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Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stayed 3 nights in Ayu no Sato (Ayu, name of a local fish). Very glad about the spacious room where we could open the windows and listen to the continuous rafting sound of the fast flowing Kuma river.
Pick-up service from station was good and we enjoyed the welcome drinks and "Coal-coated peanuts" on lobby lounge.
Public onsen for ladies was on 3/F and gentlemen on 5/F, which were supposed to be switched over on next day but it never happened.
Kaiseki dinner was served on 1/F Seiryu Sansui. Food quality was satisfactory, but they brought out all hot dishes while we were still eating the cold entree.
Cleanliness failed in this hotel as the basin was stained with brown slime and mold around the outlet drain. Paper towels container was also very dusty. If you need tourist information about the area, please never ever ask the male staff at the concierge or front desk. They would give lots of information but most of them was wrong. I once asked about how to travel back after the Kumagawa river cruise, he told me the only way was to take a taxi as the bus stop was very difficult to locate. Two days later, I made the same enquiry to a female staff and she responded that there was free shuttle bus on return trip.
However, the location here was very convenient with walking distance to tourist sites, supermarket and restaurants.

Special thanks to Nisina san and Mr Youn Joung Su who provided us with excellent services in restaurant and bar. Mr Youn was very attentive to details over serving guests.

Room Tip: Request for rooms facing to Kuma River
  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

I stayed at Ayu no Sato Hotel in Hitoyoshi, with my parents and sister (and would also recommend the hotel for young couples), for 4 nights and that was not nearly long enough!! Our room had a balcony with a foot spa and a beautiful view of the Kuma river and the Hitoyoshi Castle ruins. There are 2 hot spring bath areas to choose from and each one has a different theme with indoor and outdoor baths of different sizes and temperatures. The breakfast buffet was wonderful with western and japanese choices and we also had dinner at the french restaurant in the hotel, which was fantastic!! Everything was just perfect. The staff were amazing, very helpfull and polite. Even though many of them did not speak english very well there was almost always someone available to translate, and when she was not available, the staff improvised by searching words online and doing everything they could to help. There are also many good restaurants in there area and the shochu factory is just around the corner. If I ever get a chance to visit Japan again I would make sure to book a few nights at Ayu no Sato.

Room Tip: Room with river view and foot spa, it's perfect for relaxing after a long day of sight-seeing.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Stayed: September 2017
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Stayed: June 2018, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled solo
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