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5-3 Matsushima Higashihama, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213 Miyagi Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 20-10-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 22 hotels in Matsushima-machi
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和とアジアンリゾートが融合したホテル海風土の客室は全26部屋。専用露天風呂付の和室や 展望風呂付の洋室等さまざまなお部屋タイプをご用意しております。 お料理は旬の食材を使用し、和をベースにした職人技光る会席料理をご準備。 松島温泉元湯の温泉と秀逸なる景観をお楽しみください。
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Free shuttle or taxi services
Spa
Baggage storage
Shops
Complimentary welcome drink
Vending machine
Hot spring bath
Massage
Open-air bath
Salon
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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joshel2016 wrote a review May 2017
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions5 helpful votes
The sea view from the Ubudo windows is not the best view in Matsushima, as you are looking past the slightly grimy fishing port to the beautiful pine-covered islands, but the rooms are large and traditionally Japanese without being oppressively so. For example, they have many sizes, shapes and colors of traditional clothing (yukata, samue) to wear inside the hotel, even sizes large enough for my husband and me. We got one of the Japanese style rooms with a pottery bathtub--like sitting in a huge teacup--and if you like Japanese baths it was worth the extra price. The rooftop communal bath is also supposed to be beautiful, but with our in-room bath we didn't need it. The two included meals--dinner and breakfast--were lavish, beautifully presented, and excellent if you like Japanese food. If you don't like (all) Japanese food, you might want to find a hotel that allows you to order off a menu. Bottom line: there are probably better hotels in Matsushima-kaigan, with equally nice communal baths, and less obstructed views of the islands, but for the price Ubudo gave excellent value.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Room Tip: Look on-line at the in-room bathtubs, which are on each room's balcony. Some are really special.
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Response from hotelubudo, 営業ディレクター at Hotel Ubudo
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Thank you for using Matsushima Onsen Motoyu Hotel Ubudo Dinner and hot springs Thank you for your compliments. If you come to Matsushima, please stay at Hotel Ubud again
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KristinC wrote a review Jan. 2011
Santa Fe, New Mexico153 contributions66 helpful votes
Our travels in Japan (including all other hotels where we stayed) were marked by attention to beauty, cleanliness, and detail. This hotel was the complete opposite: an ugly junk hole and complete rip-off. This place was a cheap, plastic, bachelor's dorm room interpretation of a ryokan/seaside hotel. It advertised all the bells and whistles at about $400 USD per night in the off season (!) and we therefore expected a truly romantic evening in lovely Japanese aesthetic. Instead, we were met with a tourist trap identity crisis of cheap knick-knacks lining every surface (plastic and wire cats? palm trees?), a room with plastic imitation tatami mat floors that smelled like stale smoke and boasted sticky, 90's tv/vcr/clock, and a filmy in-room menu of cigarettes to order. The beds were not Japanese ryokan futons, but just plain old mattresses laid on the floor. Attention to details and aesthetics were extremely poor even by 3-star hotel standards; this place was no elegant gem worth $400 a night. I would have been upset by the quality even paying $200 a night. Our private outdoor deck and soaking tub smelled like a suspicious mixture of bleach and male bodily fluids (although the sperm-like scent may also have been wafting from the huge 20 foot deep mountains of rotting oyster shells in the industrial wasteyard below... hotel is basically situated in the parking lot of an oyster harvesting facility- not a beachfront experience- you must wade through construction equipment, power lines, trash, and processing plants before you get to the ocean). We were physically able to walk to the islands and the train and see sunrise/sunset over the islands from our room, but this hotel was literally on the farthest end of everything and those less willing to haul their luggage a mile or two would have needed a cab. Definitely would not stay here again. Even a clean hostel would be better. Do note that a lot of Matsushima overall was overly developed 50's, cheap and dirty, didn't have the same feel as traveling in the rest of Japan and was very, very overpriced- everything cost twice as much even as in Kyoto!
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Date of stay: March 2010
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelubudo, 営業ディレクター at Hotel Ubudo
Responded Feb. 29, 2020
Thank you for staying at Hotel Ubudo this timeSorry for not meeting your expectationsWe will reconsider improvement measures including room facilities in the futureMatsushima is also recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake.If you have the opportunity to come to Japan, I would be grateful if you could stop by Matsushima againThank you for your valuable feedbackThank you for submitting your post.We look forward to your next visit
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Kurosaki_Ichigo wrote a review Jan. 2010
Tokyo, Japan96 contributions36 helpful votes
Hotel is clean and modern, with Balinese decor. Hot spring on top floor a nice touch. Food was of good quality, but could be a little exotic for foreigners. Within walking distance to major attractions. Is conveniently located on loop bus route. The best part however was waking up to the sun rising over Matsushima Bay. A view you would not forget.
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Date of stay: January 2010
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Response from hotelubudo, 営業ディレクター at Hotel Ubudo
Responded Feb. 28, 2020
Thank you for posting this timeThank you for your complimentsDinner will be considered for foreign customersWhen you come to Matsushima, stay at Hotel Ubudo and come to see the morning sun
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PRICE RANGE
US$290 - US$469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanTohokuMiyagi PrefectureMiyagi-gunMatsushima-machiMatsushima Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ubudo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ubudo?
Nearby attractions include Fukuurabashi Bridge (0.3 km), Kyohei Fujita Glass Museum (0.5 km), and Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ubudo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and free shuttle or taxi services.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ubudo?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ubudo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ubudo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matsushima Sakanamarket, Kakigoya, and Fisherman's Izakaya Kochira Marutoku Gyo-Gyobu Matsushima.
Is Hotel Ubudo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Matsushima-machi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ubudo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ubudo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godaido (0.6 km), Kanrantei (0.8 km), and Old Nobiru Station (7.8 km).
Does Hotel Ubudo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.