Located a bit further away than most of the other hotels so you'll have to do some walking or ask for a bus. Hotel felt a little bit deserted because the weren't many other guests staying at that time and only staff member we saw was working at the reception (and drove the hotel bus too, so sometimes there was no one at the reception). Room was really big and somewhat clean, there was a weird stain that looked liked a bloody footprint on the tatami. :D Restaurant was closed so there was no dinner or breakfast available there. We booked one of the private onsen outside and it was really nice. It was a decent stay because the price was so cheap.
15mins walk from Kinugawa Onsen station. They have a private onsen for hire for 3100 yen or they can shuttle you back and forth to their sister hotel for public onsen for 500 yen (very basic onsen). Nice big clean rooms (if you don't mind the smell of smoke). But as we didn't speak much Japanese, asking reception for anything was difficult. No English and no smiles at this place unfortunately.
The hotel looks like a well-maintained old hotel. It's a Japanese-style hotel (with tatami and futon inside the room), spacious room but lacks the standard service of a normal hotel. The receptionist doesn't speak English, and although not being rude but I believe they could've been nicer (at least smiling would be nice). They do have private onsen inside that we can book for 3100 yen for 50 minutes (ideally fit for 2 persons only). They do have a restaurant but during my stay there we didn't try it because of the expensive dinner and breakfast price. Oh yeah the room fee doesn't include breakfast. So if you don't mind walking 15 mins from the station (I know for those coming from a country whose people is not used to walking everywhere, it will be a bit tough), this is an acceptable hotel. The price is not that cheap but at least it can be shared up to 3 people in my experience without additional cost. But if you look for the full-service hotel with good hospitality from the staffs, I don't think this is the choice.…
We stayed here for two nights. Room was large and clean. Beds were very firm mattresses on the floor. There was no tidying of the rooms while we were there e.g removing rubbish making beds etc. But it was a very inexpensive stopover. It was ok for a cheap stopover but I don't think we would return as it is at least two train rides from the shrines of Nikko and there is no where really to eat nearby. We just bought some snacks from the nearby 7/11 for the evening. It is a quirky unusual place but average in the whole scheme of things. Nikko itself is a huge place and I'm glad we have been here but there are far better places to visit in Japan then here.
Could only stay one night in Nikko (which is worth a two night visit). This hotel was quite serviceable. The good: - Onsen - Reasonable sized rooms. - Large comfortable lobby The OK: - A 1-2 km walk for places to eat for dinner (if you do not eat here, which was full and seemed quite pricey). A bus stop if close but Nikko bus service is not too frequent Wifi is only available in the lobby (but is free). - Service is OK, good by Western standards but not as good as normally high Japanese standards.