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Suminoyu
Suminoyu
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9.2

Exceptional

120 reviews

120 reviews

Housekeeping5
Breakfast3
Food & Dining2
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
23.1 km
Zenko-ji Temple
23.4 km
Midori Nagano
24.2 km
Sanada Treasure Museum
28.3 km
Matsushiro
28.4 km
Closest landmarks
Shibu Onsen Information Center
80 m
Otozan Onsenji Temple
100 m
Engi
260 m
Yumiya Shrine
1.8 km
Yudanaka Train Station
2.0 km

Suminoyu

Shibu-Onsen,Yamanouchi,Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Yudanaka part of Nagano, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Zenko-ji Temple. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot spring bath and spa on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Nagano

Top Value

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot spring bath

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Spa

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nagano every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.5
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
Distance to airport77.9 km

Rooms available at Suminoyu

Japanese-Style Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-Style Room - Half Board Included
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-Style Room - Breakfast Included
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Room Type C
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Room Type B
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 futons
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Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Deluxe,Japanese-Western style room -Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Deluxe, Japanese-Western Mixed
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Is car parking available at Suminoyu?

Suminoyu has car park onsite free of charge for guests traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

In which languages can Suminoyu's personnel communicate?

Suminoyu can speak up to 2 languages which includes English for visitors that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Suminoyu's food?

86.0% of our past customer ratings have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Suminoyu down in the review.

What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Suminoyu?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Suminoyu an average rating of 9.9. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Suminoyu?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Suminoyu an average rating of 9.5. You can look up more specific customer ratings and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Suminoyu?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Suminoyu an average rating of 9.0. You can look into more detailed customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about Suminoyu?

Past local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Suminoyu an average rating of 9.2. You can look up on more specific customer evaluations, and remarks for this property down in the review section.

What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to Suminoyu?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kitatono Station, 103245.43 m away from Suminoyu.

What people love about Suminoyu

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "This tiny ryokan in quaint little onsen town is a must stay, amenities, staff, cleanliness, food and services is perfect!"

    fongani

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    April 22, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "My room was very spacious and I especially liked red cover on kusatsu."

    Eliska

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    March 16, 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Highly recommended for those who prefer quiet n privacy."

    Thomas

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    February 10, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 589 Nagano properties
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Value for money score
9.5/10
Service score
9.8/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Couples review score
9.5/10
Better than
99
%
of Nagano properties
Better than
99
%
of Nagano properties
Better than
98
%
of Nagano properties
Better than
98
%
of Nagano properties
Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
111 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
9.1
Location
9.2
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More about Suminoyu

More about Suminoyu

Suminoyu

Put yourself into a special and relaxing space in Nagano at the atmospheric Suminoyu.
Suminoyu offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the ryokan's free parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the ryokan to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at Suminoyu is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at Suminoyu are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The ryokan also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the ryokan provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the ryokan. Suminoyu has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Suminoyu offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the spa.


Reasons to stay here

This ryokan beats 98% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This ryokan scores higher than 97% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.
This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 98% of competition within the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Foot bath
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Skiing
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • TV

Location

Shibu-Onsen,Yamanouchi,Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports
  • Matsumoto Airport (MMJ)
    77.9 km
  • Toyama Airport (TOY)
    111.5 km
Public transportation
  • Yudanaka Train Station
    2.0 km
  • Kamijo
    3.0 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Hokushin General Hospital
    6.3 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    500 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
    23.1 km
  • Zenko-ji Temple
    23.4 km
  • Midori Nagano
    24.2 km
  • Sanada Treasure Museum
    28.3 km
  • Matsushiro
    28.4 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Chusha
    31.2 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha
    33.4 km
  • Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields)
    39.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Shibu Onsen Information Center
    80 m
  • Otozan Onsenji Temple
    100 m
  • Engi
    260 m
  • Yumiya Shrine
    1.8 km
  • Yudanaka Train Station
    2.0 km
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)
    2.4 km
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park
    2.4 km
  • Jigokudani Hot Spring Korakukan
    2.5 km
  • Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi
    2.8 km
  • Kamijo
    3.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • 【Bathing Tax】Guest 13 years old and over has to pay bathing tax (JPY 150 per person) at the hotel directly.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of rooms 13
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1994
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Suminoyu from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.3
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities9.1
Location9.2
Service9.8
Value for money9.5
High score for Nagano
Rating
9+ Exceptional (40)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (9)
Jun - Aug (5)
Sep - Nov (12)
Dec - Feb (26)

