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5th Hotel West
Ranked #122 of 187 Hotels / Ryokan in Fukuoka
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“stay away from this place”
Reviewed 14 August 2011

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!

  • Stayed August 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2008

On our way back home from Snowboarding in Niseko, we stayed in Fukuoka at the 5th Hotel.
WE CANT RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH!
It would be as good as staying at the W Hotel in Woolloomooloo for Sydney people.
The room size was very comfortable, my wife thought the bathroom was just pure luxury with a 3 head shower (only in Japan!).
Staff were excellent, in a GREAT central location close to so many attractions. This hotel is classed as a "love hotel" (look it up if you have never heard this term) but it was disguised well in the Fifth Hotel East wing if visible at all, West wing is something else we were led to believe. DON'T let that scare u off though at all, both wings are completely seperate about 1/2 a block away from each other. The only indication that something was......special, is the elevator.....very moody lighting LOL!!!

Excellent King bed, cool bathroom/shower, excellent TV (It was an Eizo if you know your monitors!!!). Excellent vakue for money
Enjoy!!

  • Liked — Atmospher and location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: 5th Hotel West
Address: 3-14-36 Haruyoshi Chuoku, Fukuoka 810-0003, Fukuoka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Fukuoka Prefecture > Fukuoka
Amenities:
Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Fukuoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — 5th Hotel West 3*
Number of rooms: 132
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