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I loved this place, but I also was ready to go after 36 hours. It has charm, it has great service, and it is in a beautiful setting. The big building in the back is late 60s hotel, and it does not feel like it's seen many updates. By volume, most people will stay here. Overall, this seems to be like the place you would go with your grandparents when you want to take them somewhere nice.
the hotel is very nice,good rooms, nice staff,spa is very nice also it costs a fortune to eat at hotel,but there are few options nearby.Breakfast was $56.00 usd per person
A truly luxurious experience with AMAZING hot springs and location.
Personally I managed to get last twin room! Got new rainbow plaza and indeed travelled from shinjuku to hakone yamato station - it is nearest hotel in vincity and tge largest! It is next nice river and we took lift to level 2. I like thank the ever smiling "zhong shan" customer service officer. She brought me to my room to checkin and ensure i am totally satisfy with the room. I asked early check in as need rush to lake aiki via my hakone free pass. High point is the superb public bath - my main purpose of booking n to relax after exploring hakone vincinity
This is a very comfortable hotel, with a solid location - you are not right in the heart of Kyoto, but that is not a problem as you are right next to a subway station. Add in a great view of Niko castle (make sure to ask for a room with that view), and it works well. The restaurants are good, although nothing I would get too excited about. If you are looking for a high-end kaiseki dinner, my advice is to get out to one of the places in the city itself as the hotel's Japanese restaurant is average at best. If you want to be right in the heart of all the sights and the action, then a place closer to the river would be a better option, but for the price this hotel works very well.
If you just need a cheap place to stay before catching a flight home (or after arriving), this hotel is OK. For anything else I wouldn't advise it. The rooms are tiny - that is nothing new for Japan, but this is easiest the smallest room I have had anywhere in that country. What is more disappointing is that the rooms themselves are not all that clean. The tiny bathroom was showing some serious age, and there were some signs of mold that made me uncomfortable. The free internet is nice, and I suppose the free breakfast could be a plus, but not enough to convince me to go back.
For a relaxed vacation at the beach, this hotel is perfect. The view is amazing, the staff extremely good, and you can't beat the location for being at the beach. If your goal is to sightsee you will need to use the local train to get into Kamakura itself, but it is a short walk from the hotel and extremely easy to do. The rooms are huge, and rate as among the most comfortable I've stayed in - certainly the best I used while in Japan. The only drawback to the hotel was the limited dining options, although there are some good options a short walk away