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9418-4 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502 Nagano Prefecture
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#7 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Nozawaonsen-mura
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Offering comfortable, simple accommodation to its guests, this privately-owned family-run hotel is perfectly located between O-Yu dori, the main street, and the main gondola at Nagasaka. It is a 4-minute slow walk to either! The hotel has bilingual concierge service by phone, as well as English, Japanese and Mandarin speaking staff on-site. Elizabeth offers both Japanese and Western style rooms, all with heating/air conditioning and a private toilet. Some rooms have an en-suite bathroom.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Self-serve laundry
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai
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lianeseow wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed here for 4 nights with my family on a ski trip. Initially we had booked one room for the 5 of us and found it to be too small for all of us. Fortunately the hotel staff were proactive and immediately offered us alternative rooms for our stay. The rooms are clean and the staff are incredibly attentive. They speak good English, are friendly and helped out a lot with restaurant and onsen recommendations. The actual hotel itself was very basic and getting up to the ski lift was a bit of a challenge if you're walking up with your gear. We left our ski gear at the shop we rented it from, which was right next to the lift. However, it was nicely located in the village and we were walking distance from some great restaurants and onsens. Would definitely consider staying here again but would love it if a shuttle up the hill to the ski lift was considered for guests!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Would suggest getting a taxi to the hotel from the train station
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Klar8 wrote a review Apr 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates68 contributions16 helpful votes
We spent 5 nights in Elizabeth during our skiing trip in Nozawa Onsen. Location is just perfect, few streets away from Nagasaka ski lift. It's a bit of uphill, but shouldn't be a problem with skiing equipment either. Staff is just wonderful, we really liked the receptionist lady. Her english was perfect, she was very helpful and super cute. We tried two types of rooms: standard double room with bathroom, and twin room with shared bathroom. We prefered the twin room with shared bathroom because it was more spacious and cheaper. Double bed was way too small, it was uncomfortable. If you don't mind using a common bath, then I highly recommend not to pay extra money for a room that has its own bathroom. It is much smaller, there is no enough space for your skiing stuff. The bathing habits are shocking first, but you can get used to it. The hotel has its own onsen that is pretty awesome. Only downside was the breakfast. We didn't like the variety and quality. We missed the fresh vegetables and fruits. I would chose this hotel anytime again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Do not chose standard double room, bed is very narrow. Japanese style room is more spacious....
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Court1210 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful stay in Nozawa and particularly the Elizabeth. My partner and I stayed in the traditional rooms which had two futons and a toilet, which was much more spacious and comfortable than we thought it would be. The onsen was always clean and lots of public ones nearby as well. Staff carried our heavy snowboard bag and suitcase up to our room and provided us with lovely slippers for our stay. They were kind enough to ask for our eating preferences as it was the Fire Festival week and restaurants were filling up fast. Our whole weeks meals were planned out and booked for us along with a map and schedule so we didn't forget where we were going each night! Breakfast selection was good with both continental and warm options available, with tea and coffee available all day in the front sitting room in front of the warm fire. Such a lovely experience and wish we could've stayed longer!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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DerekHulme wrote a review Jan 2020
Jannali, Australia207 contributions109 helpful votes
I recently stayed here for 10 nights in a Western Room with bath and shower. They also have Japanese style rooms. The lovely staff are the friendliest and most helpful I have encountered anywhere. Theyt go out of their way to make everyone’s stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms are small, but comfortable and warm, with an in room safe (probably not required in Japan), a good closet for hanging clothes. There is also a useful USB port. Also in the hotel, there are onsen for men and women, free washing machine and dryer, nice place to relax with wine or beer, log fire, games for children, books. There are shoes and boots provided to wear outside, and umbrellas if it is raining. Breakfast is continental buffet, with hot dishes alternating each 3 days. I highly recommend staying here, as it is also only a 5 minute walk to the ski lifts and town in the opposite direction.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from hoboesque, Owner at Elizabeth
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear DerekHulme, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay, and really appreciate your feedback. In particular I'll rely your kind comments to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to Elizabeth soon. Peter
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Kelsie V wrote a review Jan 2020
16 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our family of 4 srayed at Elizabeth for 6 nights and we were all very impressed. We opted for the traditional tatami room with adjoining living area and it was sensational. Lots of storage cupboards, very very spacious, gorgeous bathroom/toilet/shower rooms. We were greeted with friendly faces who were most welcoming. Staff at Elizabeth paid for our taxi from information centre to accomodation and dragged all our big heavy bags up 2 flights of stairs. Very knowledgable staff who directed us to some really delicious japanese restaurants. Just a short easy stroll to main street and a short but uphill stroll to the Nagasaka gondola. Brilliant location and a personal thank you to all the staff at Elizabeth who made our stay very memorable
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hoboesque, Owner at Elizabeth
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear 572kelsiev, We're very glad you enjoyed your stay. In particular our staff will be happy that you liked their service, and I'll share your kind words with them. Look forward to welcoming you again! ShuShen
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UK_Leili wrote a review Jan 2020
