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Shakespeare Hotel

3020-682 Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture
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#33 of 125 hotels in Hakuba-mura
Situated in the beautiful alps of Hakuba, Shakespeare Hotel does not just take his namesake but is modeled directly after his own house in Europe. Each room is named after a body of Shakespeare's work. The hotel boasts not only a recently renovated main building, but also a 3 story Annex building, a yoga studio unlike any other you will find in Hakuba, A Restaurant and a newly constructed Bar. You can also find a massage shop, a shooting range, and several various bars and restaurants all directly attached to the hotel. Come and see why everyone says our "staff is amazing!". 50% of our staff our bilingual and 50% of our staff are Hakuba locals, making us just the right people to help you have the most enjoyable time possible in Hakuba. We have staff that can speak Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Sign language; so we are equipped to handle any concerns our customers may have.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Ski rentals
Ski school
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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41Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
4Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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SBESPN wrote a review Sep 2020
United States4 contributions
I would list this as 3 1/2. The stay overall was good, they have a laundry room, and it was close enough to some restaurants and other amenities, yet it seemed a bit far away from the actual resorts. The bus system took a while so it felt like the powder days weren't taken full advantage of. Overall I think it's a pretty good place to stay if you can't find a similar hotel closer to the resorts.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Tour42997111274 wrote a review Feb 2020
Surfers Paradise, Australia7 contributions
We stayed at this beautiful hotel for 7 nights in late Feb 2020, the hotel itself is accommodating with the services and getting you all set up for the impending slopes. What really gives it 5 stars is the staff who go out of their way to accommodate you in every way needed. From sorting out dinner reservations, picking us up in a shuttle, to finding misplaced gear (after check out). Mychelle, Olivia, and the team are an asset to this hotel and we'll definitely be back. The location being near the bustling restaurants and bars was also amazing.... This was a great experience...... and we loved the daily yoga👍👍
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ivy Tan wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
For the price paid (SGD320 per night), it was definitely not worth the stay. It was more like an inn than a hotel. I could have stayed at a better one nearby if I knew this was the type of room I am getting. Reviews were good online and it was just a 3 mins walk from where our friend's accommodation were, that's why we decided to book this place. Nothing, but regrets. The bed were so bad we could feel the coil spring, my husband and I ended up sharing 1 of the twin bed that were combined together. The room was so dusty that i developed very bad rashes. I went to the reception and showed them the conditions and they didn't even bother to offer to change my room. PS: They knew we were there for our honeymoon. Requested for cleaning and changed of sheets but it was not done as I purposely marked it so that I will know if the sheet was changed. Feedback to the reception and they came up to the room to change the sheets and vacuum the room. I gave this one star for the help they rendered before I got this hotel booked and i appreciated it. I would not recommend anyone to stay at this hotel, because, for the price, you can stay at a better one nearby.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Jan J wrote a review Dec 2019
Oxenford, Australia12 contributions
Had the opportunity to visit Hakuba during a business trip to Japan and stayed at the Shakespeare. The Hotel has a great location in Echoland with Restaurants and Bars within walking distance. Olivia and the staff made as feel very welcome and really went above and beyond. It was early ski season so the Hakuba shuttle bus was not in operation but Shakespeare stepped in and took us to and from the slops over three days. Thanks from both of us and we will for sure be back if the opportunity is given.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Claudia I wrote a review Mar 2019
Paia, Hawaii10 contributions
What a great find! I can’t say enough about the service at this hotel. At first I was a bit upset because I personally thought the bed was too hard. I know different people like different mattress so I figured I was stuck with it for the length of our stay. As soon as Olivia the Manager heard I was not comfortable she went WAY above and beyond to make sure I got a good nights sleep on a comfortable mattress. She personally went out and bought a memory foam mattress topper and two pillows to go with it. She was SO sweet and accommodating. As we got to know the area a little bit I realized we are surrounded with excellent restaurants, massage, ski rental places, bars and convenience stores all less that a few 100 meters away. We particularly enjoyed a sushi place with a women sushi chef called West Mountain. I also LOVED the hot pot of coffee on in the lobby all day long. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the heat was great. The bathrooms are a little strange but clean. Thank you Olivia for treating us like we were visiting your home!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$118 - US$750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitaazumi-gunHakuba-muraOmachi Onsen / Hakuba happou Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shakespeare Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shakespeare Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hakuba Heat (0.3 km), Hakuba Saegusa Art Museum (0.2 km), and Gallery Mumin (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shakespeare Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shakespeare Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shakespeare Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Shakespeare Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shakespeare Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sounds Like Cafe, Sakura Ramen, and Izakaya Hie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shakespeare Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Shakespeare Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shakespeare Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shakespeare Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Shakespeare Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ushikata Inn (7.9 km) and Aoni Shuraku (5.6 km).