I made my reservation online about an hour before I arrived at the hotel. Price was about JPY12,000 which is quite a lot, but I was happy to have found somewhere reasonably central. It turned out that I needed to stay an extra night but this only cost JPY6,000. It seems that booking over the internet with Agoda etc is a pricey way to do it, but nonetheless I was pleased with the much cheaper second night.
The staff at reception are friendly and speak a bit of English.
The room is a bit small and I am disappointed to be facing a side building, so it is very dark with no natural light. However, those are all the drawbacks - the room itself is immaculate with a lot of thoughtful touches. It has a flatscreen TV, nice sound system, fridge etc. The bathroom is again small but perfectly clean. I really like sitting in the circular bath watching the wall mounted TV. There is even a small rubber duck for the bath!
So, I recommend this place but with two caveats;
1. If you don't need to book online, it might be worth the risk and turn up. It would have saved me some money.
2. If you want some natural sunlight, you had better ask for a street facing view (it won't be noisy as the street is not busy day or night)
Hope this helps!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Rakuten, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Ebookers and HotelQuickly so you can book your Dormy Inn Express Matsue reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.