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Shimoda Prince Hotel

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1547-1 Shirahama, Shimoda 415-8525, Shizuoka Prefecture
Shimoda Prince Hotel
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Ranked #16 of 72 Hotels / Ryokan in Shimoda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here as last hotel as part of a two week motorbike trip across Central Japan. Was very pleasantly surprised . Being the time of year we got an excellent rate which made it all the better . View from room into the bay was excellent . We only stayed one night but wished we had booked for two. Plenty... More 

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Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

International Resort Hotel in Shimoda. English Chines e Korean correspondence of brochure is put. Renowned architect Kisho Kuroda hotel design in Japan. All rooms ocean view. Terrace. There is a large bath with ocean views. Each room in the Panasonic TV, empty refrigerator, Japanese-style bathrobe and mass towel is put. There is a famous beach in the beauty in front of... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed at an ocean view double room for 8,000 yen (incl.Tax) baring in mind that it was off season and the rooms are old my wife and I enjoyed our short stay here. Their big bath is worth a visit although your rooms have bath tubs too. The view was magnificent and the beach is so close by. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was the first bad experience we had at a hotel in Japan! Many problems with this place for a western traveler. We needed a place to stay while visiting the south IZU peninsula and Dogashima, and there were very few places to stay. We chose the Prince hotel because it has a name in Japan, however this blew away... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The hotel itself is old and dirty, but good view and easy access to beach. The room is old carpet and two single beds. Which is small for couple. The pool is small as well and close at 17:00. No wifi. Not recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I can confirm a previous review that my room did have a slightly "fishy" smell to it, the taxi drive into the downtown area is about $20, and that the hotel itself is a bit dated. Additional negatives are: (1) the hotel has no internet - not just no wifi, no internet period; (2) even cell coverage is spotty -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I booked this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of September (after summer is 'officially' over in Japan, considering the calendar) and it was an amazing deal for less than 5,000 JPY/pers (no breakfast included, but that was not a problem for us). The hotel has a bit dated feeling, and some amenities are not so modern any longer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Overall the hotel is just okay. The hotel is very dated, but the location is right on the beach on top of a hill. ALL the rooms have a view of the ocean and beach, which is great. Our room was very large, especially for American standards, which had two beds and a Japanese style room too with futons. I... More 

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paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Despite the low rate we had from Rakuten travcel site, I could not feel any value for money with this hotel. It is located off town of Shimoda and beachfront. Our room had complete seaview, but it was the only positive about it. Partial refurbishements seemed to have been done but awkwardly. The room size was ok with a double... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Having stayed here in March 2004 and thinking it was more like a ghost town with tacky decor, my second visit to this establishment for a family surfing holiday was much better. The weather was still very warm in September and the pool area was a great place for R&R (clean and manned by staff). Situated right on the beach,... More 

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