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Hoshinoya Karuizawa

Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-0194, Japan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you imagine classic style "ryokan", this is not the one. This is a new Japanese style resort to wind you down. Everything there is a little over-priced but considering hospitalities you'll meet there may calm you down. If you take your wife or girl friend (at your expense), they'll be super happy, i bet. Several choices for the rooms... More

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Austin, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is an astoundingly beautiful, very luxurious ryokan, located on a hot springs in a charming resort town in the foothills of the Japanese Alps, and very conveniently located just a 1-hr ride from Tokyo on the bullet train. The public spaces are architecturally stunning and provide amazing insight into feng shui. The dining area is especially gorgeous, and many... More

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The photos and website present this hotel glamorously enough, but in reality, it's a huge disappointment, and no better than any other ryokan choice in the region. Yet it is way more expensive than its neighbors. Pictured as if its surrounded by nature, it is in fact surrounded by other buildings, car parks, roads and such, taking away from the... More

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Saint-Tropez, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We spend 4 nights. Its expensive but they offer also free coffee, tea and snacks in good quality. A parents and kids paradise. The staff is very child friendly. They are trying all the time to cheer them up. A 24 h kids room is available. You may leave your children there. Nannies take care. The food is very good.... More

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Hong Kong, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Rooms are OK. Room services are great. 4 - 5 stars services but 6 stars costs. We went with 2 kids 9 and 7 years old. They charged them for staying, even using existing beds in one room. The costs for kids can add up to almost the room rate for ONE MORE ROOM. So I end up requested 2... More

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Hoshinoya Karuizawa where the room is exactly as the photos posted in their websites. The premise is quiet and clean especially when it was not crowded with people. I extremely like to spend some time @ their library where u feel relax to enjoy cups of complimentary drinks and snacks. We joined the nature watching... More

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22 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

What you'd expect of an old school Japanese resort. Clean, tranquil, but kind of blah. The food was excellent. Like all Japanese hotels, you get top notch service at Yoshinoya. It's actually not that far from Tokyo, but getting to it (taxi to Shinkasen, the train ride, then shuttle to the resort) is kind of tiring.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is the place. Sure, the price is steep. But Hoshinoya has become one of my most memorable and cherished stays. We went in early summer and the weather was perfect for us. Early morning walks around the extensive property were rewarded with the gentle tweeting of a multitude of birds, along with sightings of ducks, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, fish... More

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Paris, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We spent 2 nights at this hotel. The reception was good but the check in took time since we needed to take a car to travel between the reception and the hotel. The room was spacious and clean with a nice view. However, it was not as clean as you would expect for this hotel standard and compared with other... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

One of my most memorable hotel stays. Accomodation: Villa style with private balcony, some facing a lake. Futons to fit a family of 4. Well equipped room with boiler, TV, sound system, slippers and yukata. Hotel: Great onsen, with a pitch black section, great lounge area with complimentary tea. Setting: In a forest. By a stream and villas surrounding a... More

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Address: Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-0194, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitasaku-gun > Karuizawa-machi
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