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Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments

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4855-3 Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture
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#6 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
Internet
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Vending machine
Hiking
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
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
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Family
Mid-range
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
28 contributions14 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
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Erica B wrote a review Feb 2020
Mapleton, Australia38 contributions34 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Jason C wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
My Son and I stayed recently at the Wadano Forest Hotel which was a very enjoyable experience. We were warmly welcomed and looked after during our Stay. Great facilities and location. The team of Joanie,Jamie,Raymond and Sai, were always on hand to help anyway they can with local advise, booking restaurant or private drop offs and pick ups from Sakka and Gondola each morning and evening. Highly recomend to anyone and they have fantastic accomodation, meals and Onsen. See you again I am sure.Jason
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Thank you Jason, it has been truly a pleasure to look after you both! Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Rachel L wrote a review Jan 2020
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The team at Wadano Forest Hotel are the most accommodating and lovely bunch I’ve stayed with in a long time. Joanie, Raymond, Sai, Leah, Jamie and the rest of the lovely staff made sure that my group of friends enjoyed our stay. The rooms were, without exception, lovely and well-equipped, and we enjoyed the onsen every night after a long day of skiing. Transportation to the slopes was made super easy via private drop-off to Happo-one, or shuttle buses from a bus stop just 2 minutes away. Our highlight was definitely the hotel’s restaurant, whose resident chef, Sai, cooked the most delicious home-y breakfasts and dinners for her guests. If you’re lucky you might even be able to request a dinner meal! There’s also a cosy small bar tucked away next door to hang out after dinner. Wadano Forest Hotel is simple, but just perfect. My friends and I had the most unforgettable time! Rachel
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Thank you rachellG3800GU!! You and friends have been such a delight to look after! We all had a great time looking after you guys. Sai said hi!! Hope to see you all soon!
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Emma wrote a review Jan 2020
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Visited Wadano forest hotel with a family of 4 and it was amazing! Very good service and wonderful and lovely staff!!! 🥰. We were very sad to leave!!! Breakfast was lovely, the cooks are very nice! The hotel is not far from the slopes and there is very easy access to busses into the main village! Definitely recommend!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear emma668423, Thank you so much for staying with us and all your compliments. We will strive to continue to deliver great service to all our guests. Glad that you have enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you and family back again!
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Jodi M wrote a review Jan 2020
Darwin, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is great, with a short walk down the hill to Sakka quad lift. Lots of restaurants and food trucks close by including pizza delivery straight to your room on those nights you need to rest. We booked the family room which accommodated 2 adults and 2 children comfortably. The room contained 1 king size bed and 2 singles and were amazingly comfortable compared to standard Japanese bedding which is futon style. Rooms were warm and reasonably spacious - noting that we rarely spent anytime in them! Breakfast was included daily and although I personally skipped breakky, my husband and 2 children returned to the room each morning satisfied. Complimentary access to 2 washing machines and 2 dryers was an absolute bonus, although I recommend you do your laundry before 3.30pm as the machines are in demand. To save on energy we dried our clothes overnight on the coat hangers provided in the room. No problem in having dry warm clothing by the morning. The team at the hotel - Joanie, Raymond, Jamie & Mayumi did everything above and beyond to assist with restaurant and tour bookings. Transport to ski lifts on Happo One and local restaurants was managed through a front desk booking system and this was well organised and reliable. They even assisted us with a visit to the supermarket which was extremely accommodating. The hotel had a male and female Onsen for hotel guests and this was a particular highlight after a big day on the mountain. We can't fault this hotel. We will be back and already counting the days until our return. A big thanks to the staff who helped to make our holiday in the snow extremely memorable.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear Jodimalva, Thank you for your compliments and kind words, it was a pleasure looking after all of you. We hope to see all of you again!
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GandR S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a great 10 day ski holiday at Wadano. The apartment was very clean, modern and well appointed. The small kitchen was sufficient to cook for 6 people. Joanne and Raymond were extremely helpful, driving us to the ski lift or bus station daily so we could experience all of the Hakuba Valley resorts.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear gandrs, Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed staying in our new apartment. We look forward to welcoming you and family back again!
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PRICE RANGE
US$152 - US$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitaazumi-gunHakuba-mura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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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.
Does Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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).