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19-1 Higashiyama, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun 048-1521 Hokkaido
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#2 of 40 Speciality lodging in Niseko-cho
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Brand new for the 2016/17 winter season, opening in January 2017, Snow Dog is a modern apartment sanctuary nestled in Higashiyama, close to Niseko Village Resort. Comfortable and fresh design with modern furnishings, fittings and appliances. Suited for couples and small families in an affordable price range with a choice of apartment options from studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking rooms
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CWRG wrote a review Feb 2020
Warwickshire, United Kingdom125 contributions70 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from DavidS23907, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Dog Niseko
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear CWRG, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of our accommodation, we greatly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the service from our staff. As you mentioned Snow Dog Niseko has well equipped and comfortable apartments that come fully self contained with all the necessities you require on a ski holiday. Yet again, thank you for your review of our accommodation and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Kind Regards, David
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Svitlanka Sergiichuk wrote a review Feb 2020
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine271 contributions83 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DavidS23907, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Dog Niseko
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Dear svitloshodu, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of our accommodation, we greatly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the service from staff. As you mentioned Snow Dog Niseko is well appointed property that offers spacious and comfortable fully self contained apartments. As you explained, the property has easy access to the nearby ski lifts via the shuttle service and even has its own restaurant on site. Yet again, thank you for your review of our accommodation and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Kind Regards, David
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Stevie G wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from DavidS23907, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Dog Niseko
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Dear Stevie G, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of our accommodation, we greatly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us . As you mentioned Snow Dog Niseko has well equipped and comfortable apartments that come fully self contained with all the necessities you require on a ski holiday. Thank you for your review regarding hospitality as it is important to continually improve the services offered. Yet again, thank you for your review of our accommodation and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Kind Regards, David
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Highmarker wrote a review Feb 2020
Wenatchee, Washington26 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from DavidS23907, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Dog Niseko
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Dear Highmarker, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of our accommodation, we greatly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the service from staff. . As you mentioned Snow Dog Niseko has well equipped and comfortable apartments that come fully self contained with all the necessities you require on a ski holiday. As you explained, we also provide a complimentary shuttle to the various locations within the Niseko area. Yet again, thank you for your review of our accommodation and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Kind Regards, David
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alanxchen wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DavidS23907, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Dog Niseko
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Dear alanxchen, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of our accommodation, we greatly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the service from our staff. As you mentioned Snow Dog Niseko has well equipped and comfortable apartments that come fully self contained with all the necessities you require on a ski holiday. Yet again, thank you for your review of our accommodation and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Kind Regards, David
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PRICE RANGE
US$132 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunNiseko-cho
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snow Dog Niseko
Which popular attractions are close to Snow Dog Niseko?
Nearby attractions include Niseko Village Ski Resort (1.2 km) and The Village (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Snow Dog Niseko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Snow Dog Niseko?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Snow Dog Niseko?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Snow Dog Niseko?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Snow Dog Niseko?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prativo, Takahashi Farm Milk Kobo, and Mandriano.
Does Snow Dog Niseko have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Snow Dog Niseko offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Snow Dog Niseko have airport transportation?
Yes, Snow Dog Niseko offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Snow Dog Niseko?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.