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Nikko Kanaya Hotel

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1300, Kami-Hatsuishi-machi, Nikko 321-1401, Tochigi Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a last minute opportunity to get away and chose the Nikko Kanaya Hotel and are we glad we did. Fantastic staff, great rooms and unbelievable food. We were picked up at the train station and wished off to the hotel. Checkin was relaxed and professional.

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This hotel is a true oasis in the middle of this contrasting. Friendly staff and nice clean room, good location and. However, it does not go in as the latest hotel in Tokyo with a hard surface for the historic hotel. The Atmosphere of the building of wood grain make me feel the history there are things that are reminiscent... More 

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Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stayed for two nights. Was recommended by my cousin who insisted I stay here while my family and I were at Nikko. Rooms are spacey enough. The staff are very accommodating. The grounds are lovely. My kids forced us to make multiple strolls to the river! Only criticism I would make is that dinner at the hotel is a relatively... More 

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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If there's such a thing as Japanese art deco this is it. The room was huge, and had a magnificent view over the side garden which lead down to the river. Perfectly positioned right next to the bridge that leads over the river to the Nikko temple complex this hotel is absolutely worth every penny. the hotel is only a... More 

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Bonsall, California
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475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I almost cancelled my reservation here because of the poor reviews on Tripadvisor, but I figured it would at least be halfway decent. It was MUCH better than that, thank goodness! The hotel is old, but it looks like they are finally overhauling the whole property. The "second annex", where most of the standard twin rooms are, is closed and... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over Memorial Day Weekend and very much enjoyed it. Finding it was easy. The location is perfect, right next to the old bridge and temples. The hotel itself has a lot of history, it’s been around for 140 years and has had many famous people that have stayed there such as Einstein,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed at the sister-hotel the Fijiuya just before this, so we were somewhat prepared for the 'old-grandeur' descriptions they seem to be clinging onto, in order to get by. But unfortunately whilst the Fujiya has the gardens and the onsen to prop up its dated and under-modernized reality, this place doesn't. I suspect, unfortunately, that without some serious investment... More 

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Harlech, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have stayed here three times and loved it every time, However I cannot give it 4 stars ie Very Good because it just isn't. It IS certainly better than average BUT...... The positives are that it is a wonderful historic hotel in a fabulous location. The staff are very polite and helpful and deeply professional and the food is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We arrive at this hotel late afternoon without a booking as we'd read about on here, but just weren't sure so thought we'd check it out first, amongst a few others in the area. On arrival we looked at this place first, and after seeing the location being so close to the waterfall and temples we decided then & there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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374 reviews 374 reviews
36 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Typical old style Japanese hotel with great access to the park and the little strip of shops. Bakery and store are well worth checking out. Spent a night here and moved to the neighbouring hotel as I wanted an Onsen. Friendly polite professional service. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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