Crowne Plaza Ana, Hiroshima
The Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima is located in downtown Hiroshima on the island of Honshu in southwestern Japan. This city center hotel is one kilometer...
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Review of "Crowne Plaza Ana, Hiroshima"
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Crowne Plaza Ana, Hiroshima7-20 Machi, Naka-, Nakamachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0037, Japan
This is the hotel we stayed in when we visited Hiroshima recently. It wasn’t our choice but that of the excellent tour company we travelled with, Riviera Travel. They chose some excellent hotels that were situated in most convenient locations for sightseeing walking around the cities. The one in Tokyo was the most out of town but it had underground links within a very easy walk and lots of places to eat.I believe the ANA in the hotel name is not its name but means it is connected with All Nippon Air in some way.
~~~~~~~~~~ GETTING THERE ~~~~~~~~~~~Well we had no problems as our coach dropped us just outside the hotel.
If you come by car there is a car park and it is self parking not valet parked and the cost is 1500 Japanese yen per day or 24 hours.
The nearest train station is JR Hiroshima Station which can be walked or take a short taxi ride.
~~~~~~~~ APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE ~~~~~~~~~~Out side this hotel is ugly. Many buildings in Japan that were functional were pretty ugly in my view. This looked like a 60s block of flats, similar to the Eastern European Soviet architecture of that time.
The buildings in Japan have to be earth quake resistant which may affect the cost and limit the creativity but apart from the traditional temples and some older places, on the whole we saw little to excite us in the way of building design.
Just outside the front of the hotel though, there was a nice little garden which we could walk through. We had a view of this from our room if we looked directly downwards. Beyond that though the view was of the street below and no great shakes as views go .
~~~~~~~~ ACCOMODATION OPTIONS AND PRICES ~~~~~~~~~~~It seems on hotel booking sites the price for a room per night here is around £200. Japan is an expensive place and this hotel is in a prime location so can charge top whack.
The beds were made up in Crowne Plaza colours with nice fresh white cotton sheets and a throw of their deep burgundy.
~~~~~~~ OUR ROOM ~~~~~~~~~
We had a double room which meant I this case we got two double beds like in the USA . In the UK that is a very rare thing to have unless you choose a family room.
Although there were two double beds it was not a huge room. There were two comfortable chairs and a small round coffee table near the window.
The flatscreen TV was on a desk near the long wall and below that was a fridge. Also on this desk was a table lamp and a mirror on the wall so it was pretty crowded but I could use the laptop on there and the wifi was free and okay here.
The bathroom was very mini. It had a bath with shower over it, a toilet – yes one of those huge Japanese things with heated seats that made piddling noises to cover your embarrassment of making your own idling noises and it would also squirt water at you should you wish to avail yourself of that rather dubious pleasure.It was small but did the job and I was happy to have a bath too. The Japanese like their baths so we had them in all hotels we stayed in.
We had no complaints with the room it was comfortable. The beds were very comfortable and the lighting was okay for reading. There was enough storage for our things to be unpacked too. It was clean and the beds freshly made for us daily.~~~~~~~~~ BREAKFAST AND MORE FOOD OPTIONS ~~~~~~~
This was included in our room rate and was provided in a dining room on the first floor above ground with windows overlooking the street below. It was fun watching all the local people scurrying along to work while we sat and ate our leisurely breakfast.The food offered was basically European here although there were some Japanese offerings. My husband always goes for all the cooked stuff and he seemed happy with the choices. I prefer fruit, muesli and cereals and I ad plenty to choose from here. There were also yogurts which I had and plenty of baked things like Danish pastries but I didn’t try those.
There was enough to keep most people happy I would say and it was well presented. The tables were perfectly laid and there were enough staff members to keep the table cleared for everyone too.WE didn’t eat at the hotel for any other meals as there were so many local eateries nearby to try.
There were however a number of restaurants in the hotel where you could eat from the café style through to the high end Japanese one, a Chinese one, a Teppanyaki one and a European one. There was also a lounge bar where we did enjoy a drink one night that was expensive compared to or prices but usual Japanese prices we found.~~~~~~~~ OTHER FACILITIES OFFERED HERE ~~~~~~
There was a fitness centre which was free to use for guests but the pool and sauna were an extra cost.A beautiful chapel Komorebi chapel on the 1st Floor which has stunning carved decorations on the curved ceiling and down the walls.
Pets are not allowed but service dogs are allowed but check first.There are babysitting services but no children activities organised. There was the usual dry cleaning and laundry services but as we didn’t use them I cannot say if they were good or not and I have no idea on the prices.
For those needing disabled facilities this hotel has special parking spaces, lifts and suitably adapted rooms but obviously you need to say when booking.~~~~~~~~~ RECOMMENDED? ~~~~~~~
Yes I would say this hotel is not only clean and comfortable but is very centrally located for the city and the main sites of Hiroshima. You can walk easily to the Peace Park and the A bomb Dome as well from the hotel an there are a number of reasonable places to eat nearby too.Thanks for reading.
2nd August 2016
Product Information : Crowne Plaza Ana, Hiroshima
Manufacturer's product descriptionThe Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima is located in downtown Hiroshima on the island of Honshu in southwestern Japan. This city center hotel is one kilometer (0.6 mile) from Peace Memorial Park and also one kilometer (0.6 mile) from Okonomi Village, a shopping center that houses 26 various eateries. The hotel is 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the Hiroshima Airport. Hotel Features. Built in 1983, the Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima stands 22 stories tall on Peace Avenue, one of Hiroshima's main streets. On the 15th floor of this high rise hotel, a beauty salon offers an array of services such as aromatherapy body massages, seaweed facials and 24 karat gold cream facials. There is also a fitness facility featuring a heated indoor pool and sauna. There are six on site restaurants that showcase French, Japanese and Chinese fare. Unkai is a traditional Japanese restaurant that offers a view of a Japanese garden as well as private rooms upon reservation. On the 22nd floor, Le Plantine offers French cuisine witha view of Hiroshima. The hotel also has 13 conference rooms varying in size and capacity. Most notable is the Castle View banquet room on the top floor that offers a bird's eye view of the surrounding cityscape. Pets are not allowed in this property. Guestrooms. Styled in earth toned décor, high ceilings and dark woods, the Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima's 409 guestrooms offer complimentary high speed Internet access, air conditioning, Japanese bean pillows, toiletries and Shogi sets (Japanese chess). Additional amenities include refrigerators, coffeemakers, minibars, desks, humidifiers and power converters. Laptop computers can be rented for in room use on a nightly basis. Yukata robes, instant cameras, shoehorns and ashtrays can be purchased for in room use as well. Expert Tip. Reservations for in room massages can be made from evening to early morning.
Long Name: Crowne Plaza Ana
Address: 7-20 Naka-Machi Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, 730-0000, Japan
Street: 7-20 Naka-Machi Naka-Ku
Post Code: 730-0000
Listed on Ciao since: 24/06/2010