It is one of the newest hotels in Takayama, opened in early 2009. The hotel features a real hot spring public bath on the top floor of the building. It is small public bath (indoor and outdoor) and it offers a panoramic view of the entire cityscape of historical Takayama, while being relaxing space. It is a good choice for all travelers for its great location. (07/09 YT) The rooms are medium in size and equipped with a refrigerator, LCD television, hair dryer, air-conditioning and complimentary high speed internet access. The bathroom is small in size, very clean and kept in good condition. The lobby is small in size with some sitting places. It is bright with modern furniture. Some vending machines are available in the lobby. It is a modern 9 storied building with an English sign. There is only one breakfast hall located on the ground floor serving daily buffet breakfast in the morning.
The hotel provides spectacular views of the Japan Alps from every room, with a beautiful natural setting and natural hot spring baths with indoor and outdoor bathing pools. In addition, there are other facilities such as a souvenir shop, karaoke rooms, tennis courts and ski locker, and direct access to Kur Alp, a collection of 21 baths and spas featuring a 116 meter spiral slide.With a European style and elegant atmosphere, the hotel is an ideal resort for people looking to escape the fast pace of city life. The hotel's European style extends to the design of the rooms. Each is larger than a standard hotel room and is tastefully designed to create a feeling of natural warmth. All guest rooms have large windows affording dramatic views of Japan s Northern Alps. Some rooms feature facilities especially for female guests. The hotel offers Japanese restaurant, French restaurant, Japanese style-pub and lounge, they are serving seasonal fresh product. The lobby is decorated in light marble with some sitting area.
Being located downtown, the hotel is conveniently within walking distance of the major attractions and close by for activities such as fishing, golf and snow skiing. Takayama is a unique area, so-called the small Kyoto of Hida, with it's historical ties and easy access makes a perfect choice as a get away location. The rooms are a combination of European and traditional American style. The furniture is made from pale wood and designed to match the decor of the room. The hotel offers 2 restaurants and lounge, they are serving seasonal fresh product. The lobby is very bright with furniture designed in European style.
NB. Exterior renovation of the building is taking place, scaffolding is visible. Being surrounded by the mountainous area, the hotel offers guests the chance to try an observation bath, an outdoor bath and a Jacuzzi on the top of floor of Kita building. Guests will be able to have a good view of Hida mountains from the baths and the Jacuzzi. The rooms are simply decorated and clean with great views of the North Alps, which are especially breathtaking in Winter. All rooms are at East bulding. The hotel offers several restaurants, cafe, and bars that serve Japanese, French and Chinese cuisines. The bar, "Shabutei" serves locally brewed sake. The lobby is designed with an image of "The wind of Hida" and water feature. There is some seating areas for quiet relaxation.