I had not planned to spend this night in Nagasaki, and this hotel was above my usual price range. However, the dramatic appearance of a large sinkhole outside Hakata station meant that my intended hot... more
I had not planned to spend this night in Nagasaki, and this hotel was above my usual price range. However, the dramatic appearance of a large sinkhole outside Hakata station meant that my intended hotel in Fukuoka was closed, and the alternatives were all full, so I headed to Nagasaki a day early. This hotel was a very welcome refuge at the end of a long travel day.
My room was large, especially by Japanese standards, and had a very good view of northern Nagasaki (it was on the 14th floor). Perhaps it was showing some age, but nothing to worry about, and it was clean, well equipped, and comfortable.
I had a very good dinner in the Japanese restaurant on the 5th floor (I was too tired to go out), and breakfast included omelets cooked to order and plenty of choices.
People arriving by public transport should consider taking a taxi or bus to the hotel as taking the tram requires hauling your luggage up and down a lot of very steep steps. Otherwise, the location is convenient for northern Nagasaki, and the tram stop is right outside.
The front desk staff spoke English. All the staff members I encountered were excellent. I usually prefer to use local hotels or hotel chains, but this is the second time a Best Western has come to my rescue, so I will consider staying at one again (and since it is a franchise operation the hotel may in fact be locally owned). less