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Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama

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7.5

Very good

697 reviews

697 reviews

View5
Housekeeping5
Breakfast2
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Wakayama City Tourist Souvenir Center

180 m

Momijidani Garden

280 m

Ohashi Roka Bridge

300 m

Wakayama History Museum

310 m

Wakayama Castle

320 m

Popular landmarks
Wakayama City Zoo

490 m

Kishu Toshogu Shrine

4.1 km

Kimiidera Temple

5.3 km

Kuroshio Market

8.3 km

Porto Europe

8.4 km

Closest landmarks
Wakayama City Zoo

490 m

Minatofukiage Shrine

500 m

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

500 m

Katsukaishugukyochihi

630 m

Wakayama University

650 m

Smile Hotel Wakayama

18 Minamimigiwa-cho, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan, 640-8232 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Wakayama, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wakayama Castle. This 3-star property features massage to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

890 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

300 meters to Momijidani Garden

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.0
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportKansai International Airport (KIX)
Distance to airport23.3 km

Rooms available at Smile Hotel Wakayama

Twin Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 single beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 semi double beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 semi double beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 single beds
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Single Standard Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Smile Hotel Wakayama?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Smile Hotel Wakayama has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 1000 JPY per day.

Is breakfast offered at Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Smile Hotel Wakayama. Western breakfast is available for guests. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 900 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Smile Hotel Wakayama does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Smile Hotel Wakayama?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Wakayamashi Train Station, 900 m away from Smile Hotel Wakayama.

What restaurants are nearby Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Restaurants including Ide shoten, Kumano and Cafe'De Jin are popular in Smile Hotel Wakayama’s neighborhood which is known as Wakayama.

What popular shopping places are close to Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Located in the Wakayama area, Smile Hotel Wakayama is close to great shopping choices like Kuroshio Market, Aeon Mall Wakayama and Wakayama Mio.

What are popular attractions near Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Guests at Smile Hotel Wakayama can easily visit Wakayama Castle, Kimiidera Temple and Porto Europe located in the Wakayama area.

What popular beaches are close to Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Guests at Smile Hotel Wakayama can easily visit Kataonami Beach, Kada Beach and Isonoura Beach in the Wakayama area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Smile Hotel Wakayama?

Smile Hotel Wakayama is located in the Wakayama area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as NSSL Berth B.

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What people love about Smile Hotel Wakayama

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Affordable , clean and over looking to wakayama castle and near of site seeing"

    Hatanaka

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    June 6, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The facilities are clean and the location is wonderful"

    Jake

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    May 6, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff was so caring and amazing how they took care of my bicycle, which is important for bike travelers, bike was safe and in a dry spot."

    Mortimer

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    November 9, 2021

Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
525 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.2
Location
7.8
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What travelers say they love:
Breakfast was good too.
Yukihiro from Japan
Couple
More about Smile Hotel Wakayama

More about Smile Hotel Wakayama

Smile Hotel Wakayama

Smile Hotel Wakayama is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Wakayama. Experience an urban escape in Wakayama with a stay at Smile Hotel Wakayama, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Sampling the authentic culture of Wakayama is easy with a stay at Smile Hotel Wakayama, just 320 m from Wakayama Castle.
Smile Hotel Wakayama provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
The hotel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator in some rooms.
Smile Hotel Wakayama also provides a hair dryer and bathrobes in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Smile Hotel Wakayama has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.
Smile Hotel Wakayama offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Smile Hotel Wakayama. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Wakayama, chances are you'll find it at Kuroshio Market located 8.3 km away. Pose in front of Porto Europe located 8.3 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Wakayama.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 87% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

6 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

View

3 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
Location
18 Minamimigiwa-cho, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan, 640-8232
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports

  • Kansai International Airport (KIX)
    23.3 km 43 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    45.7 km

Public transportation

  • Wakayamashi Train Station
    900 m
  • Kiwa Train Station
    1.9 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center
    980 m

Shopping

  • Kuroshio Market
    8.3 km

Convenience store

  • Circle K
    310 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    320 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Momijidani Garden
    280 m
  • Wakayama Castle
    320 m
  • Wakayama City Zoo
    490 m
  • Kishu Toshogu Shrine
    4.1 km
  • Kimiidera Temple
    5.3 km
  • Kuroshio Market
    8.3 km
  • Porto Europe
    8.4 km
  • Kinokawa Service Area Outbound
    8.9 km
  • Awashima Shrine
    10.6 km
  • Tomogashima Island
    15.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Wakayama City Tourist Souvenir Center
    180 m
  • Momijidani Garden
    280 m
  • Ohashi Roka Bridge
    300 m
  • Wakayama History Museum
    310 m
  • Wakayama Castle
    320 m
  • Anyo-ji Temple
    330 m
  • Suijo-ji Temple
    430 m
  • Hamaguchi Goryo Statue
    430 m
  • Kaizen-ji Temple
    450 m
  • Wakayama Prefectural Museum
    490 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until05:30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)900 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of rooms 165
  • Year property opened1977

Parking

  • Daily parking fee1000 JPY

Reviews of Smile Hotel Wakayama from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.2
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service7.9
Value for money8.0
High score for Wakayama
Rating
9+ Exceptional (56)
8-9 Excellent (44)
7-8 Very Good (61)
6-7 Good (41)
<6 Below Expectation (48)
Time of the year
Mar - May (52)
Jun - Aug (57)
Sep - Nov (75)
Dec - Feb (66)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jake from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Smile Hotel is my favorite”

the logo and font is bad, its cheap looking, but those savings are pushed on to you! The facilities are clean and the location is wonderful

Reviewed May 06, 2022

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この度は、弊ホテルにご宿泊頂きまして、誠にありがとうございます。 当館は和歌山城目の前に立地し多くのお客様よりご好評を頂いております。 施設につきまして、築40年以上ではありますが、2016年に改装させて頂いております。 今後も、お客様にご満足頂けるよう施設維持及びお客様サービスの向上に努めて参る所存でございます。 ご投稿ありがとうございました。

Responded May 16, 2022
Smile Hotel Wakayama
10.0
Exceptional
Meryem from Japan
Group
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Nice convenient hotel”

Great view if you face the Wakayama castle, room is clean, staff friendly! I'd definitely book it again.

