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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We stayed 1 night with Olivean. The service is great, although the location is not the best, as it is up on the hill, yet if you are with car, shouldn't be a problem. It is the location which allows you to enjoy both sunset and sunrise in the resort!

Since we don't have a phone card, we contacted the general online chat agent on the website to confirm the pick up time once we got on the ferry from Takamatsu.

After the pick up, the driver was so kind and stopped at the Angel Road. So we explore the area for about 40 mins, (more than enough), while our luggage were arrived at the hotel.

Room is spacious, we have two beds in the room which are of bigger size. The bathroom is comparatively smaller, yet who cares, we went for the hotspring!

Both buffet dinner and breakfast was nice with plenty of options. Since the restaurant could be quite busy during dinner time, so the service could be a bit less attentive than they usually do.

We arranged the Firefly Tour with the hotel at just JPY 300. We saw few of them maybe it is still early for the season (early June), which is good for me as it is my first encounter.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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予約 O, Manager at Resort Hotel Olivean Shodoshima, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The buffet dinner & breakfast are wonderful. Great choice, fresh and delicious. Helpful staff, especially as English is limited around the resort. Gorgeous views looking over the Inland Sea. Access from Takamatsu is easy and there's a free shuttle bus.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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リゾートホテルオリビアン小豆島, 支配人 at Resort Hotel Olivean Shodoshima, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel room is very big! And the sea view from our room is excellent, we missed the sunset though. However, everything in my room looks dated...

The outdoor onsen is great! (And the hair dryer there is much better than the one in my room...)

Free parking is available.

The breakfast buffet is okay, but the dinner buffet is not good......it doesn't worth that price.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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リゾートホテルオリビアン小豆島, お客様担当マネージャー at Resort Hotel Olivean Shodoshima, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for staying our Resort Hotel Olivean Shodoshima and taking your time to write good review about us. We are glad to hear you liked our location.
We are always taking comments for further service improvement and better operation.
If you have a chance to come back to Shodoshima, we are looking forward to welcoming you again.

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Resort Hotel Olivean Shodoshima

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

My family and I spent a relaxing three days and two nights at this accommodating family-friendly resort. Perched high on a hill, the view of the sea is magnificent from almost anywhere you find yourself in the resort (note--the hotel also has rooms with a view of the hillside at the back of the resort--so it might be good to be specific about the kind of room that you want). The sports facilities are impressive--enough to keep serious tennis players and casual golfers occupied for hours. My less-sporty family had fun exploring the extensive, flowery grounds and playing around on the miniature golf course. Temple #77 on the Shodoshima Pilgrimage course is located at back corner of the resort and is worth a visit. The caretaker is friendly--serving tea and locally grown oranges to visitors.

Our Japanese style room was spacious and comfortable. The view from the first floor was wonderful--but I imagine that the upper floors command an even more excellent view. The resort also has dedicated triple rooms in a Western style. The TV was dual language so we could watch NHK news broadcasts.

The hotel helped to arrange a car rental that made island exploration easy. (Note: We booked the car rental well in advance of our stay.)

The resort is located at the foot of a wide winding (with some breathtaking hairpin curves) mountain road leading to some of the amazing viewing spots on the island. The hotel staff also allowed us to extend our car rental, print out (free of charge) English guide materials on their computer, and were excellent about giving us directions to sites like Angel Road.

Buffet-style meals were high quality, plentiful, and the buffets were immaculately presented--in spite of the full dining room. We liked the mix of Japanese and Chinese dishes. The jostling crowd was a little disconcerting on the first night--but we were happy to have a chance to relax and not to worry too much about formalities. The mix of excellent food and a casual atmosphere was perfect for our family. The coffee was freshly ground and the Chinese tea was excellent. Drink prices for beer and wine were really reasonable.

The onsen is spacious and the pleasingly hot outdoor bath has a wonderful view of the sea. (To escape the bus tour crowds, visit the onsen between noon and five pm.)

I really have to commend the service staff of this hotel. They were taxed with managing crowds of tour buses and juggling the demands of several nationalities and languages. Occasionally, I saw them handle difficult cultural situations with extreme graciousness. The resort hotel is very busy even mid-week in the pre-season (they must have an excellent marketing manager)--so late check out was not available. On our last day, the hotel very kindly allowed us to check out at the appointed time but to still have full access to the resort facilities--like the onsen.

One final note, the restaurant (Bras de Mer) serves a beautiful lunch with excellent prices and a glorious view.

We would stay at this resort again the next time we have an opportunity to travel to this lovely and surprisingly absorbing island.

If you go, a surprising number of English maps and guides to Shodo-shima are available on line.

Room Tip: Be sure to request the type of view that you want. Japanese style rooms will naturally feel more spacious than Western style rooms. It might not be a bad idea to request an upper floor. Book well in advance for fall foliage or summer seasons. Tour groups keep this resort hotel busy.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

We had good service and I was even able to take several beers to my room from the restaurant as I'd opted for the nomihodai option.

A good place for a couple of days to come play tennis, golf and relax in the onsen.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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