Hakata Tokyu Rei Hotel, Fukuoka (博多東急REIホテル)
It is definitely a hidden gem in Fukuoka. This hotel is perfect and I was very happy with the degree of comfort of the room for the price I paid. I was staying in the hotel in May 2015 and it was almost the end of the Japanese golden week (national holiday in Japan). I would highly recommend to avoid this period as the hotel price would be a lot more expensive, most hotels would be fully booked and the attractions would be full of tourists.
Since we were very spontaneous with this trip, we only booked our ticket & hotel a week prior to arrival. I was staying there for 2 nights. My 1st night staying at Hakata Tokyu Rei Hotel falls on the last few days of the Japanese golden week and it was about US$140 per night (most hotels near Hakata was fully booked at that time) & my 2nd night was US$84 per night. It is better to avoid the Japanese national holidays or just reserve your hotel well in advance.
It is located about 5-10mins walk from the Hakata train station and JR Hakata city. There are souvenirs shops, Tokyu Hands (Japanese department store) and a bus station nearby. The location is perfect.
I was allocated to the ladie’s only floor. It is a room for single occupancy. Although the room is quite small (18 sq. meter), it is more than enough for 1 person. The room decor is quite modern and cozy.
Like most of the hotels in Japan, the bathroom comes with the Japanese toliet seat with a spray that also washes your bottom, bidet washing, seat warming, and deodorization. I dare not try pressing any of those buttons except for the flush button.
The basic amenities are provided in the hotel.
Address: 1-2-23, Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0011
Features: convenient location, free wifi, ladies only floor, complimentary coffee & tea area, modern decor room, great value for money, close to Hakata bus station & the JR Hakata station
Ranking: #12 of 180 hotels in Fukuoka from tripadvisor
I had a wonderful stay at the hotel and would highly recommend to anyone who is going to visit Hakata and needs a hotel in convenient location.
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