WE Hotel Toya

WE Hotel Toya

What kind of resort hotel is WE Hotel Toya?

This is like a museum.  The resort is a stylish hotel near Lake Toya.  If you are looking for a modern room with a private outdoor bath, you should stay here.  Each room has a private one with a great view of Lake Toya.  This is not hot spring, though.  Perhaps, if you are keen on the architectures of Mr. Kengo Kuma who is a world-renowned Japanese architect, you should stay here.  He designed this thought of every element to bring a beautiful harmony to each room.  It creates a totally different world.  The exterior of the building is normal, though.  Perhaps, if your main purpose to go skiing, the hotel would be great.  Staff sends you to Rusutsu ski resortThe ambiance is serene, tranquil, and sophisticated.  The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy.  Free shuttle service is available from Toya station, Toya Onsen area, and Rusutsu ski resort.  You need to book it in advance.  Refer to the timetable.  The location is a 30min-drive from Toya Station,  a 40min-drive to Rusutsu Ski Resort, and 30min-drive to Toya Onsen area.   JFYI, it takes 120min by express train from Sapporo Station to Toya Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms on the highest floor possible.  You can chill out at the rooms while viewing a peaceful Lake Toya from spacious windows.  It looks as if it were painted.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, welcome fruit, chocolate, a coffee machine with capsules, and a Japanese tea set.  There are PENHALIGON’S amenities in the bathroom.  The free WiFi reception was good.  You can get a password to connect to the internet on a TV screen.  The room tends to be not user-friendly, but so spacious.  Furniture tends to be chosen style rather than utility.  Room service is not available.  Then, this is child-friendly.  Staff provides baby cribs, yukatas, and tableware for small children if you request in advance.
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How about In-house Facilities?

Overall, Facilities tend to be the latest.  There are outdoor and indoor communal hot springs with nice views.  You can enjoy soaking in the baths while viewing a peaceful Toya lake.  They are open from 6:00-12:00, 15:00-24:00.  *Please note that if you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the public bathing area.  There is no private family hot spring.  There is a vending machine for drinks including beer.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Then WE Hotel Toya is not a universal design, but there are few steps.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?

Western buffet-style food for breakfast was good, but wouldn’t be special.  The buffet was not extensive.  Also, we tried French cuisine for dinner, but there’s not much choice.  Dinner time is from 17:30 to 21:00.  Breakfast time is from 6:30 to 9:30.  Unluckily there is only one restaurant in the hotel.   Also, there wouldn’t be restaurants within walking distance, so you may want to go out for dinner around Toya Onsen area by free shuttle bus.   Then, before dinner, don’t forget to visit the bar.  Happy hour is from 17:00 to 19:00.

My impressions

Overall the hardware tends to be outstanding, but the software wouldn’t be the same class and still have a long way to go.  The problem is insufficient training.  The property may be below expectations if you book a room with meals.   At last, don’t forget to check the weather forecast.  That’s the most important if you want to view a beautiful Lake Toya.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about WE Hotel Toya from the below space.  Check availability and pricing for WE Hotel Toya on Agoda or Booking.com

Info about WE Hotel Toya

Style Modern Resort Hotel
Check-in and out times 15:00/12:00
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail Fill in the form
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location WE Hotel Toya’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service from Toya Station
Need to book it in advance
Address and TEL   Tel +81-
Official Homepage WE Hotel Toya’s HP

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