The well-appointed rooms at this popular hotel feature down quilts, carved rosewood bed frames and excellent bathrooms. There's an attractive atrium with a cafe lounge and fake palms, Latin American and Chinese restaurants, plus excellent staff. The impressive breakfast spread includes decent espresso coffee. Significant discounts (even in high season) knock prices as low as ¥320: excellent value.
The location is fantastic. It's within the city walls right by the old district – you don't have to walk far to visit the sights and soak up the old-town atmosphere.