La Vista Kirishima Hills

What kind of onsen hotel is La Vista Kirishima Hills?

La Vista Kirishima Hills wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy and good value for money.  If you are looking for resort hotels with private hot springs in Kagoshima prefecture, you should stay here.  Each room has an outdoor private bath on the balcony.  Perhaps if you prefer hotels to ryokans, I would recommend it.  The hotel just opened in December 2018.  The ambiance is tranquil, family-oriented, and friendly.  The property would be great for couples, families, or groups.  If you are a couple, you may want to stay on weekdays.  The hotel is very popular now and bustling on weekends. 

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy from Kirishima-Jingu Station.  A free shuttle service is available from the station.  You need to book it in advance.  It takes 20min by car.  Actually it wouldn’t be easy to find the entrance of the property if this is your first visit.  You may want to use the shuttle service as much as possible.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms on 4F as you can view a peaceful Sakurajima Island.  We fully enjoyed our private bath while seeing a beautiful sunset over the mountain.  That’s precious time.  The spring quality was smooth, moist, and soft.  The water temperature tends to be lukewarm.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Agoda

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

Free WiFi reception was good around the restaurant on 1F and the lobby on 3F only.  We couldn’t connect to the internet in our room when we stayed in March 2019.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, samue outfits, bathrobes, a complimentary minibar, tea bags, a coffee mill with beans, welcome cookies, and a Japanese tea set.  Complimentary coffee, English tea, milk, and ice pops are available in the lobby.  Room service is not available.  The housekeeping was excellent.  Also, you can borrow Blu-ray players, DVD players, and chargers for cell phones if you request.  Then La Vista Kirishima Hills is child-friendly.  You can request slippers, samue outfits, and toothbrushes, etc., for small children in advance.

How about In-house Facilities?

Facilities are brand.  There are wonderful large communal indoor and outdoor hot springs with bedrock baths.  They are open from 15:00-10:00 the following morning.  Also, there are three private family hot springs for free which you can use whenever they are not occupied.  They are open from 5:00-10:00, 15:00-25:00.  *If you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use the private family ones instead.  Then there is a nice swimming pool in-house.  It’s open from 13:00-16:30 between the 1st of July and 31st of Aug.  Then the property is universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to request a room near the lift in advance.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  Also, the property is pet-friendly.  There are 19 rooms where you can stay with your dogs.  There is a small dog run.  If you bring your dogs, you need to inform the staff in advance as there are some conditions.  Then, there are vending machines for drinks.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.

How about meals?

The Italian food experience for dinner was wonderful.  All meals are served in a restaurant.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with dinner if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Dinner starts from 17:20 or 20:00.  If you want to start from 17:20, you may want to check in earlier.  First-come-first-served basis.  Then if you start dinner from 20:00, you may get hungry at that time, but don’t worry.  Complimentary steamed fresh veggies are available on 1F between 18:00 and 19:00.  Also if you start dinner from 17:20, you may get hungry before sleep, but don’t worry.  Complimentary soy sauce noodle is available between 22:00 to 23:00.  Then the buffet-style western Japanese cuisine for breakfast was great.  The food including dessert was quite extensive.  Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach.  Then there wouldn’t be restaurants around here.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals.

My impressions

Their hospitality would be more like typical chain hotels.  If you expect signature Japanese hospitality, this is not.  The property would be understaffed during the busy season.  Overall the price range would be reasonable.  If relaxation is your main purpose in Kagoshima, La Vista Kirishima Hills would be perfect.  At last, if you want to relax in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about La Vista Kirishima Hills from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Agoda

Info about La Vista Kirishima Hills

Style Resort Hotel
Guest Rating 15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 38,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at +81 995-64-4321 from overseas
Call at 0995-64-4321 domestic Japan
Internet Connection Free WiFi around the public area only
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location La Vista Kirishima Hills’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service from Kirishima-Jingu Station
Address and TEL 3812-6 Makizonocho Takachiho Kirishima
Kagoshima 899-6603 
Tel +81 995-64-4321
Official Homepage La Vista Kirishima Hills’s HP
*Japanese only

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