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Reviewed 1 June 2015

This Hotel is definitely for short stay business or short trip. If you must to stay longer period of time, week or longer, I would recommend to choose “Superior Twin-Bed Room”, even if you are alone. Because room and bathroom are spacious and roomier, compare to other types of rooms in Rafre Hotel.

I was alone, but I stayed at “Business Twin-Bed Room”. It had a specious size bathroom. But there was not enough space to put larger size suitcase in my room. I used 2nd bed as a table. But room was very nice and clean.

If you take a look at Rafre Hotel Website, there are 5 different style and size of rooms to choose from. “Single-bed Room” is the smallest one. (But it is not Closet size room that some Japanese business hotels offer.). “Superior Single Room” was slightly bigger. Both rooms had a compact size bathroom. “Business Twin Bed Room” was as same room dimension as “Superior Single Room”, except for larger size bathroom. “Standard Twin Room” was roomier than 3...

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

I booked a night here so I could conveniently visit the nearby railway museum the next day. My first impression was great: Despite the low price (just over 7200 yen), the room was fairly large for a single and had an amazing view of the city. It's not brand new, but the hotel is clean and modern. The walk from Saitama-Shintoshi station took maybe ten minutes, all on an elevated, well-traveled pedestrian pathway.

One of the big reasons I picked this place was that their listing on Rakuten Travel claimed they had a Japanese bath. In fact, they also have a swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, and a gym as well, which all sounds great until you discover that you have to pay to get in and they don't provide a yukata, extra towels, or swimsuits (for the pool). If you're going to make me pay for the basic privilege of using an ofuro in Japan, it had better be a really nice bath, but it isn't: It's small and shows signs of age and neglect, and the water is nothing to write home about: no...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Rafre Saitama

Address: 3-2 Shintoshin Chuo-ku, Saitama 330-0081, Saitama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Saitama Prefecture > Saitama
Price Range: £54 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rafre Saitama 3*
Number of rooms: 187
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