Service: A bit stiff but friendly and attentive
Facilities: A bit old-fashioned but clean. Excellent hotspring bathroom
Strong points: Excellent private hotspring bathroom and open-air hotspring bath with great view on the sea. Excellent breakfast
The best time to check in a hotel in Heda is at sunset when you can admire the sinking sun over the horizon from your windows!
It is the more striking when you squid fishing boat cutting the sea under a sinking flaming orb!
Hotel Isaba is one of the most popular hotspring resort hotels in Heda, Izu Peninsula, thanks to its location overlooking the great sea expanses.
One can choose a room Japanese-style or Western-style.
The hotel is a bit kitsch and definitely from another age but comfortable with all amenities.
The better rooms have a nice, if small, kind of terrace opened onto a great sea landscape.
Cozy place to enjoy a drink or a book in summer!
The private hotspring bath, small by Western standards is big and deep enough for two adults!
Like the terrace it opens onto a sea landscape particularly striking at dusk and dawn!
The dinner served inside your room over a table large enough for 4 adults is a big affair!
Complimentary home-made blueberry aperitif.
Live abalone you grill by yourself after listening to the maid’s instructions!
It’s dancing over the fire!
Chyawanmushi/Japanese hot salted pudding and Japanese pickles.
Mishima Pork shabu shabu.
Sashimi plate from Suruga Bay!
Simmered “Medai” seabream and taro.
“Menuke” fish Sautee.
Plenty of rice and miso soup!
The specialty of the house: Suruga Bay sea-salt sorbet!
Wake up early enough in the morning to enjoy a great ocean view!
And catch the sight of the returning squid fishing boats!
And then first pay a visit to the large hotspring bath on top of the hotel!
Don’t forget to scrub yourself before taking a dip!
Large bay windows will allow you to enjoy a great view again at the same time.
But your hotspring experience will not be complete with another body-relaxing dip in the “rotenburo/open-air bath” outside the main bathroom whatever the season or weather!
A great souvenir picture!
Breakfast is simply enormous and should last you half a day!
And very healthy too with local ingredients!
Horse mackerel from Suruga Bay.
All kinds of tidbits to accompany the rice, and a little dessert.
Tamagoyaki, Sweet and sour tofu, pickles and crab miso soup.
And plenty of rice, the traditional way!
400-3402, Shizuoka Ken, Numazu Shi, Heda, Bihama Kaigan, 3878-20
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