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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Upon arriving the hotel, we were being greeted by a English speaker in perfect English, something rare outside of the big cities. Communication is not a problem since. This hotel is new. Well decorated and cosy. For those coffee fans, each room has a Nespresso machine and plenty of capsules in 5 favours. The room we choose had a 2m by 2m in-room onsen facing a hillside wood in the open air. Nice greenish view at day time, dark and quiet for a evening dip. The dinner and breakfast is good also.

Another thing worth mentioning was the preparation of a birthday cake served after dinner. We emailed the hotel for arranging a birthday cake. They responded promptly and arranged perfectly to our request including the number of candles. It was a memorable evening.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank RaymondL23
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This Japanese but modern hotel was the hi light of our two week holiday. We stayed here as a base for four night and explored the area.
Sakamoto-san (apologies if we misspelled) and his fabulous staff were extremely helpful in advising local places to visit. Even taking us to one local beauty spot on our first day.
We stayed in a traditional Japanese room for the four nights and were very comfortable. The food (traditional Japanese) is amazing and many courses are served at each sitting.
We relaxed in the Onsen each day, by the river, and enjoyed our balcony and the rooftop star gazing platform each evening.
This was a true experience of Japan. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, would highly recommend this top class, luxurious hotel.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Odyssey777126
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

What a highlight of our trip to stay at Adan Kotonami. Initially we had planned to stay in the Iya Valley but after driving through on that terrifying road that scared me so much it brought me to tears, I was so pleased with our choice.

The location is quiet and perhaps a little off the beaten track but with our car rental it was easy to reach. We all gasped as we arrived to cherry blossoms in full bloom and felt warmly welcomed as a staff member greeted us in the carpark and assisted us inside.

The property is utterly gorgeous inside and out. While the grounds are not huge, there is the utmost care in all aspects of the gardens and buildings.

Our family of four stayed in a quad tatami room in the 3rd floor of the main building. It was tight when the beds were up, in terms of suitcases, but we just kept ourselves tidy and it was more than enough space.

The highlight here is the meals which were included in our room rate. Dinner was about 7 courses and blew us away in terms of the beauty of the dishes, the range of cooking styles the interactive nature of at least one course and how delicious it all was. One of our daughters is a vegetarian and after advising in advance she was happily catered for with her own
Menu.

The dining room is beautiful and as this is where breakfast is also served, staff are thoughtful in never seating you at the same time label twice. As there are different rooms you enjoy a different aspect at each meal.

English isn’t spoken fluently by all staff here but there were two who were particularly helpful. Emily and Aito (I hope I am close to spelling his name correctly) assisted as both at check in and within the restaurant. However much we try with our Japanese it’s also reassuring to have some of our own language spoken.

Breakfast was also a multi dish affair, all Japanese. We loved it but you should appreciate there are no western options. You are not offered coffee or tea and some may find that hard. One of our daughters struggled at breakfast but we enjoyed the wonder of it all.

The onsen was wonderful and we used it multiple times during both day and night.

Can not recommend this highly enough to you for quality and value. The gore manager also very amiable offering to drive us on an outing one day so my husband could have a beer with lunch. While we were happy to drive ourselves he was very generous in his offer.

Our daughters loved having an icy pole after their onsen and the marshmallows
Available for toasting in the lobby fire after dinner, both generous touches.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank victoria h
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here with my children (8 and 14) in the way to Takamatsu and Naoshima.

The stay here was one of the highlights of our Japan trip - we stayed in one of the brand-new cottages, with the kids sleeping on the futons and we in the super-comfortable beds, separated by the traditional sliding paper/wood frame walls. We loved the views, and the simplicity yet meticulously maintained gardens and common areas. Kids were entertained by staff with traditional Japanese toys.

Traditional dinner was amazing - tasteful, served with true friendliness by a (rare) English-speaking waitress. Great Japanese wine with the dinner. Breakfast was equally good, and served in a very peaceful space.

Highlight for us was, however, having a private Onsen - my wife is not very comfortable with the shared nudity of the mixed Japanese onsen in other places, so we were delighted to have the wonderful private Onsen at night for our own bath ceremony.

Staff proved further helpful when I forgot a beloved shirt in the room, which they retrieved, washed and prepared for our pick-up late night (we drove back from the next city to get it).

We would come back any time - only (minimal) downside is proximity to the road, which disturbs a bit the otherwise perfect natural and peaceful setting.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank gourmetflo
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

One of my highlights in Japan! It is an awesome place: very japanese, but modern. It has amazing food and a very, very friendly team. Perfect spot to calm down and relax. Loved it! We had a room with a private onsen, it was worth every penny!

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank KerstinW_12
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