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Hakone Hotel Kowakien

1297 Ninotaira, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0407 , Kanagawa Prefecture
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salzburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay we visited the Yunessan where my kids enjoyed themselves very much. The breakfast was OK, the dinner was not so bad but some meat was tough. But still all of us found something which we liked very much. The Onsen was rather far away from our room but it was very nice.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay the hotel for 2 nights,great location,,beautiful Japanese garden,,the hot springs bath in the hotel was very good,rooms and bathrooms little old fashioned but clean and great view of the gardens and wood,,conviently located on the hakkone bus route,,also you can use the yunessun hot spring spa just opposite the hotel at a discount,,pleasent surprise of buffet... More 

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Urayasu, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel can boast of its good location, especially its proximity to the Yunessun Hot Spring Resort. However, it will be better if they do a major renovation of their rooms, as they are quite outdated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The hotel gardens, lobby, and onsen were lovely, but the rooms were tiny, musty, and outdated, with hardly any room for our suitcases. The bathroom was ridiculously small. The bath itself was midget-sized and slippery. Definitely not a four-star hotel!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We spend 1 night in Hakone to visit Fuji mountain and we slept on Kowakien. Horrible hotel, hallway with dirty carpet, rooms disgusting, bathroom dirty. Not recommended. The restaurant with a high prices (900yens for a beer). Bad experience in our trip

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed at Kowakien on our last day of our Tokyo trip. We were initially skeptical of what we see as the exterior looks pretty run down. However, we were upgraded to a suite that was totally different from what we expected! Place was clean, big, bed was comfy, wifi is strong, and everything we needed for onsen is provided for.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This hotel must have top notch once. Now it looks outdated and needs serious refurbishing (bathroom). Hotel food and refreshments are overpriced. No worries supermarkt right next to the hotel! The garden and onsen, however, are well maintained and clean. Staff is helpfull and friendly. Fast WiFi in the room and lobby. Location is perfect for a Hakone round tour!... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is old but very comfortable. My first visit to Japan and my first experience with the outdoor public bath is very nice. Nice dining experience in the hotel and nice stay. Our group had dinner in yukata and served the rich traditional Japanese menu. Hot water onsen is just nice in the cool fresh weather.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I selected this hotel because I wanted to take my 6 yr old boy to the Yunessun park for the outdoor water slides. It's a 3 minutes walk away across the street, but the Kowakien hotel is the closest one. We rented a car and drove there, else, we might have to take some local bus. It's not close to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

stayed here after our search for Mount Fuji and lo and behold we saw it from our window. We were with a group and today was Mount Fuji but the we did not see it from the Mount Fuji centre. We felt honoured to see it in the afternoon. Nice and well positioned but it does have smoking rooms I... More 

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