No doubt the hotel may look slightly old, but you could not complain much as it has almost everything you need. Went during early November 2019, off season though which was good as there were not many people staying there. Staff was ever so helpful and friendly. Rooms were spacious, good spread for breakfast buffet and also car park. It was nearby an outdoor foot spa, souvenir shops and places to eat as well. We enjoyed our stay there for sure.
This hotel appears to be very family run sort of hotel . There is an old charm about the place . Our rooms were the tatami sort , clean but much prefer the beds sort because of the constant getting up and down which can become difficult as one gets older . Onsens are double storied . No outdoor onsen but the water appears to be quite acidic . One is able to soak for about 20 minutes and the skin is ultra silky smooth after that . Dinner was good with a good variety of cooked food . Only downside , chopsticks should be of a better quality which would have made the whole experience more enjoyable . Breakfast was more basic but adequate . Parking was free. This hotel would have a five from me if not for the chopsticks and non existent wifi. This hotel is definitely good value for money . …
The highlight of the hotel is really the double floored Onsen, with five separate pools containing water of different temperatures to your liking. The water is highly acidic and sulphurous, which makes you feel like you’re really bathing in a geothermal vent. The staff are hospitable, going above and beyond to ensure we had a good time, from ensuring we had a speedy check in to helping us with the windscreen scraper in the morning. The rooms have basic amenities. The restaurant serves up a pretty decent meal, although I preferred the breakfast buffet service to the dinner kaiseki service, which I never thought would ever happen. The buffet breakfast had a good mix of traditional Japanese and continental items, all of which were pretty good quality.
The room was all heated up when we got in from the April snow so no cold to worry about. Although the hotel wasn't very full, I could tell we had neighbours right next door as the walls were thin and noise came through. The onsen was not very big with only a few baths, but the water was very nice. It seems that in this hotel, you take not just a face towel but a body towel from your room, and then take them back to your room - I didn't realise and only took a face towel, expecting to find body towels and baskets to put used towels in. However I was by myself the whole time so it was fine! Wi-fi was only available in the lobby.
I stayed here for one night. The staff didn't speak English but tried everything to give me a good stay. The rooms and the hotel was a bit out-dated but hey, you are in Hokkaido, this is not Kyoto! I liked it. There were a lot of families in the hotel so sometimes it was a bit noisy (old doors and walls). But, if you go to the onsen after 10PM you have it all for yourself. There are 4 or 5 baths. One was so hot I couldn't put my hand in it. The water comes straight from Mount Iouzan.