We booked this guesthouse from its website (http://www.kunsthaus-saratani.com/) for two rooms in our family trip to Hokkaido in August 2011. We were a bit late in finalizing our itinerary so when we were ready to book accommodations, there were not too many choices. We wanted rooms with private bath/washroom with a reasonable price tag. Therefore we chose Kunst Haus.
There are only three rooms in the guesthouse and all are on the second floor of the annex. A small communal place where a kitchenette and washer/dryer are provided. Free instant coffee and green tea bags are provided, too. On the ground floor of the annex is a dinning place for breakfast. Given the number of rooms, the guesthouse is quiet and relaxing. The two rooms are small in North American standard but with all the necessary amenities. Wi-fi signal was free but quite weak in the room. The best place would be at the front yard just outside of the dinning place.
Before breakfast my husband and I went jogging in the neighbourhood. The view was totally idyllic. The breakfast was surprisingly good. My dad wanted a Japanese breakfast while the rest of us wanted western. Vegetables were fresh and tasty. The portion was good for adults, too. Breakfast was served by the owners themselves. They stayed in Chicago for three years and speaks good English, humourous and willing to help.
The only downside of this place to us was the lack of dinner service. If you don't prepare your own dinner, it would be quite a challenge to find a place to eat if you don't have your own transportation. Given the wonderful breakfast they provided, I could only imagine how it would be if they also provide dinner.
- Also Known As:
- Kunst Haus Biei-Cho, Hokkaido, Japan
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