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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Wonderful place to stay for a weeks skiing. The 'Captain', his family and employees are lovely and extremely helpful. Can ski from the door and can access all other ski areas in the region without shuttle bus if you want. Comfortable rooms with clean bathroom facilities. Great onsen. Fabulous lounge with open fire and bar with views out on to...

2Thank Michaela M
Mt Beauty
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Captain Nobuo and his wif were fantastic! Couldn't have been more helpful. The meals, particularly dinner, were great. The wasn't much variety with breakfast - scrambled eggs (very nice though) every day. The bar is great with terrific views of the slopes - had some very pleasant evenings in there chatting to guests. From the front door you can ski...

2Thank AJRontheroad
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The captain and his son were wonderful! My sister and I did not have enough cash to pay for our stay but they allowed us to do a bank transfer after leaving the place. The food was great too. I took a ski lesson from the captain's son and he was exceedingly patient.

1Thank hisahito
sydney australia
Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is the seventh time in ten years that we've stayed at Villa Alpen and it continues to improve with age. Every year, we try another ski resort such as Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen for variety but we always end up coming"home" to Villa Alpen for a few days. The interiors are not sexy and styled up as in a...

3Thank sydneysider789
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The captain and staff were exceedingly friendly. The food was nice and were of the right portions after a long day of skiing. The rooms has an attached bathroom and the shared bathroom was clean and hygienic. hope to be back soon!

1Thank Kevinchuaph
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 29 April 2014

I visited and stayed at this hotel with my wife and my Swedish friend for three nights at the beginning of this March. I highly recommend this hotel by several reasons. As others have mentioned and also the captain who is the owner of the hotel has admitted, this hotel is not among most fashionable but it is old; however...

1Thank MacKosh
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Me and 3 other frds went for a 5 night stay at shiga kogen targeting to hunt some powder snow. Service is great! As mentioned on other reviews Food was excellent! Location allows me to either ski in ski out, or take the early direct bus to yakibityama for some long runs. I have the understanding of shiga kogen as...

Thank Fongzulu
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I booked this hotel at the last minute after I decided to head up to Shiga Kogen to go skiing and also visit the snow monkeys at Yamanouchi-onsen (Jigokudani Monkey Park). This hotel is really convenient for both. It is located at right in front of the Sun Valley part of the Shiga Kogen ski area, making for an easy...

Thank EisBaer
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Villa Alpen is a great place to ski from in Shigakogen. The Captain and his son Ken speak great English and always try to oblige any requests promptly. The 'Real Captain" Hiroko is a wonderful cook and kept us guessing every night with new dishes. Real Japanese home cooking! The access to the slopes could not be easier and the...

Thank Dominic L
Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We recently stayed at Villa Alpen and really enjoyed our stay. The hospitality was fantastic, the captain and his team are more than happy to help where they can. The food was great, we had no complaints at all. The location was fantastic for ski-ing but as you will read there is no night life in the area but after...

1Thank sam_jo_foss

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Villa Alpen

Address: 7148 Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
Price Range: $167 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Alpen 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Choose a Japanese room as they are larger”
 of 5 bubbles sydneysider789, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the ski fields”
 of 5 bubbles JEJ54, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a great view over the entrance and ski lift.”
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 of 5 bubbles janx2015, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles AJRontheroad, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose Japanese rooms 201 and 101 as they are larger”
 of 5 bubbles sydneysider789, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
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