You’re paying for location here. The rooms are small, like really really small. The common areas need a deep cleaning, especially right now with all of the concern with spreading germs. A paint job, some pesticide and a good carpet scrubbing would do wonders. The pizza was great. Stick with pepperoni! The Hawaiian was okay, but the pepperoni was so much better! There’s an area next to the hotel to rinse off all the sand and the walk to the beach is about 2 minutes.
Despite being a bit tired at the edges this is a wonderful place to stay. 50m from one of the best surf/swim beaches I have ever been to, with crystal clear water. Bedrooms are a good size comfortable & well equipped. Very relaxed in the bar/lounge & see terrace, more of a home from home than a hotel feel. As well as the beach the hotel offers some wonderful walking country outside the door. Highly recommended
Had lunch and dinner here with a group of friends during our Shimoda trip and it was delicious! We sat outside. Staff was great, beachy ambience perfect, pizza and pasta was fantastic... PLUS the cutest doggie ever. We are staying here on our next beach trip for sure. Thank you so much!
Upon driving up to the hotel, you won't be too impressed but once you settle in and realize that you are literally a hop, skip and jump away from the beach then all will be better. The staff is AMAZING! Jack Ellis and Amy Jobson are the best! They are friendly, attentive and full of enthusiasm. We are so glad we made friends with them. There was not one thing that they couldnt not help us out with (especially when I lost my keys). The food is pretty good. We were not too fond of the breakfast because it was too simple. The cappuccino was excellent though. The lunch/dinner menu was a bit better. They have a wood fire oven! The pizzas that come out of there are delicious, crispy, and HOT! I wanted to try the calzone because I saw someone else order it and it looked scrumptious and big! The rooms were the worst part of the experience. They are small, with no TV, and the bathrooms resemble a RV size/style bathroom. The website states the rooms can accommodate 4 people but, in my opinion, that's being generous. I would say no more than 2-3 people in the room. The hotel provided "futons" for my two kids but that was just a couple mattresses thrown on the floor. I suppose that is normal Japanese hotel accommodations. There's not many rooms to book so book early. Parking is limited too.…
We stay here several times as year with our daughters. It's a perfect location and a wonderful place to get out of the city and relax. Make sure you try the cello shots, its famous for them. Kevin is an institution down there and runs it like we are all family. A great place if you're looking beyond the Ryokan.