A quiet place for a frugal traveler
on Nov 24, 2019
The room was quite large, a little worn out. There was a (tea, coffee?) stain on the AC remote and some stains on the onsen clothes in the closet (probably food stains from a previous visitor). No bath in the room, only toilet and a sink. Wifi only in the lobby, not in the rooms. Electric water-heater in the room. Onsen was ok. No English spoken, the man at the reception used a voice translation app on his tablet. Light sulphur smell in the chilly corridors. Breakfast very Japanese, only trays with compartments to eat from, sticks and spoons, tofu, green salad, corn soup, miso soup etc. Sausages, coffee and toast, too. Some nice mountain trails for tough climbers and ramblers nearby.
The Dirtiest Hotel I've Ever Been To
on Nov 3, 2018
There aren't many reviews in English for this hotel and we sort of knew this hotel isn't great - we picked it only for its location because we wanted to have an early morning hiking Oku-Nikko (Lake Chuzenji, Ryuzu Falls, Yudaki Falls, Yunoko Lake, Senjogahara Plateau, Kegon Falls - it's beautiful) and didn't find any other choice. While the man at the front desk was very nice and the vending machines and shop at the lobby are surprisingly handy and have a lot of difference drinks and snacks - that's about it. The room was extremely old, dirty and neglected. There were stains everywhere and the truth is this hotel is in real need of renovations. I cannot understand how this hotel is still open - all the other hotels we've been to during our three weeks trip to Japan have been clean and much more pleasant.
Nice onsen hotel in peaceful place
on Sep 25, 2017
Excellent location. a quiet beautiful place. Room is big with good onsen. but the fridge inside the room is very dirty. Big towel rental Yen 50 each, and you have to pay extra 150Yen per person per night apart from the room rate. The included breakfast and dinner is ok, however the timing could be better. Breakfast 0810 start and Dinner 5:30pm start... it's really can't fit our time as we spend whole day for hiking.. more flexible timing would be great
This is the worst hotel on the planet!!!
on Dec 28, 2016
No buses up to the hotel after 5pm so if the train is delayed from Tokyo you cannot reach the hotel at all! The staff doesn't speak any English at all and they kept changing our dinner time to attend the buffet. Several times!!! The rooms are pore and you are not entitled to anything! Do not stay here. It was a nightmare!!! No shooed or convenient store, so be prepared to starve.
Old traditional Japanese Hotel
on Oct 8, 2016
Hotel is in a quiet beautiful location across the street from a lake, bus stop right in front of hotel property. The front desk speaks very limited English. This hotel is very popular for retired Japanese during summer time, room with tatami flooring and futon bedding, room rate including the buffet dinner and breakfast with basic Japanese food. All rooms have balcony with lake view but the balcony is connected with all other rooms on the same floor so we always locked the sliding door. Wi-Fi is free but only work in hotel lobby. My advise is stay away from this hotel if you don't get used to Japanese tradition, bathroom have only a toilet an a sink so if you don't like to take a bath in public with the rest of the hotel guess then this will be a huge problem also the whole hotel area smells strong Sulphur but some people come to this place because they like the smell and there's no other restaurant nearby if you don't like their basic Japanese food for the retired people. Hotel is old and food is basic but I have no complain because the room rate is cheap compare with the others. Nikko is a beautiful place to explore, we spent 3 days there and trekked many trails.