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Hakone Hotel Kowakien
Ranked #141 of 243 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakone-machi
Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
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“Fun for family holiday”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This was my second time to stay here. Before, I visited as a couple with some friends. The hotel is in a big complex and great if you are visiting Yunessan (Spa attraction resort) fun for family and friends. It is right next to it. The hotel is not so new, but well maintained. Bathroom and the rooms are small, which is typical in Japan especially in a hotel in Hakone for this price range. There is a convenience store next to the hotel so if you want a cheap eats, sits definitely an option. If you are not intending to go to Yunessan and not renting a car, this place may not be very convenient as there are not much nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We had planned a 2 day trip to Hakone and Mt Fuji so I had booked a room for me and my wife to stay here for the night. The hotel is very good and I got a prebooking done as the hotel usually gets full soon. After having an exhausting travel around Hakone, we reached the hotel by 4:30pm. The receptionist was very friendly. She quickly gave us details of the hotel and handed over the keys. There is a hot spring onsen, couple of restaurants,a massage center, garden, bar, swimming pool and many other good facilities here. The room was beautiful and perfectly equipped with all sorts of stuff (which included toothbrush, toothpaste, razor blade, facewash, skin moisturizer, shampoo, alarm clock, torch, hot water heater etc) which might not be important but required for a very pleasant stay. After getting freshened up, we walked around the hotel garden. It was very well maintained and the surrounding gave a very relaxed feeling. From there we went to Yunesun as I wanted to check it out. This is just opposite to the hotel which is again a plus point. Yunessun is also a good place to visit, but since it closes at 7pm, we could not go inside. There are few shops here in case you need to do some shopping. We had our dinner at Auntie Pasta which was again a good place. After returning back to the hotel we booked for a full body massage at the Massage center and it extremely relaxing since we were already very exhausted! Overall it was a very relaxing and lovely stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

The hotel is situated near Yunessan oncen, which is the best thing about it. There's also a 7\11 kiosk, where first-hand items can be found. There is also a very good Japanese restaurant at the premices. The hotel itself is okay, and no more. The rooms are not very large, mine was overlooking the garden. The breakfast is fine, both European and Japanese cuisine. A nice standard hotel for short stays.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I stayed here for one night as part of a two day Mt. Fuji & Hakone tour by JTB Sunrise tours. The room was clean and the view from the room was amazing, the onsen is also pretty good. The location is pretty convenient with a bustop and a connivance store nearby.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Irvine, California USA
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128 reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Hotels in Hakone are more focused on the Japanese resort holiday traveller. It is not easy to find reasonable priced hotels that are accessible for foreigners. We liked the hotel for the reasonable price, non-smoking rooms (not easy to find in Japan), triple room (not easy to find in Japan), and location.

The location was good for a mid-loop stop. There is a bus station right outside the hotel. We used it to get from the hotel to the Sounzan Station (5 minutes by bus not included in Free Pass/20 minute walk) where you switch from the Cable Car to the Ropeway.

Yes, the public spaces are very nice and the rooms are a bit worn. The garden view makes the hotel special. Most rooms do have a view, but make sure you have a garden view.

Nearly all of the guests were Japanese. The staff spoke enough English to get by, which was fine.

The restaurants in the hotel are expensive. But we spang for the buffet breakfast, which as good. If you can, get a package that includes breakfast, which would be a better deal. For dinner, we walked about 10 minutes down the hill a found a nice and much more reasonable restaurant (but there are few options within walking distance).

To make the most of our time in Hakone, we used the baggage forwarding service to deliver our luggage from Hakone-Yumoto station to the hotel and back again the next morning. Paid 900 Yen each bag each way, which was not cheap, but worth it so that we could focus on our day.

By the way, I don't suggest trying to do the loop in one day. You can, but this area is really beautiful and you just won't get to really enjoy what the area has to offer. Get the Hakone Free Pass starting either from Shinjuku or Odawara (if you have Japan Rail Pass).

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We needed a hotel for 1 night in the Hakone area, and booked this hotel. Good points:
-Surroundings are great
-super market just outside the hotel

Bad points:
-Old, not very clean rooms. Carpets, wallpaint and curtains are ready to be replaced!
-expensive for what you get
-half of menu was sold out in the bar.

As described in the title, this was probably a beautiful hotel someday. But it isn't anymore. If possible, book another hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

As with other reviewers, we only stayed here briefly as part of a tour. The setting and gardens are exquisite so make time to wander in them. The hotel is a bit tired, but it is clearly popular with local parties and families. There are very few non-Japanese guests. We ate dinner in the Italian restaurant at the associated facility across the road and it was a good value, fun meal. Hotel was very busy when we visited and we had to queue for breakfast, but was not a big problem.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hakone Hotel Kowakien
Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0407, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#28 Onsen Hotel in Hakone-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hakone Hotel Kowakien 3.5*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Several years ago I was in Japan for 7 days. Stayed in 3 different 6 star hotels, but Hotel Kowaki-en, Hakone National Park, impressed me so much as it was simply out of this world, with incredible service, hyper-luxurious rooms with elegant bathroom. Simply so fairytale like that anyone ever stayed there will remeber it forever. It's like Paradise. Have the correct address in Denmark, where I'll arrive in 10 days. ... more   less 
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