So many positives about this hotel, including the beautiful Japanese-style modern decor, good breakfast, thoughtful staff, free tea tasting and a convenient location. Overall the hotel is great value.
Unfortunately I have to deduct one star because of the overly hard mattress! I'm really surprised no one else seems to have mentioned this in the previous comments as this was by far the hardest hotel mattress I have ever slept on. I had previously being staying in tradition Japanese inn accomodation with thin futons on the floor for over a week while walking the Nakasendo trail and they were all fine for me. Such a shame as the 1899 hotel is fab but this issue will stop me from returning in the future unfortunately.
I was also disappointed by the use of disposable cups and utensils in the restaurant during breakfast. I ended up bringing along my own glass cup from the room to try and minimise the amount of one-use rubbish.More
- Free Wifi