directly opposite the JR train and the bus stations. These are the main transport hubs you need when visiting this area. Most (if not all) tours run from this bus terminal. The city's attractions are of walking distance from the hotel. The famous morning markets were less then 10 mins walk. The parks were less then 15 mins. The climate was cool enough for the strolls we took during our 3 day stay. The local (Japanese) breakfast was excellent. All seafood, eggs, veg & rice were agreeable to our muslim dietary requirement. There was a 'western' option, but really, while in Japan.... The hotel is not however in the middle of their commercial district. There were the Family Marts and 7-Elevens located around the hotel (being next to the train and bus station definitely helps. Around the corner 3 blocks down, we found a halal Thai restaurant too. The rooms were however, slightly dated. You could feel the age from the design of the room's facilities. They were clean, and bathroom amenities were replenished daily. The bed was a bit too firm, but was agreeable to our backs after the numerous walks we took. Overall, it was a good stay. I'm planning to take the family to this hotel this year.
Location is perfect. Directly opposite the JR train station and Takayama bus stop. 30s walk. Within walking distance (10-15mins) to major tourist attractions, eateries and bars. There's a convenience store too. However, bed was hard as concrete. Couldn't sleep properly through my 2 nights. Slept over the blanket and felt my body itch. It was so bad that I took the earliest train out on my departure day. Spoiled my plans of sleeping on a lil more during my holiday.
The hotel is right across the road from train and bus stations. The room itself was small - basic but functional. I was disappointed that the shower curtains were mouldy and cigarette smells had somehow made its way to the bathroom. We had to turn on the ioniser whenever we were in the room to help get rid of the smell.
This hotel was situated in a great location, right across from the train station and a short walk to the markets, stores and park. The room was clean and a reasonable size. Bathroom was a good size. I would definitely stay here again.
The hotel is located in front of the Train stasiun. Just a few minute walk , and near to bus stasiun. The room is small like usual Japanese hotel . the room is clean and neat. The location is the key for this hotel, all the surrounding area, such as shops, restaurant, train stasion, bus stasion and tourist interest just about 10 minutes walk...
We stayed 2 nights, on our visit to Takayama. Just across the road from the train/bus station yet you don't get the noise as it is 150m away. A good location to explore Takayama old town, which is a 15 mins walk. To explore further afield the bus station provides connections to Shirakawago, Hirayu hot spring, Shinhotaka Ropeway and others. The hotel offers a set breakfast of either Japanese or Western meal at a reasonable price. It's convenient if you need to catch a morning bus or train. Only downside is the room size which is small by any standard and be sure to book a large double bed if it is for two person as the small double bed is way too small even for Asian size. Be sure to book early as the rooms with large double bed runs out quickly.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza places you within a 10-minute stroll of Okura Falls and Takayama Jinya. The 175 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators and TVs. Miyagawa Morning Market and Kusakabe Mingei-kan are also a short walk from this Takayama hotel.
For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.
All 175 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, phones, and desks. TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers.
At Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for JPY 1200 per night. Front-desk staff can help with dry cleaning or laundry, and provide local restaurant recommendations.
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44% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 197 reviews