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Showing 52 verified guest comments
123
10.0
Exceptional
Aaron from United States
Couple
Japanese-Style Room - Half Board Included
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Fall 2022 Revenge Travel”

If you want the Ryokan experience. This is the one. You wont be disappointed. They dropped us off at the Snow Monkey Park after breakfast. Just so happens to be the pick-up point for the bus back to Nagano station. The hot-springs are amazing we will go back.

Reviewed January 20, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Eliska from Slovakia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Memorable stay”

Staff was fantastic. All of them speaks English, what is very appreciated in Japan. They provided 5 star service. I really liked their uniforms (kimono). You can book free shuttle from yudanaka Station what is very convenient for people with lot of baggage. My room was very spacious and I especially liked red cover on kusatsu. Onsen water was too hot for me and it took me a while to entry there. I liked outside onsen. Food was like piece of art. I couldn't take enough pictures. So delicious and healthy. I also appreciate that the offered me food of my friend, who couldn't join me last minute. I would just change paper oshibori for hot towel ones.

Reviewed March 16, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Teck from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Exceptional”

Exceptional service and meals provided! Outdoor onsen has a excellent view. Pick up and drop off are also available.

Reviewed January 21, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Bridget
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Perfect stay”

Everything about or 2 night stay at Suminoyu was perfect. Staff were able to answer any questions we had and help out with dinner reservations, bus transfers, luggage transfer etc. We purchased the cloth which you can get stamped at each onsen from the hotel for 350 yen. It is the same cost as other local stores. They provided free yucata/robe and geta rental so you can walk around the onsens in Japanese style. They were able to pick us up and drop back to the station, as well as one way to the monkey park. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed January 25, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kee from Malaysia
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

good”

the food staff onsen rooms...everyhthing was very good...highly recomended

Reviewed February 15, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Rowyn from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Charming ryokan”

My sister and I had a lovely one-night stay at Suminoyu while in Yamanouchi to see the snow monkeys. The Japanese hospitality is not exaggerated! Not only did the owners prepare a special, vegetarian version of the "kaiseki" (traditional dinner), they also picked us up from the train station and drove us to the snow monkey park the next day. The onsen facilities on the top floor are clean and pleasant, and Suminoyu is conveniently located for accessing the nine public bathhouses of Shibu onsen. The room was spacious and the kotatsu and bedding cozy. Our only complaint was a sulfur-like smell in the outer part of our room, which likely came from the plumbing, and may be related to the minerals in the hot spring water.

Reviewed February 28, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Iryna from Switzerland
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Traumhaft”

Wir haben zwei Nächte in Suminoyu verbraucht und die waren definitiv Highlight unserer Japan Reise. Dank diesem ryokan durften wir authentisches Japan erleben: Sehr leckeres traditionelles Essen (viel zu viel! :)), Onsen (Vorsicht, sehr heiss!!), exzeptionelle Gastfreundschaft und Hilfsbereitschaft des Personals.

Reviewed June 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Beautiful and welcoming stay”

Amazing ryokan which is run, and had, a family personable feel to it. Great location in Shibu Onsen to try all 9 public hot spring baths (good fortune if you do them all!) as well as see the snow monkeys in Jigokudani monkey park. Delicious dinner and breakfast included in ryokan price which made it very good value. Also free shuttle to and from Yudanaka station and to monkey park.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Lei from Australia
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Not perfect but Great overall!”

