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Basaratei

3618-74 Ugata, Agocho, Shima 517-0501, Mie Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

there were many positive elements to this ryokan on kashikojima even on a mid-winter visit. Overall, it was a relaxing and enjoyable secluded luxury and gourmet experience, but it comes with a price tag that is not necessarily justified by the service and facilities offered (I'm afraid that a free mini-bar does not make up for that ...) and hence,... More 

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Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Basaratei ryokan is superlative. The rooms are beautiful - from the cathedral ceiling, futon bed and tatami floor to the timber bathing room, atmospheric lighting and private hot tub on a balcony overlooking the bay. The cuisine served in private dining booths is sumptuous and the staff, whilst professional at all times, remain friendly and unobtrusive. And the two onsens... More 

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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

My wife, who is Japanese and knows a thing or two, considered this a terrible experience, and wanted to rate it as such with one star. I was not as put off by the pretentiousness, but found the food mediocre, so would have given three stars. We've settled for two stars on the basis that although the location is indeed... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

Basaratei is an amazing onsen, or hot spring. In a country where hot springs are widespread, this is definitely a high-end place (which is reflected in the price). The room I was in had its own hot spring, meaning I did not have to go in the public baths (something which, as a westerner, I was grateful for as I... More 

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