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Washington Hotel Plaza
Ranked #105 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
Brunei
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Service lacking”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Well located directly opposite the railway station. Close to a Family Mart store. Cheap enough through booking.com. Service was a bit cursory however. When we checked out there was no one on the desk and no sign of anyone there. Room was usual size for Japan maybe even a bit bigger than normal. Wifi ok, but a little slow,

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Makati City
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The hotel is just across the street from the train and bus station, but a bit far from the town's attractions. There are stores and restaurants nearby as well as an ATM center. As expected, bedroom and bathroom sizes are at par with most Japanese hotels. What's different is that you have 2 pillows, one typically contains feathers while the other contains a gritty gravel-like material. It's a basic, no-frills hotel. Wifi is free and fast, TV channels are all Japanese. Breakfast is a choice between Japanese and Western. My only complaint is the pillow case smelled of dried sweat odor indicating that it wasn't changed after the last guest(s)! I also noticed the same thing in the hotel at Miyajima, so better check this out once you first enter your room.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank bobpal
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edinburgh
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Convenient location, directly opposite train station. Clean. Good shower. Hard beds with option of western or Japanese pillow. Japanese pillow is very hard - like a lump of gravel! Small fridge. Recommend "kotara" for dinner for delicious tonkatsu.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank gtennet
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

But we did! The is a fantastic hotel. The services was wonderful. All the staff met our expectation, friendly and courteous. They always greeted us with a smile and sometimes with an umbrella. The hotel is kept immaculately and housekeeping is professional and very helpful with their guests being a priority. When in the District we will always stay at this beautiful hotel!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Dobiasrsc
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Tokyo
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Very average hotel, nothing special but not too bad if you just need a basic place to sleep.

Plus side is the location and fast internet in the room.

Be careful if you have a car. The hotel charges for parking. This is not unusual for a city hotel, though the charge of 1200 is a bit expensive. The main problem is that 1200 is what you pay if you leave the car in the lot the entire time if you use it several times during the day it could amount to much more than this. So make sure you factor that into the cost.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Haris42
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We were on our way to Tateyama and used this hotel as a stopover. Having no choice but smoking rooms only, we took a twin and were pleasantly surprised that the rooms did not smell of tobacco. They had deodorized the room before our check-in. Though a little small the room was clean and comfortable with hard mattresses. Location just across the street from JR station is excellent for people with a lot of luggage. Many eateries and convenience store are within walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Hifox123
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Paris
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We only spend one night in this hotel, because everything was booked due to the Takayama festival. It was decent and clean, it is very well located (just in front of the train station) but quite expensive for what you get. If you don't have other choice, as we did, then why not ?

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank lboutet
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Property: Washington Hotel Plaza
Address: 5-20 Hanasatomachi, Takayama 506-0026, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
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Ranked #105 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
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Hotel Class:3 star — Washington Hotel Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 175
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