Very Good10 Reviews
1.24km from Okonomiyaki CocoroYes the decor is dated, yes it does look a bit like it used to be grander and has fallen into genteel disuse, but everything works and boy do they try to make you feel welcome. And the food in the evening is superb. I spent two nights there, stuck in my room with a great view onto the river whilst the typhoon hit Kochi, so had lunch there too. I was lucky as my room had such a view, not all of them do and it was quiet, large, with one of those bathroom in a box you get in some hotel. There is a small 7 eleven next door and they have a gift shop and ice cream parlour in the hotel, as well as some conference room and karaoke lounge. Lunch and breakfast are buffet style, so you are bound to find something to make you happy even if the setting for lunch and breakfast is a bit school hall like. For each evening meal In the restaurant upstairs, I was given an English version of the menu (how they did it, not sure, google translate?) printed nicely and prettily just for me. The seared bonito (a Kōchi speciality) is to die for, they even put up a demonstration for the kids they took me along to of how the chef prepares it. Not sure if they do that all the time or if that was just to entertain the guest stranded by the typhoon. But even without any other common language than google translate and one lovely young girl who spoke some English and was roped in to serve me the first day, they were all delightful and trying very very hard to give the best service possible in trying circumstances which as far as I am concerned is far more important and telling than faded wall paper (which in this warm and humid weather probably fades within a couple of months). And then the manager even drove me to the train station. As it turns out the location is also very convenient if there is no typhoon.