I was told this is the best hotel in Beppu, where the VIPs stay. Quite disappointed how old the hotel is. Not fashionably old, not antique, not quaint. Just old, dowdy old. Definitely needs a facelift.
Our room was a Japanese tatami room. It said they had wi-fi but hardly any reception in our corner. Lots of instructions everywhere in the room but hardly any in English. Even if there were, horrible translation. Couldn't understand anything.
The onsen was nice but once again, it seems like they haven't done any upgrade since 1980. I can see they do everything they can to keep things clean and nice, and I applaud the effort to maintain the place but the infrastructure seems to be at its limit. I have been to many Ryokans but this one was too ho-hum for hype I was getting. Would not stay here again.More
- Free Wifi