Reviewed March 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yuen from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Semi Double Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Room with beautiful castle view”

The hotel is within walking distance to the Wakayama Shi Station and on the main road with buses to Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple and Kuroshio Market etc.

Reviewed December 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yukihiro from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good location and good view ”

View from the room was beautiful and room was very spacious. Breakfast was good too.

Reviewed July 22, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Monina from Philippines
Business traveler
Standard Semi Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 6 nights in February 2020

The view of the castle was superb. Can’t beat that. ”

No wifi on lobby. I need it as I am waiting for a friend. I don’t have roaming service.

Reviewed February 28, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Hatanaka from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Smile hotel is the best choice ”

Affordable , clean and over looking to wakayama castle and near of site seeing

Reviewed June 06, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Shih from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Standard Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent experience”

Staff always keep a warm and friendly smile. When I said I need a band-aid that also provide me the antiseptic solution. I had a good experience in Wakayama.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Michael from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Single Standard Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

good value for money”

Good value for money in Wakayama. Great location across from Castle park, and a 10-15 minute walk from Wakayamashi train terminal. The one negative issue with location is that there are no eating options nearby, aside from a couple of kombini. The area around the JR station' about 2 km away is more of a 'center'. A JR shuttle connects the two stations for 190 yen, which is one way to take advantage of the Smile Hotel.

Reviewed November 08, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Standard Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Near Wakayama castle”

The hotel is near Wakayama castle around 3-5 min walk although almost 2 kms away from Wakayama station. From Wakayama station, just cross and walk straight. It is around 20-30 min walk but you can easily find it in Google map. You have to walk past the castle cross the street then walk to the left. Room is not that big but has enough space. Ensuite toilet was a bit smelly but worked okay, no major issues. There are no convenience stores nearby but there are several vending machines where I was able to buy cup noodles, melon bread, water, coffee, and soda. There are also nice table and seats near the vending machine - stayed here for a bit after checkout since I had to wait for the rain to stop before heading out.

Reviewed June 07, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
naoto from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Room - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

good and clean”

polite and helpful stuff.

Reviewed August 15, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Mortimer from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Standard Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Nice for a night”

Great location just opposite the castle, but clean those windows please and while your at it the bathroom too. The staff was so caring and amazing how they took care of my bicycle, which is important for bike travelers, bike was safe and in a dry spot. The hotel probably used to be quiet fancy, back in 1987, other than that I would definitely book again

Reviewed November 09, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Chang from South Korea
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Exceptional”

a resonable price. good location.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Mikiya from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Standard Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

M.H., Japanese”

I used this hotel to attend the ceremony held in Cultural Center nearby. I had not expected much because the price was very reasonable, but the view of the castle from the restaurant was splendid, and the breakfast buffet, including chagayu, tea rice porridge and umeboshi, pickled plum, Wakayama's tastes, was very good. Access to JR Wakayama station is also good: frequent bus service from the nearby bus stop in front of the City Hall is available.

Reviewed October 17, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Fred from United States
Couple
Standard Semi Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Ramen Closeby”

A short walk to at least 2 excellent ramen shops. Ide Shoten is a must visit place for ramen lovers!

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Alvin from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Semi Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Value for money but can be better”

The room is strategically close to Wakayama Castle, however, though I understand it's autumn, thus, the centralized air-conditioning is warm. However, since the ventilation is lil' bad, the room ended up being stuffy, and the window is sealed shut. Would suggest giving customer the option to open the window.

Reviewed November 29, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
PENG from Singapore
Couple
Standard Semi Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Very good”

The hotel is comfortable. The hotel staff very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Robert from Japan
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2021

good cost/performance”

fast wifi, plenty of cheap coin parking nearby, overall a good budget, no frill basic hotel for the area

Reviewed August 24, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Sik from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Semi Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Pretty good hotel. Good location.”

Recommend for those who wish to visit Wakayama castle, since it is very close to there.

Reviewed March 01, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Tetsuya from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Standard Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

cheap but...”

It was cheap and the location was excellent, but smelled of sewage in the bath.

Reviewed October 25, 2019

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4.8
Pauline from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Semi Double Smoking
Stayed 8 nights in February 2019

Expensive room with poor facilities”

The room has a good view of the Wakayama castle. Other than that, everything goes south. The window is sealed, so the room is stuffy. The problem is profound as the air-conditioner cannot be adjusted to compensate the stuffiness. The control is in Japanese. Ventilator in the bathroom is not working, I literally have to get out to the escape stairway to cool down after every shower. Not to mention the lingering smell after every big business done. Staff could not speak a word of English to help. I understand that I pay for what I get. But at this price, it looks like a rip-off.

Reviewed February 20, 2019

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