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Hotel New Akao
Ranked #12 of 108 Hotels / Ryokan in Atami
Reviewed June 22, 2010

This hotel is definitely older and the decor is a strange mix of traditional Japanese and western, but this is a great place to stay!!!! If you are looking for a luxury hotel, this is not the place for you. What this place does have going for it is the incredible view! The hotel itself extends into the ocean and every room has a gorgeous view. The staff here is also incredibly friendly and polite. This hotel also has a lot to do. There is a bar, traditional Japanese Restaurant, Hot Springs, gaming arcade, shops, and a beautiful garden. I would definately stay here again

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

It's an nice experience to stay in this hotel. Its room is of traditional japanese-style with tatami floor. The room that we stayed has a very beautiful ocean view. You can even watch sunrise if you can get up early in the morning. I like this hotel with its hot spring bathes, its quiet surroundings, its garden. The whole place is so scenic !

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2008

Well I have mixed feelings about this hotel. It was my first experience at a Onsen Hotel so I was excited by this prospect however there are some very strange things you need to know about this hotel.

Firstly you are greated by very friendly staff who quickly take your bags and check you in, which is great. However, as you will notice the decor looks like it has been plucked right out of a itallian or parisian hotel. The Room was nice, however it was a little run down.

We were with a tour group so we were told we would have dinner and entertainment the night we were staying. So I got all excited by the prospect of Traditional food and entertainment. WRONG! We were shown the dining room which was HUGE and it looked liked the Moulin Rouge. Then the "Entertainment" came out. They were are New Zealand Dance Group, who sang Las Vegas Show tunes and even some in Japanese. The Food was nice, but not traditional. It is all very very surreal.

Even thought the place is nice. May I suggest staying somewhere else than Atami there are many nicer Onsen Resorts in Japan that are very traditional.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2008

I went several times in Atami, then I knew this hotel (New Akao --- Royal wing) would be the best.

Hotel New Akao has 'Royal wing' which is more luxuary than New Akao and located upper side of New Akao (Both hotels are connected inside). You can also use facilities of New Akao.

All rooms have ocean view and very spacious.
If it is nice weather, beautiful MOON can be seen above of ocean. It is just like fantasy world.


You will be asked to choose Italian or Japanese for dinner.
I took Italian which is not real Italian, but it was pretty tasty.

Hotel staff are well trained that feels like you are in 5 star hotels.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2007

This isnt some glossy, shi-shi place with extra fills, ill admit that. But once you indulge in the ocean views a bit, you'll realize you wont need extra fills. Due to the hotels construction, EVERY room faces the ocean, which means no matter where you're booked, you can wake up to the sunset everyday. Its nice if you enjoy the scent and sound of the ocean lulling you to sleep at night. And please do check out the buffet breakfast room if you get a chance. If youre like me and get a kick out of old, antique yet slightly tacky design (plush red velvet, large chandeliers) you'll love the vast space (the food is good, too!) Its definitely the kind of place you come to to relax, since not much else is going on in or around the hotel. I also personally prefer traditional Japanese styled hotel rooms to western ones simply for the novelty. They' floors are good for your back and emit that fresh scent unique only to ta-ta-mi mats. Lastly, its a hot spring hotel, so its practically expected of you to walk around in your (provided) robe all day- to meals, to shower, to whatever! Oh yeah, the staff is super nice and helpful too. All around, great experience.

  • Stayed: December 2007
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Reviewed September 12, 2007

Bearing in mind that the hotel had just been hit by a typhoon(!), we were almost the only westerners staying at the hotel. It was very much geared towards Japanese people, even down to the fact that the hotel shuttle bus from the station was only indicated by the Kanji script and not in English. Thankfully we had our daughter with us who has done Japanese A'level and is going on to Cambridge to read Japanese studies. The food was almost purely Japanese and finding something to eat at breakfast was a problem. We stayed in a Japanese style room which was comfortable even though we were sleeping on the floor, but the bathroom facilities were basic to say the least. The hotel itself was rather tatty, with faded and worn carpets. To be honest it was poor value for money. You can 'do' the town of Atami in an afternoon and from then on need to travel to see anything. As with all the Japanese hotels we stayed in, the staff were totally charming and polite, but at the Akao their English was poor.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2007

Location: Its located along the coast of Atami and has a stunning view of the ocean. One side of the hotel will see the city and ocean while the other will see the hotel's garden and ocean. My room got to see the sunrise and it was gorgeous. This isn't a place you would stay for a long time unless you really like oceans and bathhouses. I would stay here for 2 days max and head back towards Tokyo.

Service: Very friendly, in fact, probably the friendliest out of all the hotels I've stayed in Japan. They are personable and try exceptionally hard to provide warm and caring service.

Rooms: Traditional tatami floors and the staff members will make your beds for you with the mattresses inside the closet. Bathroom is divided with the toilet on one side and the shower/sink on the other. Its clean, but not necessarily a 5 star bathroom either. The view of the rooms alone are worthwhile though.

Bathhouse: Its very simple, not special sulfur treatments or what not. Just a simple bathhouse with an indoor and outdoor option. The outdoor is substantially smaller, but provides a nice view of the sky. It looks lovely at night, but it was cold everytime we stood up to take a look at the view. Those that haven't tried out a bathhouse before should give this place a try, you'll feel very comfortable. Just remember to wear the hotel provided kimonos (nothing traditional or fancy).

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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Address: 1993-250 Atami, Atami 413-8555, Shizuoka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Atami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Atami
Price Range: $236 - $663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Akao 3.5*
Number of rooms: 255
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