I enjoyed my stay and have no complaints. The room and onsen had amazing views. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was Japanese style which was delicious. There was also fruit and yogurt. There is a shuttle bus that takes you too and from the ski hill or transit station. Not many foreigners but I did meet a few and skied with them the next day. I will be back to this one.
Mix between traditional style and onsen hotel.
Onsen open at select times, so ask for those hours.
Room is large and comfortable, probably can fit about 3-4 people if asked.
Dinner/breakfast is extra cost, so ask before what it is.
Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. It was mix of Japanese style and Western style. Staff was very forgiving of American inquiries.
Great location, staff service was 100%. Loveliest people run the hotel, I was so grateful to have stayed at this hotel and met the lovely staff, we were served coffee and a treat on our departure morning. Great onsen bathing area on the top floor also. Loved it!
The staff are lovely and speak very good English. They are helpful with arranging transport to and from the slopes.
The room was old and tired. It had a good heater.
Overall, very expensive for the type of accommodation.
In beautiful Hakuba, Gakuto Villas is a gem! Spotless, modern two story villa. All the amenities of home in really cool facilities. Totally hi-tech: wifi included, floor ambient heaters (although we didn't need them in August), bathrooms were tricked out! Downstairs was like a Japanese bath with shower and soaking tube in a room separated by toilet with a sliding (Waterproof) door. Upstairs bath was equally cool. Modern toilets, of course.
Hakuba is so charming and the more we explored, the more we liked it. Though our host Kayo warned us that many restaurants were closed, we found some good eating. Wondering why it's not a more popular summer destination it's so beautiful.
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