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“Comfortable Baths but Hotel in Desperate Need of Maintenance”
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Kurodaya
Ranked #19 of 138 Hotels / Ryokan in Beppu
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Comfortable Baths but Hotel in Desperate Need of Maintenance”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

After a very, long, hot, stuffy, bumpy bus ride from the train station to the on-sen, I was ready for a nice, hot relaxing bath and I wasn't disappointed. The bathing facilities were decent. This seems like an on-sen that the locals might stop by on the way home from work. Not too many frills. You bathe and then you sit in the sauna for 10 minutes, then you bathe again and that's it. A little disappointing for someone used to wonderful spas in which you can bathe, then relax in a big comfy chair and have a beer and some noodles, maybe read a book, then go bathe again. In this on-sen, if you aren't actually in the bath, then you are in your room (which is very nice and comfortable) or in one of the horribly decrepit stinking cigarette hallways or lounge areas. The sky lounge is nice and quiet and a perfect place for a late night draft beer. The staff are friendly and attentive and the location is very good for sightseeing among the different "hells" that are the main tourist attraction of the area. I noticed some blue construction tarps set up around the lobby, so perhaps they are doing some much-needed renovating. Seriously - the hallways are absolutely fetid, which don't do justice to the very nice rooms or the perfectly acceptable (although a bit unimaginative) bathing facilities.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Rockhampton, Australia
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151 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

This hotel is a Japanese-style Inn (Ryokan), located near the "hells" of Beppu.
It serves great Japanese traditional food, and the staff are quite friendly.
It needs a tiny bit of maintenance, but the staff are friendly and we enjoyed our time here.
It's about a 1500 yen taxi ride from the main station at Beppu

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed 26 April 2010

The ryokan is quiet and not congested, offering excellent services during our night stay in Beppu. The manager could converse fluently in English which helps us alot in getting information for the city.

Dinner in the exclusive Japanese dining room at 2nd floor deems to value add to our stay there. Onsen experience is rather unique for non-Japanese tourist. Getting to the nearby jigoku withing Kannawa district is easily accessible by foot.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kurodaya
Address: Kannawa Miyuki 3-kumi, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Oita Prefecture > Beppu > Kannawa Onsen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Beppu
#4 Onsen Hotel in Beppu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kurodaya 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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