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Shimoda Tokyu Hotel
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels / Ryokan in Shimoda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I know many has said that the hotel is dated and yes it is but I think it is part of it's charm. It felt a bit like being transported back in time. It is a family hotel with lots and lots of children. It ha a nice atmosphere and the staff is beyond friendly all dressed in some kind of Hawaii shirts. We loved staying here.

The restaurants have good food but expensive. We thought it was worth it. For us it was a couple of days relaxing touring around. The on,y disapointment was breakfast. They don't have much options for us western people but then most people staying here are Japanees. One evening we had a Japanees bbq in the garden, it was very nice.

I agree that they do not speak much English but they try as good as they can and they try a lot.

The swimmingpool is nice and with a pool restaurant that has small dishes for resonable prices. The pool was crowded and evyone has a swimming ring or something els that floats so it gets even more crowded. I loved it, something different and everyone is so polite. There is free internet in the rooms and in the hotel but not around the swimming pool. There are washing facilities with both washing mashines and dryer. They were very popular with so many families staying. We had a good time. I could complain a bit on the cleaning. There was still toothpaste in the sink after they had cleaned and rubbish they hadn't cleaned.

And as many has said, the view is extraordinary and we were lucky and got a corner room.

Room Tip: We had 538 and it was a corner room with sea view.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for three days. The pictures on their website do not tell the whole story for this hotel. The view in the photos are true and the views are AMAZING!!! However, the room is incredibly outdated. The rooms are very big, but the beds are uncomfortable. Also, there were only twin beds available. The staff is very helpful, but their understanding of english is very limited. I would suggest using your english to japanese phrase book when possible. Also, the breakfast buffet was not very good and since you are up and away from everything, you don't really have other options.

We stayed at the pool one of the days we were there and that was very nice. This place was nice, but beds were not comfortable and it was not very modern. The wifi was only available in the lobby and often times the signal was not very strong. If I had to do it over I would look for a different hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The hotel has a spectacular location with great view over the sea. The staff is very friendly and helpfull, but knowledge in English is a bit limited. The hotel needs refurbishing, stains on carpets and walls and the interior is a bit unmodern. The rooms are spatious, the one we had, and the view is great. Be sure to book a room with a sea view. The breakfast buffet offers japanese and western style dishes and is great. The pool area in the hotel garden is lovely and the nearby Nahabeta beach is a 5 mns walk. The restaurants at the hotel has good and well cocked food, but the prices are very high!!! 15 mns walk to downtown Shimoda, the hotel offers free shuttle bus to and from Shimoda train station. During our visit free wifi was opened in all areas incl the rooms.

Room Tip: Be sure to book a room with sea view, some rooms have a balcony.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

This was our second stay here with our family of 5. We had 3 kids 5 and under and they loved it. My 2 year old didn’t want to leave. We booked on agoda.com and the kids were free. The staff is extremely courteous and they went out of their way to make us feel at home. They even provided a free travel crib. Last time we stayed, we accidentally got a smoking room (my fault). They not only moved us, they upgraded us for free to a larger suite. They also moved all of our stuff for us to the larger room. The pool had just opened up and the kids loved going there, although it is a bit of a walk down several flights of stairs. Though the hotel feels dated at times, the views are absolutely amazing. Definitely get the ocean view room… it’s worth it! I also tried the public onsen and it was an awesome experience. The parking is free, but the roads into the cove where the hotel sits are tiny. You will not believe your GPS is taking you the correct way. Again, outstanding service and wonderful views are what make this place the best. We’ll stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We saw this hotel on the website and after looking at pictures of the spectacular views from the hotel, we just had to stay there.

We had hired a car and did find it difficult to locate the “road” into it. There are two and we eventually settled on an unlikely narrow road coming in from Route 136 with a Lawsons on the corner. The road was a little bit like a goat track between houses, then through a cutting and a spooky forest then past an amazing pink building looking like an American colonial home labelled “The Lighthouse” which may have been a guesthouse but maybe not presently operational.

Then around a violent u-turn where you could read you own back numberplate and up the hill to the most magnificent site for a hotel and well worth the tortuous introduction.

Despite all this it is a walkable distance to Perry Road restaurants and the town. And they do have a shuttle bus.

There is plenty of parking available at the front of the hotel.

The bellboy was an older man but quite the most cheerful person alive and nothing was too much trouble.

Once in the ocean view room it really needed a while to drink in the outlook. Far below was the grassed hotel terrace and somewhere further down there was a swimming pool. But the views of the harbour were just as someone had described on Trip Advisor as being like the Amalfi coast. The hotel was sited between rocky headlands with beaches below and the entrance to the harbour was visible and you could see boats plying in and out past the sea walls, including the Black Ship Ferry.

I got up early one morning at 4 am and the harbour lights were twinkling in their numbers with different colours and blinking time rates and one by one they disappeared as the dawn arrived. Fishing boats were making their way out to sea. Rather magic.

The room was large by Japanese standards and although an older hotel still had a nice feel to it.

We hired a PC from the front desk which was handy for us to track down local information that we used while travelling through the Izu peninsula.

We travelled most days so didn’t eat at the hotel but the dining room has that same outlook and would have been good for breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

This hotel sits on an impressive cliff overlooking a tempting turquoise shimmering Pacific Ocean bay. To spend some extra bucks for the ocean view is thus recommended. Too bad we visited early April, water too cold even for us Swedes. The hotel is in need of refurbishing and stains on carpets/walls made our room feel slightly dirty although they probably were of the permanent type. It seems to be a popular spot for Japanese seniors, less for foreigners. The service is very courteous, the English is a bit limited but works fine. Shimoda and off-hotel restaurants are ~15mins by foot. Great breakfast buff.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

The hotel is located a bit outside of town on a small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, really beautiful location. Rooms (we had western style, twin) ok & clean, with a good sized bathroom. The ocean view was a highlight, really beautiful. Very nice staff, very friendly and helpful. I did not use the onsen (Japanese bath), but was told that it is not very large but has a great view. Breakfast was nice with plenty of choices, japanese style and western style, good coffee! We did not take dinner in the hotel, but went to town, which is about a 10 minutes (nice) walk. For the non-Japanese speakers - the staff speak some English. Free parking is available just in front of the hotel.

Room Tip: Take a room with Ocean View!
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 5-12-1, Shimoda 415-8510, Shizuoka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Shimoda > Shimoda Onsen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels / Ryokan in Shimoda
Price Range: £112 - £242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shimoda Tokyu Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring hot-spring baths, a French restaurant and an outdoor pool, Shimoda Tokyu Hotel is 5 minutes from Shimoda Train Station on the free shuttle. Rooms have a private bathroom and ocean or mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms at Tokyu Hotel Shimoda come equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and an electric teakettle with green tea. The private bathroom has a bathtub, amenities and a hairdryer. Zushu Shimoda Folklore Museum is a 5-minute drive away, and Shimoda Aquarium is one kilometer away. Shimoda Ropeway is 1.6 km from the hotel and many restaurants are within a 15-minute walk. Guests can enjoy diving, windsurfing and other water activities, or simply unwind with a massage. A breakfast buffet is served at Phoenix French Restaurant, which overlooks the Sagami-Nada Sea coast. Hamayu features Japanese dinners with fresh seafood and nature views. Room service is also available. We speak your language! ... more   less 
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