This business hotel is located in the vicinity of Uwajima castle, but can be reached on foot from Uwajima station as well. It provides everything one needs for comfortable stay, at a reasonable price.
I stayed here on the 7th night of my Shikoku pilgrimage road trip. I arrived late, when most of the guests have already checked-in, so the parking lot had exactly one spot left unoccupied. Embarrassingly, I wasn’t able to park there – too narrow, too little space for maneuver. After watching me struggle for a couple of minutes the receptionist came out and offered help, for which I was extremely grateful. At a place where you pay 6300 for a room with breakfast, this definitely isn’t in his scope of duties. And he didn’t park in that open spot, he parked in another garage across the street, which means this was hard for him too. Maybe I’m not such a terrible driver after all.
There isn’t many options for dinner around, and I didn’t see any convenience stores nearby when I was checking it on the map, so I stocked up on food before coming. The room had the usual set of tea making appliances, and also the fridge.
Daiichi hotel has a public bath – not a hot spring, but still it was one of the deciding factors for me when choosing a place to stay in Uwajima. I ended up not using it, though, because I had just visited a real hot spring on my way there, and in the morning I had to leave early, so I cannot attest to the quality of bathing facilities.
Breakfast was good, nice variety and quality. After checking out I headed strait to Uwajima castle which is 300 meters away – such a good location was another deciding factor for me when choosing. I’m happy with my stay here.