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Reviewed July 24, 2018

The best location in Lake Akon between a ferry pier and the main shopping street. Walkable distance to Ainu Village. Our room faced the lake and had the most open lake view in the area. It was very bright and airy and of good size. The hotel offered free coffee and ice cream during certain period in the day which is quite nice. Hot spring was good but nothing special. No wifi in the room but only the lobby but the data volume seemed insufficient to serve more than a few guests. The room rate was rather pricey. We tried the Japanese breakfast which was one of the most basic. I recommend only for the view.

Room tip: Rooms with lake view
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank vrkung
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

Was given a lake view at the highest floor. Awesome view of Lake Akan. Room was a bit worn but the main problem we faced was the bad smell in the toilet. Our friend's room next door was worst in the toilet. We ended taking baths in the basement Public bath instead. Pillow was very small and flat to my liking.
Hotel staff were good but English seems to be a problem to them. Had to use broken Japanese to communicate. The hotel had overseas guests that comes in bus loads but most stayed only one night. Location is good though and it's right next to the ferry terminal. Unfortunately, the cruise doesn't run in Winter.

Room tip: Request for lake facing in advance.
Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bc S
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

Chosen this hotel as to visit the Lake Akan and also to experience the typical Japanese culture. This is a ryokan concept/theme hotel (traditional Japanese inn with tatami-matted room and communal bath. As mentioned in earlier comments/reviews, the hotel is a bit old and nothing fancy. Overall, the experience with this hotel was pleasant.

Location: It is about 4 hours drive from Furano. There are several eateries and souvenir shops across the street. Lake Akan is just behind the hotel. The view is awesome.

Check-in and -out: Acceptable. Both processes were done in about 10 minutes.

Room: Japanese standard where the room and the bathroom are small in size. Cleanliness is acceptable. Air-conditioner not functioning very well and we felt a bit stuffy especially coming back from outside.

Communal bath: A very good Japanese culture (taking bath in naked) to be experienced. You have to wear yukata and to bring the bath towel from your room. Full set of toiletries provided.

Wifi: No in-room Wifi provided. Wifi access only available in the hotel lobby but it is very slow speed.

Staff: Staff are friendly and efficient. They are with limited proficiency in English. Simple communication in English is not a problem for them.

Parking: If you are driving, you can park your car at the parking area besides or behind the hotel building. It is free of charge.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank chansaikeong
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

the hotel itself is outdated so don't expect anything fancy from neither the room nor the onsite onsen. There was a misunderstanding with a payment for booking a night cruise, and unfortunately the staff did not help resolve this issue. So, double paying for something didn't make us happy. We should have requested a receipt but didn't think something like this would happen in Japan out of all the places.

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank sofiabrighton2015
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

Our first evening in Hokkaido started with a lie to our face. My travel partner, having just spent 1/2 year in Tokyo, inquired, in Japanese, if there were any rooms available and was told no. I then checked via TA search and saw that there were rooms. Given the late hour and already having checked for almost 2 hours, I booked via Agoda. When returning to the reception, inquiring in English, I was told the same thing, then, I showed him my reservation voucher on my smartphone. His defiant attitude quickly stopped, he went behind the curtain and handed me a key. Lesson learned. We encountered employees scurrying about to make up our room when we finally made it there.

Likes:
- Lake view
- Relatively roomy
- Good shower

Dislikes:
- Aforementioned service (it extended to the morning)
- Very smokey room
- Poor beds (tatami)
- Very old hotel in general, the worst overall on our whole trip

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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2  Thank WorldAdventurer_7
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