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Forum: Japan
Sep 25, 20, 1:55 pm
Replies: 2,288
Views: 896,390
Posted By invalyd

Just the calm before the storm. 5 new Yamazaki...

Just the calm before the storm. 5 new Yamazaki expressions are set to be releasing next month for the Japanese domestic market including a new Mizunara NAS release.
Forum: Japan
Sep 17, 20, 8:57 pm
Replies: 2,482
Views: 220,161
Posted By invalyd

A more than nominal percentage of Nihonjin,...

A more than nominal percentage of Nihonjin, including the Japanese government up until about a week ago.
Forum: Japan
Sep 17, 20, 1:03 pm
Replies: 2,482
Views: 220,161
Posted By invalyd

Glad to see the irony of foreigners complaining...

Glad to see the irony of foreigners complaining about the lack of foreigners is not lost on all.
Forum: Japan
Sep 7, 20, 10:29 am
Replies: 2,482
Views: 220,161
Posted By invalyd

There's nothing conclusive here. They had...

There's nothing conclusive here.
They had pretty much the exact same rhetoric until late March, and how did that work out?
Aug 21, 20, 7:12 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

No doubt, the service experience should be the...

No doubt, the service experience should be the same regardless. But in either case, expectations should be tempered during the middle of a pandemic.

The property is drastically understaffed and...
Aug 21, 20, 11:36 am
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

They do have mats. Not sure about pads.

They do have mats. Not sure about pads.
Aug 21, 20, 11:24 am
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Ive stayed at plenty and my stay at Ventana a few...

Ive stayed at plenty and my stay at Ventana a few weeks ago was just fine. It's been well established that this is not a $2000 a night property despite what they charge. OP could have easily...
Aug 16, 20, 10:45 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

When we stayed there a few weeks ago I had let...

When we stayed there a few weeks ago I had let them know it was my partners birthday. For some reason they got things mixed up and thought was our anniversary the entire stay, they kept wishing us...
Forum: Japan
Aug 9, 20, 9:59 am
Replies: 2,288
Views: 896,390
Posted By invalyd

I have a bottle waiting for me in Japan. Its...

I have a bottle waiting for me in Japan. Its being sold elsewhere for 25,000+ so I think you should grab it at retail. Especially since the whole concept of the release is to help out the local bars,...
Forum: Japan
Aug 8, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 2,288
Views: 896,390
Posted By invalyd

Its a highball whisky, and also marketed as such....

Its a highball whisky, and also marketed as such. Personally I think it makes a great highball, which is otherwise difficult to find in the US.
Aug 6, 20, 5:53 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

I believe it is a resort so they don't have to...

I believe it is a resort so they don't have to honor it, but they will likely be happy to accommodate. I didn't use it since we left early, but they proactively mentioned it to me when checking in.
Aug 4, 20, 4:43 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

My recent stay was also all booked with...

My recent stay was also all booked with individual nights.
The minimum stay as only applied to weekends.
Jul 31, 20, 6:33 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

I wouldn't describe the property as...

I wouldn't describe the property as all-inclusive. Yes, it includes 3 meals a day, but that's it. Globalists will get free breakfast anyway, so it's really 2 comp'd meals daily. You still pay for...
Jul 31, 20, 5:39 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Would agree based on our stay this week. Great...

Would agree based on our stay this week. Great deal on points but not nearly worth the cash rates. The couple checking out before us had a bill of about $7,000 which seems absurd to me for what you...
Jul 30, 20, 12:01 am
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Got bumped to a Pacific House today. Very nice...

Got bumped to a Pacific House today. Very nice room. Couple notes from our stay:

- Yes the service issues are real. We got sent the wrong wine and had to wait an hour for desert. However, if...
Forum: Japan
Jul 29, 20, 1:21 am
Replies: 2,482
Views: 220,161
Posted By invalyd

Not really. There's already a precedent of this...

Not really. There's already a precedent of this taking place with residents of certain provinces in China being denied entry when the pandemic began.
Jul 28, 20, 11:31 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Just checked in as well, currently in a Big Sur...

Just checked in as well, currently in a Big Sur Suite.
We have pretty tempered expectations due to the pandemic and everything's been more than fine so far.
Overall would describe the service as a...
Jul 23, 20, 9:25 am
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Yes, took about 4 days. Reservations replies much...

Yes, took about 4 days. Reservations replies much quicker, depending on the nature of your inquiry you may be able to contact them instead.
Jul 22, 20, 2:33 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Do you recommend making dinner reservations...

Do you recommend making dinner reservations beforehand?
Jul 20, 20, 6:19 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

I contacted them by email over the weekend and...

I contacted them by email over the weekend and have yet to hear back regarding a stay next week. Seems guest communication is not their strong point based on some of the recent replies here.
Jul 20, 20, 12:15 am
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

Sounds great. I will be there next week as well....

Sounds great. I will be there next week as well. Looking forward to it.
Jul 19, 20, 1:11 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

I'll be keeping my stay. The beauty of...

I'll be keeping my stay. The beauty of surrounding Big Sur area is a large part of the reason to go here regardless of property amenities.

That being said, the food being served seems more than...
Forum: Japan
Jul 17, 20, 2:47 pm
Replies: 2,482
Views: 220,161
Posted By invalyd

back in Japan? seems like your post got cut off

back in Japan? seems like your post got cut off
Forum: Japan
Jul 17, 20, 10:01 am
Replies: 2,482
Views: 220,161
Posted By invalyd

It would appear that not allowing someone with a...

It would appear that not allowing someone with a visa to enter the country is the exact same thing as revoking entry rights.
Jul 15, 20, 1:59 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 101,358
Posted By invalyd

May I ask what's the best way to contact the...

May I ask what's the best way to contact the concierge before checking in? Also, is it required to book restaurant in advance?

Look forward to your trip report.
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