Lulaliya
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Lulaliya

Lovely sunset from a nearby beach (15 minute drive from the hotel)
Traveller (35)
Excellent Sushi from a recommended restaurant just a few hundred feet from the hotel.
Dining (3)
Kabira Bay, just a short walk from the hotel.
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4.0
#4 of 30 Japanese pensions in Ishigaki-jima
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Diving
Taxi service
Massage
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Vending machine
Snorkelling
Fishing
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

921-1 Kabira, Ishigaki 907-0453 Okinawa Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 84 out of 100
84
New Ishigaki Airport
Tarama Airport
36.2 mi
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travelerscal wrote a review Sept 2020
Sacramento, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The first thing that stands out about Lulaliya is its proximity to Ishigaki’s famous Kabira Bay: it’s less than a five minutes’ walk from the landmark, and that alone makes it worthwhile to book. However, it offers so much more! I stayed three nights with a friend, and we found that it was a perfect place to kick up our heels while staying on Ishigaki.
The rooms are cozy and well-furnished, and have everything you might want. On the first floor, there is a spacious café/eating area. Here, you can enjoy the house breakfast (for an extra fee), or even buy breakfast from another place (the nearby bakery, for instance) and bring it back. You can also use it in the evening as a lounge if you’d like to hang out, but don’t want to stay in your room. My friend and I ate birthday cake there! Hot water for tea/coffee and cold water for drinking are available around the clock.
The proprietor, Aya, is very friendly, has excellent English, and can help you book any tours you may want. She booked us a wonderful all-day snorkeling/kayaking tour, and helped us shape our days on the island. She was a delight to talk to, and could help us hammer out our plans at the drop of a hat. She’ll introduce you to the nearby restaurants and their hours, which is good—every day, there’s at least one place that’s closed, so it’s good to be careful of.
The hotel is also very close to the bus stop, which is another bonus: Ishigaki doesn’t have too many buses, but the Kabira Bay hub is one of the ones where more of them come and go from. We found Lulaliya a great base of operations, and I would stay again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Susie H wrote a review Feb 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The couple running this Guest House were so kind. They went above and beyond to help my friend and me. It was in walking distance to the beach and some shopping. The room was simple and clean. I would definitely want to stay here again. Cozy place with nice atmosphere. I was able to speak English. I liked their guest book and I read some really heartwarming notes from people. I loved that they asked guests to put a pin on the map from where each guest is from. I hope I get to return one day.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Two beds in my room one single and one double.
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msijonjr wrote a review Jun 2017
New York City, New York
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights in May and had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and fairly basic, but what made this stay so special was the hospitality of our host, Ai. She provided us with excellent information about the area, offering beach and snorkeling recommendations as well as many details about the food options in the area. She also prepared a delicious breakfast for us upon request. Lulaliya is in the heart of Kabira Bay and is an extremely convenient location to the best snorkeling beaches on the island, particularly Yonehara beach. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to get away from it all.
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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profranci wrote a review Aug 2016
Naples, Italy
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is little but very quite , the owner is very nice and she provaded a lot of information about the island but it is better to have a car because in the Kabira bay in the night there aren' t a lot of restaurant and most of them close very early ,the hotel is close to the nice beach but without car is difficolt to get to it
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Date of stay: August 2016
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karenyuen wrote a review Jul 2016
Hong Kong, China
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Lulaliya early July 2016 for 4 nights. It was a very lovely stay, the hostess gave me a warm welcome and introduction to the neighbourhood upon arrival. She speaks fluent english and was able to answer all my inquiries regarding my travel on the island. They have nice clean rooms with air conditioning, it helped alot during summer time. Lol

Hostel is very well location in the Kabira Bay area, with 5 mins walking distances to the bay and some easy drives to nearby beaches. A local connivence store about 2 mins walk, though it closes at around 6pm, so stock up early if you plan to get anything from there.

