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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Well, this surprised me. I saw the other reviews but still, the photos make it look a little run-down or unloved. To my surprise, it was lovely - the views are spectacular, the decor was pretty nice and the the rooms were spacious. It's a great hotel but maybe a little far if you want nightlife unless you grab a...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I'm going to start with the bad part. It is the trip to the hotel. There were A LOT of twisty roads. As soon as we got there, we were greeted by the nice hotel staff and a beach. Note that all rooms at this hotel is facing the beach. All rooms are equipped with a modern air conditioner system....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 June 2016

First off, we booked a 1st level room with no frills whatsoever so my review may be coloured by the type of room we stayed in. There is parking available down a flight of stairs from the hotel. The corridors leading to the room were decorated very nicely, but the room itself was rather dated and the amenities provided were...

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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The place is nicely close to the beach. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Rooms are large and food is ok. However the whole place and infrastructure need urgently a make up. Carpets are worn out, pool is more than a dirty place and the surrounding is full of weed and rubish. One stair case can even not be used. A...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

A little diamond in The rough. 20 min walk from Perry road in Shimoda and they have a shuttle at hotel that runs to town every 30 min. Tide pools and access to other beaches at The low tide. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel special and welcome. It was well worth getting a room with...

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Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I spent 4 nights with my wife in the Yamatokan between the 10th and 13th of May 2015. We had a "1st floor room" which had a great view (as all the other 1st floor rooms as far as i know). These rooms are smoking OR non smoking, so you can experiment cold tobacco odors in the common corridor that...

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Singapore
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I chose Shimoda Yamatokan mainly I was looking for a sea-view onsen. Every room has a sea view and it was really wonderful to sit outside the room and enjoy the cooling sea breeze. Our room though the smallest, boost itself on top of the sea view, it came with a lounge area and even a tub with a view....

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singapore
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This resort is out of town, on the side of a smallish beach. As we were there in November, the outdoor pool was closed and all beach activity closed. The onsen was quite nice, and they have this kitschy boat shaped onsen. In order to get to the beach, you have to take the lift and stairs down, and if...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Yamatokan offers a stay on its own if you prefer to wind down on the beach, eat in its excellent restaurant and enter the bathing areas. Those are split for men and women and change every day so that the different views can be enjoyed and it never gets boaring. The rooms are spacy, mostly with private terraces. The only...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I have written a detailed review on my blog tristanaustin . com / blog / shimoda-yamatokan - Overall a nice stay, friendly staff and some good Onsen spas. Dining was also enjoyable. The view of the sunset is amazing from the hotel location.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shimoda Yamatokan is located on the oceanfront of beautiful TATADO beach. Make yourself at home while enjoying sumptuous meals and relaxing in the hot springs.Each room is set in traditional Japanese style, with tatami mats and futons. Further, each room has a private balcony for magnificent ocean views and relaxation. Savor the seasonal local delicacies! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shimoda Yamatokan

Address: 2048 Kisami, Shimoda 415-0028, Shizuoka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Shimoda > Shimoda Onsen
Price Range: RM315 - RM1,884 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shimoda Yamatokan 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Yamatokan Hotel Shimoda
Yamatokan Resort Shimoda
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“All rooms are equal.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelkR8270YU, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“See view on the lower floors.”
 of 5 bubbles Telebroker, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you can, try to book package with meals included. Otherwise there is great dining outside of the hotel about $10.00-$12.00 cab ride.”
 of 5 bubbles RCE121, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Pretty sure every room has an ocean view. Question is do you want tatami or western.”
 of 5 bubbles VirtualHorizonZ, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Book a room with private balcony & bath. You'll get amazing view while relaxing in a hot bath.”
 of 5 bubbles Re&Jo_P, 27 Nov 2014 | Read review
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