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“Good hotel with large room” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vessel Hotel Ishigaki Island

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Vessel Hotel Ishigaki Island
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels / Ryokan in Ishigaki
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
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63 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good hotel with large room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We spendt one night at this hotel before heading out to the islands. I thought the size of the room was quite big for japanese standards and the morning breakfast was decent. The staff were friendly and helpful in advising us on evening dinners options nearby. The furniture of the room makes the hotel look older and a bit outdated. But overall, clean and nice large room for 2 adults and 1 young child.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Hong Kong
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182 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank HKFoodie
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United States
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
Vessel Hotel Ishigaki Island Japan - Okinawa Prefecture

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