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  |   1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture (Gora Onsen)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chamonix, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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UK South
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11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Hakone-machi

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