I have to say that the hotel was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in Japan. The room was large and beautiful. A great view of the sea. The private outside bath overlooking the sea was amazing. The staff was polite. While not a cheap place to stay, you get great value for your money I think.
The food in the kaiseki restaurant and the seafood restaurant was amazing. I did 'half board' with the room. This gets you amazing dinners and a large Japanese breakfast. Not much English was spoke in the restaurant, but everyone tried hard and this did not get in the way of a nice dinner. I would recommend getting your dinner reservations set at the same time you do your hotel reservations. That gets you the restaurant and the time you want. But good luck trying to change them after they are made. I tried to do that and I got a polite, "that will be sadly impossible". I am sure they already bought the food for that evening.
The town of beppu itself is nothing to write home about. You need a cab to get around it if you are not on a tour. Very little you can just walk to, and nothing around the hotel. But if you just stay in the hotel and enjoy it and it's onsen you should be right as rain! Keep in mind they they do close the onsen during part of the afternoon, which I found a bit unfortunate if you want to hang around the hotel. There are other great onsen in the area that may be worth seeing if you enjoy them like I do.
A nice stop if you are enjoying southern Honshu, as it is a fairly short train ride to get there. Take a cab from the main train station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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