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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This was our second stay at this wonderfully beautiful villa and it did not disappoint. The facility here is great for a ski holiday - complete with underfloor heating, cooking facility, washing machine in a modern setting. If you come during the main ski season they are on route for a free bus to ski lifts at Happo One. The... More 

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Gakuto Villas and for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Gakuto Villas and we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We decided to book the villas for the end of season in what turned out to be the worst for snow for 20 years. The villas themselves are just what we needed although my one comment would be some blackout blinds in the bedrooms since we awoke each day at sunrise, which in this case was around 05.30! The shuttle... More 

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us at Gakuto Villas. We will definitely look into the sky lights in our next upgrade plans, thank you for letting us know. Unfortunately this season's snowfall was disappointing and we really do hope to have the chance to welcome you back at Gakuto Villas with better snow! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We had stayed at Koharu (sister hotel in Hakuba) and had high expectations. The villas are in a great location with views, a free hotel shuttle to local areas and on the bus line to the ski resorts. The villas themselves were well equipped, very warm and comfortable for our family of 5. The service from the staff was exceptional... More 

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for staying with Gakuto Villas. We are very happy that you enjoyed both your previous stay in Koharu and your stay in Gakuto Villas! You are very right, summer is a wonderful time to visit Hakuba - with a wonderful range of outdoor activities (hiking, canoeing) and beautiful scenery. The weather... More 

UK
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51 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Our group ranged from 4 years old to 72, so comfort and convenience were very high up our priority list. We loved our stay here - I was initially hesitant about needing to get shuttle buses to get to most places, but thanks to a combination of the villas being a stop on a number of bus routes for different... More 

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us in Gakuto Villas! We will definitely see what we can do about the skylights perhaps in our next upgrade plans! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in Gakuto Villas soon! More 

Sylvania Waters, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The villas are modern with everything you need. The staff are really helpful and went out of their way to help us with everything we needed including organising dinners and drop off. Fantastic service. Highly recommend.

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Gakuto Villas! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in Gakuto Villas soon! More 

Hong Kong
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Firstly the drivers and the office staff were terrific. Nothing was a problem and they all had a reasonable knowledge of the area, restaurant options that were available etc. I find it quite bizarre that there is no dedicated drying room in the villa. We were lucky to have good weather with no rain. I believe if it rained or... More 

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and we are very happy your enjoyed your stay in Hakuba! We will definitely look at providing a later shuttle time for the supermarket run for next season and we apologise for the noise from the snow clearing. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Simply put, our stay at Gakuto Villas was brilliant. Great accommodation, staff were super helpful, great set up. You knew that you had all the support that you needed without it 'being in your face.' Would definitely recommend to anyone heading in the general direction of Hakuba.

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us in Gakuto Villas. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in Gakuto on your next trip to Hakuba! More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We had the best stay in one of the Gakuto villas. With the 6 of us we were able to still spread out and have plenty of room for all of us. With one sleeping in the lounge room. The Villa itself had everything we needed for our 10night stay inc kitchen utensils for making our own dinners. Super cosy... More 

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Gakuto Villas! We appreciate your kind support and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you and your family back in Gakuto Villas! More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Very nice house, with a great concierge service. It is not too badly located, although the problem of Hakuba is that you really need a car or a way to go around. Forget taxis, and make sure you book your restaurants in advance. Apart from that, the place is great.

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gakutovillas, Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Gakuto Villas, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It does get quite busy in the peak season, but we hope you were able to use our complimentary shuttle van service for supermarket runs, and drop offs... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Beautiful, clean, modern villas. Perfect for our family with kitchen and laundry facilities. Staff more then helpful and the shuttle service reliable. Great location with beautiful surroundings. Very spacious. We highly recommend! Can't fault.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Gakuto Villas, nestled in the Hakuba Valley of Nagano, Japan. Only minutes away from world renowned slopes, with 10 ski resorts in the vicinity, we offer affordable boutique accommodations for the conscious traveler. Our twelve chic, two-story houses were specifically designed to provide a distinctly comfortable and modern level of hospitality to our guests. As your home away from home, we are dedicated to making your stay as rejuvenating as possible! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gakuto Villas

Address: 4720-1,4721,4722 Hokujyo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitaazumi-gun > Hakuba-mura
Price Range: $415 - $815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gakuto Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any of the villas are great. All stand alone little, sweet, adorable houses!!!”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyfunTownsville, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The end villas 11 & 12 have more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles willblacks, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All villas are great”
 of 5 bubbles Hak18, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We had Villa02, which received a bit of noise on the Saturday night with revelling skiiers heading home - perhaps the higher numbers, off the street, would not suffer this. But I only mention it for people who would prefer absolute quiet - we loved being so close to the bus stop!”
 of 5 bubbles janeedham, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles xena_mojo, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
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