The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa

Shimizu Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Japan

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Hotel Description

There are times when you want something a little more decadent than the ascetic charms of the ryokan. The Japanese countryside is home to some astonishing luxury hotels as well, the Windsor Hotel Toya among them. This Hokkaido hotel, with its mountaintop view of Lake Toya, hosted 2008’s G8 summit, a testament to the Windsor’s creature comforts as well as its business facilities; let’s be honest, if it’s suitable for heads of state, then you’re unlikely to find yourself wishing for more.

Western rooms come in two styles: the “casual” style is calculated not to offend, while the “premier” style is contemporary, with more than a little bit of minimalist influence, resulting in a look that’s several degrees sharper than the soporific luxury-hotel standard. You can probably guess which one we prefer. And for the traditionalists, a number of tatami-style rooms and suites are available as well.

Spaces are generous throughout, from the superior rooms on up to the sprawling G8 and Presidential suites, and the comforts are what you’d expect from a recently renovated high-end hotel. The facilities are similarly first-rate — the Windsor comes equipped with pool, spa and fitness center, and among the thirteen restaurants and lounges are some surprisingly well-conceived eateries: a handful of different Japanese options are joined by a brick-oven pizzeria and a French restaurant by Tablet favorite Michel Bras.

But it’s the location that puts the Windsor over the edge from merely quite nice to something more like sublime. Hokkaido isn’t generally short of natural charms in the first place, but Lake Toya is something to behold; this volcanic lake is nearly circular in shape, with a peaked island situated photogenically at its center, and the Windsor takes this all in from a height of two thousand feet. Not a view you’ll soon forget.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 378 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

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Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Room - Lake View

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    This room features 2 Single Beds or 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 355 ft²/33 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • Bvlgari bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Humidifier, Mini washing machine, microwave oven etc
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room - Ocean View

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    This room features 2 Single Beds or 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: ocean, partial mountain, courtyard or golf course.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • Bvlgari bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Humidifier, Mini washing machine, Microwave oven etc
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite - Ocean View

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    This room features 2 Single Beds or 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 624 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean, partial mountain, courtyard or golf course.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • Bvlgari bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • Humidifier, Microwave, mini washing machine, Trouser press
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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