Community and Spa Naha Central Hotel
- Room Type : East Tower Standard Twin
- Stay Nights : 1 night
- Stay Num : 3 people
I chose "Community and Spa Naha Central Hotel" because I was supposed to take a flight from Naha Airport around noon on the day of checkout, so I was looking for a hotel near the airport. Because I wanted to go to Naha Airport without stopping by anywhere on the day of checkout, I was looking for a hotel close to Kokusai Street so I can buy souvenirs there. This hotel was located just behind Kokusai Street and there was a parking lot as well. It was good that breakfast buffet was also included in the plan. The accommodation cost was not so high, and it was easy to make a reservation for a business hotel.
What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
The exterior was a business hotel that looked a little old. The hotel's logo is on the wall, so I could see the location of the hotel from a distance.
There was a doorman at the entrance. The response itself was good, but I felt that the way he talked was a little strong.
The lobby was not very large.
There were two seats in front of the front desk.
The front desk was small just like other business hotels. When we checked in, it was not busy so they responded smoothly.
The front desk was in the main tower, but our rooms was in the east tower.
East Tower entrance
1st floor elevator
Inside of the elevator
Room floor elevator
Guest room floor corridor
What is the East Tower Standard Twin Room like?
Guest room entrance door
There was a mirror and a bathroom on the right side of the room.
As I entered the room and walked 3 to 4 steps I reached the bed, so I felt that the room was small. It was accommodation with 3 people, but there was only space on the bed to open a suitcase. Also, with one more bed forced into the twin room, the gap between the beds was very narrow of only about a several millimeters.
The bed was comfortable to sleep in. Both mats and pillows were just the right softness. It may have been because I was tired, but I was able to sleep deeply. Only in the middle bed there was an outlet on the wall of the bedside, and I was able to lie down while charging my cell phone.
There was a TV and a refrigerator by the window. However, when I saw the TV stand, I could easily tell that it was dusty.
There was a window in the room, there were only pipes and boilers out side of the window and the sun did not shine through it at all.
The bathroom was on the right side of the room.
The unit bath was not very wide. There were no handrails, so I slipped a little when I got out of the bathtub and it gave me the chills.
The water pressure in the shower was normal and there was no particular problem. However, if all three of us took a shower, the bathroom became very foggy. I kept the ventilation fan on for 24 hours, but I don't think it was strong enough.
Shampoos, conditioners, and body soaps were prepared next to the bathtub, but after using the shampoos and conditioners, my head felt itchy.
Face and hand soap was prepared on the sink.
The toilet was a Washlet function toilet. There were also amenities on the toilet tank. There were toothbrushes, hair brushes and razors for the number of people staying. The toothbrush was good with a soft brush. The handle was a little thin, and it was a toothbrush shaped to fit the curve of your hands. The hairbrush was a large brush with a rough gap that is common in business hotels. While there are not many hotels with hairbrushes, this hotel prepared some for the number of people staying which was nice.
The hair dryer was under the TV stand, but it was inconvenient because the outlet for the hair dryer was only in the middle of the bedside wall or next to the TV.
Closet and safe
There was no closet and there were 6 hooks and hangers on the wall in front of the bathroom. I hung some of my clothes, but not able to hang many. Some of the clothes that I hung fell on the floor in the middle of the night. Also, there were slippers for the number of people staying.
The safe was under the TV stand. It was a common type which you set a PIN number.
Mini bar and cafe
Cups and tea bags (sencha) were prepared under the bed for the number of people staying.
There was also an electric kettle.
Nothing was in the refrigerator.
Restaurant and shop in the hotel
There were a total of 3 restaurants and a lounge in the hotel.
We had breakfast at "nine years mother-in-law" on the first floor at the East Tower.
Breakfast was a buffet style.
The food Okinawa style food was pineapple and other fruits and the others were normal Japanese and Western foods.
The drink bar had a soft drink server, a coffee machine next to it and a pitcher with milk and ice coffee.
There was also a cafe called "K-Nu-shi-cha" on the first floor at the main tower. There was also a café lounge called "Gran Bleu" on the first floor at the East Tower.
There was a souvenir corner next to the front desk, there were only 7 to 8 kinds of things left on the shelf when I went there. Besides the souvenirs, shampoos were also sold there. There were no guests shopping there at the time.
Facilities in the hotel
There was also a public bath called Rikka Rikka, but the regular plan does not have an admission ticket, so additional purchases was required.
It seems that you can enjoy two different baths with different concepts in "Richikrika Hot Spring" on a daily basis.
There was also a coin laundry on the first floor of the main tower.
Environment around the hotel
As Kokusai Street was near the hotel, I was not troubled with eating, drinking and buying souvenirs. You need to be careful because the road in front of the hotel is narrow but there is a lot of traffic. I went to the hotel with a rental car, but the surrounding area was narrow, and I had to drive around a couple of times from being lost. There were a convenience stores and Don Quijote on Kokusai Street, so I thought it would be convenient if I forgot something. It was 1,500 yen per night to stop the car rental in the hotel parking lot, but there was a lot of time parking around the hotel, and 20:00 to 8:00 up to 500 yen, so I thought that it was good even for time parking.
International Street entrance
Staff & customer base
It seemed as if the staffs were just following the manual and was not very attentive. The doorman was nice and gave us a smile while guiding us from the entrance to the front desk. The front staff didn’t smile very much and only guided according to the manual.
I think there were more guests from East Asian countries such as Korea. Of course there were Japanese people, but I think that there were relatively more people in the group and more older people. The main tower's guests may have be different because I stayed at the East Tower.
As this hotel is located just behind Kokusai Street, you can buy food and drinks as well as souvenirs and it is within walking distance. This time I had a rental car, but it seems that the monorail is also close and there is a transfer from the hotel. It takes about 15 minutes by car to reach Naha Airport.
I honestly did not have a good impression of this hotel. I think that this is enough for staying for business, but I think it would have been better if you could rank up a little more when traveling. The room was smaller than I thought, and there were windows, but when I opened the curtains, I could only see only the tubes of the boiler. Sun did not shine through and it felt damp. In addition, the TV stand of the room was not cleaned enough and it was dusty. I felt that they do not clean well and only switch out the bed sheets and the amenities. Furthermore, the staffs did not explain about the public bath, and I found out that I needed to buy tickets at the front dest afterwards. Because the cost was 1000 yen, I did not go in this time. I wished that they would have explained about the public bath beforehand.