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Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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New York, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the wonderful fortune of spending a few days at Sankara. We loved Yakushima ... and loved Sankara! Yakushima is a natural paradise; verdant, lush, amazing hiking, incredible onsen, good river kayaking. Still relatively unknown even among many japanese. We were thrilled to be there! It did rain a fair bit but that seemed fitting for the island and...

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Osaka, Japan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we felt their hospitality very much. actually, some of staff's service skills are not so good, but they tried to do their best. one staff told us that our flight was cancelled due to bad weather. he helped us to change our flight and also suggested plan B. it was very helpful and hopeful. therefore, we could enjoy until our...

2Thank hnlluv
North America
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sankara Hotel and Spa is located in one of the most beautiful settings in the world and this hotel exceeded all our expectations. They were very responsive by email regarding any requests and though many of the staff are not conversant in English, they always made sure that there was always someone around who could communicate with us and...

1Thank Lady_World_Traveller
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We spent three nights on beautiful Yakushima island, a World Heritage site. Sankara is set on a hill overlooking the ocean. There is a main lodge and a series of spacious individual villas with balconies overlooking the sea and surrounded by verdant tropical vegetation. The staff is very welcoming and attends to your every need. Okas, the hotel's gourmet restaurant,...

2Thank plkmtk
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Sankara Hotel was definitely the best hotel I have ever stayed at with my boyfriend. We were in the Sankara Villa Suite, which was incredibly well designed and big enough for two people. It was basically staying in house with a gorgeous view of the Yakushima beach! The food was impeccable and the staff was not only welcoming, but very...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Forgot to review sankara at the time. It is the best place my wife and I have ever stayed. We had a week here and absolutely loved it , the chefs were amazing we had a daily spar treatment and 5 course meal every night and I can't put into words how impressed we were with the level of customer...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Yakushima is known as one of the most magical islands in Japan. This hotel has embraced this theme and provides amazing services. It's a perfect getaway to unwind and being pampered. The ambiance of the hotel, the food, the room, the spa & any services at the hotel are over the top. Each time, we went in/out of the hotel,...

1Thank E K
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and friendly small island. Gives a nice warm feeling from the locals. Small airport and one road that goes around the island. Hotel staff sweet young lady picked us up at the airport. She drove us and gave us an overall view of the island and hotel. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by a row of staff...

2Thank johnCSC
Hong Kong
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I had a super nice 2-night stay at the Sankara Hotel at Yakushima which was perfect for my short weekend getaway. I went to Yakushima to hike the famous moss forest and it was so nice to be pampered in this beautiful resort. Ryoko Ado, who is the hotel manager, speaks and writes fluent English and she gave me a...

3Thank lawi
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 June 2016

There is absolutely nothing to fault about sankara. My room was well-appointed, service was top notch and personal. Food was mind-blowingly good. If you are looking to have a quiet, soul-healing, break away from the hustle and bustle of life, in a beautiful property set in a beautiful lush green island, look no further than sankara. The hotel staff bend...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima has 29 refined, villa-type rooms, a superb French restaurant, and other facilities set amid the extraordinary beauty of Yakushima Island, where nature has remained untouched for countless millennia. The Hotel is ideally suited for domestic and foreign guests seeking a truly unique getaway experience. We welcome you to Yakushima, a paradise on Earth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

Address: 553 Azahaginoue, Mugio, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4402, Kagoshima Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kagoshima Prefecture > Yakushima > Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho
Price Range: ₹ 29,216 - ₹ 1,80,236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“In hindsight a standard room would be fine, but I do not think Okas is included in the standard room meal plans.”
Lady_World_Traveller, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a villa with an ocean view.”
karoly5, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for upper tier of a villa (lower tier has no view) and further from the main building so you will see the sea not simply other villas.”
LaOenophile, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Our Samudra villa is the "highest" one. View from balcony was partially blocked, but we could easily walk up to the main building, without having to call for the golf cart.”
rkkwan, 26 Feb 2013 | Read review
“The upper floor rooms have the better views and cathedral ceilings.”
GraemeH587, 19 Dec 2012 | Read review
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