The Mount View Hakone is a ryokan that may not be very new and has slightly come of age, but manges to convince on other fields of expertise. We loved the privately bookable onsen and were particularly fond of the dinner experience that was lavish, fresh and memorable - a true highlight of every night. It was a relaxing stop: long walks, good food, no TV or other entertainment, making it the perfect getaway spot close to busy Tokyo.
One night stay while visiting Hakone. The onsen was nice, with the option to reserve private baths. Highlight was dinner. Huge variety of traditional Japanese dishes and Kobe beef that melts in your mouth. Staff was exceptionally nice and gracious. There are English speakers at the front desk.
Great value, great food, great views. Comfortable beds, nice staff. Good skiing. Would come again! Many thanks. Also great Onsen. Dinner was especially nice. We only stayed one night but would like to have stayed longer.
We stayed for one night in Hakone. The location was fairly central although if we had a time again, we probably would have booked a hotel closer to the Hakone ropeway / Lake Ashi as it had a nicer feel / vibe to the town. There were plenty of restaurants within a few mintues walk. The main bus from Odawara Station stops right outside the hotel (approx 45 mins ride). The same bus stop also takes you directly to the Hakone Ropeway (approx 15 ride). You can also walk about 5 minutes to another bus stop which takes you directly to the premium shopping outlets in Gotemba (approx 20 min ride). This was really handy given it was raining when we arrived and not appropriate for outdoor sight seeing The room was traditional ie fairly basic but very spacious. Beds were futons which I found comfortable enough. We elected to not book the room with a private bathroom although the room did have a sink and seperate toilet. This was fine for 1 night however would recommend a private bathroom if you stay for longer. We also enjoyed a private onsen which was worth the 3000 yen for 45 mins. Traditional japanense breakfast was included and was great to experience at least once. Only negative was how strict they were for the 3pm checkin when we arrived around 1pm (note that this wasn't unique to this hotel). The hotel wasn't busy yet we weren't allowed to access our room until after 3pm.…
We loved the experience of staying at a typical Japanese Ryokan. Half board highly recommended to sample the different foods on offer & the food was delicious. Very helpful, friendly reception staff who gave good advice how to spend our day sightseeing in the region and see the major attractions using the buses. The other staff in the hotel were also very friendly. The private onsen looking out onto the bamboo forest was brilliant & so relaxing. Public onsens, both indoor & outdoor & family onsens also an option. Easy access to buses to travel around the Hakone region using Hakone Freepass. We would stay again.