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Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bedrooms are absolutely well taken care, the staff is friendly and the Japanese breakfast is definitely a "must have"! The bedrooms replicate a Japanese environment and you'll have a chance to sleep on a futon and wear a kimono, it was a different and relaxing experience!

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Stratford, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My new husband stayed for one night banquet dinner served to our room was sensational, with friendly and professional service. Catherine the new owner was delightful. The Japanese breakfast was also delicious. We both can't wait to return to be spoilt again by Catherine and her staff..

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Thank Annie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Shizuka Ryokan as we needed to relax and switch off after we had some negative news in our lives. We felt so comfortable and relaxed as soon as we walked into the retreat. The whole feel of the place just transports you to Japan and allows you to embrace the culture. The staff are all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

An excellent and authentic Ryokan experience in Victoria's spa country, great for a relaxing break if you want peace and quiet. The rooms are not large (authentically japanese) but well maintained, and both bedroom and bathroom look out on small Japanese courtyard gardens. You sleep on a futon on Tatami, so may not be suitable for those with joint problems... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here a couple of times and we absolutely love it. The grounds are divine, the service exceptional and the food is deliciously authentic. Plus it's not far from many great attractions in the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs area. Book in for a couples massage for ultimate luxury - you won't regret it!

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, great food, very relaxing. Highly recommend. Thanks Margie, you're amazing. Loved the banquet dinner and special breakfast. Only downside was that we wish we had have booked more than one night.

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Thank Lenny L
Ryokan, Owner at Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your comments. Of course the other advantage of a longer stay is that the nightly rate gets lower! Please come again. Regards All the team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Shizuka means peaceful and Ryokan means place to stay. Japanese traditional style spa and retreat is set in Hepburn Springs. I had a fantastic time for myself and also with my friend. This place everything are set to be calm and serene which bring a good source of energy around. And you would need to make yourself in a good... More 

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Ryokan, Owner at Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. Best wishes, Team Shizuka More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable visit for a long weekend. Good food for breakfast, nice spa, authentic japanese room. Located just outside Hepburn Springs and would recommend to anyone who wants to get away and do something different for a country weekend

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Ryokan, Owner at Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Hi We all appreciate your comments. Please come again. Regards from all at Shizuka. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What a special place this is and what a multi talented woman Margie is. I took my daughter to Shizuka Ryokan as a surprise birthday trip. We travelled from Melbourne Southern Cross by train to Woodend where there was a coach waiting to take us to Daylesford; from there it is just a $15 taxi ride to Hepburn. Shizuka means... More 

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Ryokan, Owner at Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Triecia What an insightful commentary on what we aim to achieve here at Shizuka Ryokan. We enjoyed hosting you both and do appreciate you taking the time to assist others in selecting their next getaway. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. From all at Shizuka Ryokan More 

Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We booked this accommodation randomly on the internet as a way to break up the drive back from the snow to Adelaide. It looked cool and we didn’t do any research on it as we were arriving late and leaving early the next morning. What a surprise! We initially needed to surrender our shoes upon arrival and slip into some... More 

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Ryokan, Owner at Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the informative comments. We do hope to welcome you back again. Regards from all the team. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Australia's renowned Japanese guesthouse, the award-winning Shizuka Ryokan is an indulgent retreat featuring traditional accommodation, delicious cuisine, luxurious spa treatments and holistic wellness services. Fully authentic in every detail including its architecture, furnishings and gardens the retreat offers genuine, warm hospitality and generous, personalised service. Couples, singles and small groups come to the inn to relax, indulge, rejuvenate and immerse in the romance and tranquility. It's a small piece of Japan just 80 minutes drive from Melbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat

Address: 7 Lakeside Dr, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Hepburn Springs
Price Range: $231 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms easily accessible quiet and similarly sized with private courtyards”
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“rooms have a Japanese feel, even got to wear a Yukata :)”
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