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Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa

892-11 Arabuchi Shokawacho, Takayama 501-5413 Gifu Prefecture
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#39 of 196 hotels in Takayama
Japanese-Western Style Modern Design Valuable Onsen which has been chosen top 10 all over Japan Non ready-to-eat food used Authentic Japanese Cuisine Spacious Rooms (29㎡, 35-39㎡, 50㎡, 75㎡) Terrace Bar 10minutes from Shokawa I.C. (TOKAI- HOKURIKU EXPRESSWAY) Shuttle bus available from Takayama Station (Reservation needed) Booka no sato...15minutes (Feed and Contact with animals and Local milk ice cream cone etc.) Ski Slope... 20-45minutes (9 places) Takayama Station and Takayama Downtown... 50 minutes Shirakawa-go (World Heritage)... 50 minutes Nagoya and Kanazawa... 1.5 hours
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Kids pool
Free shuttle or taxi services
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Tennis court
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Massage chair
Open-air bath
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Ng S wrote a review Jan 2020
30 contributions7 helpful votes
The resort itself is located a bit remotely but if offers extreme quietness and peace of mind. Adequate onsen facilities - not a huge outdoor one but good enough for relaxation purpose. Every member of staff are very friendly and helpful from front desk, house-keeping to the waiters in the restaurants. Breakfast offers abundant quality choices. Room is spacious and tidy. We get to enjoy the japanese style tatami as a foreigner but it also offers a bit of Western style so we won't feel too hard to adapt. A nice stay overall!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from -ryuresort-, WEB Assistant at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear 152ngs, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are so thrilled to hear that you and you loved our hotel. It is great to see that all of our amenities on our property such as the room, onsen and our customer service were accommodating during your vacation. We look forward to seeing you again when booking for your next Japan trip. Kanamori
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Aculeus wrote a review Jan 2020
Manila, Philippines46 contributions38 helpful votes
This ryokan was a pleasant surprise. The service, from check-in to check-out, is very good. They even provided us with yukatas (the less formal, cotton kimono-style Japanese clothes) for use during our stay. Most hotel rooms in Japan are small but the room we got was very spacious and the futons were quite comfortable. You also have a choice of indoor and outdoor onsens (tried both and recommend the outdoor one).
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Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from -ryuresort-, WED Assistant at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear Aculeus, Thank you for your time to share your feedback! We are very happy hear that you loved our rooms, service and yukata. Our Onsen is precious because we Do Not add tap water, sodium chloride and any additives, so you can enjoy 100% Pure Onsen here! We cannot see you again during next your vacation to Gifu! Kanamori
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sue evans wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
We were on a 16 day Wendy Wu tour and this was one of the hotels in the Mountains stayed at. The rooms are Japanese style but with Western additions of TV comfortable futon beds and plenty of space, shoe free. They provide the traditional robes to wear to breakfast and dinner and toe socks and slippers. The food is extraordinary served in Japanese style but with Western Meals if you desired them. Every corridor every window everything was perfect the views and the staff impeccable. But my absolute favourite was the spring water onsen rated in the top 10 of Japan, Id never had one but convinced nearly all of the women on our trip to indulge as we wouldn't have another opportunity. The pre scrubbing to ensure cleanliness was beautiful and sitting in the baths without judgement from others was a liberating experience. The hotel is also close to World Heritage Shirakawa-go .
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: I always choose a room away from the lift
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Response from -ryuresort-, WEB Assistant at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear, kickdot Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. It's amazing to see that you loved our 100% Pure Onsen, staff, spacious rooms and cleanliness, as we do strive for 5, we love hearing such uplifting words. We can not wait to see you again. Kanamori
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patriciamcfaul wrote a review Sep 2019
Lisburn, United Kingdom22 contributions7 helpful votes
While I would give the accommodation 3 stars I would give the food 4 stars and the staff 5 stars. The accommodation is a little tired and needs updating. The Onsen is a little alien to us westerners but once experienced for the first time I was happy to go every day. The staff were so accommodating that we were given a specific time when we could go in in bathing costumes. The staff bent over backwards to please There were a lot of dietary requirements in our group from coeliac to shellfish allergy and no fish at all. The chef went to great lengths to please. One morning for those who could eat them there were even croissants. I would not hesitate to recommend Ryu Resort Hotel. It was very relaxing and a great way to experience the Japanese Alps. The hotel has a minibus and will organise excursions for you, although we did need a large bus as well. Masa needs a special mention as he was so helpful We were a big group, 32 in total. No request was was too difficult.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from -ryuresort-, Web Assistant at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear patriciamcfaul, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us! We are thrilled to hear you loved staff and food. But we are so sorry for the accommodation. The bathroom is updated recently, so we would be happy to welcome you again if we could have next chance.
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The_TravellerSg wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore519 contributions305 helpful votes
The resort was very helpful and responsive before our stay. They tried to answer every of our emails and cater to our needs so we have had high expectations of the resort. However when we checked in, was told that the onsen is closed for the moment due to blackout on previous night but the onsen opened shortly. Then came a series of surprises that the resort does not have a restaurant unless you pre booked with them but you can’t expect us to eat the same things for 3 nights which was the case for the breakfast that we had the same for 3 days. Unlike other onsen resort that I have experienced in, there is no in house shop that sells snacks and the nearest convenience store is like 15 mins drive away. It also does not come with laundry machine. What is good is that the staff speaks good English and the rooms are very spacious
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from -ryuresort-, Web Assistant at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear The_TravellerSg, Thank you for your time to share your feedback. We are so sorry that you were disappointed you could not have dinner at the restaurant and use onsen. We need a reservation for food because all ingredients we use need to be fresh or aged properly, so number of customers we can take on a day is limited. We apologize we could not inform you that you need to reserve and we don't sell food in our hotel. Now breakfast buffet is varied, and hot pot course is available with no reservation. We hope you decide to give us another try and allow us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.
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US$182 - US$347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureTakayama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bokka no Sato (4.2 km), Takasu Snow Park (7.6 km), and Hirugano watershed park (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soba Sho, Soba No Sato Sokawa Shindatei, and Bishoku Kukan Suika.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shokawa No Sato (3.5 km).
Is Hotel Ryu Resort &Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.