So we just left Echo Hotel after staying 7 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
The location is great and walkable to plenty of restaurants and bars. The Hakuba Base Camp is a couple of minute walk down the road for all transport needs. Plenty of ski hire places close by.
The hotel itself was great. The most comfortable beds, great water pressure, fantastic breakfast, ski room and a nice bar. We had the delux double so apart from a large bedroom (compared to usual Japanese sizing) we also had a good size lounge and plenty of storage.
The staff were mostly winter casuals but very friendly and accommodating (and also entertaining). But the stand out was John (manager). Apart from driving you to the ski fields in the mornings, picking us up on arrival and dropping us off when we left, he was the go to person for information on the weather, the best skiing areas each day, tours etc. Always around and ready to help.
Do not expect a 5* hotel but they don’t profess to be that either. It is a comfortable friendly hotel that I would absolutely return to. More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking