A great hotel with authentic yet luxurious surroundings and extremely attentive staff. So attentive that we felt sometimes like we were in one of those Bond films where he is a guest in a luxurious facility, but under constant surveilance. The meals were lovely and very filling and they made a very impressive effort to accommodate special dietary requirements, without compromising the quality and delicacy of the meal. Our room host was amazing and spoke perfect English. We had a room with an outside private stone bath, which was the real highlight and a must for the relatively small incremental cost. There was no view though, which was a shame. There is a public bath, but it is segregated. I would recommend getting the train from Tokyo witha Hakone Free Pass. The station is very short walk away. It is not really a place to stay for more than one night. If you can eat any foods and especially if you know a bit of Japanese, i think you could have a similar experience much cheaper elsewhere. The cost is obscene, hence only a 4 star rating - not a commentary on the hotel itself.
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- Gora Kadan Hotel Hakone-Machi