I can't say enough good things about this amazing experience...
We stayed in their best room, with tatami mats, private onsen on the corner-view balcony overlooking the town and mountains. It was by far the best room, service & food I've ever had at any hotel in the world. It was expensive (about $900 for two people, all food included), but after it was over, I felt they could have charged even more.
Being American, this was my first experience at an Onsen. The public baths were very nice, but the private tub on our balcony offered the most amazing views. The natural mineral water was so healing, and the tub was always filled to the brim & at the perfect temperature.
The 30-or-so course dinner was fit for any shogun. It was served in our room by our own geisha-clad server who could explain every dish in English. All of the food is gathered and prepared locally. Their chef is top-notch, and even after such a huge and long-lasting feast, I felt great and healthy afterwards. For this service and exquisite quality, I would estimate this meal could easily cost $200/person.
Their breakfast, while not quite so lavish, was still easily a $50/person gourmet meal.
So regarding the value... if you consider that $500 could go towards the amazing meals, the total cost of $900 for the night was actually a great value for this amazing room and experience.
In conclusion...if you opt for their best room with private onsen, you are in for a real treat!
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- Also Known As:
- Miyajima Grand Hatsukaichi
- Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto Japan/Hiroshima Prefecture - Hatsukaichi