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Hi hi!!  It’s ○子!

We picked 207!

We picked 207!

Today I want to talk about Hotel Sanyo in Mihara!  This is a pretty swanky hotel, in my opinion.  Even though the building appears to be a little old, it’s well-kept and full of fun!  First of all, you get to choose what room you want from the board.  Some rooms appear to have a little extra cost for different things, but mostly they seem to be all the same price.  There’s rooms with their own saunas and there’s a couple that have this, erm, interesting looking two-person chair in it.  Like a see-saw on crack or something.  My innocent eyes couldn’t comprehend it.  Anyway, you choose the room you want, take the key card, and follow the lights to your room.  Use the key card in the room to activate the electricity.

chillaxing

chillaxing

It even has a water cooler!!

A water cooler!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, one of the things that was a little annoying about other places was that the only fridge they had was for the hotel goods only.  If you had your own stuff that you bought, then you had no way to keep it cool.  That really sucked.  But the Hotel Sanyo had not only their vending fridge, but also a completely empty fridge for us to use!  It had a fridge part and a small freezer part.  Very convenient!  And, in addition, it had it’s own hot and cold water cooler!  SWEET!!!

 

And a slot machine!

And a slot machine!

In the Sanyo fridge~

In the Sanyo fridge~

lotions and toys and stuff :O

lotions and toys and stuff :O

 

They had a vending machine by the bed with toys and lotion and boxes with girls in skimpy outfits.  They were all pretty expensive for a vending machine!  Mama said I shouldn’t play with it.  And also in the room was a slot machine!  Papa loves to play them and he got enough coins to get a prize (of two towels).  Combined with the TV, this room had a lot going on for people who wanted to stay!

 

Sweeeeets!

Sweeeeets!

For food, the Sanyo had many things to choose from.  If you’re a member of their visitor club, you can get some free stuff as well!  The sweets really caught my eye.  They had ice pops and cakes that you could buy.  They were good, but not as sweet as I had hoped.  If you’re a member of the hotel, then you can get breakfast for free.  The breakfast is simple, however, so I don’t know how filling it would be for most people.  It’s a couple pieces of toast, a boiled egg, and a drink.  Mama wasn’t too interested in it, but Papa wanted to try.  Unfortunately, by the time he decided, breakfast service time was already over.  Maybe next time, Papa!!  They had all sorts of food choices with decent prices, so I’m pretty sure that we’ll have a better review of food should we come back again (which I’m quite sure we will!)

 

I can draw!!!

I can draw!!!

The color is funky, but it's a good size!!

The color is funky, but it's a good size!!

Well maintained!

Well maintained!

 

The hotel also had a guestbook in the room where you could write in your impressions and messages to the staff.  I forgot to write my message!!!!  I want to come back just so I can write my message haha.  The bathroom was nice as well.  The sink was completely functional and there was a nice bubbling bath in the bathroom.  But, watch out!  The window is visible from the sea, so unless you wanna give the sailors something to look at, I would say you should close the window if you’re gonna use it in the daytime!!

 

So close!!!

So close!!!

The coolest thing about the hotel?  The view.  Look at it!  You can see the Seto Inland Sea very well because, well, it’s so close that if you REALLY wanted to, you could probably jump in from your window.  I’m not even kidding!!  The view of the sea is wonderful!  I wouldn’t want to be here during a big storm, but on a nice day like the one we visited on, it’s great!  And, fortunately, due to the generous time allowance (see below), we  actually had time to enjoy the view rather than noticing it right before leaving or something like that.

So, time for the wrap-up!

Good  Can I say everything??  This place had it all!  A great view, good discounts, generous time allowance, working amenities (with an extra fridge), and member extras such as free food, costumes, and more.  Don’t make Hotel Sanyo your first hotel – it’ll make others pale in comparison!!

BadI guess the only thing I didn’t like was that we didn’t have an automatic check-out machine like some other places.  However, the front counter was not as creepy as the one at Rakuseki, so it’s not enough to warrant a truly bad point.

Price Sundays and weekdays are from 5PM – 3PM the next day (that’s REALLY long!!!  Like, 8-10 hours more than most places!!!) and will cost you 4,380 yen (3,980 if you are a member).   Saturdays and holidays are from 7PM – 3PM the next day and will cost you 5,480 yen (5,080 if you are a member).  Overtime is 480 yen for 30 minutes.

