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Vessel Hotel Ishigaki Island
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels / Ryokan in Ishigaki
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
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182 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Nice hotel but a bit pricey”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The hotel is clean three star no frills hotel with central location. At JPY 7,140 per person p.n. (inc breakfast), I would consider it a bit pricey for the no frills hotel rooms.

Postives:
- Good location, only 7 min walk to Ishigaki-jima Ritto Ferry Terminal and 15 min walk to center of town for shopping/restaurants. Hotel is next to a car rental agency but you should book well in advance as they have limited cars.

- Friendly staff who spoke some English.

- Breakfast was included which was simple buffet but pretty good.

- Hotel had coin operated laundry room

I would consider to stay here again if the price was cheaper i.e. less then JPY 10,000 p.n. (2 persons).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2007

This is a business hotel with several everyday Japanese couples and families. Not for romantics. Very clean and practical. Every other floor is a non-smoking floor. They set out an entire breakfast every morning, includes a hot dish. In the lobby they have an entire computer set-up with printer and fax. Having brought my own computer, I stayed in touch with my son everyday and was able to call home (Skype) on Christmas day.

Unfortunately, we did not request a room with an ocean view. But this was, yet, a convenient location. Noodle shops in walking distance.

A rental car is necessary. Be sure to visit all the observation points, including Banna Park (be prepared to spend some time getting there and give yourself time to appreciate the solitude). You can pass on both caves. Only if you are a real adventurer, the cave at Ibaruma does open to a little volcanic spot on the bay. With the flash on your camera you can capture some interesting artifacts inside that smelly dirty cave. Both Kabira Bay and Yaeyama Cultural Garden are tourist traps but you can still find much to explore and appreciate, particularly the views.

  • Liked — The breakfasts were a pleasant beginning to everyday.
  • Disliked — Not an ocean front hotel.
  • Tips/Secrets — They provide the ethernet cable. One less thing to pack. Get Skype.
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vessel Hotel Ishigaki Island
Address: 1-2-7 Hamasakicho, Ishigaki 907-0013, Okinawa Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Ishigaki
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ishigaki
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ishigaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vessel Hotel Ishigaki Island 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
Sleep Inn Ishigaki
Ishigaki Sleep Inn
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