We loved our stay at the Lakeside Charlotte pension! The rooms are fairly basic and loosely in the Japanese ryokan style. It was nice to settle in with a hot bath, green tea and relax in the yukotans provided.
The view from the first floor room was fabulous!
Despite other reviews on here, we thought the manager was fantastic! Couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. In fact, we got so carried away chatting with him and fellow guests and drinking the (mostly complimentary) Japanese beers, wines and spirits, that we forgot to go for dinner!! Never fear, off he went to bring us a selection of (again gratis) nibbles to keep us going.
Also got lots of good tips on getting the best out of the local sites. He was certainly right that it's worth an early start to walk to the edge of the lake to see the sun rise over the lake, illuminating mount Fuji as the fishing boats set off. Amazing photographs were obtained!
Oh, and yummy breakfast too!
(Please note this review is for a stay in November 2010)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a friendly pension located right in front of the beautiful Lake Ashinoko in Hakone. You are only 30 seconds away from the edge of the Lake Ashinoko and Ashinoko Lakeshore Walk Road. Spend an elegant Breakfast on our porch that gives you a magnificent spectacle of Lake Ashinoko. Relax and feel refreshed in the crisp air of Hakone. Then your stay with us will be something pleasant to look back on. ... more less
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