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Hakone Hotel Kowakien

3.5 of 5 Onsen Hotel   |   1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407 , Japan (Gora Onsen)
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Ranked #29 of 60 hotels in Hakone-machi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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San Mateo, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 hotel reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I spent summer and winter vacations here in my childhood. There were many foreigners staying here, so I had to learn and follow Western rules. That was half century ago, but they are still serving a quality relaxing atmosphere to their guests. The properties are a bit tired, so they started renovations. When my family visited there, we were fortunately... More

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Miri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This Hotel is a perfect place for relaxation and have some fresh air. Hotel garden is well decorated and beautiful, good view too, I like it very much. The Yunessun Onsen Theme Park is a Hot spring, just walk across the road, I am sure you would like it. Good place.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We booked a package that included this hotel in japanican.com so we only stayed overnight. We arrived here on a rainy day, and were tired because we had to walk (hike) to reach this hotel under the drizzling rain from Kowakidani station. When we got checked in our exhaustion melted away. The view from our room was amazing, we saw... More

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Essex, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Our friends booked us a room for two nights at a bargain price as it included the room plus a large breakfast and two day passes for the Yunessen spa over the road. The hotel is easy to get to-we got off the Shinkansen at Odawara then straight onto a bus which stopped at the hotel entrance. It's located in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

The area around the hotel is beautiful, the rooms were a good size and the hotel onsen is lovely and relaxing. The staff were also very friendly and helpful, even though some of them spoke little English. However this is an overpriced hotel, both to stay there and to eat, considering how dated the decor is, almost a little bit... More

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Irvine, California
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27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Since this is a resort area, all of the hotels are overpriced for what you get, so go in with low expectations and maybe you won't be too disappointed. This is a typical mountain resort which can mean a bit rough around the edges. The good: location, room size, garden views, on-site restaurants are non-smoking as are some rooms The... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Positives- the hotel is close to Yunessan onsen water park which we all enjoyed as our kids would not go to the lovely traditional hotel onsen. My husband enjoyed the public hotel onsen both indoor and outdoor. I enjoyed the super hot spa water that comes directly to your tub/shower. The restaurants are excellent but expensive. My kids loved the... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was my second time to stay here. Before, I visited as a couple with some friends. The hotel is in a big complex and great if you are visiting Yunessan (Spa attraction resort) fun for family and friends. It is right next to it. The hotel is not so new, but well maintained. Bathroom and the rooms are small,... More

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Bangalore, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had planned a 2 day trip to Hakone and Mt Fuji so I had booked a room for me and my wife to stay here for the night. The hotel is very good and I got a prebooking done as the hotel usually gets full soon. After having an exhausting travel around Hakone, we reached the hotel by 4:30pm.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hotel is situated near Yunessan oncen, which is the best thing about it. There's also a 7\11 kiosk, where first-hand items can be found. There is also a very good Japanese restaurant at the premices. The hotel itself is okay, and no more. The rooms are not very large, mine was overlooking the garden. The breakfast is fine, both... More

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Additional Information about Hakone Hotel Kowakien

Also Known As:
Hakone Hotel Machi
Hakone Onsen Hotel Machi
Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Onsen Hotel in Hakone-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hakone Hotel Kowakien 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Several years ago I was in Japan for 7 days. Stayed in 3 different 6 star hotels, but Hotel Kowaki-en, Hakone National Park, impressed me so much as it was simply out of this world, with incredible service, hyper-luxurious rooms with elegant bathroom. Simply so fairytale like that anyone ever stayed there will remeber it forever. It's like Paradise. Have the correct address in Denmark, where I'll arrive in 10 days. ... more   less 
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