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"Rooms were large enough for western travelers and on a convenient corner for walking or taking a taxi to all the great Fukuoka neighborhoods like Tenj..."
340 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Fukuoka
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.9|
|Nearest airport||Fukuoka Airport (FUK)|
|Distance to airport||3.7 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
APA Hotel Fukuoka-Watanabedori is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"The nearby bus stops was very convenient for travelers."
December 20, 2019
"Good location, walkable to Hakata Canal city."
August 28, 2019
"The room was cozy, good for solo travelers."
January 18, 2020
A modern hotel just a few minutes' walk from the nearest metro station, this property is convenient to Hakata Rail Terminal. The APA Hotel Fukuoka-Watanabedori features an impressive atrium that stretches all the way to the top floor, flooding the lobby with natural light and creating a soothing, relaxing welcome to this 4-star, inner-city hotel. Well-appointed rooms, friendly, efficient service matched by first-class amenities and a great location make for an easy choice for both the tourist or business traveler visiting Japan's oldest city, Fukuoka. Enjoy the culinary delights of this unique city with its many regional dishes influenced by her close neighbors, China and South Korea, or visit the sprawling Canal City Shopping Complex. Fukuoka's attractions are numerous and all easily accessible from the hotel via the city's superb public transport system.
"Very good staff and very helpful with everything."
July 20, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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The stay at APA Hotel Fukuoka-Watanabedori was a pleasant experience. Staff are attentive to your needs, clean rooms and near to shopping belt of Fukuoka.
APA Hotel Fukuoka-Watanabedori”
pleasant staying at the APA Fukuoka-Watanabedori.... I'd like to stay here again for my next visit.
Reasonable and Conveniently Located”
Good hotel for the money. Rooms were large enough for western travelers and on a convenient corner for walking or taking a taxi to all the great Fukuoka neighborhoods like Tenjin and Hakata.
Good hotel but need improvement”
Although I booked it for a very very cheap price(5800¥ for twin!), it provide me an stunning city view top floor corner window room which I think normal price need about 20000¥? The room size isn't ot very big but enough for you expend your luggage well, as we booked a non smoke room it have zero smell, and you can feel the cleaness of room once you lay on the bed without any sticky feeling. As I likely to walk around on steeet, five minutes to subway and about 15-30 mins footway to downtown is ok for me, but if you need just downstairs then shopping, pick another hotel. Everything is well expect the email handling. i sent one Japanese and one English email to enquiry some information to hotel mailbox that I found on APA GROUP website two weeks before. And I have zero reply even now. That's the only point I have to reduce the mark.
I have stayed here for 2 nights. The location is not far from the train station. If you travel by bus, is very good choice to stay here. If you decide to travel by train, it is not a good choice to stay here. The train station that near the hotel is Watanabedori, this station need to transfer at Tenjin station. You have to walk more than 10min to get another station then to reach the train to Watanabedori. About the room, there are many amenities in the room provided, clean, reasonable price. I stayed at non-smoking room.
Beautiful hotel, close to JR station and buses”
The hotel is great - definitely better than 2 stars. It's only 1 km from the JR station (we walked), and also a very close walk to some central areas in the city. It is very inconvenient to get from and to the airport, though, so if you are flying in AND out of Fukuoka, I would stay somewhere else.
The stay is nice”
The hotel is overall good, price is reasonable, the decoration in lobby is good. It takes 20 min walking to the Tenjin night market. It takes 30 min to arrive Tazaifu via metro.
Basically there are many bus stops surround this hotel which make it easier to travel around. Buses to hakata station, tenjin station, even as far as to marinoa outlet city. Staffs are generally friendly but need to improve their basic English skills. Other than that, they are all very helpful and provide good service. Bed too soft and pillow too flat.
good place I'd absolutely come back again”
very clean, well-maintained and value-for-money accomodation which I recommend for everyone who'd come visit Fukuoka. Accessibility is also good. easy to get to Hakata stn. 3~4 bus stops away from it.
Spacious, clean and affordable ”
In terms of location, its is just a subway station away from the main area of Tenjin. But, aside from the Watanabe-dori subway, there are plenty of buses towards the city centre. It is also walkable, taking about 20 minutes. The room and bathroom are spacious and cleaning services are first class. The hotel is next to a marketplace where you can get daily necessities conveniently.
