Known as a popular sightseeing area in Japan, Okayama can be easily reached if you are staying in Osaka or other neighboring cities. It is home to a lot of attractions and delicious gourmet dishes. If you are planning to take a trip over to Okayama, you may want to stay for a night or two. To help you decide where to stay, here are five hotels in Okayama with fantastic guest reviews.
1. Okayama Koraku Hotel
Located across from Nishikawa Ryokudo Park, Okayama Koraku Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Okayama Station and is surrounded by quiet and lushly green environment. Guest rooms are designed with calm colors and with an interior that retains the original, grainy texture of wood. The hotel has a wide variety of options when it comes to rooms - they have the compact single and twin rooms, as well as family rooms and premium rooms that offer a very wide space where you can sit back and relax. There is a Japanese restaurant within the hotel that offers dishes made using ingredients produced in Okayama. Additionally, there is a pharmacy and a convenience store on the 1st floor. Guests can connect to free Wi-Fi in their rooms. There are staff that can speak English, Spanish, French, and Russian.
2. ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama
ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama is directly connected to JR Okayama Station. All rooms come with large windows with overlooking views of the city. The hotel's floors are divided into two categories - one is the "standard floor" that houses rooms with simple yet modern design, and "premium floors" on the top floors of the hotel, on levels 17 and 18. There is a bar and lounge on the "premium floor", where guests can enjoy teas and cocktails for free. Their restaurant, which offers a buffet breakfast service featuring dishes made with local ingredients, is located on the uppermost floor of the building. Guests can connect to free Wi-Fi from their rooms and in the common areas of the hotel. There are staff that can speak English and Chinese.
3. Hotel Limani
Hotel Limani faces the Seto Inland Sea, so guests can enjoy the beautiful view of the sea. It is close to Ushimado area, a resort town in Okayama known as "Japan's Aegean Sea". All rooms come with a terrace where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean scenery. They also have a restaurant that offers dishes made with plenty of local ingredients including fresh seafood that the chefs themselves pick out at the nearby fishing port every morning. Additionally, the hotel has a spa where you can have a pampering session while enjoying the ocean view. Guests can access free Wi-Fi in their rooms. The hotel has English, Chinese, Italian, and French-speaking staff.
4. Hotel Granvia Okayama
Directly connected to Okayama Station, this hotel allows convenient check-in even on a rainy day. They offer a wide variety of room types, including a family room that can accommodate 3-4 guests. This particular room has gained popularity among guests, especially with those traveling as a family or as a group. Aside from the rooms, the hotel provides plenty of facilities for their guests, including eight restaurants, a swimming pool, an accessory shop, a convenience store and more. The hotel also has free Wi-Fi and English-speaking staff.
5. Kurashiki Royal Art Hotel
Kurashiki Royal Art Hotel is just a short walk from Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, one of Okayama's iconic tourist spots. Aside from twin, double and triple rooms, the hotel also offers Japanese-style rooms with tatami flooring. There is an excellent selection of eateries within the hotel, including a French restaurant housed in an approximately 220-year-old, refurbished warehouse, a Japanese restaurant offering dishes made using seasonal ingredients, a laid-back bar and a casual cafe. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Okayama is blessed with landscapes of the calm Seto Inland Sea, rich nature, national treasures and cultural properties. If you are visiting Kansai, why not take your trip to the next level and spend a few days in Okayama?
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