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“When in Shimoda stay at White Beach Hotel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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White Beach Hotel
Ranked #21 of 67 Hotels / Ryokan in Shimoda
Main Beach, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“When in Shimoda stay at White Beach Hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Great location on a more relaxing beach, as opposed to the nearby Shirahama. Perfect place to unwind with helpful staff and good food. The price is a little expensive for the accomodation but I'm sure your paying more for location than the room. One lovely staff member even let me borrow her surfboard, thank you!! It should be noted that if you are looking to travel around Shimoda you'll have to use taxi's as the buses are very unreliable.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ali B
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

At first we were doubtfull whether to go to this hotel because of some bad rated reviews on tripadvisor from couple years ago. However, all questions we had beforehand were quickly answered by email. So we gave it a try and directly on arrival we experienced a nice and friendly welcome.

It is a beach hotel so do not expect spacious (bath)rooms. But for us, having traveled through Japan, it was a perfect place to relax. The food is very good, the atmosphere is cosy and relaxed, and the service is excellent. They even provide beachtowels, parasols, suncream and water (and even some bodyboards for the kids). And most important they have a great chefs: fresh cooked fish is a feast, pasta is delicious and the pizza's are kids' favorite: baked in a wood fired pizza oven imported from Modena, Italy.
Don't forget to try the homemade limoncello light, extremely good!

In short, great place to hang out only 30 seconds walk from the beach, good ambiance and we experienced excellent service. And all this for a good price!

Stayed August 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Jan S
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東京
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70 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

こんなに汚いホテルには、はじめて泊まりました
部屋に入った途端に感じるのは何とも言えない空気の悪さ。そして土足禁止のカーペットはなぜかシミだらけで、壁紙ははがれたり穴があいていて、メンテナンスは最悪。
チェストも埃と砂だらけで、不潔な印象です
外のシャワーもヘッドが壊れていて、途中から水がでてくる始末。

アメニティは、シャンプー、ボディソープ、タオルのみ。コンディショナーはないです。
タオルも3泊目からしか変えてくれないとか。
なぜサイトにお部屋の写真がないかは明らかです。
外国人相手のホテルなので、何も気にしないのかもですが日本人は改めてとても清潔好きなんだな、と実感しました。
普通の感覚であれば、まず泊まるのはオススメしません

Don't expect anything at this place.(This is not a hotel, just a space!)
What an awful experience. The rooms were tiny and so dirty.
Hotel amenities is only shampoo,body soap,towels.(no conditioner)
That is unbelievable thing in japan as for the hotel of this class.

I have never seen such a dirty hotel in Japan.
The reason why this hotel's owner is not Japanese.
There is no concierge and really no bell person. The front desk staff was very unhelpful even doing simple things like getting us a cab.

My advice is do not stay at White beach choose one of the many other nice hotels in the area at the same or even lower rates then White Beach hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
12 Thank ami☆
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  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

If your are looking for luxury this is not the place for you. If you just want to get away from the city and relax at a beautiful beach without walking far or driving from the hotel, this is the place for you. Family friendly and the owner/staff were really helpful when making our reservations and throughout our stay. Thank you Kevin and White Beach Hotel for a wonderful time.

Room Tip: Military discount available upon request.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Marcos A
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Hakuba-mura, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have just spent our second family holiday at White Beach Hotel. It's fun, it's social and so relaxed. If you want to hang out in the luxury of your room, if you want to have your bed turned down each evening, if you want silver service then you are in the wrong place. if you want to relax with a drink and a nice meal, want to give your children a great holiday, want to socialise with other guests, want to unwind with fun, young staff then you are at the right place. The beds are comfortable, the rooms airconditioned and spacious enough. The beach is just metres away with many great restaurants within walking distance (can highly recommend Mellow Cafe for lunch or dinner). If you like to go to bed early, I would recommend the rooms above the restaurant as the preference. We will definitely return to White Beach Hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms above the restaurant side of the building are more quiet
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank MaryanneGovers
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I've been coming to White Beach Hotel the last two years now and I've always had a blast. The hotel is a stones throw away from one of the loveliest beaches I've ever been too. The food is excellent, the pizzas are legit, the beer is cold. I feel rejuvenated every time I come even if I leave with a sun burn. The staff is friendly and attentive, and Kevin pours a good glass of beer.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Raul V
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Property: White Beach Hotel
Address: 1902 Kisami, Shimoda 415-0028 , Shizuoka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Shimoda > Shimoda Onsen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 67 Hotels / Ryokan in Shimoda
Number of rooms: 19
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