Hotel Gorilla Dreams and 29 other strangely-named hotels


goo Ranking recently performed a survey looking at what love hotel names people find strange. Love hotels can be found all over Japan, and as the name suggests, they are for use by dating couples wanting a place away from their parents, couples wanting a night out, or indeed for illicit relationships; I should try to dig up figures on the sorts of uses they get put to.


The survey was conducted between the 4th and 8th of October 2013 where 1,074 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I’ve stayed here:

Chapel Christmas (love hotel), Osaka, Japan

The video below is of room 310 at the Feigning Ignorance Beaver Legend, although there is a distinct lack of feigning or otherwise ignorant beavers on display…

Googling the Japanese names should bring up more information about the places, should a name take your fancy. Note that all the translations are mine so may differ from their real English name, if they have one.

Research results

Q: Which of these love hotel names do you find strange? (Sample size=1,074)

1ホテル ゴリラの夢Hotel Gorilla Dreams100
2と、いうわけで。And This Is Why.99.7
3ホテルだぞぉ~It’s A Hotel88.4
4ホテル王将Hotel King80.4
5おとぼけビーバー伝説The Feigning Ignorance Beaver Legend70.4
6ホテル いちねんいちくみHotel Primary One, Class One70.1
7オラオラOla Ola (also a call from the animation “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”)59.8
8ホテルべんきょう部屋Hotel Study Room55.6
9あひるのともだちDuck Friends (no, not a misspelling!)54.3
10ホテル バナナとドーナツHotel Banana And Doughnuts52.7
11ホテル妖精が忘れた緑の時間Hotel Forgotton By Fairies Greenery Time46.9
12ホテル さりげなく!Hotel Casually!46.6
13つれてって~Take Me There…46.3
14ポニーテールは風にゆれてPonytails Blowing In The Wind43.4
15キティーネ・ヨッテーネKitty-ne Yotte-ne43.1
16ホテルちょっとHotel A Little42.1
17ホテル松屋Hotel Matsuya (not sure why this is strange!)40.2
18ぼくんちMy Place38.9
19このゆびと~まれThis Finger Stops Here37.6
20いつものところThe Usual Place35.7
21フェスタリゾート野猿Festival Resort Wild Monkeys33.4
22どんと恋Plenty Of Love32.2
23きまぐれポニーテールWhimsical Ponytail31.2
24ホテル南の風 風力3Hotel Southern Wind, Wind Force 328.3
25おしゃれ貴族The Elegant Aristocrat28.0
26やんちゃ貴族The Naughty Aristocrat27.3
27きまぐれ貴族The Whimsical Aristocrat24.4
28=くちなし城 桃源郷The Castle With No Entrance, Shangri-la19.0
28=ときめき貴族The Throbbing Aristocrat19.0
30ホテル ねこのきまぐれHotel Whimsical Cat17.4
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