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Gora Kadan

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1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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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New York City
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This ryokan offers a special atmosphere and a topnotch kaiseki dining experience BUT it's screaming out for a major refurbishment. I wouldn't have minded the worn out furniture and odd lobby smell if the hotel wasn't so overpriced. Our butler Hiroshi was wonderful and couldn't have been more attentive and professional. Not worth the money. Would not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed at Gora Kadan during our first trip to Japan in March 2015. As this was my first experience with Japanese culture and first time at a hot spring resort, I didn't have anything to rate it against. I was a bit disappointed to leave Tokyo for a more remote place like Hakone - I love... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed during Christmas for 2 nights for our anniversary. First of all, the reservation was frustrating. It seemed that the staff couldn't speak English at all.All communications were through email with standard template only. They couldn't reply on specific enquiries. Then come to the room and service. The room was dirty and smelly. This is not a hotel at... More 

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Chamonix, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For many first comers to Japan or to a Ryokan, Gora Kadan will be an amazing experience. But the more you immerse into the Japanese culture and live through the "omotenashi no kokoro" -so unique to the Japanese-, you might find Gora Kadan a bit too cold, a bit to unjapanese, a bit too commercial and impersonal, a bit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed here for one night in February and wished we had booked for two nights. Traditional Japanese room with outdoor hot spring pool. Great service from our room attendant and lovely dinner and breakfast served in the room. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Expensive but worth the cost for the experience.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Rooms are fabulous, very spacious, with balcony and wooden circle bathtubs. And true Japanese! Rooms with tatami floors and special jap doors and walls. Kimono dresses for each and every one. They also have internal swimming pool and jacuzzi outdoor. Three relaxing sofas with massages. We only stayed one night (is quite expensive) unfortunately coincident with a typhoon that overpassed... More 

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iNDORE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

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 January 10, 2015

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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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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