14 contributions14 helpful votes
Super nice hotel in a great location and amazing/friendly staff. Rooms are simple but nice and super clean, easy access to the slops (~5min walk), and most importantly great staff who are always ready to help and make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear UK_Leili, Very happy that you enjoyed your stay! In particular the staff will be happy that they contributed to your holiday experience; I'll share your kind words with them. Look forward to seeing you again, ShuShen
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Ben Russell wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed a 4 week vacation in Japan in December. One of the highlights was to be 5 night stay at Nozawa during Christmas. Because we booked late, there weren't many options left and after much consideration we chose Elizabeth. Best decision ever!!! The Hotel is perfectly located between the main Gondola (5 minutes easy walk) and the main street (5 minutes easy). The reception area is warm, friendly and inviting. We chose a Japanese style room and it had ultra-comfortable futons, and plenty of cupboard space for the 4 of us. The breakfast was really nice, with lovely views over the village and the mountains. All of the the "other stuff" was also very well thought out and easy. Drying room, lounge room, fire-place, free tea and coffee, maps of the area etc etc made it a really comfortable place to stay. However the main reason I gave Elizabeth a 5 star rating is the amazing staff. Unfortunately we had an emergency on Christmas eve and my wife had to be rushed to hospital (She's fine now). The staff at Elizabeth were extremely helpful and accommodating during this time. Mami from the front desk actually rode in the ambulance with us so she could act as interpreter at the Hospital. All the staff went out of their way to make sure myself, my kids and my wife were as comfortable as possible during that time. They even presented us with a lovely card and floral arrangement to give my wife in hospital. When we come back to Nozawa we will definitely be booking Elizabeth again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from hoboesque, Owner at Elizabeth
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear bennyred777, We're very glad that we could contribute to your Japanese holiday, and that you enjoyed our hotel. More than that, we're very happy and relieved that your wife is now fine! Thanks for your kind words about our staff, which I'll share with them. Look forward to seeing you again, ShuShen
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gamsman wrote a review Jul 2019
Newcastle, Australia133 contributions62 helpful votes
A group of six Australian men stayed for a boys ski trip and had one room of 2 and one of 4. The hotel is reasonably basic but is clean and comfortable and is ideally located between the ski slopes and the town with both being only a few minutes walk. We enjoyed visiting a different restaurant each night for dinner and loved them all. At the hotel, the friendly service from Mami and Wei and the location would be enough for our group to re book if we come back to Nozawa Onsen. The owner is a lovely lady as well! The only thing we would do different is NOT use the ski hire company "Sports Thanx" recommended by the hotel, as they had ordinary gear and bad service.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from hoboesque, Owner at Elizabeth
Responded 14 Sep 2019
Dear Gamsman, Thanks for your comments, and we're always happy to hear that you'd like to return. I'll pass on your comments to Mami and Wei Han - they'll be very pleased. Look forward to seeing you again! Peter
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Billkey wrote a review Mar 2019
Gold Coast, Australia10 contributions4 helpful votes
I simply have to give a review on The Elizabeth, because we found it to be so good, and we booked it because of reviews we read on Trip Advisor. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 8 nights. We were in Nozawa to celebrate my 50th, and even before we had arrived the correspondence with The Elizabeth was first rate. They even supplied us with a list of restaurants and booked a few in advance for us, including my Birthday dinner. Our room was great, (it was a Japanese Western Room) especially the shower room and I even found it easy to do some work from the Tatami mat lounge area with great wifi speed. The breakfast was a perfect start to each day and we were both so impressed by the cleanliness of the hotel, including the Onsen, it was spotless. But the best aspect and always the most important in a good hotel were the staff. Always eager to help and do it all with a smile, the whole team was great, but I must mention Wei and Mami in particular, they made it such an enjoyable stay. I will certainly recommend Elizabeth to all our friends who are planning a Nozawa holiday.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hoboesque, Owner at Elizabeth
Responded 22 Apr 2019
Dear Billkey, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words - it's because of feedback like this that our staff enjoy doing a great job. Very much look forward to welcoming you back for future birthdays! Peter
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suzyQoo wrote a review Jan 2019
Wollongong, Australia58 contributions9 helpful votes
Convenient, close to the snow, excellent staff, breakfast is basic but hearty, beds are comfortable, showers hot, toilets great, peaceful atmosphere, Onsen very nice, not on main road which is good, halfway between snow and main road but not close enough to restaurants and bars to be a pain, washer, dryer and drying room very handy - we’d be happy to recommend to anyone! Definite 4.5.....
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from hoboesque, Owner at Elizabeth
Responded 23 Jan 2019
Dear suzyQoo, Thanks for your kind words (which I'll relay to our staff), and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you again soon, Peter
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PRICE RANGE
US$141 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureShimotakai-gunNozawaonsen-mura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elizabeth
Which popular attractions are close to Elizabeth?
Nearby attractions include Nozawa Onsen (0.2 km), Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (0.3 km), and Nozawa Onsen Public Baths (soto-yu) (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elizabeth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Elizabeth?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Elizabeth?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elizabeth?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haus St. Anton Jam Factory & Cafe, Wakagiri, and Daimon.
Is Elizabeth located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Nozawaonsen-mura.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elizabeth?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elizabeth?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Elizabeth?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oninokama Tomb (8.0 km).