Historic Hotels & Resorts in Kamakura

Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

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Best Kamakura Historic Hotels

AS ONE Style in Shonan
3 out of 5
Koshigoe 2-13-14, Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken
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4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"幽靜又交通方便,日式風格可容納小兩口或小家族式住宿。"…"

Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2017

AS ONE Style in Shonan
Iza Kamakura Guest House & Bar - Hostel
2 out of 5
11-7 Sakanosita, Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken
AU$118
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23
4.1/5Very Good! (74 reviews)
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"Good experience"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2019

Iza Kamakura Guest House & Bar - Hostel
Kamakura Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-2-18 Shichirigahama-higashi, Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken
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AU$194
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25
4.2/5Very Good! (249 reviews)

"The room was clean and had a very nice view over the sea. Staff was kind and helpful. Appreciated the bus service from the station to the hotel. Despite the fact that the building in which we had the room was old, everything was functioning."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2019

Kamakura Prince Hotel
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kamakura-Ofuna kasamaguchi
3 out of 5
1-26-5 Ofuna, Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken
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AU$97
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4.2/5Very Good! (250 reviews)
Kamakura-ofuna is NOT Kamakura

"The hotel is a budget hotel for transit or local business travelers. It's two stations away from Kamakura ( about 3-5 min ride) a much more interesting place. Ofuna is just a small town with some eateries in town centre. Luckily the hotel is easy to find and close to train station Hotel staff speak ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2019

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kamakura-Ofuna kasamaguchi
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There are many things to love about Kamakura. Home to great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor spaces, there are truly an unlimited number of ways to enjoy your holiday. In addition to its modern-day marvels, Kamakura is also known for its rich history. Choose to immerse yourself in local life firsthand by booking your stay at one of the best historic hotels in Kamakura.

Historic accommodation in Kamakura will lend an air of glamour to your stay. As you stroll through the lobby, notice the refined lighting fixtures and intricate floor detailing that have been preserved over the years. The elegant amenities extend to your room, where you may enjoy vintage styling and opulent touches that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. After taking the time to unpack and relax in your room, venture out into the streets of Kamakura to explore the many landmarks and museums that also bring you back to yesteryear.

Whether you spend your time brushing up on local lore or simply want to experience the stately atmosphere of a Kamakura historic hotel, we’ve got you covered. We have an array of properties offering the amenities and vintage vibes you crave, and that are well-suited for both solo travel and for meeting the needs of you and your entire travel party. Boasting contemporary luxuries as well as well-preserved pieces of history, we have Kamakura accommodation in a historic setting that will make your next holiday one for the books.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Kamakura have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Kamakura historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.