I stayed here for 1 because all the other hotels in town seemed to be fully booked.
I had booked this hotel on Internet. On arrival, it was immediately obvious this was not a normal hotel, but a love hotel, meaning a motel where guys take prostitutes or mistresses to stay for 1 or more hours, and rooms are rented at this aim.
The service the "lobby" was extremely bad.
I checked out of my room at 12:45. This seemed to create a problem. They wanted to charge me a 1 hour room charge. Having paid the room at top level price, I explained that I didn't agree to paying extra for 45 minutes, and that in normal hotels rooms are not rented by hour but by day... Not able to solve the problem, the manager was called. He showed up with an angry looking face few minutes later.
Without trying to resolve the situation, he started shouting, and even threw over tables and chairs in the lobby. At that point, I escaped from the place as fast as I could and grabbed a taxi in the neighboring street. In all my travels worldwide, never have I seen such a thing.
Talking about this to some of my Japanese friends in town, it turns out that this place is run by local maffia who also run the red light district just next to it.
I still cannot understand how this hotel can be listed in bookin engines as a "normal" hotel. I booked it on hotelclub.com, and intend to inform them of this.
One advice to all: stay away from this place!
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