Homely, staff are excellent, food is fresh, a bit far from Yudanaka station but accessible to bus stop, shuttle service, close to Jigokudani snow monkey park. Onsen is a simple but nothing wrong with that! This onsen does have a long and rich heritage, Midori (the owner) can explain to you if you ask :)

Reviewed June 13, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Perry from United States
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Perfect for snow monkeys and those new to Japanese baths”

Perfect stay! Shuttle picked us up from the train station with a phone calls notice the night before. The dinner and breakfast was impeccably prepared and just kept coming. The rooftop onsens (inside and outside) were spectacular, especially in the cold mornings and evenings. They even had directions in the room about appropriate onsen etiquette. My wife and I were a bit uneasy about using them at first, but we were in them again and again after we got used to it. There are also 9 onsens on the little street your on to use free of charge during your stay. We were also given a free shuttle up the snow monkey park. This hotel surpassed our expectations in every way on our first trip to Japan, ryokan stays and Japanese baths. The staff was spectacular as well!

Reviewed April 13, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Susan from United States
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

incredible hospitality!”

the loveliest people run this charming ryokan. they picked us up at the train station and welcomed us warmly in. they brought us to our room immediately and set up a traditional tea service in our room while walking us through details around dinner, transportation to the monkey park and the onsen. they even shuttled us to the monkey park. the room and meals were superb and this was the highlight of our trip to Japan. i highly recommend the experience to everyone.

Reviewed April 05, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Jason
Group
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

One of the best in Shibu Onsen”

One of the newest and cleanest ryokan in Shibu. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean big room and good food. All for a good price.

Reviewed December 14, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Chun from Canada
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Clean and relaxing”

Room was very spacious and clean for three adults. Food was excellent. We loved trying different foods, but it may not suit everyone’s taste. Hotel picked us up from train station and dropped us off at the monkey park.

Reviewed December 26, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Imran from Malaysia
Group
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

We had a great time.”

This place was really nice. With the snow and onsens and snow monkeys. They were really nice in dropping us off at the monkey forest and then dropping off our bags in town. If you're in the mood to just relax and hear the snow fall on to the ground kinda ambience you're in for a treat. The food was ok. I had some dietary restrictions so I could not eat all of it but the ones I tasted was wonderful. The staff was really nice and helpful. Even the room was wamed up for our arrival. It was great. Only regret is having too short of a time there.

Reviewed July 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
kanchana from Japan
Group
Japanese-Style Room - Half Board Included
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

The hotel was very good in overall.”

Recommend for this hotel. So impress with service and foods and the price.

Reviewed December 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yang from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Hotel with good hospitality”

Hotel with good accessibility to train station. Hotel staff pick up from station with prior arrangement. It has onsen within the hotel (indoor and outdoor). A good one night stay and shuttle to the snow monkey park (one-way).

Reviewed February 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
YEUNG from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Room - Breakfast Included
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Service”

The hotel is located at the end of the street, which is still convenient for us as we drive. It is quiet and peaceful. The lady at the counter can speak English and is very polite. The onset on the top floor is clean and tidy. When we checked out we were served with coffee at the lobby. The service is wonderful.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kerren from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Amazing experience ”

What an amazing experience. Spent a night here after a visit to see the snow monkeys. The service, hospitality and room were terrific. The dinners and breakfast were some of the best meals we ate during our stay in Japan. If you are looking for a true experience of Japanese hospitality in a beautiful setting- this is the place for you.

Reviewed February 03, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Cindy from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Two thumbs up!”

5-star service from check-in to check-out. Breakfast & dinner which were included was totally unexpected - 5 star food & service! Stay of 1 night was too short as hotel is located at the onsen village. Even at short notice, we were picked up at the train station. Free shuttle to Jigokudani Monkey Park. Walking distance back to hotel (nice walk).

Reviewed October 26, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Kwok from China
Family with teens
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Nice accommodation and service”

The room is clean and quite. The staff is very nice and helpful. They provide us many advise and choice on our trip. The food is good and worth coming.

Reviewed October 13, 2019

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