The hotel is located quite some distance from the Shinkansen station in Shin-Shimonoseki, but distance to the regular JR station is not great. Access wise it is probably better to arrive by Shinkansen via Kokura station and uing the local train to Shimonoseki.
The hotels location within the city is only 5 minutes walk from the center with the nightlife.
For getting around I would recommend using a taxi as they seem to be constantly nearby and ready for customers.
The hotel appears as very welcoming when you arrive. A nice open lobby with a friendly and knowledgable staff that did their utmost to provide service. Some are struggling a little with their English, but there is always someone on duty that knows more.
Breakfast is served on the first floor, and if you don't have this included I recommend you take that offer. The selection is wide and prepared as you wait.
The hotel also offers a public bath in the top floor. They claim it is water from a natural hot spring, but I can not answer for this. Had I known earlier about this bath I would go more often.
The rooms are the standard size Japanese rooms. For a westener this might be small, but even for me as a working westener was able to find room for all my luggage.
Beds were comfortable and the standard module bathroom served its purpose well.
As standard in the Japanese hotels I have stayed there is always aircondition, but even when not using it the air feels fresh. (I have experienced hotels that seem to have no regular ventilation).
The location of this hotel and the added bath in the top floor is what made this hotel for me. I have had bad experiences with chain hotels like this before, but without a doubt this hotel changed my mind completely. I like Shimonoseki, and for the day I come back there is no doubt in what hotel I will choose.
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