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“Good hotel but a steep climb up”

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Merveille Hakone Gora
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“Good hotel but a steep climb up”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The hotel is close to the gora station,but a steep climb uphill.
Rooms are nice & spacious ,the pickup service was prompt
While checking in. But if you have the first train to catch
Which is at 8 am. The shuttle will not be available until 9 am .
Only Japanese breakfast & dinner service on advance booking.
Wifi is available in the lobby not in the room.the best way to get
To the hotel is to get off the next station of the cable car ,that
Way you can avoid the steep climb & the road leads straight to the hotel.
In terms of food specially dinner eating places shut down way early
So one needs to hurry up .or the convenience store is the best bet

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

After a long trip up the mountain, we rolled our suitcases up a steep hill and were initially disappointed with the look of the Merveille. (You should get the shuttle bus - ring ahead or a cab or go one stop up the tram-car if you want to avoid the steep hill). In the end, we were incredibly impressed with our room. It came complete with Yukata's to wear and a basket to use in the onsen. The onsen was an experience in itself - you just have to try it. The breakfast was included in our price. I enjoyed it, but it might not be to everyone's taste. It consisted of rice, salmon, miso soup and various other bits of tofu and veg. Good value if you get it included in the package. The hotel is fairly well located a short walk from the tram car up to the cable car. I would highly recommend this hotel for value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

The staffs were very helpful, warm, and welcome.
They picked up us at Gora station, when some one, Japanese, whom we asked the location of this hotel to,make a call to the hotel, because we did not know, the exact location.
Room really clean, and wide enough.
Onsen inside the hotel very comfortable, hotel also provide basket , to bring amenities from the room ,to go for onsen.
Bath facilities and amenities inside the onset quite complete.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Nagoya, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

We stayed in this hotel for Mt. Myojingatake - Mt. Kintoki hiking.
This hotel is not that far (Maybe 5 to 10min walking) from the station, but you need to climb up a steep hill to get there. In case of having heavy luggage or raining, I would recommend to use their free shuttle service.

There is a convenience store right in front of the hotel (open 7am to 10pm). I found Gora is very quiet area. Although there are some restaurants around the hotel, most of them close around 9pm. (We don't know why, but none of them were open when we get there on Thursday night around 7pm.)

The room is well cleaned, and spacious. The onsen in the basement floor is not that big, and no Rotenburo (outside bath) is there. This could be a bit disappointing since Hakone is very famous Onsen (hot spring) in Japan. The amenities (variety of nice shampoo etc.) in the onsen were very good.

- For hikers -
Gora-Mt.Myojingatake-Mt.Kintoki trail is higly recommended. Great view of Mt. Fuji, and alothough the trail is long, no dangerous spots.
But, Do not over trust "min " on the direction sign!
For example, it says 85 min to Mt. Myojingatake on the sign at the beginning of the hiking trail, but the hiking map says 115min. I found hiking map is more accurate. (Of course, 85min can be achieved if you are a well-trained climber. But not for beginners - intermediate.)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Merveille Hakone Gora
Address: 1300-70 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 243 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakone-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Merveille Hakone Gora 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the next to green Gora Koen, this hotel is proud of its natural hot spring bath and original kaiseki cuisine. Comfortable place with artworks. Easy access of 5min walk from Gora Station. From Gora Station: 5-7min walk or 1min by shuttle service. 1min walk from Gora-Koen park.service time is 14:30~18:00.please call when you arrive at GOURA station.reservation center:10:00~19:00. ... more   less 
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