Location and other information
Address:広島県三原市糸崎町8-15-5 (Itozaki-cho 8-15-5, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone number: 0848-68-1011

Well, that’s all for today!  I’m sure we’ll come back to Hotel Sanyo in the future, and when we do I can review their food or something else specific about them.  Until next time, OYASUMI!!!!!

Hi hi!!  It’s ○子!

Today’s review is about a hotel in Hyogo Prefecture called New Rakuseki.  If you go to Toyooka, there are two hotels called Rakuseki and they are across the street from each other.  There is the original Rakuseki and the New Rakuseki, which we went to.

From the start, we weren’t really all that happy with New Rakuseki.  This was the first time that I’ve seen a love hotel where we didn’t just go into the room.  Papa had to go to the front desk and get a key.  The people were behind a window so that no one could see each other’s face, but I think that was more creepy than anything!

After Papa got the key, he and Mama got everything out of the car and walked in.  But once we walked out of the garage and into the hotel, it was confusing!  There were no signs telling us where to go and Papa accidently walked into the staff room!  Ooops~~~  Privacy just keeps going down and down, doesn’t it?

The lies! Our room wasn't this cool!

When we got into the room, we thought it looked rather blah.  The website shows pretty cool rooms, and so does the catalogue inside of the room, but Mama said that it was nothing more than a Motel 6 with free porn and condoms.  I’ve never been to one, but I’ll take her word for it.

While Mama and Papa were settling down, I decided to take a look around for myself.  The room had your average service of some drink, but we also had a bag of snacks.  That was nice.  The fridge had some drinks, but nothing terribly interesting and no other food.  If we wanted food, we would have to order it.  The TV had video games and karaoke, but Papa liked that they had a slot machine game as well.  There wasn’t really anything special,  but then again, it didn’t look like there was enough room for anything cool.

The bed is big, but it's the whole room!

Mama says Papa isn't allowed in Vegas without a wallet babysitter

 

those snacks look good...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meh

Not too impressed by the room, I decided to go look at what was important to me: the bathroom.  The shower was pretty big, but I heard Mama complaining later that the bath sponge they provided was way too rough for her to use.  The toilet had warmers and washers, but just your standard selection of options.  The bathtub was also an okay size, but after being at the Apollo before, I wasn’t too impressed.  It felt so normal.  But even those things wouldn’t have warranted a bad review.  Nothing special, but nothing to complain about.  That was, until Mama went to wash her face.

 

Before...

after 😦

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yup, the sink had a problem.  The faucet handle was broken.  Every time Mama or Papa used it, the handle came off!  Sheesh!  You would think they would fix at least that!  If they didn’t fix that, then I’m not too confident that they cleaned and sanitized the room properly, either 😦

Other than that, the night was uneventful and we all got some sleep.  When it was time to check out in the morning, we didn’t get to use a machine.  Papa had to go back to that strange window to pay for our stay.  I don’t think we’ll be coming back again.

So, let’s wrap this up!

Good – The snacks?  Really, nothing else really stuck out as good and definitely nothing was special.  Maybe if you REALLY like the slot games, then you would like that, but Mama said she’s been to a hotel where they have an actual slot MACHINE you can play.  That sounds a lot better.

Bad – A lot!  Not very private, no clear instructions on where the rooms are, cramped room, and a faucet that is broken.

Price – Here we go for overnight stays (second star down).  Weekdays allow you to stay from 11PM to 10AM and costs 6,000 yen.  Saturdays and special days (such as holidays or festival times) will cost you 8,000 yen.  Also, if you have more than two people in the room, each additional person will cost you 3,000 yen.  So, SHHHHH!  I wasn’t there!  If you stay later than check out, it’s 800 yen for every 30 minutes.

Location and other information –
Address:  兵庫県豊岡市下宮886 (Shimonomiya 886, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Phone number:  0796-23-0662
Website: http://www.rakuseki.com/

Well, that’s all for today’s review!  Again, if you stay here, or any other love hotel, please let me know!  I’m always looking for guest bloggers and feedback on love hotels and my reviews.

Until next time, OYASUMI!

sweeeet dreams ❤