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.
- 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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