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APA Hotel Kurashiki Ekimae
Ranked #33 of 42 Hotels / Ryokan in Kurashiki
Reviewed 10 October 2012

My Wife, Daughter and I arrived in Kurashiki on 4 October 2011 and went to the local Visitor's Centre to look for accommodation. In some spare time over breakfast that morning I'd checked the 'net briefly for Kurashiki accommodation, and found the Station Hotel as a possible option.

However, the desk girl at the Visitor's Centre was having none of it! She recommended one place, 'Dormy', but they couldn't house the 3 of us. Her next try was APA Hotel right upstairs.

That seemed really convenient and, they could fit us all in. So, APA it was. APA, I found out, stands for "Always Pleasant Amenity".

The one 'rider' was that they could only get us a 'smoking' room. Well, I thought, none of us smoke, so what difference will it make ... more on that later!

After a full day of sight-seeing, it was time to head back to the hotel, so that we did. We picked up our bags from reception (very helpful people), completed check-in, and went up to our room.

A good-sized room, we were, though, soon reminded that we were in a smoking room. The bloody thing reeked of it! A supplied bottle of freshener spray was duly employed, but made very little impact.

After resting for a little while, we went out in search of dinner. Ultimately found in a basement cafe, that was another 'experience' best left to verbal description as and when requested!

Anyway, we ate, and now needed a good nights rest. So, back to the room - still reeking of cigarette smoke.

Although above the railway station, we didn't hear any trains. But, we did hear voices, snoring and TV from other rooms, station announcements, traffic noise, lots of yelling and, generally, too much noise for a room 10 floors up.

Breakfast the next morning was a buffet downstairs and, it was very, very good.

Room Tip: Probably try NOT to stay here, no matter what the Visitors Centre says. And, if you're left wit...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2017
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Room Tip: 飯店位置很好但是房間真的很小
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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アパホテル倉敷駅前, Clerk at APA Hotel Kurashiki Ekimae, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

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Reviewed 12 November 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 October 2017
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Stayed: May 2017
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Additional Information about APA Hotel Kurashiki Ekimae

Address: 1-7-2 Achi, Kurashiki 710-0055, Okayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chugoku > Okayama Prefecture > Kurashiki > Kurashiki Station
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Ranked #33 of 42 Hotels / Ryokan in Kurashiki
Price Range: £34 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — APA Hotel Kurashiki Ekimae 3*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms have - 40 inch LCD television - Soft fluffy luxury duvets - Free high-speed Internet wired LAN - Free Wi-Fi connection - VOD APA Room Theater ( unlimited viewing more than 100 titles) / 1,000 yen per nights - Washer toilet bowl with warm water flush cleaning system ... more   less 
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