Our 2nd stay at this hotel this year. The friendly chap welcoming people on arrival is always a nice touch. Suggestion for hotel: as repeat guests, a simple 'welcome back' comment would make the check in experience that little less cold, and doesn't even cost one yen.
We chose the cozy smaller cottage and allocated P2 which was overall as pleasant as the larger cottage we occupied last time. The autumn leaves had almost all fallen so the ground was covered with beautiful colors or red, brown and green. The garden is indeed a highlight.
Another highlight was the 'shojin ryori' restaurant which we booked as part of our package. The food and service were both stellar and we left the restaurant feeling most content.
Breakfast at LaFontaine though adequate enough, we felt a little uninspiring. Not unlike breakfast at a cheap Japanese business hotel - not a bad breakfast but I'm sure they can be a little more creative with the menu.
The onsen is definitely soothing and a great way to relax the muscles and mind.
Overall, quite satisfied with our stay.More
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