The staff were helpful, and typically polite and smiley, although a little hesitant to use English, as is often the case in Japan. The room was clean and decked out with the usual creature comforts of any standard Japanese business hotel. Despite it being a semi-double, the bed had only one, very thin pillow, which actually made it difficult to sleep. If they were a little more generous with their pillows - many business hotels here are - i would've had no complaints about the room.
the hotel's big highlight for me was its "sento" room (hotspring-like bath area). It's something you don't often see in a budget city hotel, so I made the most of this very relaxing facility!
Also, although not immediately apparent as you make your way to the hotel from the station, the surrounding neighbouhood has some really lovely streets, including a long "shoutengai" (walking mall), lined with all manner of shops and restaurants.
Overall, I had a pretty good stay.