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5.0 of 5
Ryokan
  |   1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture (Gora Onsen)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just loved this place for its beautiful setting, the atmosphere, the hot spring everything was great. Here are some Pros: Excellent Hot Spring Bath, One indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor one is truly amazing. We had a room with private hotspring tub on balcony , which was great as well. Excellent service Everyone spoke good English Free Pick... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a guest right now of the hotel and its a terrible experience. Bad communication , horrible food (Kaiseki) , no care with guest , doesn't worth the price At all. So difficult to set a treatment or massage , not enough rooms or professionals. Very disappointed!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They got 3 stars because a place like this should pay the attention to details and listen to their customers which in our case they did not. The location is beautiful and the suite we were in was comfortable and a bit too warm. The setting and baths is great, but all that can be had at manny other places.... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Family holiday with two toddlers to a country more than 7 hours by flight away is truly a luxury. Therefore we decided to splurge on hotels given how far (and how much effort involved) we have travelled and how short our stay was. We are glad we chose Gora Kadan as it was a truly unique, authentic, extravagant and memorable... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wrote a review of Gora Kadan, a few years ago and felt then that this was one of the best hotels in Japan after more than 10 years of traveling to Japan. Well, we have just stayed at Gora Kadan again, our fourth visit in the last few years. It is not only great but even better and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was our first onsen experience and Gora Kadan did not disappoint. They helped arrange a pick up from our train which was easy and convenient on arrival. Our room attendant was wonderful. She was so kind and it felt like she was always there to help without feeling overwhelming. We also had massages in the spa the following morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

my wife and I stayed for one night,but it just wasn't long enough! The evening meal was served in our room,Japanese style and was a veritable feast. I especially recommend the onsen which we booked privately and there was no extra charge. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wishes to savour the Japanese culture.

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Boulder, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place is really cool. The general Hakone area is beautiful and the hotel itself doesn't disappoint. We were only here for one night and I definitely could have enjoyed another night, possibly two, before going stir crazy. This was my first time in a tradition Japanese inn and thought all of the architecture was beautiful. If I had spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazingly large room and impeccable service. Our own private onsen on the terrace and a family one in the gardens. Also a male only and a female only onsen, which swapped every day. The food was beautifully presented and the nine course dinner was impeccably served by you room attendant. The futons on the floor were comfortable and warm. Why... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

As a frequent guest at Relais & Chateau properties all over the world we looked forward with great expectation to our stay at Gora Kadan. Our expectation level was high and was not rewarded. We expected a serene, authentic albeit luxurious ryokan worthy of a $1,600 per night tab. They did not deliver. Our room was an unconvincing hybrid of... More 

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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gora Kadan 5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Gora Kadan Hotel Hakone-Machi
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hakone-machi
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Hakone-machi

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