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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Enjoyed a New Year's Eve stay here and enjoyed plenty of baths, even the private hire 'family' ones. The midnight fireworks were nice. The buffet breakfast and dinner was ok. We stayed in the more expensive rooms so had plenty of space and could sleep on beds or futons. Staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms smelled very smokey though, even though they said no-smoking.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Skyb0w
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Here for autumn leaves at Tanigawadake and Suwakyo and early November's the perfect time! Could see this humongous hotel complex from diagonally across Minakami Station over the river to the left but actually took us quite a while to walk around to get to it as the little suspension bridge seeming to lead to it was in complete disrepair.

Our western style twin room with bathroom was decent but slightly disappointing compared to how nice the rest of the hotel looks. Good amenities though. There are 2 gender separate indoor and outdoor half-covered hot springs, both beautiful and clean - one with flame torches at night called "Hiakari" (open from 12-11 pm & 5-9 am) and the other named "Tsukiakari" (from 12 pm to 10 am) looks out into a gorgeous garden lit up at night in addition to having a misty sauna plus a dry one where you can lie down. Yet another hot spring bath called "Hotaruakari" alternates between men and women every few hours - a huge pond and garden with firefly-like lights twinkling under the stars - it was pure magic! If you only have time for one hot spring soak at night, make it this garden bath!

We had the buffet option at 7:30 pm and it was glorious! All-you-can eat steak (even though the plan said roast beef), nigiri sushi, tempura, and other high quality items. Drink bar is an additional 1500 yen. Breakfast was decent too. No wifi anywhere.

Date of stay: November 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank redeyeblues
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

The Matsunoi hotel is a great value ryokan hotel in the Gunma region of Minakami. The hotel has several onsens, which is quite rare for a hotel of this size and style.

The food is also very good - the breakfast has a vast selection of international as well as Japanese cuisine.

The hotel is a little old, but definitely still retains its charm.

Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank majicka
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We stayed one night at the huge Matsunoi onsen hotel. This is a massive hotel build on a large property - based on the design and the room fixtures, I guess it was built in the late 60's or early 70's. It's pretty obvious that the maintenance effort is not keeping up with the needs of this aging property, but it still has it's charms - rooms are quite large and the hotel has an extensive garden, carp pond, large outdoor baths, as well as a large outdoor swimming pool. On the negative side, though, the place smells of mildew - particularly in the elevators and hallways - and I saw many areas where wallpaper was torn and stained, plaster crumbling, etc. Our room was clean enough and rather funky with 70's era fixtures. Some of the doors were only 5 1/2 feet tall - glad I didn't need to use any of those!

The other major down side is the buffet style meals - there is only one dining room for the whole hotel and even though they segregate guests into several time slots, it was a madhouse trying to find a table and then dealing with hordes of people attempting to fill their plates. Food quality was OK, but not as good as another hotel we stayed at in the area also offering a buffet (Minakami Kogen Hotel 200).

To be fair, the price of this place was quite reasonable, and I feel we got our money's worth. Definitely nicer places to stay, but worth a visit.

Date of stay: August 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank TokyoBoris
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Room tip: 高齢者がいるなら、できるだけロビーに近い部屋を。
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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