One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in terms of location, hospitality, food, facilities and cleanliness. If I have a chance to go back to Shimoda again, I would definitely stay at this hotel. The staff working for this hotel seemed happy and they were helpful. Very comfortable staying at this hotel.
Its beautifully located giving a real Japanese experience with futons on tatami mats, low dining table and conveniently arranged room facilities which has the magnificent view of the Shirahama beach from where we spent time watching the beautiful sunrise and life slowly unfolding on the beach..
I have three favorite hotels to stay in Shimoda, and one of them is the Izukyu hotel. Located in southern area of the Izu Peninsula, one of Japan's most outstandingly warm region. This hotel has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. You can see the beauty of the sea from the room, set your pace to one of their relaxing hot springs, a huge swimming pool for adults and kids, & welcoming and friendly staff. Not only that! They also serve delicious fresh seafood that is beautifully prepared. Our dinner and breakfast was really good! There are two types of rooms that can be selected: the Western- style rooms and the Japanese style rooms. This hotel is a family friendly hotel. I will never get tired of going back to this place.
Stayed one night at this hotel during our drive around Izu. Wished we stayed longer cos the experience was awesome. View from the room was awesome and as with other ryokan type accommodation, we had a wonderful kaiseki dinner experience. Hotel was reasonably priced including the dinner and breakfast which were both very generous in terms of portion of food. We were definitely well fed! The wonderful view from the hotel room topped it all! Would recommend to arrive earlier than 5pm so as to see the sunset view from the comfort of your room 😁
Stayed three nights at Hotel Izukyu with my family of four. Everyone loved the hotel. Great location with beautiful views of the beach. Hotel provides shuttle every half-hour to Shimoda Station in mornings (08:30-11:00) and from station in afternoon (14:30-17:30). There is also a local bus stop on road in front of hotel, with buses providing transit to Shimoda and other locations. Check-in was easy and the staff showed us to our room. We stayed in a traditional Japanese room with a fantastic view overlooking the pool and the beach. Our room had a bathroom with tub/shower, toilet, and sink. There was also a separate vanity with a sink. Room also had a small fridge and hot water kettle. The staff preps the room for sleeping (i.e., adjusts furniture and lays out futons, comforters, and pillows (they also put away bedding and reset room in the morning). Robes and slippers are provided and you can wear these throughout hotel...even to meals! We had half-board included (breakfast/dinner) and the meals were fabulous! Breakfast is a combination of western and Japanese foods. Also have coffee, juices, and tea. Dinner is quite the experience. More food than I expected and a great variety of Japanese cuisine...sushi, hot pots, steam box, tempura, desserts, cooked fish, salad, pickled vegetables. My kids did not like sushi, so the staff graciously prepared cooked items for them. The beach is across the road from hotel, but it is only a 2-3 minute walk. There are three different crosswalks close to road entrance to hotel. There is also a 7-11 that is located next to hotel road entrance. Misc: Wi-Fi throughout hotel (rooms, lobby, pool area). There were two staff members who spoke very good english and a couple who knew enough to assist us with questions. Most of the other staff knew some basic words which, with my extremely limited knowledge of Japanese words/phrases, was enough to navigate most questions. The onsen was great, with inside and outside areas (there are separate onsens for men and women).…