After sharing how we traveled via Cebu Pacific with a toddler and PWD, I wanna share with you the details of our stay in Grand Hyatt Hotel which is located in Canal City, Fukuoka. It went above and beyond expectations and is a great hotel to stay in if you have kids.
HOW WE SAVED ON OUR HOTEL STAY: We signed up to be World of Hyatt Members and got really good rates much better than the rates published online. The best part we earned points that helped pay for our next Hyatt stay!
We arrived in the evening. Read about the flight going to Fukuoka via Cebu Pacific here. The moment we arrived DiploBaby was so happy already because he usually never gets bedroom slippers in hotels. They gave him a cute one with kiddie toothbrush and toothpaste. Look at that face!
We were surprised at the big size of the rooms. Despite the room being huge – I am sure TD and I with Yaya B and DiploBaby would fit coz the beds were quite big – they don’t allow 3 adults in a room. So we had to get another smaller room for Yaya B and DiploBaby.
We always ask for extra pillows coz 2 each is always bitin (not enough). They gave Japanese silk robes, aside from the fluffy bathrobes.
Since we were staying for a week and had 2 rooms, they gave each room a complimentary bottle of wine, which we thought was very sweet.
The wine was quite good and the chocolate filled marshmallows were so yummy!
It’s so convenient and entertaining to be connected to the Canal City Hakata Mall. They had dancing water fountain shows & performers. It was easy to grab a bite there when we were lazy – they have the Raman Stadium there too! – and the biggest Muji store!
The room was more than complete with a well stocked bar and Nespresso machine. They even had religious books for those who need it.
One really cool thing they had were MISSING MUST HAVES. Stuff you might have forgotten or just couldn’t bring. They had stuff you could keep and borrow. We requested for Tempur Pillows – so comfy! – and the organic bath products.
Each room came with a steamer (instead of just an iron) lots of hangers, a white safe and a complimentary shoe shine service. Very nice especially if your boots are getting dirty!
Something I REALLY APPRECIATED was the air cleaner/humidifier! I did not have problems with asthma and clogged nose which I usually have when I stay in a hotel. Each room had it. No need to request! Above and beyond right?!?
The bathroom was fabulous and huge for Japan with a separate big tub – bigger than normal – and shower. I loved the design details like the clear sink which looks and feels so clean!
I’m a sucker for well designed soap dishes. Most hotel have really badly designed soap dishes, where the soap sits in water and gets soft, or don’t provide any at all. So I loved this design! Very Muji right?!?
I also liked that they gave different colored toothbrushes so that TD and I could assign a color. Mine was clear. His was black. Love the tiny details!
We never used it but there is a TV in the bathroom and of course a fancy Japanese toilet with heated seats that cleans front and back!
Having these separate is a time saver coz TD can have his quick shower, while I usually like to have a salt water soak after a whole day of walking. It’s so good for the tired muscles.
I love the ball bathtub drain stopper for the tub. Makes so much more sense than the flat one! I want one for our tub!
I hate bubble baths because it usually contains sulfates that create lots of bubbles but are drying to the skin. So I was so happy that every day they gave us all-natural bathsalts that were so effective. A soak really soothed the aches and pains from lots of walking the whole day and the body towel got rid of all the dirt and grime!
They were very generous with toiletries and what they don’t have you can request for.
Like organic soap and shampoo.
Other things that came with the room:
These Body Scrubs were amazing for removing the grime and polishing our skin after a long day!
Another cool feature was the heated mirrors. So when everything fogs up from the bath, there is still a portion that is totally clear. It’s really the extra details that make this hotel stay unforgettable. Not all Grand Hyatt’s we’ve stayed in are as nice.
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
I love it when hotels thing of the littlest things that their guests need. This is another reason why we love Grand Hyatt Fukuoka!
Another cool design element that I find in the Japanese hotels we’ve stayed in are the silicone on the door! It’s much better than metal on metal.
The view of the river was so lovely – at night and during the day (see below). The other smaller room, did not have a view but this made up for it!
QUICK NOTE: Love the design of the curtain mechanism. It has magnets to keep them together and really have it black out for good sleep.
It was late and we were hungry, so we decided to go to Canal City Mall which is so conveniently connected to the hotel and grab a bite! Since it was Oct 30, we also saw lots of fun Halloween decor. This was like their food court.
TONKATSU SHINJUKU SABOTEN CANAL CITY
Because we were so tired from the long day of travel, we went for a familiar place so we would not have any difficulty ordering. Though they have this here in Manila in BGC the quality of the ingredients is just so different! It’s definitely yummier and good value for money especially if you are hungry!
Of course we ordered by using the Sampuru or food models that look exquisitely real!
The detailed wood interiors were beautiful and soothing.
DiploBaby loves that they always have kids meals with special plates and cutlery here. Though he is not used to light plastic glasses so he always spills the water. He is better using real glass coz he doesn’t spill it!
The unlimited cabbage with the sesame salad dressing is so yummy. Somehow the cabbage was so much yummier!
DiploBaby always loves being hands on. He wanted to grind the roasted sesame seeds and mix the sauce for us.
I love Japanese curry and my first taste of it in Japan was just amazing. Big servings too. YUMMMMM! Getting a bento with different cutlets is also a great way to taste differen katsu they had to offer.
BACK AT THE HOTEL
Before I slept I hung up my clothes and KonMariFolded my underwear, scarves, t-shirts and jeans. I never hang jeggings coz it doesn’t matter if it’s creased.
Nightcap! The wine was good! We could only finish one of the bottles during our trip so we brought the other bottle home to Manila.
Time to read a book with DiploBaby. We let him bring one toy for the trip and he chose Puppy Jr., which he got from the Spinkie Fashion show we attended. Such a sweet companion!
We had amazing sleep! The beds were comfy and clean. I know coz I am allergic to dust so I can always tell when the place is dirty or dusty.
We woke up to a beautiful view!
DiploBaby loves making Nespresso with Dada!
I highly recommend the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Canal City Fukuoka. Being connected to a beautiful mall, Canal City, is a huge plus especially when traveling with kids. It also has one of the biggest MUJI flagship stores and super nice and clean toilets for children and families!
Hope you enjoyed the detailed photos and features of the hotel. Let me know if you have any questions!
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