I stayed at the Hotel New Momiji/ Hotel New Koyo for one night (Saturday).
Location- It was very easy to reach from Kusatsu bus station. Basically just head up the hill. Some other reviewers have warned of the `steep hill` up - yes there is a hill but it is hardly Mount Everest and if you really need a breather there is a 7-11 on the way up so you can stop for drinks and snacks. Takes about 5-10 minutes to reach. To get to Yubatake, the centre of Kusatsu it is just a 10-15 minute walk.
Accommodation- The hotel is basic in respect to the decor but perfectly fine-beds, TV, shower, toilet, wardrobes, coffee table and chairs. The room was clean which is what counts. In addition it was very spacious- far bigger than what I am used to getting in Japan. The free green tea and snack were a nice treat. The best part was the amazing view from the balcony. We were lucky enough to be placed on the top floor- the tenth floor. We had stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
Dinner/ Breakfast- Look. Will it win a Michelin star? No. However, it was included in the price. I personally never look a gift horse in the mouth and so stuffed by my face. There were a variety of dishes on offer for dinner- chicken nuggets, fries, onion rings, karage- these were all served cold (if they had been heated up they would have been fine). In addition there were many dishes that were meant to be cold like sashimi, edamame, various odd looking pickles and vegetables. I recommend you get the few things that were actually hot- curry and rice. Lovely! Now what really made the dinner was the scrumptious strawberry trifle cake and that you had all you can drink alcohol. Yes- free beer, wine, highballs and sake. Given that the sitting for dinner was 1 hour and 15 minutes- you can really travel to a happy tipsy place. There was a great atmosphere and many people we on the tipsy train before even arriving to dinner. Don`t forget to wear your Yukata to dinner- we didn`t get the memo so looked a bit silly fully clothed.
Breakfast was a variety of cold food including eggs, sausages, toast etc that once again should be hot. But, yet again, if you hit the curry and rice you can`t go wrong as it was hot. The drinks sadly were not alcoholic at this stage- nor hot- only water, milk and cold coffee on offer but alas- did I mention it was free?
Facilities- The onsight onsen was nice, spacious and had an outdoor area.
There was a games arcade on the first floor complete with an air hockey table, smash the hippo game and my personal favourite- Virtual Cop 2. This area was a nice touch as I cannot resist a bit of arcade action.
There is no wifi in the bedrooms but this was not an issue as it is nice to switch off for a night.
English provision- The lady who checked us in didn`t speak English. No problem at all. We are in Japan and having been here for over two years, quite frankly I should speak more. All the information around the hotel was in Japanese. I am sure if you needed English help someone at the hotel would speak a little bit of English in order to help but I recommend you take google translate with you.
Overall- having paid around 11,000 yen for two people for one night- given the view, inclusion of meals and alcohol- I would recommend it and certainly would return myself :)