Takamatsu Century Hotel is located about a 10-minute walk from Takamatsu Train Station and Espress Bus Terminal. It is closest to the latter and is housed in a 6-storey building that, according to its outside appearance, has seen better days. It comes with both a large lobby and car park and has an English name sign on the building. Check-in was smooth enough and I was given a quiet room on the 6th floor, as per my request. Check-in time is 4pm which is quite late and check-out time is 10am which essentially too early.
Of all the hotels I stayed in this time in Japan, this room was the largest and the only hotel to provide me with free water. There are also free coffee sachets available . However, there was a musty smell at first in the room which disappeared later.
The room was 4000 yen, was carpeted in a dark colour with white walls and consisted of a comfortable enough single bed next to which there was a telephone and lamp. There were 2 tables in the room : one tall round table and a long desktop next to the window where there was a TV, a kettle, a mirror, a tabletop lamp and toiletries (toothbrush and paste, razor, comb, hair band and body sponge). In one of the drawers, there was a hairdryer, there was a chair in front of the desk and a fridge under it. There were 2 mirrors hanging on the wall and a portable dehumidifier.
There was aircon which worked satisfactorily and the WiFi worked well. A Japanese newspaper is delivered for free to your door in the morning.
The bathroom was the worst part of the experience as the step up to it and down from it again is too steep. Anyone with reduced mobility, even if only through a foot injury, would find it difficult to use. I currently have a torn tendon and found getting back down from the bathroom painful.
The bathroom itself was the usual Japanese cubicle containing bath tub with shower, a wash basin and high-tech toilet. Shampoo, conditioner and body soap were provided. There is plenty of warm water and the shower pressure is adequate, but the switches operating the shower are awkward and require some experimentation.
There is no free breakfast, but there is breakfast served in the lobby area from 6:30-9:00am. There is a large buffet breakfast for 1000 yen and a business breakfast (translated into English as light breakfast) for 600 yen, but you can save 100 yen by ordering it in advance. This fact is only stayed in Japanese. I had the business breakfast which consisted of salad, two or three kinds of bread, boiled eggs, juices and tea or coffee. It was sufficient for the price.
All in all, this is a good hotel with good service, large and quiet rooms and a comfortable bed as well as reasonably-priced breakfast. However, the step down from the bathroom is too steep and very awkward for somebody with less than perfect mobility. However, I would be happy to stay here again, the next time I'm in Takamatsu when my tendon will hopefully have healed.