Posted 31-May-2013 on Hotels
not at all what i expected! having booked a japanese style room i guessed the hotel would be traditional in exterior and internal public areas. wrong - externally it looks like any modern business hotel and the reception gave a similar impression. however my room was totally traditional with bed on the floor and traditional facilities but with flat screen tv and internet. also a.c. but this didn't work very efficiently. however the window did open. toilets on all floors (not en suite) and communal bathing facilities on the top floor which has a roof garden and easy loungers. hence the "interesting" tag. also very good value. a bit away from the centre but tram terminus of small branch line about 400 yards away. also staff very helpful and spoke reasonable english.