Dreaming in Fukuoka”
I had a lovely stay at APA Hotel. Good price for good earnings. Insufficent: no bar, no minibar in the room but a fridge to use, hotel restaurant: weak But I would go again for sure........ 100%
Comfortable room size with good and convenient location ”
- Location is great. Airport Bus just across the hotel, takes about 25 mins direct from airport to the hotel. 24 hrs Sunny supermarket and Lawson just besides the hotel. There are wet market besides and across the hotel as well. 10 mins walk to Tenjin Station and 15 mins walk to Hakata Station and Canal City. - Room considered big in Japan. . - Almost all the staff are not fluent with English, however they will still try to assist. We arrived early at 11am, they are unable to check us in, so we went for breakfast and have a walk around the hotel with our 12 months baby. (however they are able to assist to keep/place our luggages at the lobby)We came back again at 1pm, hopefully they will assist so that our baby can rest after a long night, however they can't accommodate and we waited till 2.45pm and saw a guy able to check in, then we asked and managed to checked in. It will be nice and appreciative if the staff takes the initiative to offer us as we were at the lobby.
Convenient Business Hotel close enough to Tenjin”
The location is not bad, it is next to Watanabe-Dori station, only 1 station away from TENJIN STATION, the main business area. Or it is only like a 15-20 minute by walk to TENJIN and taxis easy enough to get from there. It is also across from NEW OTANI, so its easy to find the location. The room was very clean and conveniently provides the necessary ammenities as a good business hotel. The staff was very friendly and supportive, but their English is weak. I can speak Japanese ok so for me it was no problem, but I noticed other non-Japanese speaking foreigners having some challenges with the check-in staff. Overall I thought the room fit my needs and very comfortable. However, I believe the price was slightly high for what you get. Additionally the morning breakfast did not appeal to me.
The Hotel is not far from Hakata Station or sourrounding night life. Balcony view and sizable spacious rooms. Moderatly priced but worth it if your accustomed to comfort and don't mind the cost.
Excellent accomodation situated in great location”
Great appearance and large room size. Near to bus stops and subways within 5 minutes. Local restaurants and supermarkets are near the hotel for purchasing. Suitable for family or business travel.
Not a good hotel brand”
The hotel has seen better days and the facilities leave much to be desired. The breakfast did not change the entire week we stayed. The bathroom was old and full of grout and the shower curtain looked like it had moulds. Our duvet had holes from cigarette burns, even if we were staying in a non smoking room. Wifi was weak and would just shut off at times. The front desk staff was the worst, very unaccommodating and except for one male staff who went out of his way to be nice, the rest were unsmiling and unhelpful. The lady manager was specially rude -- very strange for Japan but maybe par for the course for the APA -- and she knew just one word of english , "NO". The saving grace was the quiet and convenient location, very near the bus stop and within walking distance to the Tenjin area. The rates do not justify the kind of service and the facilities you get. This put me off APA all together. Oh and one more thing -- I think that the water bottles with the photo of the owner on the label and hawking her special "curry dish" on the front desk counter unbelievably tacky and cheap.
Good for the price”
Perfectly acceptable for the price. Room was larger than some Japanese hotels i.e. we could both stand up at the same time. Staff always helpful. A few nice touches such as free bottles of water if we did not insist on replacing linen every day. Only drawback is we were there in rather hot weather but there was no air conditioning. Winter, and thus the central heating, lasts until May. Common sense does not overcome the rules!
Convenient, Clean, Courteous”
Great staff. Location very good. Breakfast excellent with many choices. Room is pokey (as is expected in most Japanese Hotels). But extremely clean and well maintained.
Very useful for Watanbedori subway station. Easy walk to Tenjin or Hakata terminal also.
Apart from the location, this hotel is just average”
The chandelier of the hotel lobby makes it look grand yet quite dark inside. The rooms are small, with the lighting very dim. It doesn't look very new, but overall it's clean. It's in a hub of hakata city, taking about 20mins to JR station, MTR station and Tenjin area. Recommended to those tourists with less expectation.