Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori

Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori

What kind of resort hotel is Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori?

This is a modern resort hotel with hot springs in Hakone.  This resort opened in Aug 2017.  It wouldn’t be luxurious but stylish with a great location in Hakone.  If this is your first visit to Hakone, I would recommend it.  Because facilities tend to be the latest.  Access to the property would be very easy.  The ambiance would be lively, family-oriented, and cozy.  The resort would be nice for families with children, groups, or couples, but not solo travelers or not romantic couples.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, free shuttle service is available from West Exit of Odawara Station at 11:15, 14:15, or 16:45.  It takes approx.40min by bus.  You need to book it in advance.  Alternatively, you can walk from Togendai Station on the Hakone Tozan Line.  It takes just 5 mins.  *Due to the coronavirus, the property is temporarily closed until the 6th of May, 2020As of May 8, 2020, the property is temporarily closed for the time beingThey have reopened from the 12th of JuneThe Hakone Tozan Line has restarted since the 23rd of July, 2020.  Alternatively, you can take a Hakone Tozan Bus for Togendai from Hakone-Yumoto Station or Odawara Station and then get off at Togendai Bus Stop.  Alternatively, you can take an Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal and get off at Hakone Togendai Bus Stop.  Then just a 5min walk from the bus stop to the property.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with balconies and views of Lake Ashi on the highest floor possible.  The room is functional, user-friendly, and relaxed.  It seems that some rooms are facing a large parking lot.  Also, I wouldn’t recommend rooms with outdoor private baths.  Because they are not hot springs and the size of bathtubs tends to be so small.  On top of that, there is no nice view.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, samue outfits, a coffee machine with capsules, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  There are 3 kinds of pillows which you can choose.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide bed rails, baby cribs, and baby baths for small children if you request in advance.  Free Wifi reception was excellent on the property.   Room service is not available.  Complimentary Pu-erh tea is available in the lobby.     There are vending machines for drinks including beer in-house.  There is no convenience store within 5min walking distance.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here. 

How about In-house Facilities?

There are large indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  All of them are open from 5:00 to 24:00.  Also, there are two private family hot springs.  You need to book if you want to use them.  They cost JPY3,000 for 40min.  They are open from 7:00-9:00, 15:00-22:00.  *If you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use reserved private family ones instead.  Then Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori is a universal design and there are rooms for wheelchair users.  Also, wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book rooms in Togen Building.  Kosui Building is a bit away from the entrance.
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How about meals?

The buffet-style food for dinner and breakfast was wonderful.  You can enjoy western and local food.  You can choose the main dish, such as beef, chicken, or fish.  The buffet including dessert was quite extensive and there was always more than enough food.  Dinner starts from 17:00, 17:30, or 20:00.  If you want to have dinner from 17:00 or 17:30, you may want to check in earlier.  First comes, first served.  Breakfast starts from 7:00-9:00.  All meals are served in a dining area.  Then there wouldn’t be restaurants for dinner around here.  The location is out of the way.  Local papa-mama shops are closing early.  You may want to book a room including meals.

My impressions

The staff tends to be sophisticated, friendly, and attentive, but there would be a shortage of staff during the busy season.  The property is very popular.  There are many return guests all year round.  If you want to chill out here in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, and the end of year and New Year holiday.  Overall, Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori has great value for money.   If you want to kick back and relax with your family, friends, or partner, etc., at resort hotels in Hakone,  Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori would be perfect.  At last, before booking a room, don’t forget to check the weather forecast.  That’s the most important if you want to see a beautiful mountain view with the lake from the property.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the resort from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the resort hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori

Style Modern Resort Hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/10:00
Estimated Price 31,443 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
 info-ashinoko@hanaori.jp
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from JR Odawara station
Need to book in advance
Address and TEL 160 Motohakone Hakone-machi
Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa,
250-0522  TEL +81 557-86-4716
Official Homepage Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.