Definitely check out the rooftop area! Perfect place to chill with a pint or two of Orion draft beer which you can also get from the hostel cafe (btw, their scone is a must try!) and just look up at the stars. I mean... A LOT OF STARS!

Overall it was a lovely stay at the Kabira area! I think it's better to plan a few nights of your stay at Ishigaki in Kabira where you can enjoy the quietness and away from downtown for a bit. And Lulaliya would be a great choice for you. ;)
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nadjarasmussen wrote a review May 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed staying at Lulaliya. Clean room, nice location and the most wonderful staff. All spoke English, and especially Ai always made sure we felt welcome, gave us restaurant recommendations and asked about our day. Location is a lot closer to most tourist attractions compared to Ishigaki city. The longest drive we had was to the light tower up north, and took 50 minutes. We can only recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rent a car
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Denise A wrote a review Jun 2017
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
When looking for a hotel in Ishigaki, I read all the positive reviews about Lulaliya. The photos showed me a cozy and romantic place to stay and that was for me the reason to book this hotel. It was said that there would be an English host.

When arriving, I found out that nobody speaks English here. Only some basic words, but for the rest is communication not possible.
The rooms are neat and tidy, quite spacious as well. But the bed is so hard, the blankets are terrible (you cannot even call them blankets!), rooms will not be cleaned during your stay, the water of the shower is cold (unless you know that there is a switch for hot water (nobody told us this so the first night we had a cold shower), there is no breakfast, you have to ask for new towels yourself and we even had to throw away the trash ourselves (they don't empty the trash bins).
If you are used to stay in a hostel, this would probably be an okay stay. If you are used to hotels, I don't recommend this place at all.

Wifi connection is okay and location as well. But that's it.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew U wrote a review Apr 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in the centre of kabira bay, we stayed 4 nights. we were met by Ai the owner who gave us a detailed briefing of the island and the local area including restaurants shops etc. nothing was too much trouble even an early breakfast when we were due to go diving first thing. OK there's no TV but with the bay two minutes away and pulau bar up the road why do you need it?! if you want a cheap tasty breakfast the bakery around the corner is superb! Ask Ai she will show you the way! if we are ever back in ishigaki will be sure to stay here. please. ps if your up early the sunrise from the roof top is worth getting up for!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JosephEverton wrote a review Apr 2017
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Lulaliya for a few days as part of a 7 day holiday to Ishigaki. Ai the owner was an excellent host, providing helpful, friendly advice on local tourist attractions and local restaurants. The accomodation is comfortable and yet only a short 2 minute walk away from the picture perfect Kabira Bay.
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Date of stay: April 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Choice of single or shared occupancy. Good washing and drying facilities if you are snorkelling...
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karlmp71 wrote a review Oct 2016
Shanghai, China
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent four nights in Kabira Bay and we loved the solitude of this small village. There are plenty of restaurants with awesome food, and one can easily rent bikes of walk around the area to explore. The people at Lulaliya were so helpful and nice and breakfast next door was delightful each morning. The rooms are simple and the beds are not the softest, but they are okay! The rooms are compact and they have a balcony too. We'd stay here again for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nadjarasmussen wrote a tip May 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent a car"
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Susie H wrote a tip Feb 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Two beds in my room one single and one double."
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JosephEverton wrote a tip Apr 2017
Hong Kong, China145 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choice of single or shared occupancy. Good washing and drying facilities if you are snorkelling or diving."
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PRICE RANGE
£59 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pension Pine Village
LOCATION
JapanOkinawa PrefectureIshigakiIshigaki-jima
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lulaliya
Which popular attractions are close to Lulaliya?
Nearby attractions include Kabira Park (0.08 miles), Kabira Bay (0.1 miles), and Ryukyu Shinju (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lulaliya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lulaliya?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lulaliya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lulaliya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kabira-tei, Kabira Park Chaya, and U-Maru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lulaliya?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lulaliya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Lulaliya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiraho Shuraku (9.7 miles), Tojinbaka (6.8 miles), and Gongen-do Temple (8.2 miles).
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