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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in this wonderful hotel across the moat from Hikone Castle. Our 5th floor castle view room was not huge but the view made up for it - especially in the evening when the castle is lit up. Practically on the castle grounds, it's a short walk to the entrance - recommend doing both the castle... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

After a few weeks of work and big cities sought a small town respite. The castle is fabulous. try to get a room with a view but you probably won't spend much time there if your western. It's a nice place with a perfect onsen, but not natural. It's a bit classy. Breakfast is fantastic . They give you robes.... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a fabulous 2-day stay in this spa hotel. The staff were wonderful - warm, helpful, caring. The facilities are amazing! The rooms are gracious and large for a Japanese hotel. (We stayed in 5 other hotels in Japan this trip, and these rooms -- small by US standards -- were among the largest and most gracious.) The appointments... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Very personal service. Superb location with a great beautiful view of Hikone castle from the 2nd floor and from the public bath. Very nice ambiance. Just very nice service oriented people. The breakfast is very good.

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Marin County, CA
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65 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Lovely 5 story hotel located across the street from the moat of Hikone castle. Rooms facing the castle have a great view of the castle and moat walls. (Please request a room facing the castle on the 4th or 5th floor.) The staff is helpful; they speak little English but enough for you to get by. Nice well equipped rooms... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Hikone is a small town and the hotel is right across from the famous castle. Views are particularly dramatic on the second floor lounge, particularly at night. Breakfast is well done with plenty of fish recipes. The room is a bit small, comparable to European hotels. Clean with std features, not luxurious but not Spartan either. Missed the spa experience... More 

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san antonio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

I've always loved this little hotel at the base of the Shogun's castle in Hikone Japan . Recently they did a great deal of remodeling and upgrading to the hotel. The entrance, lobby , lobby restaurant have all been completely redone. Very welcoming and fitting of the Castle next door. Room upgrades include the refresh of the decor and the... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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122 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Stayed only one night, but very impressed by the level of friendly, courteous service. Will stay again when in Hikone. Rooms are business hotel small. The onsen baths, however, overlook the castle! Fabulous. The breakfast was also excellent. Best salad greens I had in Japan; ditto local the ume-shiso dressing. Had the Japanese breakfast, but there were breads etc for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

改装されて、とても素敵なホテルです。 A newly refurbished hotel and spa, some of whose rooms command awe-inspiring Hikone Castle. Their restaurant serves amazingly lip-smacking dishes. They might not the most luxurious but you can experience authentic local foods. Their massage service is also highly recommended. The technique is nothing but professional. Good to stay in Hikone, a very average Japanese city, for a couple... More 

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Additional Information about Hikone Castle Resort & Spa

Address: 1-8 Sawa-cho, Hikone 522-0075, Shiga Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Hikone
Price Range: $95 - $656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
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“Request upper floors with castle view; take a cruise on the lake; Japanese tapas at the nearest joint to the hotel close to train station”
 of 5 bubbles Kurnalsam, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The twin rooms facing the castle are large with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles bethr273, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I gave the room 4 out of 5 stars, only because it is compact. Otherwise very quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles hashihime, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
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