The rooms are compact, but incredibly well equipped and immaculately clean. The rooms have absolutely everything you need on your ski holiday: a fully equipped kitchen, a washer / dryer, quality linens on a comfortable bed and a great bathroom. The very best part of the Snow Dog Niseko is the reception staff, who are absolute stars: Knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. The location is absolutely perfect: Not too far from the lifts and close to the Black Diamond Lodge. I look forward to going back one day!
We were looking for a comfy place to stay during a snowboarding trip to Niseko, finally selected Snow Dog and did not regret at all. We were renting a 2-bedroom apartment. Firstly, the apartment was stuffed with very modern consumer electronics: washing machine with a dryer (very handy after a snowboarding day!), dishwasher, toaster, baker, modern Japanese washlet, brand new and big Hitachi fridge. It was possible to regulate the heating in every room. Free shuttle service was handy too with an option of going to either Hilton (where the gondola lift to slopes is located) or Hirafu (the largest and central part of the Niseko resort) for free. It tales about 10 mins to get to Hilton lifts by shuttle, and the morning bus at 7-50 brings you to be the first one in the gondola queue. Also, it was good to have a cleaning service every 2 days. Usually apartment rentals do not offer such a service. The buildings are in the forest, and every morning we had a cute fox coming to our windows asking for food :) attached her photo. Karabina restaurant on the hotel’s area was great for dining, baked salmon set and Choya plum wine is recommended. As for shopping food, this has to be done in Hirafu - so remember to shop before going back to Snow Dog. Also, the staff was really helpful and offered a free transfer to the train station, even though we needed it really early - at 5.45 am. Thank you! In general, it was a great stay. Would come again!…
Overall very good. Could have had some additional room for ski and boot storage (drying room perhaps?). Also missed the lovely Japanese hospitality, the staff were friendly and the room was spotless however we felt that we were "welcomed" by a list of rules (rather than lovely hospitality we had received elsewhere). The in room facilities were great.
We spent 11 days at Snow Dog in Jan-Feb of this year, and although we didn't get any fresh snow, I can't imagine a better place to stay. It was quiet and comfortable, relatively spacious, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make meals there if we wanted. Having a washer and dryer was awesome, and the beds were great. The hourly shuttle was very convenient (with super friendly drivers), and the skijapan staff onsite were able to answer any questions we had and were helpful in every way. Although we were very disappointed that we didn't get any snow while we were there, everyone in our group agreed that the accommodations were a major reason why the trip wasn't a total failure. I would stay there again.
A great place with spacious rooms and nice furniture. Very convenient shuttle bus too. The staff are super nice and helpful. My family and I enjoyed our stay very much. Pre-arrival was frequent and in details.