- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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Beautiful location, very quiet, big, comfortable rooms, great onsen, superb food.
You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.
Located in Tsubetsu, LAMP NO YADO MORITSUBETSU is on the riverwalk. Local points of interest include Tsubetsu Toge Outlook.Visit our Tsubetsu travel guide
We picked this hotel as we wanted to visit Akan National Park but didn't fancy the resort towns of Akanko Onsen and the other town (sorry, can't recall the name). This hotel appealed because of its relative isolation and if you have a car then you can drive to Akanko Onsen (about 1 hr) or wherever you want to be to go hiking etc. It wasn't quite as romantic and isolated as we'd imagined though - the front looks more like a Premier Inn (the photos are taken from the back which I have to admit does have a very lovely view of the woods). We also somehow imagined it was a small cosy place down a little track in the woods when in reality it's medium sized hotel at the end of medium sized road (but still in the woods). That said, it really grew on us after our initial disappointment as we pulled up outside. Staff were friendly, Japanese style room was very clean (although the little heaters do smell of petrol), it had a nice little communal area that you can chill out in, and the male and female onsen are great! Both include outdoor pools. And if you want to be together then you can book the private bath for an hour (which costs 2000 yen). The thing we really liked though was the food - really wonderful, Japanese food. We had breakfast and dinner included in our rate and looked. It rate seemed very expensive when I booked it but after experiencing the meals we thought it was well worth it, if you like traditional Japanese food (we do!). A cross between a hotel and a ryokan.