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“Hotel new Kamakura” 4 of 5 stars
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13-2 Onarimachi, Kamakura 248-0012, Kanagawa Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels / Ryokan in Kamakura
3.0 of 5 stars 17 Reviews
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“Hotel new Kamakura”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This hotel is located with short walk from train station, so you can reach it easily. Rooms are decorated in to style, typical japanese and european, so you have choice. Hotel offers rooms with shared or private bathroom, so be careful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This traditional (tatami/futon) hotel is one block from the Kamakura JR station. Over the years it has hosted a number of writers and other notables. There are no services, you pay your money, you get a room. The rooms are very nice (ours was 8 tatami) and the prices were quite reasonable considering the fact we were there during Golden Week. You get tv and a fridge.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Spend our last night in Kamakura before flying out the next day from Tokyo. There are not a lot of option with regards to hotels in Kamakura. The New Kamakura Hotel got a decent rating in Lonely Planet so we thought it would be worth a try. We had originally reserved a Japanese-style room in the new annex which, when we took a peek, looked quite nice. However, we were getting low on money so we changed our reservation to a Western-style room in the new annex. Our room was comfortable and clean enough but was very small. It was okay for one nights stay but wouldn't recommend if you wanted to stay there for a longer period of time. It is conveniently located near the train station and the central shopping area. Were not bothered by train noise but we did keep the windows closed. The staff were very helpful and attentive.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

The Japanese en-suite room was nice and felt very traditional. Futons are not already prepared and you'll have to make your own bed before you sleep. Check-out for the room is a bit early at 10 am which is fine when you want to visit Kamakura but may be a problem if you planned a lazy morning as the staff doesn't seem to be flexible on this.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011 via mobile

This was the most expensive hotel we stayed in while in Japan, and also the worst.
1. Room faces over parking lot backing onto a train station which is extremely noisy. Don't expect any peace.
2. Futons were thinner than the ones at the buddhist temple we stayed in.
3. No customer service from Indian owner.
4. Insufficient bathrooms to service guests.
5. Rooms were tiny and basic and you have to make your own bed.
6. Could not wait to leave.

7. THIS WAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACE WE STAYED IN JAPAN.


Awful.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

Hotel New Kamakura is directly across from the Kamakura train station. Therefore, you get some noise from the trains and the train announcements, although I had no trouble sleeping.

We opted for a more expensive Japanese style room with an en suite bath at this hotel. The room did not have heat, but did have a kotatsu. (However, I found many strange long hairs on the kotatsu blanket). They provided yukata, towels, and toothbrushes. The futons were very comfortable and clean. There is no internet in the rooms, only in the lobby (which is also not heated). There are vending machines (beverages) in the main building as well as at the entrance to the parking lot. The payment is by cash only.

The bathroom was functional. The washbasin (as well as the communal washbasin in the hall) had bar soap which had obviously been used many times previously. There was liquid soap and shampoo in the ofuro room.

Although we stayed two nights, there was no maid service. We put our beds out, put them away, and re-used towels. The tea and snacks in the room were not replenished.

It was a pleasant, but charmingly rustic, stay. My only real complaint was the lack of maid service.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 13-2 Onarimachi, Kamakura 248-0012, Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Kamakura
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels / Ryokan in Kamakura
Number of rooms: 14

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