Gora-Kadan

1300 Gora, Ashigarashimogun, Hakone-machi

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18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
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Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Luxury Ryokan experience that's easy to the foreigners' palate. The way they treat customer is memorable. Received a X'mas card from the owner last December, my first from a ryokan so far.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Mickey

Stayed September 2010

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Hotel Description

Eighty-five minutes outside of New York and you could still be in North Jersey, or partway across Long Island; eighty-five minutes from central London and you’re lucky (in a manner of speaking) to be in Luton. But somehow, just eighty-five minutes outside Tokyo you could be at Gora-Kadan, a one-time imperial family retreat, now a first-class ryokan inn in the middle of the Hakone national park, a rural idyll in the shadow of Mount Fuji. Forget carbon footprints and all that — if Gora-Kadan doesn’t make you a believer in high-speed rail then nothing will.

The construction is contemporary, but the style, of course, is traditional, and everywhere you turn there’s a magnificently framed view of the Hakone countryside. Rooms come in semi-Western as well as typical tatami styles, and some have open-air wooden or stone baths. The spa goes beyond the classic onsen and dips into international treatments such as thalassotherapy and Dead Sea Salts; most impressive, however, is again the natural setting, a mineral pool ringed with enormous rocks. Dine on seasonal, local classics, expertly curated by Gora-Kadan’s chef, and enjoy the utter silence of the Hakone national park — it feels a long, long way from Tokyo.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 13 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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