The hotel is great if you have business in the area but I wouldn’t recommend it for 2 females or family. During the day most businesses in the area are closed (we arrived at 9:30 am) and we couldn’t check into the room until 3 pm. I was wondering about that until I got a closer look at what the business was. We were pretty much in the red light district! These businesses were lounges and bars with pictures of girls. I don’t know how it works but I believe women can accompany men should they wish to have company?
Very uncomfortable walking back to the hotel after dinner with guys staring at you. I wondered why this hotel was discounted when I booked and now I know why.
The plus side is there’s a Family Mary right beside it and we got Japanese buffet breakfast. Staff are very polite and only the front desk can speak some English. There’s also a bicycle rental stand right by the front entrance which is convenient.
Downside is the rooms are small, had an unusual smell (they do have an air cleaner), bathroom is tiny and not much space to put your luggage out.
If I come back to Okinawa again I’m staying at the beach resorts (Naminoue beach is close by but I’m not fond of the highway overpass in my view). I thought it would be a good idea to stay in the city and walk to most places (yes it is convenient to walk around).
We were happy to get a room for 3 nights on a weekend when most rooms were booked up. The location is in a bit of a seedy area but it is near to restaurants and shops, we didn't have a problem. It was quiet at night, the staff were friendly, the room was clean and they even have free drinks from 3 to 6 pm. the only problem was the bed was really small so I would recommend a twin room not double.
I liked this hotel for the location and comfort. It is located in a street with many nightclubs but close enough to some excellent eating venues. The room had a massage chair which was great for after days out to relax in. Tea & coffee supplied but you can grab milk at the family mart next door or Lawsons 10mtres away. Shampoo/conditioner/soap and basics are supplied and their is a rail in the shower for getting in and out. You can use the bath towels for free to take to the beach. There is happy hour between 3-6pm with free limited spirits ,coffe/tea and softdrinks in the breakfast room.Laundry's are on level 3 & 5 with drink machines and ice.
Cab fare from the airport is roughly 1,200-1,500 yen (around $12-15 dollars)
It's a 15min walk to main shopping centre and Monorail which also accesses the airport.
This hotel rather chose me, as it was one of the very few suitable hotels available on a very busy Saturday night in Naha, Okinawa. It's in what appeared to be a rather sketchy area, about 10-15 minutes walk from the nearest monorail station (Kencho-mae). I base my comments on the fact that there were groups of young men standing around on street corners all night, and I was approached while walking in the area on several occasions for who-knows-what.
Otherwise, the hotel building itself was quite grand, inside the lobby and outside, and reception was quick and courteous. I had to take a smoking room, as that's all they had left. I expected that it wouldn't be too bad, but many years of smoke had apparently permeated every little thing in the room, leaving an awful smell for a non-smoker. However, it was my choice, so no complaints on that score.
The 2nd floor room itself was quiet, reasonably spacious and well-equipped, with a comfortable bed, good bathroom, flat-screen TV, electric jug and good wifi. The aircon was OK, but when trying to adjust it all I could get was cold air. I didn't get to try the extra-cost breakfast as I had to leave early to catch a flight at Naha airport.
In summary, the hotel was basically OK, but it was only fair value for money and the location was definitely not for me. I'd personally stay elsewhere, if I had a wider choice of options.
This is a fresh and well located hotel in central Naha. It is close to both restaurants and bars as well as the airport. We only spent one night but we're very satisfied with what we got in relation to what we paid. The breakfast was a little bit stressful as the breakfast room is quite small. I would stay again.