"Comfortable accommodations in Chatan, Okinawa"
The hotel is in an excellent location about half a block back from the Sunabe Seawall and within walking distance of many good restaurants and scuba diving shops. The hotel restaurant, the Hakulea, was very good with ocean views and sunsets that match the hotels brochure. The portions were designed for the Japanese appetite, not an American one, so they were a bit on the small side, which I found at most of the restaurants. The included breakfast was Japanese style with things like miso soup, fish, various vegetables, eggs, spam. There was also toast and fruit salad. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, although a few of them did not speak much English. The room was reasonably nice with a tiled rather than carpeted floor, large beds with very soft mattresses, large soft pillows, desk, sitting area, large closet, safe, and kitchenette. I felt the LAN internet connection was kind of slow, but at least was included in the price. The TV was small, about 22”, and only got about 5 Japanese stations. It would have been nice for a hotel at that price in a resort area to have satellite TV that got stations like CNN international. As is the Japanese custom, when you enter the room, you are expected to take your shoes off and wear the provided slippers. The AC controls were somewhat difficult to figure out as the translated instructions with pictures did not match the controller in my room. The hotel also has a scuba diving shop, although none of the staff speak much English.
Paul from Seoul, South Korea