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Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments

4855-3 Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture
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Dining (5)
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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
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 2 more


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60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
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Sean G wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We had a great stay at Wadano. Joanie and her team couldn't have been more helpful. The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the Sakka lift. Rooms are clean, breakfast was nice. We used the onsen every night.
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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 seangE7388ZA, Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you and family back again!
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UK_Leili wrote a review Jan 2020
14 contributions14 helpful votes
I know this place has received great reviews, but in my case, I can't agree with many of them. The hotel is nice and simple, it is clean and in a relatively accessible part of the village. However: it lacks a good management/organisation. Everything is a bit chaotic and unorganised - this is more obvious when they are busy. Nice staff but they all seemed to be all over the place and in most cases, lack of English, even sometimes Japanese language is apparent. I assume it is a relatively new place and they are only open during the ski season, so it takes time for them to get up to speed, but you kind of expect them to be ready at least for the busiest time of the year (Christmas/New Year)
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from WFHAHukuba, Guest Relations Manager at Wadano Forest Hotel & Apartments
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Dear Leili, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and we will surely work on what you've mentioned. We aim to be better and more improved each year, hope to see you back again to experience the more polished WFHA! :-)
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Thomas G wrote a review Mar 2019
Brisbane, Australia82 contributions19 helpful votes
I can't speak highly enough of the level of service from Joanie at wadano forest hotel. Great knowledge of the area and always will to help out where possible. It made our stay in feb for me and my partner so much easier. The hotel is just a short walk (5mins) to the sakka slope (beginner slope at happo-one). This means you can totally avoid the shuttle bus all together and from Sakka you still have full access to the mountain. The room we had was a decent size, clean and bathroom was nice and large too. Some hanging space & hangers were provided, which was super handy. Ski lockers down stairs, male and female onsen and some vending machines for beers & drinks. Wi-fi was pretty decent and also could get a chrome cast i think it was from reception to log into your netflix
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Rodney M wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution
We really loved staying at Wadano. The facilities were really good. Well equipped and very accommodating. The hotel features a short walk to the sakka slope on happo one, drying room for you ski/snowboarding gear, onsen, and a short walk to the local bus services and many restaurants in the wadano area. The staff were an absolute pleasure. They were very very helpful and went well above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing stay. They even helped out with fine details like recommendations for dinner, bus services and the best slopes on the day to find. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Jaime C wrote a review Mar 2019
Madrid, Spain45 contributions31 helpful votes
Stayed there for a week and it was a bliss. The facilities are great and the hotel is well communicated, once you learn the bus system to get around :) Definitively a place I would recommend to anyone going to Hakuba.
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Date of stay: February 2019
US$209 - US$472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitaazumi-gunHakuba-mura
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