Hotel's free shuttle bus from Echigo-Yuzawa JR Station to the hotel (approx. 30 min) is very well organized. We used Yamato baggage delivery service as they have outlet in the hotel: it was great to travel hands free with 3 kids and have all luggage & skis delivered to the us buy the check-in desk. Family room in Wing 2 is really well equipped with: 2 beds 120cm large and 2 sofa beds 90cm large for kids, fridge, Japanese bath&shower, separate WC.
While there are 20 restaurants in the hotel, many are having short working hours and additionally much of the menu is the same which result in little variety.
Apart of onsen and restaurants there is not much more to do after ski, yet the skiing can last up to 20:30 every night on the ski slope in from of the hotel.
Everything is very well organized in the hotel and the staff speaks relatively good English.
Finally it is great to be within 3 hours (door-to-door, from Tokyo) in the room of ski resort.
We would definitely go there again.
Traveller from Tokyo
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For Nozawa Onsen this would have been a pretty high end hotel, but it would be a 2 star hotel in most other places. The room was clean, comfortable and modern. We were on the ground floor so not too much natural light. The bathroom was tiny and reminded me of a camping caravan bathroom, all plastic. The staff were very helpful and friendly. This is a nice hotel but not sure it was worth $300 a night, perhaps $150 would be more realistic.
Traveller from Arlington VA
Located near the slopes, this Nosawa aparthotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Kenmei-ji Temple and Nozawa …More
Hotel entrance very difficult to locate; Huge sign on the side of the building with hotel name, but what is NOT clear is that the hotel starts on the 4th floor; 1st through 3rd floors are retail. 2 elevator banks can take you to the 4th floor, but there is not much signage, sad to say. Restaurant is convenient; has good prices. Coffee/tea etc. in reception area.
Hauling luggage from the train station is not convenient; taxi stand is on the other side of the station. Sadly, reception staff do not have much English. The maid on my floor was much more fluent, and also much friendlier. They do hold luggage; but you are not allowed to check in even 10 minutes early. Typical small hotel room; heat is controlled centrally - you can set the rate of the fan only. You can, however, open the window! Decent hotel, good fast food and take out in the train station nearby. Be aware that Niigata is not a friendly city to non-Japanese tourists. All written tourist info was in Japanese. Taxi drivers were friendly and excellent, as long as you have written addresses for them to use.
Traveller from Enumclaw, WA; USA
Situated in Niigata, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aizu Yaichi Memorial Museum, Bandai Pavilion, and Bandai Bridge …More