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Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

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#1 of 19 hotels in Yakushima-cho
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima has 29 refined, villa-type rooms, a superb French restaurant, and other facilities set amid the extraordinary beauty of Yakushima Island, where nature has remained untouched for countless millennia. The Hotel is ideally suited for domestic and foreign guests seeking a truly unique getaway experience. We welcome you to Yakushima, a paradise on Earth.
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
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Airport transportation
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
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Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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553 Haginoue, Mugio, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun 891-4402 Kagoshima Prefecture
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Yakushima Airport5 mi
Tanegashima Airport29 mi
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The staff, the food, the service, the location, the view from the pool, the spa, made our stay unforgettable. Sankara hotel offers the real Japanese Omotenashi (hospitality). People working at the hotel and spa are really wonderful, they were always on top of things to make of
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Response from sankarahotel-spa, マネージャー at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Cutylina Thank you for your recent experience with us and we are very much pleased to hear all about your lovely reviews. Especially we are delighted to be mentioned about our Omotenashi and it is what sankara aims to offer the most. We will continuously seeking the way to make our guest experience to be exceeding their expectations ! And your comment about "okas" made especially the kitchen team and restaurant service team proud and motivated so well to offer great dining experience. Thank you so much for your time and wonderful thought about us, we look forward to welcoming you back and share more about this amazing island. Sincerely yours,
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We were so impressed with Sankara where we chose to spend the last few days of our honeymoon in Japan. We were genuinely sad to leave after 5 days of pure joy and luxury in the most beautiful natural setting. After so much travelling around it was an incredible place to relax
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Response from sankarahotel-spa, マネージャー at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Offwego2017 Thank you for your recent stay with us at sankara hotel&spa Yakushima. It is grateful that we are chosen to be your honeymoon trip destination and all of our staff are appreciated to hear your compliments about many things and most detailed ever about our property and this amazing island, Yakushima. We are very pleased to be highlighted about our service style since that is our mission and we pledge to go above and beyond in every guest interaction. Please visit our sana spa next time to add your stay more pampering and we shall invite you to the well-being atmosphere. Once you start returning to this island, you will find the deeper part of this magical island and we are always here to assist your stay to be another memorable experience. Thank you again for your time to make this review and we look forward to your return not too far future. Sincerely yours,
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4 of us agreed that we came here expecting a chill and relax holiday And went back revived and enjoyed every minute I call it seamless because this wonderful hotel delivered their goods. I only wish there could be one Japanese comfort food for a choice .. noodles .. by the way
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Response from sankarahotel-spa, マネージャー at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Seamless Thank you for your recent stay with us and leaving us this great reviews and suggestions which will indeed help us growing better continuously. We are grateful to be told about our hospitality to be seamless where we aim to be that point. Regarding your comment about our cuisine, although it is French base with Yakushima local harvests, we are always positive to marinate what our guests' preference is. sankara staff is aiming to be as flexible as possible and accommodating to all guests needs. It sounds fabulous experience you had at the little forest behind us. Yes, it is one of the hidden serene spot to soak in the nature and quickest way from sankara, we are very pleased that you had the time there too. Thank you again for staying with us and making wonderful memory in Yakushima. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely yours,
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Sankara is an elegant hotel with remarkable service and wonderful staff. Tucked away half an hour Southeast of the airport, perfectly positioned to day hikes, waterfalls and lovely drives to see Yaku deers (Seibu forest drive). I was lucky enough to arrive during perfect
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Response from sankarahotel-spa, マネージャー at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima
Responded Mar 15, 2019
Dear Anilegna sama Thank you very much for your recent visit and stayed with us at sankara hotel&spa Yakushima. It is truly our pleasure to receive such a delightful and detailed comments. Also, we appreciate that you take time for leaving this review of your experience in Yakushima. Only thing that may disappoint you was the rental car, however, we relieved that our staff could help you at the time. Every guest we meet, it is once-in-a-lifetime meeting. So, we take each farewell very important. Once again, thank you very much for your great review and I shall pass it onto all of our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in Yakushima one day in the future. Best Regards,
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My husband and I came to Sankara Hotel & Spa in Yakushima to celebrate our honeymoon in early November but our incredible experience and the impeccable service started well before our stay when the hotel staff kindly emailed us to share further details about the booking and
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Response from sankarahotel-spa, マネージャー at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima
Responded Feb 8, 2019
Dear ElanaRose1 sama, Thank you for your recent visit and such a impressive review. We are glad to hear that your honeymoon in Yakushima was memorable one. It is one of our important hospitality to offer personal attention from the moment guest makes a reservation, and from there, we aim to be sure that every scene is satisfied by each guest and exceeding its expectation until their departure. We truly appreciate you took particular note of that details of every scene you experenced with us. It seems that especilly your dining experience was the best highlight of your stay and we are grateful to hear that. We have pâtissier for all the desserts and boulangerie for all breads and pastries. It was unfortunate that you couldn't experience our outdoor polol and sana spa this time, but we are sure that these experience would add more value and extra indulgent to your stay at sankara, so hopufully it will be a part of your next visit. Everyone has different purpose of visit to Yakushima, but mostly because of its nature, however, it is also our goal to give travellers to feel that the highlight of the trip was the place they stay and the people they encounter by having memorable hospitality and experience. We say that we coexistence with Yakushima nature, if we are able to travellers a memorable stay as much as Yakushima nature can offer, it would be bliss sheer pleasure. Once again, thank you so much for your wonderful and very detailed review. We look forward to welcoming back one day not too far. Sincerely yours,
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$614 - $1,372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKyushuKagoshima PrefectureYakushima-cho
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