Opened in July 2014, Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa is a luxury beachfront resort located in Okinawa. Located on the Motobu Peninsula, it is within walking distance of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, the Emerald Beach and the Bise fukugi tree-lined path.
Surrounded by coastal flora, the hotel is situated on the shores of Emerald Beach, just a few minutes away from Okinawa Churami Aquarium. At the Jurassic Onsen Churaumi-no-Yu inside the hotel building, you can take in the views of the emerald green sea and the Ie Island towering over the horizon while enjoying hot spring bath.
The resort features indoor and outdoor pools, spa facilities and large public baths. The rooms, 238 in total, feature wide windows facing the beach, and wide open windows where guests can enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean.
All guest rooms have an area of 50 square metres or larger and face the ocean, offering a magnificent view of the sea from the balcony. Staying in a room of Club Wing (for ages 16 and older) provides you with access to special areas including an exclusive parking and the Club Lounge Pools.
Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa also has a number of in-house specialty restaurants offering both Asian and Western Cuisine, as well as a pub restaurant. Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa can be accessed from Naha Airport through car or by taking the Yanbaru Express Bus.
The hotel is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.
Access: It takes about 3 hours by Airport Shuttle (2 hours by Rapid service) from the Naha Airport to get here.
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0
Price range (yen)
20,000 – 75,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
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Total rating: 4.5
Beautiful Views and Lovely Property
Hotel Orion Motobu Resort was an oasis. The site feels brand new, with big, comfortable, clean, and eco-friendly rooms. Positives: beautiful view of the sea from balcony, free parking, tasty breakfast included, the Okinawan restaurant was outstanding for trying local foods, attentive staff, the property sits right on the Expo park. Negatives: no gym, no room service, the spa was closed at the time due to the COVID state of emergency which was understandable. Also, nearby Bise tree grove is fun to explore, but, I think due to it being summer, there were large spiders everywhere in the trees!
Great stay in the north
I would recommend this hotel if you visit northern part of Okinawa. The rooms are exceptionally clean and spacious, and their staff are friendly and many can speak English. The views from every part of the hotel are gorgeous, and it's conveniently located right next to the aquarium. Some reviewers complained of a lack of air-conditioning in the room, but it is available, except when the balcony door is open, so you need to re-start it after shutting the door.
Great views of the sea
Stayed at level 8. With 4 of us in a Huge room, huge balcony that overlooks the ocean. I would be able to just sit on the balcony all day and chill. Balcony was so huge, 7 of us could stand together to take a group photo of the setting sun!! The grounds of the hotel was very vast. Though the sun sets pretty early, there were plenty of reasons to walk around the hotel grounds. Very well maintained lawns and just a joy to just stroll quietly in the grounds. Do note that The gate that leads to the ocean closes at 5.30pm. Access to the ocean is in that sense limited.
Churaumi aquarium is to the left and Bise village is to the right of the gate.
Onsen with awesome view! Separate areas for men and women and free massage chair.
The onsen offers great view of the sea and nearby Le Island. There are two pools and a sauna in the men's area. The hot spring really took the aches away from all the walking! There are also 3 massage chairs in the rest area.
For those coming for the onsen, the hotel offers free parking.
Would be 5 stars if not for the aircon
Great hotel, nice room, view and top service from all staff
BUT like others have said here, they dont give you air-con at all. If you ask them, they'l say its for being environment friendly etc, but they have the aircon at full blast in the gigantic lobby and all the resturants, not so environment friendly then eh.
Other than that, everything else was perfect. Pool is great, i know lots of people says there are too many children, crowded, noisy etc, guess i was lucky, the children at the pool behaved quite well when I was at the pool. Dont expect any pool service, drinks etc tho, they only have like one staff watching the pool, hes the lifeguard too. Very close to the beach, just 2 mins walking distance outside the back gate.
Room was bigger than expected, balcony have great unobstructed view of beach and ocean, only bad thing is no aircon in room, we sleep almost naked, without blankets and left balcony doors opened to be able to sleep.
Great restaurants, must try the japanese restaurant and BBQ restaurant, make sure to BOOK your tables well in advance like 2 weeks before you get there, as they are full every night. Loved the breakfast, altho its mainly japanese food, so those who expect western food may only have cereals, fruits and bread haha. May be quite crowded and noisy during breakfast but at least you dont have to wait for a table, they have plenty, even have outdoor seating if you like.
They let you take umbrellas for free at the lobby entrance if it rains, nice touch. Really close to aquarium, and also a lawsons store 5 mins walk.