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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Park Hills

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Hotel Park Hills
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“Good Hotel and Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed at Park Hills Hotel for 5 nights at the end of a trip to Hokkaido. Was slightly concerned that as the days worked out did not want to split into a couple of centres for the last 5 days and drop anchor at one location. Asahidake hotel prices were expensive and if you stayed there you would still need to travel out from there to visit other locations. Park Hills gives access to part of the Daisetsuzan National Park plus the fertile rolling hills.

Possibly hidden from the tourist information and confused by internet verbal pundits on their travel blogs is that Mt Tokachi is an active volcano that kills village people periodical through mud flows and eruptions hitting sulphur minors. A 30 year period or there abouts. One internet blog moaned that construction had taken place in the national park and it was an unwanted development related to Japanese mafia money but if they had visited the Mt. Tokachi volcanic sand information center which is reached via one of the constructions in Shirogane that they took exception to [an escape route for locals] they would have been wiser. Can be walked to from the town via the covered escape route at the time of need. All those constructions in the rivers and valleys are designed to break up, hinder and control mud flows from an eruption.

Hotel Park Hills is an onsen hotel which offers excellent views of the mountain range from the hotel rooms at the back of the hotel in the main building. Similar to experience elsewhere Japanese tour groups have all inclusive stays, breakfast and diner buffet whilst Western booking companies exclude breakfast from the price. English language is a slight problem at this hotel, but in relation to breakfast they simply want you to say whether you will be taking breakfast everyday. Having achieved this you just walk in as everybody else does and pay for breakfast at the end, no breakfast tickets are issued.

We skipped dinner on the basis of cost and that you would simply get fat if you eat a buffet breakfast and buffet diner. As posted by someone else the bar food and location was unattractive so did not bother with that either.

The breakfast was excellent and consisted of local products that were showcased. Fresh yoghurt with matching berry jam. Use of local potatoes, salmon etc.Coffee was syrup machine based which I would fault them on but other than that it was good.

The Biel tourist office on route into town just before the blue lake to the right of the golf course entrance, the church like building offered very good tourist information, leaflets, English speaker. The leaflets provided the Japanese Mapcode system six digit coordinate which you use to locate each of the recommended attractions to visit. Parks, rolling hills, trees, museums etc.

Wifi is provided free together with an internet terminal in reception. The hotel is not wired for wifi or LAN across floors.

The Hotel Park Hills offers an excellent location for touring the area, hiking and photography and has sensible prices unlike the big name onsens. The partner gave it the thumbs up.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

An affordable choice if you want onsen hotel in the area.
Everything is up to standard.

Very close to the 'blue lake' which is very beautiful and very good for a nice little morning walk.
30 minutes drive to Furano give you lots of others options such as small sized family run B&Bs if onsen is not a must for you.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

This was our first experience staying in a resort style onsen hotel. Overall it was very good and had all the trimmings including near a great location to start day walks into the national park.
Only major criticism was the expensive (3000+ yen) buffet dinner with other options available very uninspiring.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Hotel Park Hills
Address: Shirogane, Kamikawa-gun, Biei-cho 071-0235, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Kamikawa-gun > Biei-cho > Shirogane Onsen
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels / Ryokan in Biei-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Park Hills 3*
Number of rooms: 174
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