We picked this property as we are looking for a traditional upscale ryokan for a different kind of experience within the Yufuin location. The car navigation system recorded this property correctly and we arrived the property with no issue. When we parked the car, we did not see anyone. Interestingly, once we got out from the car, a very young lady already stood there waiting for us. She insisted to take 2 of our big luggages herself (but we also insist to at least take one back) and led us to the reception area. Check-in was smooth and the lady host can speak English and we are grateful with her hospitality throughout the stay. We booked a ryokan with 2 onsens - one outside and inside. The design is "original", rustic with a different kind of luxury. Dinner & breakfast was great and big - we think we should be polite to finish everything and we were so full. My only dislike is the villas are a little too close and noise not blocked at all (not expected though). So, in the morning, as we are not early riser, we can hear people walk past our villas, speaking so it is not "perfect". Also, although the external onsen is blocked in views (from other villas), we can hear people next door talking as well. Other than this, we have vey much like our stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warabino has been closed since the earthquakes hit Yufuin, Oita and Kumamoto on April 16. We have decided officially to pull down the facilities and make them new. It will take about a year to one and a half years until the reopening. ... more less
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