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Reviewed April 5, 2017

This must be the best kept secret hotel in Hikone as it is misspelled on Trip Advisor. The correct name is GRAND DUKE HOTEL and it is very very good. You can't miss it, just a couple of blocks from the Hikone station, it is a distinctive red-coloured brick building with its name in big white japanese characters on one side and english on the other. It is so close to everything: just a couple of blocks down from the main street where all the restaurants are and about 10 minute walk to the base of Hikone Castle (note that the castle is actually on top of a hill). Friendly staff at reception, basic English but top marks for trying! We booked a twin room and it was quite spacious (we were pleasantly surprised by the space as we have stayed in other japanese hotels half the size of our room here). Ours was a corner room on the 3rd floor facing the road so we had windows on 2 sides. The beds were big and comfortable and best of all, there's a choice of pillows on a shelf in the hall of each floor in case you weren't happy with the japanese straw-filled ones. What luxury! I had a bamboo and charcoal filled pillow one night (oh so comfy!) and a memory foam one the next (heaven!). My husband loved his bamboo/charcoal pillows so much he wants us to get some for our bedroom at home. We had japanese style breakfast each morning with smoked fish, pickles, tofu, boiled vegies (there's a small boiling pan right on your table), miso soup and tea or coffee - just perfect! We really liked this hotel and will stay here again if we are in the area. For us, it is a refreshing change from big city hotels and a lovely example of Japanese hospitality in a regional context.

Room tip: As in all japanese hotels, the twin rooms are a bit more spacious than doubles
Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank geckopoo
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

Typical business hotel. Convenient location in walking distance to Hikone Castle. Dinner and breakfast were delicious although I'd prefer a buffet style breakfast.

A convenience store is just across the street. A super market only 150m away.

Cleanliness is satisfying. Friendly staff.

Date of stay: July 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Michel_1982
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

October 7, 2012 stay.
Service is good although a building is old.
The contents of equipment.
A toothbrush, a comb, a razor, a cotton, a swab, rubber.
There are a pot and tea.
There are a shampoo, rinse, and body soap in a shower with a bathtub.
Towels are two size and yukatas.
The room is not automatically locking.
Cautions are required.
Since there is a washing machine, it can wash.
It is on foot 10 minutes to Hikone Castle.
A convenience store is in front of a hotel.
The staff is kind.
At the restaurant in a hotel, he can eat the Omi cow.
2000 yen is cheap through a course (a salad, soup, the main, a dessert, coffee).
I recommend this.

Date of stay: October 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank shinobu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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