Cultivate and Fertile Your Time at One guest Limited Hotel
We prepare you the fully private room to make your stay relaxed and welcomed. A wooden two-storey former bank built with modernisation has been transformed into a one-room hotel, limited to one guest per a day. This conceptual room retains the atmosphere of the bank and is well harmonized with designer furniture from the early Showa period, lighting and antique decorations from European countries. Enjoy the luxury quality of time at L’hotel de Mai.
Travel to Past in Sasayama – Into a Maze And Amazed
A vertical road connecting the Nikaimachi shopping street and the Kawaramachi merchant houses. L’hôtel de Mai is located on Tatsumachi street, which used to be a flourishing street. The famous buildings represented by Ike-Tomi and Odagaki Shoten still remain, and the alley still has a nostalgic atmosphere of Japan. In the winter of 2023, a Café & Bar is scheduled to open on the ground floor, with the hope of creating a place where people can gather once again. We will offer you cuisines that respond to diversity. We also will offer a place that can accompany those moments when: you want to talk with someone, enjoy yourself or make a toast with old friends. Please enjoy your nightlife here with us, where not only guests but also local residents gather.
Skyline Through the Windows
Four French drop windows line the exterior walls orderly, which retain the massing of the former bank but also still have the soft impressions. At night, light illuminates the town through the windows softly. When you look at the interior, you will find the wall of glass offers a panoramic view of the Aoyama Shrine and the fireworks during the Dekansho Festival, a summer tradition.
Beyond The Imagination of Washi
Kurotani Washi is known for the Japanese traditional paper evolved in Kyoto dyed with persimmon tannin and charcoal. Hatano Wataru, a washi artist,applies paper to the entire wall that is beyond the imagination of paper. Please enjoy the subtle black and delicate in its shades of colour.
Wall Decoration by Thatch Craftsman
In the bedroom, bamboo wall decorations were constructed by Ikuya Sagara, a thatch craftsman from Kobe. We requested him to utilize the bamboo material which was often used as a building material in the past, blending into a contemporary interior design. He exceeded our expectations and created a harmony between the modern space and the classic material.
Mai 68 refers to the student-led mass demonstration arguing for the students and workers rights, and the subsequent change in government policy along with actions in Paris in May 1968. L’hôtel de Mai takes its name from this event, which was at the root of student rights, human rights and revolution. We hope your stay at our hotel can be a small moment of discovery.
《 Information 》
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Toothbrush, Bath Towel, Hand Towel, Hair Dryer.
*Nightwear (Pajamas) are not provided, please bring your own.
◇ Kitchen Facilities
There is no TV in the room to let you escape from the noise and reality.
We prepare simple induction kitchen facilities. Cutlery, plates, pans, small pots, kettles, knives, and seasonings (salt, pepper, oil, soy sauce) are provided.
■ Capacity: 5 adults
■ Kitchen, washstand, bathtub,Restroom,Dining room,Livingroom(tatami)
■ Parking lot “in front of the inn”.
■ Check-in time is from 15:00 to 19:00.
Please let us know your arrival time in advance so that our staff can schedule according to your arrival time.
■ Check-out time: 11:00am.
Soft and fluffy focaccia with rock salt,cherry chip-smoked caciocavallo cheese, vege-full milk soup for your relaxing morning time. Homemade focaccia will be baked and prepared only for our guests. Cheese from Hyuga Farm Cheese Factory in Sanda City is perfect for breakfast, as it is not too salty in order to maximize the simple flavor of the fresh milk itself and the smoky aroma. Grilling or roasting cheese is recommended. The breakfast will be prepared in the fridge and enjoyed at your convenient time. If you would like to take this option, please let us know at least 3 days in advance.
- Whole focaccia (Only available for hotel guests and not for sale)
- Veggie & bacon milk soup
- Sakura Smoked caciocavallo cheese from Hyuga Farm Cheese Factory
Cafe Breakfast Option
If you are a late bird, let us recommend you the chill breakfast at Oito which is also one of our accommodations. More than 200 years old building was renovated to be a cafe and inn. If you would like to feel the real local and old atmosphere of Japan, wake up a little bit earlier and take a walk heading there. Even if you do not choose this option, you could just walk-in except Wednesday. The breakfast will be served from 9:00 – 11:00.
Should you have any requests prior to your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavor to assist you whenever possible.
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