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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This ryokan room didn't come with attached Shower Facility and caught my family by surprise. Nevertheless, the dedicated time for family bonding during onsen was one of the most interesting activity we had.

Private onsen session can be booked with the key from the management when the onsen is not occupied. You simply need to hang the key on the door to indicate that the onsen is in use. Alternatively, you can also share the public onsen with others.

The ryokan is relatively quiet and distance to the nearby attractive is within 10mins of slow walk. The rooms though old are well-kept and tidy. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Room Tip: Room 301 was closest to the Private Onsen - easy to keep an tab on availability
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Overall offering reasonable service. Food quality was mediocre. Our rooms did not come with shower/ bath facility, yet its public bath facilities (with view of Yufudake) was more than sufficient. However where privacy is preferred, Baien got only two first-come-first-serve private bath might cause concern. Agreed with a previous reviewer on the shortcomings of onsen layout, not alternating men and female public bath facilities and closing women public bath facilities at the odd hours of 8am to 11am (with one private onsen converting to women's public bath).

Discount tickets to hotel's bar successfully lured our business. Enjoyed it to ourselves on our last night in this stand alone modern annex.

The hotel has a huge garden, beautifully landscaped. Stroll around it on a fine day is very worthy.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
Thank bona969
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were only there for the onsen and didn't stay overnight. We wish we could have. Service by staff was courteous even though we were only visitors. The views from the onsen were great, the mountain ranges of Yufuin in front of you when you enjoy the onsen.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shiva_Dragon
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This Ryokan is situated in a very quiet and nice location showing a very good view. The hotel provides 2 open-air baths, one for men and one for ladies. Moreover, it also has 2 private baths, where you can privately enjoy the onsen with your family. The services are excellent. Even though, the staff hardly speak English, they have a guide book in English, where you can read.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank coco711
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you want a Ryokan with a stunning a drop of the mountain ranges and an enchanting garden to stroll in , this is it ! What's more, there are two private onsens that you can book to use for free but it is on a first come first serve basis. I think this is the area they could improve by introducing a booking system limiting guest to one use of the private onsen for each day of their stay so that other patrons get to use the private onsen as well. The public onsens are beautifully designed , especially how the indoor onsen is connected elegantly with the outdoor ones. The other area that caught my eye is the lobby of this Ryokan! The windows peer out to a distant village below and when sunset comes , its a breathtaking view ! The Kaiseki meals are good but they are not exceptional. There are hits and misses with their services. We were pleasantly surprised that after parking our car at the carpark about a slope below the Ryokan, we had the attendant driving down to pick us up from the carpark back to the Ryokan! A nice gesture and a pleasant surprise indeed! Makes one feels like a real VIP! However the lady who was primarily responsible for introducing us around the Ryokan and serving our Kaiseki dinner was below par. She did not make much effort to clear my friend's dishes after who was sitting in the inner part of the table after every dish. This is almost a standard thing for a Kaiseki dinner! Nevertheless, I would still recommend a stay at this Ryokan. The stunning surrounding made up for the blitzes in their service !

Stayed: April 2017
Thank PatriciaS9271
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