This is one of the pricier hotel I have booked in my trip, but Hakone is a touristy area so it is as expected. The hotel has great location, within five minutes walk from Hakone-yumoto station, which is the end stop if you took romance train from Shinjuku. You can experience all different modes of transportation Hakone offers starting from here. Plenty of bus routes, and close to Odawara if you need to catch bullet trains.
You have to walk over a short bridge and an elevator will take you up to hotel level. Spacious lobby, and great service from the staff. I arrive early at noon, but they allow me to deposit my bags and promise to deliver my bags to my room when available, so I can go tour in the area. There was a small mixed up that the receptionist told me breakfast wasn't included even though it was stated on my reservation receipt, but it was sorted out later with another receptionist.
When I returned in the afternoon, a hotel staff personally took me to my room, and all my bags had already been delivered. I booked a single room, but I got a free upgrade to a double room. The room is pretty good size even with a sofa area.
The hot spring was really good with spacious pool area. I love the outdoor area especially at night. I think I even heard monkeys or weird animal sound, which is exciting and freaks me out at the same time. Bottom line, it was very comfortable, relaxing, and you felt like you have the entire place to yourself.
Yumoto Fujiya has 3 or 4 different restaurants(Japanese, Chinese, and French) inside and also a bakery shop. The restaurants are very pricey, set dinner ranges from the cheapest $35 to $100 above. There weren't many restaurants in the immediate yumoto station area let along ones opening for dinner, so I was compelled to eat in the restaurant. Then I found out you have a lot more choices (with reasonable pricing) if you took a 15 minute train to Odawara and eat there, especially if you have Hakone pass you can ride free.
Overall great hotel and great experience. Will definitely stay here again when I need to indulge myself a little.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the rich natural beauty of Hakone,the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel has been providing truly relaxing time to the guests.The hotel features not only fully equipped commodious convention halls,but also a wide variety of spa facilities with rich supply of hot spring water.Also recent facility renovation added more guest friendly affinities:inversing number of barrier-free rooms as well as non-smoking rooms and installing an elevator which provides easy access between Hakone-Yumoto station.and the hotel.The Yumoto Fujiya Hotel continues the best efforts to provide the most comfortable life in a leading Japanese resort. ... more less
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