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Grenoble, France
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184 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel complex is located on a beautiful peninsula, only accessible by a small ferry. Two onsen baths are located in a cave and offer outstanding view over the sea. Unfortunately the fairy tale stops here. As soon as you get into the main lobby you realize that you must share this location with more than one thousand guests! Corridors... More 

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Lake Oswego
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72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed two nights. Be sure to state your preference for a non-smoking room if that's what you want. We were assigned a beautiful ocean view room but it seems all the rooms is that section were smoking. So they graciously moved us but to a smaller non-smoking room over the ferry dock, with its scheduled diesel noise. The tatami... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We drove from Shirahama to Katsuura via Kushimoto. The car park was just next to the highway - not too difficult to locate. Shuttle bus was readily available to send us to the pier when we arrived. The ferry was crowded but upon arrival we did not have a too busy feeling (as the hotel is huge, obviously). Pity that... More 

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Muret, France
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191 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The arrival at the hotel is not the best part. You receive preliminary information to park your car quite far from the hotel in a reserved car park. From there, a small shuttle bus, not really convenient if you have large baggages (which was our case since it was a 1-night stop along our 3-weeks journey in Japan), brings you... More 

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Although not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. I opted to upgrade to the "Sanjokan" building, which is on top of the mountain overlooking the ocean. The view was unreal. Dinner was buffet style and quite good. The onsens were not crowded and easily accessed. Wish I could have stayed more than one night.

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I joined a tour and stayed in this hotel. It is a huge hotel as distance wise. You need to take a boat to go to the hotel that is only few minutes from the harbor. There are 6 hot springs which you have to find. You need to follow the line to get the baths and your room which... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is the real deal Japanese family onsen resort. If you play Kairosoft games, this is Hot Spring Story in real life. It is a giant hot spring resort on an island with all the related entertainments, i.e. ping pong tables, arcade, massage chairs, food joints (yes, there are various f&b in the resort itself), and souvenirs shop. The resort... More 

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Seattle, WA
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This giant hotel complex is in a relatively remote location for Japan-- about 4hrs from Osaka or 3-1/2 hrs from Nagoya on the limited express trains. But, the trains run along the coast of the Kii peninsula, so very scenic. The draw of this Ryokan are the onsen baths. There are 7 in all, though one was closed when we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

this onsen hotel is actually 1 big giant entertainment complex..equipped with karaoke lounge, karaoke boxes, table tennis tables, pool tables, arcade, massage chairs, restaurants, bar, chess tables, shops, etc..you get what I mean. check in was pretty efficient, they send u from the carpark to the jetty(crowded by the way..had to stand), then usher u to the reception for check... More 

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Hong Kong
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282 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Hotel was only accessible by ferry. Though they provided shuttle service from car park to ferry pier, it was not convenient for guests with big, heavy luggage as the shuttle bus did not have specific luggage compartment but just those small passenger van. It was really hectic squeezing in and out of the small van, boarding and disembarking the ferry,... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Hotel Urashima

Address: 1165-2 Katsuura, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5334, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Higashimuro-gun > Nachikatsura-cho > Katsura Onsen
Price Range: $168 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Urashima 2.5*
Number of rooms: 805
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“Specify non or smoking”
 of 5 bubbles ojichan, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Partial facility (Sanjokan & Mt Noroshi) under maintenance”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sanjokan is more expensive, but worth it if you want a breathtaking view.”
 of 5 bubbles benjiron, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“sea view and close to hot spring”
 of 5 bubbles annadiving, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from the lobby for more quiet, but rooms right beside the lobby can get wifi connection in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles tsubame, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
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