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Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments

4855-3 Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture
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#5 of 125 hotels in Hakuba-mura
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Wadano Forest Hotel is located in Happo One, the largest and most popular ski resort in Hakuba. The hotel has great mountain and valley views and is very close to the Sakka ski slope. Intermediate skiers can also enjoy ski in and ski out access. Facilities include male and female onsens, a restaurant serving complimentary breakfast, free broadband internet, a bar, and dry room. For our room rates, we believe we offer unrivalled facilities and service. We offer the convenience of western sized hotel rooms, including large bathrooms, combined with great hospitality and service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Vending machine
Ski rentals
Ski school
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 2 more


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Grade: 60 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
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caitiekat wrote a review Feb 2020
21 contributions12 helpful votes
My best friend and I just finished up our trip to Hakuba and we are absolutely thrilled with our stay at Wadano Forest. The rooms are simple but very comfortable (ie if you're looking for extravagant luxury this is probably not your fit), great water pressure in the showers, and breakfast was always delicious and home made. They will pick you up at the bus station and take you into town for errands whenever possible and drop you at any of the free ski shuttle stops in the morning (and afternoon pickup) so you can try all of Hakuba Valley's slopes. The nearest lift is barely 3 minutes down the road and easily walkable if you prefer as well. They even took us farther into town to get to lifts because the closest ones were closed. The onsen is a perfect way to relax after a day on the slopes, but be warned it is traditional, so you will have to disrobe and wash off before getting in! What really makes Wadano Forest stand out is the staff. They were prompt and friendly during pre-arrival communication and even more wonderful in person. Sai and Leah cooked a delicious breakfast every morning and Raymond was always ready with the bus to transport you as needed. We were "lucky" enough to plan our trip during the worst winter in decades (so little snow) and Leah and Sai organized a day trip to Matsumoto Castle for a very affordable amount and we had a blast with the other guests for the day. They did a snow monkey tour as well, but it was before we arrived. They really made you feel like family. Luckily, we got to experience some true powder on our last day and between that and the amazing time we had at Wadano Forest, we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Judy W wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Second time we have stayed here. First time in the new apartments which are beautiful. The staff are so helpful: negotiating everything from the shuttle bus timetable to other ski fields, taking us on trips to the ATM or supermarket, booking dinner.... nothing was too much trouble. And the hotel onsen at the end of the day was just the best for tired skiing legs. We aim to return next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Erica B wrote a review Feb 2020
Mapleton, Australia38 contributions13 helpful votes
This the second season we have stayed at Wadano Forest Hotel and it was again a really wonderful experience. Joanne and her team were extremely helpful. The rooms are great and the onsen so relaxing. We dined in one evening and the nabe prepared by Sai was the best we have had in many trips to Japan. Nothing was too much trouble for Raymond and his bus.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear R & E, Thank you so much for staying with us and for your review, it has been a delight looking after all of you. We look forward to seeing you and family back again!
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Court1210 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I stayed for a week in Hakuba, the room was very comfortable with a view out into the snowy forest. Breakfast selection was great every morning. The relaxing onsen was great every day after a day of skiing. Although the hotel is a little walk away from the town center, is is close to everything you need and the hotel runs shuttles in the morning and afternoon to the closest lifts so you don't have to walk the hill in ski boots. Joanie was lovely and often booked dinners for us over the phone and even offered to drive us to restaurants and into town to grab supplies when she was off to run errands.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear C & A, Thank you so much for your review, it's been a pleasure looking after both of you. We hope to see you again!
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GGfromFNQ wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
As the other reviews have said, the team at Wadano Forest Hotel really make this place! Joanie, Jamie, Mayumi, Raymond, Sai and the others are very accommodating. The rooms are warm and cosy and have everything you need, the view of the forest is stunning. Sai's cooking is delicious and the breakfast is worth it with a simple variety and always something warm to fill you up. Sai made us the most wonderful 'sushi role your own' dinner which my children just devoured and we stuffed ourselves. The hotel is located near the end of the shuttle bus route which is a bonus when catching the bus to Iimori as you are the first to get on! Wadano Forest is in easy walking distance of the Thai Food van (amazing!), The Rabbit Hole and Penke Bar. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Thank you GG, it's been a great pleasure looking after you and family. Thank you for all your compliments. :-) Thank you too for JG's fantastic photos posted on google! It'll be a joy to see you all again!
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US$209 - US$472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitaazumi-gunHakuba-mura
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Kitaone Kogen Highland (0.8 km), Wadano no Mori Church (0.5 km), and Wazakka Wrappa (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rabbit Hole, Penke Bar & Bistro, and Izakaya Kaz.
Is Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Hakuba-mura.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ushikata Inn (6.6 km) and Aoni Shuraku (5.9 km).
Does Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.