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Meiningen, Germany

Great stay in a happening area

Review of Hotel Taiyo
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 Jul 2023via mobile
We enjoyed our three nights in Taiyo. You can only expect so much according to the price. For that is was perfect. Cosy little Tatami rooms with aircon, fridge and window and storage nooks. Plenty of space in the hotel, also in the common areas and kitchen. Plenty of shared toilets and even an own Onsen. Even though it's right at the street, it's quiet at night. Located in a rather rough but real and charming area of Osaka right next to a metro station. Perfectly located for southern exploration of Kansai and the airport. Many nice individual touches, lots of shopping and restaurants around in a happening area.
Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

We stayed at Hotel Taiyo, I do see a lot of people posting positive reviews for Hotel Toyo here, that is a diffrent hotel and definitely not this one.

The hotel is outdated, run down and in desperate need of renovation. The tile are old, worn and look like they have never been properly cleaned or waxed. The furniture is shabby and uncomfortable the bed springs where so prominent it left my hips and ankles aching. Our first night we went out and bought ourselves pillows as the ones here are unusable. There was also only one plug in the room so we had to spend even more for a power bar.

The whole place was filthy with dirt and dust visible in every corner. The towels were dirty, and the bathroom was again unclean and permanently smelled of piss our whole stay. The amount of dust in the vents were slightly alarming from a safety standpoint.

We also had major issues with internet 90% of the time. If you need internet for work you are SOL.

The staff was professional and friendly, and the overall customer service was the only redeeming quality

The location was great close the the main line station and the JR line.

Overall, the hotel fell way below expectations and was a terrible experience that I would not recommend to anyone

Date of stay: April 2023
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Thank Temari H
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

If you plan to stay at one place more than 5days with a low budget I suggest you stya here. You will get Japanese style room.Have a warmer and rack for your cloth. This place using a share bathroom, every floor have their bathroom but you may use any availble bathroom. But it still clean. You can cooked at the pantry near to the reception area. This hotel is center for Dobutsuen Mae Station & Shin Imamiya Station. End lot from the building you may see Family Mart. If you like to cooked, you can walk to the cheap market. It really cheap. Just ask for the Map area. I love this place. Worth my money for the backpacker.

Date of stay: February 2019
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1  Thank MsMoy
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Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

The entire hotel is worn Down. We did not feel comfortable or safe there. The non smoking room we booked smelled terrible, as if there had been smoked in there. The room was dirty and filled with dust, hair and even spider web. The japanese style bed was as expected, but the pillow was weird and filled with small plastic beads. We ended up moving to another hotel after one of the three nights we had booked and paid for. The system with leaving the Keys in the reception when going out seemed unsafe as the receptionist gave you the key to the room number you Said without even looking up. All in all I Would recommend to book one of the other budget friendly hotels in the area.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Kiratjorgensen
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you are looking for a cheap hotel to stay-in and doesn't mind the shared bathroom and shower room, I will recommend this place. This is one of the cheap hotels around Shin-Imamiya Station. It is also a minute walk to subway train - Dobutsuenmae Station and 6-mins walk to JR Station (Shin Imamiya Station). The staff are friendly and know how to speak English well. The room is big enough for 1-person. The pillow is kinda small though but the comforter is okay. All floors have toilet but shower rooms are only in the ground floor and 2nd floor. Shower rooms are okay but some toilets are smelly; probably because not all guests are cleaning it after using. This is my 2nd time booking this place. :)

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank GalawithSouRin
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The location is strategic as only 150m to subway and 400m to JR train (shin-imamiya station). It is easy for you to go anywhere.

The room is simple and clean but the WiFi connection is not strong inside the room, always disconnected, I think internet service need to improve.

Price is cheap and affordable so you can not expect other services like staying in 4 or 5 star hotel.

Recommend if you looking for affordable price.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank YCTey
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