Very Good11 Reviews
10.13km from Forest Fukui Golf ClubWe really wanted to like this hotel, but regrettably, almost every element ended up disappointing us, to the point where we were left wondering how we could have misled ourselves to stay here. The room (and we had one of the larger upgraded ones) felt like an old converted apartment. Nowhere is this more evident than in the bathroom – beige plastic finish, old, faded, worn, with a very low ceiling and a little dirty all around. In fact, our entire room had dust throughout, especially in the harder to reach corners and areas near the ceiling. Some of this can be forgiven, but an older décor combined with a worn look and poor cleanliness does not leave a good impression. Additionally, the Wi-Fi signal strength was very poor, and in our room, virtually unusable (jumping between 0-1 bars). The hotel does offer a free smart phone for guest use during your stay, but we couldn’t make any use of it owing to the Wi-Fi problems. Eventually we had to go to the hallway or lobby with our phones just to get access for urgent matters. The much advertised breakfast was “ok”, but certainly nothing special, and definitely not the same quality and presentation as in the website photos. In truth, the entire dining experience had a very clear “cafeteria” vibe to it; tables arranged in rows, handwritten signs, with staff serving rice and miso soup from behind the counter. Again, nothing really “wrong” here, but the atmosphere made you feel like you are there just to “eat and go”, rather than enjoy a local dining experience. About the only redeeming features of the hotel are the location (nice view of the Asuwa river if your room faces the south; short pleasant 15 minute walk to the JR Station), and the typically polite and helpful front desk staff. Overall, the experience left us very little to be happy about, especially considering the relatively high room rates we were charged. There may not be many options for upper-mid tier accommodation in Fukui, but we would definitely look for an alternative if we were to visit the area again.