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170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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#1 of 124 Speciality lodging in Kutchan-cho
Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm; a cocoon upon the mountainside. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for ‘be yourself’ and here, you can do just that. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge as your bare feet press against the timber flooring, and all that’s left to worry about is which wine you’ll sip as you laze by the fireplace. The vintages served here come from a vineyard owned by the family of Nicolas Gontard, who renovated this nine-room retreat to help guests get closer to the beauty of Niseko, one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. But Kimamaya Boutique Hotel’s mountain location isn’t only appealing in winter. In the summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Japanese
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mkg2805 wrote a review Feb 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia151 contributions79 helpful votes
I treated myself to a massage at Kimamaya and it was fabulous. I arrived early, hoping to extend from 60 to 90 minutes, but as the therapist hadn’t yet come in, Peter suggested a long soak in the lovely onsen while I waited. Divine! When Keiko arrived, she listened to my preferences/concerns and gave me a terrific massage. Sadly, when I tried to book another for the same week, she was already busy, no surprise. The hotel is beautifully designed and, from what i understand, a great place to stay. I recommend the spa most enthusiastically.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Jeremy K wrote a review Feb 2019
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot say enough good things about Kimamaya. My wife and I recently visited during our honeymoon trip and we were thrilled with nearly every part of our stay. First, the property itself is incredible - we loved the beautifully designed rooms and great common spaces. On top of that, it's attached to a first-class restaurant with a unique blend of Japanese/European cooking and some interesting cocktails and desserts. But what really sets Kimamaya apart, in my mind, is the incredible service. Peter and Haruka, who run the property, truly go above and beyond for the guests. They made some fantastic restaurant suggestions and were happy to help with just about anything, whether it was booking a ski lesson, a massage or helping to sort with transportation mix ups. We may live
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Date of stay: January 2019
Hongkongfoodie2014 wrote a review Feb 2019
Hong Kong, China73 contributions61 helpful votes
Can not recommend this place enough. It's exactly why there is a 5 star rating. Stayed for a week in December. The hotel is GORGEOUS and so delicately decorated. It felt brand new, though they've been open nearly 10 years. The hotel is a 3 minute walk to the main part of Hirafu. The staff are incredibly helpful...to the point that they picked us up and dropped us everywhere...and they had booked restaurants 6 months in advance so that they had a load of places to offer us when we were there...a LOT of restaurants in Hirafu have a 6 month waiting list. The Hotel is as close to the slopes as you will ever need to be. I loved it so much, felt like i was staying at a family home - the management even organised welcome drinks one night for all the guests. There is a set of "sort
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Date of stay: December 2018
Lois T wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions2 helpful votes
Kimamaya came highly recommended by my friends, who said "you won't regret it, Peter is this... Peter is that..Kimamaya has this...etc". There are so many luxe boutique hotels in Niseko. In this case, it's the people (Peter and Haruka) who elevate the experience and stay up a notch. Great service makes all the difference! Peter and Haruka made our stay fantastic and memorable! We will return to Kimamaya end of 2019 for sure. They are so friendly, chatty and always happy and cheerful (even in the blistering cold). We stayed in the Loft room, 2 adults with 2 kids under 8 years old. From the start, Peter and Haruka sent us speedy email replies with great food suggestions and activities. When we arrived, we were made so welcome in this cosy little house. The decor and color
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Date of stay: December 2018
Jorge C wrote a review Dec 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina26 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely great, service from Peter and Hakura is impecable, facilities are spotless, and the bed and pillow in particular, and the room and the bathroom are great. Location also good, wallking distance from everywhere.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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