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“Brand-new & modern, excellent location, small rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meitestu Inn Kariya

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Meitestu Inn Kariya
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels / Ryokan in Kariya
Zurich, Switzerland
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99 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Brand-new & modern, excellent location, small rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2010

For my business trip, I used this hotel for 2 nights and I actually enjoyed the modern, well organized, space-optimized style. The interior is still brand new and well designed and I had a quality sleep. The location was perfect, just next to the train station and in walking distance of several shops and restaurants.

Bath rooms are very small and functional - but essentially all you need, very clean and quite a fun experience for the not-so-experienced Japan-traveller. Breakfast is rather basic, but still fine.

Overall, excellent value if you look for a short stay in this location!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mark39
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2008

I recently spent 11 days at the Meitetsu Inn Kariya while on a business trip, and found the hotel to be clean and modern, the staff to be friendly and helpful, but the rooms to be quite small, even by Japanese standards. The following are points that I noted during my stay:

Positives:
• Very reasonable rates – JPY 56000 for 10 nights for the Standard Single room.
• Very clean and modern rooms and building.
• Convenient location. Connected to Kariya Train Station. Number of stores and restaurants within walking distance. Two restaurants and a coffee shop located in the building, and a 24 hour Family Mart next door.
• Breakfast provided each morning from 6:30 – 9:30 (including weekends). Food selection does not vary: various rolls (fresh daily), jams, good choice of coffees, 3 types of yogurt, potato salad, hot dogs, and minestrone, onion and cream of corn soup. You can have breakfast and then lunch! Only water to drink. No juice or milk (both available in a vending machine, however).
• Wired internet connection in each room, and two internet stations available 24/7 in the lobby.
• The front desk people all seem to understand at least a little bit of English. I was able to get by with my 10 phrases of Japanese and my Japanese Phrase Book.

Negatives:
• SMALL rooms, yes, even by Japanese standards. I had the smallest of the 4 types of rooms (Standard Single), and the only space I had to lay my suitcase flat was in the corridor between the room door, bathroom door, desk, and “closet”. If I left the suitcase open, I could not open either door. In the room itself, there was 1 ½ foot of space between the bed and desk (no space for a chair) and 10 inches between the bed and the window. I felt very confined each evening. By the end of my 10 night stay, I had no more room for my clothes, except to start stuffing my suitcase with dirty clothes again, as the closet can only hold 4 hangers, and there is precious little space besides.
• Can hear trains go by at night. May be a problem for light sleepers, but with my room being on the 10th floor, it was not an issue for me.
• Cannot make toll-free call from hotel phone, so I could not use my international phone card from my room. I had to get dressed, and walk outside to use it from the phone booth – which also cost a rate 4 times higher than when using a land line. The hotel has a prepaid calling card system, but the rates are quite high (about 45 JPY per minute to the US if calling after 11pm).

  • Liked — Breakfast served each morning (Weekends included)
  • Disliked — Very small room
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Meitestu Inn Kariya

Property: Meitestu Inn Kariya
Address: 1-72 Wakamatsucho, Kariya 448-0858, Aichi Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Aichi Prefecture > Kariya
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels / Ryokan in Kariya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Meitestu Inn Kariya 3*
Number of rooms: 206
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