Why We Love This Hotel
Sense of Place: Azumi Setoda is proud of its roots. The contemporary ryokan is refitted into a former residence of a local merchant family, keeping the integrity of the original structure. It also uses earthenware donated by the family in its restaurant, highlights the island's locally-grown ingredients in its dishes, and even renovated the community's local bathhouse across the street.
Hospitality: An authentic albeit modern ryokan, Azumi Setoda cultivates a homey atmosphere through its selection of natural materials, attentive yet nonintrusive service, and home-style fare.
- Naoshima & Seto Inland Sea Islands, Japan
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- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Multilingual Staff
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
The focal point of the Niwa rooms is the small garden which can be enjoyed from every point in the room, with Yukimi shoji screens which are designed to be opened vertically. Niwa rooms are recommended for two guests.
These rooms are located on the second floor and feature a private balcony which can be enjoyed from the cypress bathtub, offering a semi-outdoors bathing experience. Suzumi rooms are recommended for two guests.
Sora-suzumi rooms offer two storeys with twin beds on the ground floor and tatami-matted leisure space above. The airy tatami room features a sunken table in the center and a spacious daybed on the balcony. Sora-suzumi rooms can comfortably accommodate up to three guests.
These premium rooms are similar to the two-storey Sora-suzumi rooms, with the addition of a garden on the ground floor and a spacious tatami room which can provide for up to three guests. This room type is best suited for families or large groups.
Just across the street from Azumi Setoda is a community bathhouse that was lovingly restored by the hotel. Guests and local residents are welcome to use the facilities at this bathhouse. Facilities include indoor baths, sauna, cold bath, and special seasonal baths. After bathing, guests can enjoy the lounge which serves beer, non-alcoholic drinks, and light snacks.
Guests are encouraged to mingle at the wooden communal dining tables, surrounded by floor to ceiling glass offering views of the garden and courtyard. Private dining spaces are also available for a more intimate dining experience. The menu reflects locality, from locally sourced ingredients to earthenware donated by the Horiuchi family to the Japanese home-cooked-style fare.
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