I stayed here on an overnight business trip with business associates. It is a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot springs) hotel, with traditional tatami rooms, where bedding is kept in the cupboard and brought out by the staff and laid on the floor for you whilst you are having dinner. Rooms were large, all had direct ocean views and balconies, in room safe, shower and toilet. There was no bath but it is expected that guests use the hotels hot springs for this purpose.
The free to use hot spring baths were on the 7th floor, with separate baths for ladies and men. There are change rooms with large pigeon holes for your belongings. Japan is a very honest country so there is no need to worry about theft. The Japanese all get in the hot springs totally naked, so if you are not shy this is the way to go. Otherwise you can go in your bathing suit. It is customary to wash your body from head to toe before you get in the hot spring baths so don't forget to do this. This hotel has open air rooftop baths with stunning views of the ocean, something not to be missed.
Dinner and breakfast were included, with the dinner being a traditional Japanese Kaiseki menu consisting of about 10 small courses of a mixture of local seafoods, vegetable dishes and desert. Breakfast was a substantial hot & cold buffet offering both western and Japanese selections.
The hotel has a shuttle service from the Atami Train Station, but it is walking distance if you don't mind a few slopes. If you want a Japanese hot springs hotel experience this is a good little hotel with very reasonable prices.
Overall Atami is a pretty seaside town that was very popular about 20 years ago, it has a small grey sandy beach directly in front of the main township, but most of the coastline is rocky. It is 40 minutes on the bullet train from Tokyo and a lovely little town for an overnight trip.
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