Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jessica from Hertfordshire
Fascinating Residential Block / Halls of ResidencePosted Nov 24, 2013
Pros: On-site Onsen, site design (very large with space for many visitors, hot water facilities, showers also grounds with bonsai), proximity to Lake Ashi
Cons: Staff interaction with western visitors - I received a relatively stern initial welcome, however, the staff were very pleasant by the end of my stay.
Location: Proximity to Hakone National Park (hill walking, botanic gardens, shrines, mountains, wildlife), possible to travel to Lake Ashi and view Mt Fuji
There were mainly other Japanese visitors staying at the B&B which was an interesting experience. Japanese taxes are payable in addition to the advertised room rate. The lay-out was akin to a hotel space or University block with a huge amount of rooms. Breakfast was unfortunately pretty much western (bread rolls and coffee) as opposed to there being a Japanese breakfast option. The location itself was accessible via a free shuttle bus from the hotel further down the hillside in the main town. This was only frustrating in a small way - when originally trying to locate the hotel. Room itself was small but comfortable with good air conditioning / heating and a tv. The best thing about the hotel was its proximity to the National Park environment. Also, there was a fantastic onsen on-site which was pretty large.
for Everyoneby Olie from London
Disappointing and run downPosted Jul 29, 2013
Cons: Noise, dinner options, facilities promised that are not delivered
We arrived late one night having followed the directions given to us, but this was for the main hotel that the b&b is affiliated with, not the b&b itself. You have to get a shuttle bus further up the hill, but that runs from 9am to 8.15pm. The description promises wifi, but there is no Internet in sight, let alone wifi. We had booked a non-smoking room, but the only room left was a smoking one. The hotel was noisy, there were people talking and running around in the corridor all night, and no staff to complain to. The description also mentioned evening catering facilities, but the only thing available was a hot food vending machine. The whole place feels a little run down. Breakfast was okay, and the service from the staff wasn't bad, but overall this is a basic hostel and expensive at that.
for Everyoneby family from Tokyo, Japan
great hotel for a familyPosted Jul 21, 2013
Pros: confortable room for a few price
Cons: the breakfeast
Location: located near a wonderfull spa and pool
Very nice stay. We enjoy and the breakfeast in the morning was very good
for Personal Eventby Solo traveller from UK
Price. Location, Comfy bedPosted May 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great value. Paid little and didn't expect much but the single room with shared bathroom was spotless and had comfy bed and pillow, fridge, large flat screen tv, large window with mountain view ( but not all rooms have this view so try asking when booking ). The shared toilet was also clean and never saw anybody else using it while i was there for three nights. I arrived by train at Odawara and went outside and got the no 5 bus ( no 3 also goes there ) to Kowakidani Yunessan Onsen. Fare 810 y. Walk across the road to the Onsen and get the free shuttle bus to the B&B. Goes every 20 mins. The owners didn't speak much English but did try their best. They should employ young multilingual person for front desk duty. Some tips. If coming from Tokyo get the return 2 or 3 day Hakone pass. Good value as bus fares add up. You can buy it in Odawara but doesn't take you onto Tokyo. In Odawara station even if you don't get the pass get the Hakone 4 page leaflet which has great illustrations of routes and where to see Mt Fuji at it's best. I recommend the cable car ( ropeway in Japan ) over the mountain at Sounsan and a cruise on the lake Ashinoko. Avoid Gotenba and it's shopping mall. Also when you first get off the bus at Yunessen Onsen walk back 100 metres to the convenience store and do your shopping for milk etc. Saves you coming back down from the B&B. It's in a remote location and no wifi or internet access so bring a good book.
for Everyoneby Brian from Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cozy mountain pensionPosted May 2, 2013
Nice place, Comfortable and very nice area, beautiful towns and mountains and trees and trains and every thing was very nice.
for Couplesby David from Manta, Ecuador
This is a backpackers - not a hotel.Posted Apr 5, 2013
Pros: The heater worked well.
Cons: No internet
Location: Very pretty but seemed isolated
We have stayed in Pension hotels in Hakone Japan before and had very excellent stays. This is basically a "backpackers". Each wing of the hotel shares bathrooms and showers - not what I was expecting. No internet. Supplied breakfast consisted of a variety of pastry and rolls (not acceptible for my gluten-intolerant partner), overly sweet juice, and good coffee. Desk personnel were a bit unfriendly. Made us wait until 3pm to check-in although rooms were clearly available. Not very informed about the area, bus catching, restaurants, etc. Beware, the shuttle bus does not start running until 9 am if you are trying to catch transportation to get out of here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Not recommendPosted Nov 9, 2012
No Internet. Staff are bit too cool. It's on a mountain slope so you have to climb to get there. They have a shuttle bus but should have tell guests in advance though
Recommendedby Mr Twigz
Nice B&B but no internet and too remotePosted Oct 29, 2012 on Hotels.com
This B&B is more like a hotel than a B&B. It was a great place, the rooms a nice, the facilities were pretty good although we didn't need to use the laundry we didn't see it anywhere. The free onsen is good, it's a bit weird that they alternate the females and males onsen every other day. I almost walked into the female's change room once lol. There is no internet here though, no free wifi or paid wifi or even a computer to use. Some people might like the secludedness but personally I like to keep in touch with the world. This hotel is very hard to get to, you'd be best off going to Hakone Yumato and catching the bus to Yunessun. It would have been great if the Hotel would put this information on their website or tell people how to get there in a confirmation email. There are also not many options for dinner or food nearby other than Yunessun. Otherwise I liked this place. It's relaxing, the onsen is good, but lack of facilities and remoteness dropped my rating down a notch.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from Sydney Australia
B & B Pension Gora - Hakona JapanPosted Jun 8, 2011 on Hotels.com
Very far away from everything, which means a 1000yen taxi ride each time you leave the hotel, there are only about 2 places to eat and they close very early. The hotel tried to make us pay 300yen ($3Aus) for a towel each it didnt come with the room. They only have a share bathroom, although clean. Certainly not a romantic weekend away.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Singapore
B&B Pension Hakone Feb 21, 2011Posted Feb 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
Getting to the hotel - U can always take the any bus to Yunessun Onsen, there is a free shuttle service that runs from 9am - 7.40pm About e Hotel - backpacker style with individual rooms - there are no restaurants but there are vending machines that serve hot food - the heater does not work very well, so if you are afraid of cold, do bring more clothes - toiletries and towels can be purchase from the vending machines if you forget to bring them - breakfast is cool with 8 different varieties of bread, green tea, coffee, and apple juice. All free flow. Reason to choose this hotel - if you are on budget - if you are going to Yunessun Onsen Others - Hotel provides a very good discount coupon to Yunessun Onsen. So if you are going to the onsen, do get the coupon 1st before going. - all buses can be access from Yunessun Onsen, but does not reach the hotel. It is about 15-20mins walk away. - staff do not speak English, so prepare everything in Japanese if you have any questions. - always try to access the hotel, onsen or location website in Japanese and do a translation via google or yahoo. You will be able to get more information and special deals. - do check out the weather before going so that you will not miss out seeing the famous Mt Fuji