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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I went to Hoshinoya Taketomi-jima at the end of June/July, which was really a great time to go. The weather was perfect. Just some tips:

1. If you have a medical condition, check with the hotel if there are facilities and procedures in case of emergencies. As of the time of my stay, there was no doctor or any such facilities on the island. I had to go back to Ishigaki Island to go to the hospital. I had to use public transportation (ferry to and taxi in Ishigaki) since the hotel didn’t have any emergency plan then. Actually, they didn’t have simple medical equipment (in my case, a blood pressure cuff) in the hotel or on Taketomi, which necessitated the trip to Ishigaki. They may have improved on this point, so just check with them.

2. If you have allergies, be careful. In my case there was a lack of care, and despite them being fully aware of my condition, a dish was served to me by mistake. If your condition is serious, their apologies and refund might not be enough to compensate you for a ruined vacation.

3. The beach closest to the resort is gorgeous but not swimmable.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Jen L
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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Jen L,

Thank you for your feedback of HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island! We are pleased to hear that the weather was agreeable with your stay and that you would recommend our resort as a place worth travelling to. We again apologize for serving the inappropriate dish during your meal, and your thoughtful comments regarding emergency procedures will be shared with the rest of the staff. We constantly strive to improve our services to provide both an authentically traditional yet comfortably modern experience for all our guests in a safe environment. We would certainly welcome the opportunity to serve you again in the near future!

Sincerely,
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Very zen, relaxing. If you need to unwind, unplug, relax....this is perfect! The cleanliness and service are impeccable! The food was superb. Three nights are plenty of time to utilize all the city and resort have to offer, four nights is a tad too long.

Room tip: They are all very private and fabulous
Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Kimberly B
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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Kimberly B,

Thank you very much for staying with us at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island! It is great news to hear that you found our services and accommodations satisfactory, and we are especially glad to hear that you had enough time to enjoy our resort and the city of Taketomi to the fullest. As a luxury hotel, we take pride in having the most comfortable yet authentic amenities available and hope to see you at one of our many unique resorts in the future!

Sincerely,
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had a great trip to Hoshinoya Taketomi. We previously went to Hoshinoya Fuji and so this was our next Hoshinoya stop. The resort is really beautiful, but on a very small island with not much to do, so it is a trip best for those who just want to relax and do nothing. We spent two nights, which was plenty (again, because there isn't so much to do on the island). The villa was amazing, and we got the one with the big bathtub right in the middle of the room. It was great.

Like other Hoshinoya properties, the food is overpriced, but it is delicious, so you just have to ignore the price and enjoy it. The personal BBQ in the private garden at our villa was the highlight of the trip. It was so much food, and it was really fun to grill it up ourselves. If you live in the US and grill all the time, maybe it's not so exciting, but for an American expat living in a tiny, Tokyo apartment, I never get to grill, so it was great. Also, the type of beef they have (Ishigaki beef, from the island next door) is unbelievable. Definitely best I have ever had.

As always, the staff was great. There were more families with kids than I expected, so a few of the common areas were a tiny bit noisy at times, but mostly it was no big deal.

Great trip! We look forward to going to the next Hoshinoya hotel soon.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank travelmk99
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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Dear travelmk99,

Thank you for a great review of HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island! We thank you for staying at a HOSHINOYA property for a second time and are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our facilities as well as the meals. Our services continually strive to allow for a getaway that is relaxing and very different from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
We look forward to welcoming you back to HOSHINOYA again in the near future!
Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful resort with villas surrounded by stone walls that give lots of privacy. The architecture is traditional Okinawan style with stone walls, red-tiled roof and shiza on roof. Nice landscape. This is the 4th Hoshinoya that I have stayed in, and each has its own uniqueness. One common distinguishing quality is that all the staff is well trained - very friendly and attentive. The Yuntaku Lounge is the heart of the resort, providing light refreshments throughout the day. The resort organizes several events which guests can participate. I went for the sunset tour and love it. Another day, I took the bicycle and did a ride round the small island. For dinner, the Okinawan Nouvelle Cuisine served at the dining room was delicious. Stayed 2 nights and totally enjoyed it.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank seoktingc
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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Seok Ting C,

Thank you very much for your valuable comments and taking the time to review HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island.
We are pleased to know that this is your 4th HOSHINOYA stay and you had a satisfactory time with the property including the activities that we offer free for our guests.
We continue to strive to create comfortable and enjoyable stay for our future guests and we hope we can welcome you again soon.
Currently, there are 6 HOSHINOYA properties throughout Japan (one in Bali) so if you feel like coming back to Japan please consider us for your stay again.
Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights after the Easter holidays. The resort is located close to the ferry pier on the island, where the staff picked us up and delivered us to the resort. Check-in was quick and hassle-free, even with a van full of guests, each group was met with a staff for simultaneous check-ins. We were driven to our villa in a golf cart with our luggage. Each villa has its own enclosed yard. We arranged for all our activities and dinners upon arrival to the villa, and explored the island and beaches on bikes the resort provide for their guests. The food was amazingly good, the staff attentive, the resort is pure heaven. We would definitely be returning very soon!

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Mona Y,

Thank you for taking your time to review HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island.
We are grateful to hear that you enjoy our property as well as the services.
Our hotel strives to create an atmosphere that is a very big change of pace from usual daily life.
Especially in a small special island like Taketomi, we strive to create comfortable and yet unique enjoyable stay for our guests from all over the world.
We hope we can welcome you again in the near future.
Thank you so much once again.

Sincerely,

Guest Relations Manager

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