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Niseko Freedom Inn

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305-8 Asahi, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0083 Hokkaido
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#9 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Kutchan-cho
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The Niseko Freedom Inn is a 16-room Georgian-style boutique hotel located on the exclusive Hanazono side of Niseko, just 200 meters above the Hanazono 308 Ski Center and lifts --- and next to the 18-hole Tokyu Golf Course. Personal service and attention to our guests' needs is by now quite famous. Just tell us what you want. Free shuttle to your favourite restaurants and onsens? Or a special shabu shabu dinner with us at the Freedom Inn? Special diet request? Apres-ski party in our lounge with a real Vermont-style wood-fired stove. Free booking in our private bath? We'll deliver.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
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Coffee shop
Restaurant
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Ski rentals
Ski school
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Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
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Spa
Massage
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Vincent C wrote a review Jan 2020
Shinjuku, Japan45 contributions30 helpful votes
Very nice and friendly staff that made my stay better. They provide shuttle to drive you around for dinner and also can help you plan your day. I liked the location. Its off on its own in a nice forest. But a 2 minutes shuttle (10 minutes walk) to the Hanazono lift. I found it very relaxing. They can also shuttle you around if you want to get out. Room is nice, I got a room with private bed room. Small but comfortable. Breakfast is ok, think of it more as complementary rather then a full breakfast. Sound insulation is not great, you can hear it when people and walking down the hallway.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Melsa85 wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia501 contributions152 helpful votes
We stayed here 6 years ago and it was a really positive experience so we decided to stay again. The service is excellent, all the staff go above and beyond to help you out with all things snow and non-snow related. We stayed in a western room with two king singles pushed together and a lovely outside view. The room and en-suite are quite basic but still useable. The only issue I had was the rock solid bed but that’s very common in japan. For location, they are a 10 min walk from Hanazono lifts and they run a bus back and forth each morning and afternoon. They also drive you to a local onsen in the evenings if you book in and out to different places in Kutchan-Cho and Hirafu for dinner. They had some excellent recommendations for food. So why only 4 stars? Two reasons. 1. When we booked, the email communication was excellent but they advised us due to the timing of the shuttle from Hirafu back to Sapporo (8am) drop off would be during their breakfast time so they could not do it. We were given the option of them calling us a taxi in the morning (taxis can often just not come) or a private transfer at $450 AUD. We took the private transfer given we are connecting to an international flight but when we arrived here staff advised they could do a breakfast time drop off....it would just cost us an extra ¥6000. I would have appreciated knowing about that beforehand to save myself a bunch of money on the private transfer. 2. Since the last time we stayed they have started running a service for xtravel groups from Sweden. I can see why they offer the service as it clearly works for their sort of accomodation but while we were here two different groups stayed and the second lot were jerks. Loud, inconsiderate, yelling in the hallways at 6am, staying up late and yelling good night in the hallways jerks. We choose this accomodation because it doesn’t have that element of drunken moron so commonly found in Hirafu and this was unfortunately a bit of a downside for us.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geoffrey wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed with 3 families and some extras for a couple of weeks and skied Niseko. The staff were very helpful and willing to be flexible for us. Breakfast is included as are minibus trips around the area. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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JWH3228 wrote a review Jan 2019
Torquay49 contributions7 helpful votes
I visited the Freedom Inn with my 5 year old daughter in mid-January 2019. We had previously visited in 2017 and found it to be great value with friendly staff and easy access to the Hanazono Resort. Nothing has changed and we found it to be a terrific stay once again with very friendly staff, a good breakfast, clean and tidy rooms and just a two minute van ride to the Hanazono slopes and 308 building. The snow was excellent this year and with the drop-off and pick-up service from the Freedom Inn we were able to maximise our time in the snow, starting out at Hanazono each morning and being able to move across the various Niseko resorts through the day. In the evening it was great to soak in the large hot bath downstairs and venture into town to get food or do night skiing. Again, we found the staff very pleasant and only too keen to help us out with queries, bookings and general information. We would highly recommend Freedom Inn as a place to stay and hope to stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Niseko-Hanazono, Owner at Niseko Freedom Inn
Responded 26 Jan 2019
Thank you for returning. We are so pleased that your expectations have been met and look forward to seeing you again.
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WBeryl wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Had a wonderful 2 nights stay at freedom Inn. Jai and team were really helpful with the booking and the stay itself. It is a great place for kids as there is a small area just outside and props provided where the kids could slide and play with snow. It was no trouble for them to help arrange for free shuttle to kutchan for our meals. A very homely and comfortable stay for us all.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Niseko-Hanazono, Owner at Niseko Freedom Inn
Responded 26 Jan 2019
We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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US$124 - US$551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunKutchan-cho
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Niseko Freedom Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Niseko Freedom Inn?
Nearby attractions include Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (4.7 km), Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (3.5 km), and Niseko Hanazono Resort (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Niseko Freedom Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Niseko Freedom Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Niseko Freedom Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Niseko Freedom Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taj Mahal Niseko Annupuri, Bombay Sizzlers, and Kamimura Restaurant.
Does Niseko Freedom Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Niseko Freedom Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Niseko Freedom Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Niseko Freedom Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Niseko Freedom Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.