Location is 30 minutes away from the town centre but the hotel provides a free shuttle transfer. Though the schedule is not too frequent so make sure to check with the front desk before waiting. The hotel is also right next to the pier for speed boat to Miyajima, so you have another option. Hotel looks fairly new and has a sky bar overlooking the city, which made our breakfast experience amazing. Their regular rooms are really big in Japanese standards. The staff provided excellent service, they were pleasant and friendly. Only negative is the hotel seemed to have limited facilities. Not what you would expect from a 4 star hotel.