I stayed a night here, I enjoyed the cuisine, though there were unforgivable faults which would deter me from ever staying again.
First, upon checking in the man who carried my bags noted the bottles of wine in one and said there would be 2,000¥/bottle corking fees for drinking wine in my room... In my room. In my 70,000¥ a night room, I can do as I please. if i had brought horse urine it would be without charge or incident since, it was my room for the night. I've never been told such a stupid thing at a ryokan of this caliber before, and I've been fortunate to stay at many throughout Japan. Second, what was this person doing going through my things after offering me assistance upon checkin? Third, when I travel in style, I travel in style. That means good wines, good champagnes, or other good spirits that would be difficult if not impossible to order within a Japanese Ryokan. What I drink in my room is entirely upto me. My girlfriend explained that the wine was for a different occasion (this was untrue), yet she was entirely hesitant to enjoy herself before/during/after dinner (which was excellent though it is to be expected at a ryokan of this level). We argued over my being able to enjoy a glass of wine, in my 70,000¥ room (which did have a good view), it ruined the experience for us.
Not getting over the incredibly rude and uncalled for service upon checkin, this individual should be fired.
That and the four private onsens, which could only be reserved one at a time were entirely taken the night/morning we stayed. We were only able to see one of them, the public baths on the first floor were totally unremarkable for a ryokan at this price point.
No thanks, not again !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 【About Bousui】Bousui is a brand of "Making memories." We promise that you can make a special memory during staying at Bousui. Every room is oceanfront, so you can enjoy seeing the beautiful blue sea anytime as you like. 【Private Outdoor Bath】We offer Japanese Private Outdoor Bath if you make a reservation. You can select from 4 kinds of Japanese Private Outdoor Baths. 【Spa】 Our "HEAVENLY SPA GECCA" won JAPANESE BEST SPA 2013 and 2014. 【Surroundings】We have the Oceanfront Public Outdoor Bath which is called "KURONEIWABURO" This is an outside public bath at the water's edge. It is very close to the ocean, and this KURONEIWABURO is very famous and is a popular place for tourists and local people. ... more less
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