With a stay at Donkairo in Ako, you'll be just steps from Setonaikai National Park and Ako Onsen. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: We took a friend on her first trip to Japan to the Donkairo on a two night stay for her first experience of an onsen ryokan. The outdoor bath, the good meals, and in particular the cheerful and considerate staff made it an excellent choice.
Pros: love place!!. Very kind and helpful staff , Onsen with very good view. Fine breakfast. Room is clean and big . Very good place to relax.
Cons: a bit far from convenien store and restaurants .
When you a stay at Ginpaso in Ako, you'll be by the ocean, just steps from Setonaikai National Park and Ako Onsen. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Nice bath and nice view
Pros: What a beautiful property! The hotel sits right on the sea and the view from the onsen is downright amazing. The staff was wonderful and we really enjoyed the Japanese breakfast. Hotel provided transportation to the train station on the day of check out. Tradition Ryoken room was quaint.
Pros: Absolutely incredible food and the most beautiful onsen. The chef even came out and spoke to us in excellent English, and personally helped us open our oysters! The personal service was amazing.
Pros: We had a great stay at Ginpaso. The staff were very serviceminded and helpful, and made us feel very welcome. The onsen baths are well worth a visit. There are two separate onsens that alternate morning and evening, so you can enjoy both of them. We stayed in a traditional japanese room, and were very comfortable sleeping on futons on tatami mats. The breakfast was japanese style with various dishes each morning. You can also have dinner at the hotel, but it's a good idea to book it in advance as it's very populare with people not staying in the hotel as well. Highly recommend Ginpaso if you're looking for somewhere to relax.
Pros: I like view of onsen
Cons: Around hotel don't have restaurant
Pros: The website states that a private onsen bath is available for a fee. However in fact there are no private onsen baths.
Ako Onsen Shiosaikirara Shokichi is located in Ako and about 16 minutes by bus from Banshu-Ako Station, near Akoshi Museum and Akoshi-Ritsu-Kaiyo Science Museum where visitors can learn how to make sea salt. Facilities include a communal bath, an open-air bath, a sauna and a vending machine corner. The hotel has a picturesque view on the Seto Inland Sea and offers Japanese multi-course meals featuring local and seasonal ingredients. The hotel possesses 25 guest rooms.
Pros: Loved the large room, the view and the vintage CD player. Food was excellent and a lot, some of it a bit challenging for western taste buds. They switch the Onsen area every day it seems, while both were nice, one offered more outdoor bathing spots.
Pros: Great services, sophisticated decoration, perfect for one night stay. Every piece of item in the hotel was carefully designed, we really enjoyed a lot! Staffs are also extremely friendly and helphul.
With a stay at Ako Park Hotel in Ako, you'll be just steps from Setonaikai National Park and Ako Onsen. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Ako? This hotel has facilities measuring 32 square feet (3 square meters), including a conference center. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: restaurants and shops near the hotel
Pros: Nice hot spring baths with an outdoor bath. Great location, close to Wakuwaku Land and restaurants close by. Buffet breakfast with good variety. Nice view of the sunset from the window.
Cons: Needing to pick up a separate Wifi router from the front desk was a little inconvenient. It probably should be installed by default or at least offered at check in.
Pros: Very good breakfast
Pros: All the worker were very nice.
Cons: The bed and pillow were super firm. But it is Japan. This is typical.
Pros: great location! great hotel! definitely I will stay there again
Pros: Nothing to say
Cons: No worse comment.
Pros: We requested blankets and they were very soft. Great blankets. Onsen was small but comfortable. Really liked outdoor onsen.
Cons: Would like more convenient shuttle times. A bit troublesome to have to reserve for shuttle. Would like an ala carte menu at night, too.
Located in Aioi, Toyoko Inn Aioi-eki Shinkansen-guchi is a 4-minute drive from Kobe Shrine and 5 minutes from Setonaikai National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Located in Ako, MISAKI TERRACE is just steps from Ako Onsen and a 3-minute drive from Ako Kaihin Park. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at HOTEL YAMACHOU in Ako, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Ako City Museum of History and Ako Castle Ruins. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Planning an event in Ako? This hotel has facilities measuring 377 square feet (35 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Excellent location, very comfortable room, impressive breakfast.
Cons: Nothing to reproach. Much better (and cheaper) than my previous lodging.
Pros: Cheap, and very good location to visit Ako's samurai-related spots. Person in charge was kind and friendly. Furniture was modern and better than I expected.
Cons: We felt too cold, and the hot water in bath was not hot ... (possibly because it was the coldest days in February).
Cons: Wifi not in japanese room ☹ I forgot to book breakfast, we could not take it.
Pros: staff is super nice include breakfast have private bath good location with quiet street
Cons: room a bit smoking smell and the bed a bit hard.
With a stay at Toyoko Inn Banshu Ako Ekimae in Ako, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Breathing Well and Setonaikai National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
With a stay at Ako Royal Hotel in Ako, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Setonaikai National Park and 7 minutes by foot from Ako City Museum of History. This hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Dairenji Temple and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Breathing Well.
Business, Other Amenities
Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Short taxi ride from station. Close to some restaurants.
Cons: Carpet makes it look a little dated.
Pros: Rooms were fine, a little shabby but very clean. Good value for money.
Cons: A 15-20 minute walk to the station, was struggling back with my suitcase when the hotel's shuttle bus drove past me. Despite speaking Japanese, no-one mentioned that there was a shuttle and it's not mentioned on the website either.
When you a stay at Taiokan in Ako, you'll be next to a golf course, just steps from Setonaikai National Park and Ako Onsen. This ryokan is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ako Kaihin Park and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Ako City Museum of History.
Business, Other Amenities
Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Excellent value for money! The meals and onsen were wonderful, and the beds were comfortable. The staff was also very accommodating and went out of their way to help us when we left some belongings behind. Location is a bit far from the station but the property provides a free shuttle, so getting there was hassle-free. Would definitely stay again!
Pros: Very impressive hot bath facilities ('onsen'), the food was great and the staff helpful and friendly. Appreciated the complementary shuttle bus service to the station.
Cons: The hotel could do with a shine-up / restoration, it appeared a little out-dated. Unfortunately the hotel was unable to accept our credit cards as means of payment; cards which worked elsewhere throughout our travel in Japan.
Pros: Great meals prepared to meet our dietary requirements. Very friendly staff. Big room. Lovely hot spring baths and views.
Pros: this traditional Japanese hotel provided excellent service from check-in to check-out! although the facilities were a bit outdated, you would still find great comfort! love the seaview when it is sunny!
Cons: please consider measure to save electricity !! it does not make sense to keep so many lights on even during daytime.