Kanazawa New Grand Hotel Annex
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKanazawa New Grand Hotel Annex
This is a nice sized hotel in a great area. Easy walking to the market, restaurants and shopping. Breakfast was buffet style and was mostly traditional Japanese. They also allowed us to take breakfast in the main hotel right next door on the 12th floor, so we had great views of the city. The annex had a vending machine with soda, water and beer which was convenient. The staff did not speak English very well, but there was an English map of the city available. No laundry service available.
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