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Garden Villa Shirahama

2644-1 Shirahama, Shimoda 415-0012, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Shimoda
4.5 of 5 stars 29 Reviews
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a traditional Japanese family home located on top of a cliff with a wonderful sea view. The first day ambience was unwelcoming. There was no one at the reception and after ringing the bell twice and a 15 minutes wait, we decided to walk around in the back garden to see if we can find someone. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The hotel itself is a lovely, roomy and tidy place. We were looking for somewhere to stay near the beach - this hotel is perfectly located (a 5 minute walk to Shirahama beach and a short bus drive to Shimoda town). The food was incredible (scrumptious dishes kept coming in and we had a banquet to ourselves every single time).... More 

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Munich, Germany
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Super located on top of a cliff and close to a famous surf beach nearby. Very nice onsen facilities, both with view on the pacific. The place overall is a bit run-down, during our 2 stays the pool was totally green, probably because of previous typhoons. However the place is superclean and the highlight of the day is the breakfast.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Gardenvilla Shirahama is a very causal and relaxed place to stay. Away from the bustle of Tokyo, this hotel has private Onsens looking over the ocean, clean and tidy rooms, friendly staff and very nice breakfast. One of the best. After a train ride on the Odoriko line from Tokyo down a very coast line just catach a taxi... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the hotel in September 2014. It is a short walk to the beautiful Shirahama beach and a 10/5 min bus / taxi ride to the town of Shimoda. The dinner and breakfast menus are sublime.The numerous dished were very tasty and authentic. The pancakes were delicious! The staff are very welcoming, good English is spoken... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Gardenvilla Shirahama is an extremely lovely, clean and well-maintained property with awesome private open-air onsen facilities, stunning views over the sea and the kindest owners. Would definitely return.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We just spent two nights, in early March, at the Gardenvilla Shirahama in the Western/Japanese style room, which is spacious and in beautiful condition. The view from our room was stunning. The bathroom is on the smaller side, but we did not mind at all because the lovely outdoor onsen (which you can reserve to use only with your family)... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beautiful located hotel. The rooms with ocean view are very small and simple, but that doesn´t metter. The service is very personal. Good breakfast and fresh fish in the evening. Nice private outdoor onsen. I really could recommend this hotel to everybody who is looking for a cozy accommodation with private atmosphere and not for a 5* luxury hotel.

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San Diego, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Had a great experience here. Stayed here for a family trip and was pleasantly surprised. The family that runs the place speaks English. The service was excellent and very personal. The ocean view rooms had some stellar views. I opted out of the breakfast, but family members that had it said it was amazing. The private bathhouse added to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our family of 3 had a great time at the Garden Villa Shirahama. As other reviewers have stated, the villa is quaint, cozy and in a beautiful location. We were there for the June super moon and the views of the moon from the outdoor private onsen were spectacular. The owners; a father and daughter were warm and friendly. They... More 

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Address: 2644-1 Shirahama, Shimoda 415-0012, Shizuoka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Shimoda
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Number of rooms: 15
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