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Double Black Hotel

4977-1 Wadano Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture
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#15 of 125 hotels in Hakuba-mura
Cosy and friendly 24 room boutique hotel, nestling in the picturesque forest of Wadano, within an easy walk of Happo/Wadano villages and the fantastic Happo One mountain ski area - site of the main ski events for the 1998 winter Olympics. A full range of amenities is on offer, including: • Each room has western style beds /ensuite, serviced daily • Fully licensed Restaurant/Bar/Lounge • Free mountain pick up & drop off service • Free transfers to and from Hakuba Station • International TV • Free wireless internet • Games room and children's play area • Onsen bath • Washing/drying facilities Our friendly staff will help you get the most from your stay with us. Giving you advice on local activities, places to eat and things to do when you're not on the slopes so that your stay is as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Game room
Ski rentals
Free shuttle or taxi services
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
5Attractionswithin 0.5 km
151Reviews3Q+A18Room tips
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Carmivore wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions20 helpful votes
This hotel is lovely. The staff are all young people and very friendly and super accommodating. Must speak English and/or Japanese. Our room was a good size and clean. The bathroom is not generous but good pressure and hot! We are in one night and the food was really good. We had breakfast included and it was well worth it. Loved double black we’d go back for sure! Carmen
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew H wrote a review Feb 2020
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The bed was super comfortable. Rooms are small but neat and tidy. Nice view out onto the snow. The location is about a 10 minute ski down from the closet lift. Lots of restaurants and bars around but the in house meals are best value for money. Good wine list so its easy to relax after a day skiing. Room is shower only but there is an onsen downstairs which is open daily
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Ask for adjoining rooms if you are traveling in a group.
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nowayjoseNewYork wrote a review Feb 2020
new york15 contributions5 helpful votes
I had a great stay at Double Black. I came here with my family and had a blast. Breakfast was great and coffees were delicious. Dinner was amazing and I recommend the scotch fillet. Our bartender Abbey was always looking after us. Our kids loved the staff and everyone at Double Black was always going above and beyond. I want to thank Matt and Sehrish, as I had a medical issue they helped sort out. The reception team was the best I had ever come across in Japan. The rooms were warm and the onsens made a great way to end every day of skiing. Definitely booking next year.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Rami G wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
Had 7 great nights here. While the snow conditions weren’t great the hotel and staff were excellent. First it’s location in the Wadano Forest was wonderful, beautiful and peaceful, unlike other parts of Hakuba. Next the rooms were a decent size by Japanese standards and so never felt too squeezed. The Lounge/bar area has a nice feel and is a good place to laze around when not riding. They even have onsen you can book at certain times for private family sessions which is highly recommended after a days skiing. The one downside is neither skiing or dining options are within realistic walking distance. However the staff run you around to the local resort and to restaurants and shops so all good. Dinner at the hotel was excellent and we ate there 3 times. There are also two good bistros, one pub style the other Asian fusion, at the nearby Wadano Gateway hotel which is an easy walk so covered us for the week. Perhaps the best thing was the staff. Matt and his crew were the best, nothing was too much of a problem for them they even offered to run some friends of ours, who were hanging out with us, back to their hotel one evening when their cab didn’t show up. 10/10 DB.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from DBHMark, Owner at Double Black Hotel
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for the compliments It is always a delight to us to hear that someone had a great ex[experience staying at Double Black Hotel. We are very proud of Matt and Sehrish and their dedicated team and I know that they will appreciate your kind words Warm regards Mark
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Southbank67 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia50 contributions60 helpful votes
Pretty disappointing for the 14th ranked accommodation in Hakuba. First some positives: - Reasonably good meals at night. A little too much salt used. Given how poor the bacon and sausages were in the morning we initially avoided eating here - Good showers, clean rooms, drying room - Really good staff - Nice pick up and drop off service The negatives: - LOUD boiler which is constantly turning on and off 24 hours per day. Management’s response “we can give you earplugs”. Total incompetence - Management offered to book our ski lessons when we booked our rooms. I had to follow up twice to get this done. In the end we were lucky to get some private lessons because they were mostly booked out. My suggestion is you handle this yourself. Again - incompetence. - Breakfast. - Dining area completely lacking any soul or charm. As another reviewer said - you just don’t want to spend any time there. - Lack of “luxuries” like soap holders for showers or thermostatically controlled room heaters. - No blankets, only duvets - we sweltered at night even with the heater set at lowest setting - Male onsen has a bad smell The current owners of this property (who just sold it) live overseas which explains the lack of hands on management and attention to detail. This hotel suffers from poor management but I suspect this will be addressed when a real business person takes over ownership of the property.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$165 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitaazumi-gunHakuba-muraOmachi Onsen / Hakuba happou Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Double Black Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Double Black Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Happo-one Nature Study Course (0.4 km), Hakuba Ohashi Bridge (0.5 km), and Glad Quad (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Double Black Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Double Black Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Double Black Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Double Black Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mimi's Restaurant and Bar, Hummingbird, and Maeda.
Is Double Black Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Hakuba-mura.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Double Black Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Double Black Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ushikata Inn (6.6 km) and Aoni Shuraku (5.0 km).