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Annex Turtle Hotori-an
Ranked #6 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Nikko
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

First went here 20 years ago and it was newly opened with an amazing onsen overlooking the river. It is still just as nice and homey as back then. A bit of a hike from the train stations (JR and Asakusa) but well worth it. Not a terribly long hike to Toshugu and all of its wonders. The trail behind is just great as well. Will not wait 20 years to go back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Along with our friends, we were the only guests the second night of our stay, although there were others on the first night. Location is peaceful and near the sites but a bus ride or long walk from town. This meant a long trek for dinner as the place only did evening meals on Saturday. Enjoyed the onsen which unusually you could lock for private use. Breakfast good. Hosts friendly. Rooms adequate but nothing fancy.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

The tourist information center in Nikko station recommended here, so we stayed here without any information, and it was mistake.

I visited here with my mother and she said the room was not clean at all. At first to me it looked okay, but later my mother said she saw a cockroach between the blankets. Ewwwww. What a terrible hotel.
The blankets are not clean at all, so we couldn't sleep well. Not comfy.

And no hairdryer in the room, and Japanese style common bathtub was always occupied, so we waited more than 1 hours for using the bathtub.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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kamekame, オーナー at Annex Turtle Hotori-an, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014
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当館にご宿泊いただきまして、ありがとうございました。
しかしながら快適な宿泊を提供できず、申し訳ありませんでした。
昨年12月に当館は全館リフォームし、再出発いたしました。
改めてご宿泊いただき、新たなアネックスタートルほとり庵をお楽しみいただければと思います。
是非お越しいただきたく、お待ちしております。
ご指摘、ありがとうございました。

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We enjoyed our stay here quite a bit. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in the Japanese room which was quite comfortable. The futons were thick enough that no one complained at all in the morning of being stiff and the room was a good size for the four of us. We opened the window to listen to the sound of the river outside. We also very much enjoyed the private hot springs for just our family. Breakfast was very nice. Just next door is an interesting group of statues along the river bed that should not be missed. Also across the river on the walk into town is a small charming temple. Do be aware that this hotel is a rather brisk walk from the rest of town, however, and is quite far from the train station. We walked from the hotel down the hill to the train station in the evening to see the town and eat dinner and then took a taxi back up to the hotel for about 1000 yen.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Go for the location of this Inn, but beware the hotel itself feels a little tired. There is musty smell and the room we had had no charm or class (western style). The breakfast is worth buying and a value (because it may be hard to find anything better near by). The english speaking hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Public bath had a beautiful setting, but it wasn't close to being hot enough. The price and location make it applying, but there are drawbacks to consider.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 8-28 Takumicho, Nikko 321-1433, Tochigi Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tochigi Prefecture > Nikko
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Ranked #6 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Nikko
Price Range: $128 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Annex Turtle Hotori-an 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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