By Chris Glenn
Just 3 minutes walk from the west exit of Tsu Station is an inexpensive yet most pleasant hotel, the Grand Court Hotel, Tsu. Clean and modern, with friendly efficient staff, the designer hotel. was opened in April of 2008. Offering free parking for up to 20 vehicles, the hotel is just 10 minutes drive from the Ise Expressway Tsu Interchange.
Downstairs the spacious and welcoming entry lobby features a small but popular restaurant and a café too. The night we stayed there, a wedding party was being held in the restaurant, so we were not able to check it out, but from the looks of it, it was generously spacious, prices were most reasonable, and the menu was extensive.
A range of rooms and amenities are offered by the Grand Court Tsu, single, double and family accommodation. The rooms were very pleasant and relaxing, with LAN cable internet access supplied to every room. Telephones, closed circuit, movie channel and normal broadcast TVs are included, along with air-conditioning, refrigerator, hair dryer, and toiletries too. Some rooms look out over Tsu city, while others look towards the greenery of Shiroyama, the small mountain which once housed a small castle behind the hotel.
Vending machines on the property sell various beverages and necessities. The hotel has a conference room, a multi purpose room, computers and even a bike rental service available. Laundry services are offered, or you can use the very clean, and by the looks of things, hardly used coin laundry youself.
Being central to the city, and just moments away from the train station makes it a most convenient location to stay. What’s more, despite it’s proximity to the trains and city, it’s a very quiet hotel!
There’s a large shopping center within walking distance on the other side of Tsu Station, and the station itself is surrounded by a wide variety of eating and drinking establishments. One to recommend being right next door to the hotel itself, a simple seafood restaurant and bar called “Okaeri”.
The Grand Court Hotel Tsu is ideal for the budget trip with style and convenience!
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Chris Glenn is an Australian born radio DJ, TV presenter, helicopter pilot, and advertising copywriter. A follower of samurai culture , he is a member of the Japan Armor and Weapons Research and Preservation Society, has black-belt in Kendo, 2nd black-belt in Chanbara sword fighting disciplines, and currently studies Shinkage and Enmei Ryu techniques. A long term resident of Japan, he is extremely passionate about preserving and promoting Japanese history and culture.