Located in the heart of the Red Light District of Fukuoka, Hakata Excel Hotel is all business — which, in this particular western region, means productive days and vibrant nights.
The 4-star hotel may be a bit tucked away in the sea of bright lights and advertisements, but offers a host of quick, in-and-out opportunities. Enjoy an early breakfast in the hotel and get your day going, or sleep in a bit with the blackout curtains before heading out. The small, but efficient rooms offer a queen-sized bed, small table and chair and tight bathroom — tight in comparison to our Western hotel restrooms, but standard-plus for Japan.
If the close quarters aren’t for you, upgrade from the standard to Standard Single Comfort for the added luxury of a lounge chair, or get girly with the Standard Single Women’s Room — seriously, it’s pink, flowery and just for one. The room options are almost endless, from standard double to 11th- and 12th-floor superior rooms — some fitting five guests comfortably.
Nakasu, Hakata Ward
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0801, Japan
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