We arrived at Nagasaki and drove up the hill, eagerly awaiting the arrival of this hotel in front of our eyes. When we finally entered the hotel premises, what first impressed us was a guy in suit greeting our car on the driveway. He was holding a list with guests checking in that day. We were told to go to the ROYAL TERRACE for check in. Different buildings got their own check in I guess.
When we arrived at the Royal Terrace, a French guy helped with our luggage and took our car for parking. Oh, they got valet!!! The front desk area is of a simple, yet elegant design. We entered our room and it looked really elegant (again, simple luxury). The balcony, the in-room music, the welcome hors d'oeuvre, the BVLGARI shampoo, the bathtub with an amazing view, the complimentary mini-bar, the super comfy bed. Oh gosh, I was spoiled!!!
We walked around the hotel premises before sunset and found out different restaurants are located in different areas, with a couple of restaurants (the sushi and the kaiseki) occupying two little houses. Really cute and elegant. We picked the Teppanyaki because it seems like that restaurant got a great view of Nagasaki. The food turned out to be really great! The beef from Iki Island melted in my mouth!
The next morning we had breakfast in the same restaurant. It wasn't a loud buffet but rather a very decent breakfast served yet you still got plenty to eat. It was a very memorable stay. Too bad we only allocated one night in Nagasaki. I'd love to return and stay in this hotel for two nights at least. My conclusion is you can buy luxury but you can't buy taste. This hotel got both! By the way, we met several other guests in this hotel and all of us shared the same comment - "it's amazing that the hotel looks better in real than the pictures in their website!"
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