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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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Property amenities
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
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Japanese
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Otschi wrote a review Mar 2019
Kandersteg, Switzerland28 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at this great place for 5 nights and really enjoyed it. It is a little home away from home, very personnally managed and just a lovely place to stay! Upon Check in you get a phone and when tired after à great day skiing or after skiing in a Bar, you just Call the Hotel and they pick you up at the gondola! It doesn’t Feel like a hotel it is more like a lodge or a Chalet with perfect service! Peter, the young, friendly, cool and very helpful manager can read in your thoughts and makes everyting possible together with his Team. We very much enjoyed the bath on one day, very relaxing after a wonderful day up on the cold Mountain. Breakfast is very good, there is Even a Full japanese Version, which of course we tried. Great! The breakfast restaurant the barn is a proper
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Date of stay: February 2019
Anna Reed wrote a review Mar 2019
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Stay here. Stay here because the General Manager Peter makes you feel welcomed the moment you step through the door. Stay here because everyone at Kimamaya is committed to giving you the most amazing experience. Haruka knows your day's schedule better than you do, down to the minute. Osaka-san provides you with excellent door-to-door shuttling from the stairs of Kimamaya to your day's ski location. After a day on the slopes, unwind those fatigues muscles in the wonderful hot baths and then walk through the covered passage for a delicious dinner at The Barn. If you have a kid, then take them to the Kid's Room where they can play with toys, draw, or enjoy the Wii games. Kimamaya is superb. We love the small boutique feel. The rooms are lovely and well-appointed. Truly an
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Date of stay: February 2019
pappadiver wrote a review Mar 2019
Philippines6 contributions1 helpful vote
I could go on for hours, but I'll keep it short and say you will not be disappointed. This place is absolutely fantastic - location, facilities, service - all top notch. Peter and Haruka do an amazing job of making you welcome and taking care of everything in a super professional way, and all the other staff are equally excellent. Thank you all so much for an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Drew C wrote a review Feb 2019
Antofagasta, Chile3 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is right in the center of where you want to be while staying in Niseko. The rooms are very comfortable and a great home away from home. What really sets the experience at Kimamaya apart is the staff. Peter and Haruka arranged everything for us. Transfers from the airport, ski passes, daily trips to other resorts, dinners — everything was taken care of. They genuinely care about all of their guests. They did all of this for the large group we were with but also took the time to check in on the individual need of my girlfriend and me. Can’t wait to be their guest again.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Dee wrote a review Feb 2019
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If you're looking at this property and thinking on it, the simple answer without a doubt is YES. You'll be centrally located from almost everything, grand hirafu gondola, restaurants, super market, visitor centre, bars, and the famous "back country" roads. The property is cozy, clean and well maintained. The Barn downstairs serves tasty meals, a darn awesome breakfast menu, and is great for dinner with groups. The staff here are ever so cheerful which makes for a warming experience. The cleaning staff are great, Osaka-san (shuttle driver) gets you around with the utmost efficiency and ever so polite. And the all star A-team up front; Peter and Haruka are just amazing, going over and beyond to ensure utmost comfort of the guests, from sorting out transportation, ensuring there's
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Date of stay: February 2019
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