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Montville, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have been to Villa Alpen 3 times. This is not a luxury accommodation but we loved it because it is special. It has onsen bathrooms, traditional Japanese food, atmosphere, generosity and help of the hosts. I have experienced that help, when I bought skies in Tokyo. Captain looked at them and decided they were manufacture faulty. He rang the...

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a small, family run hotel, ski in-ski out property. It is a little quirky, but that is half the fun. Our Japanese room was very large, warm, with a toilet and basin, but the corridor was filled with lockers-our room was on the entrance level- but it was not what I expected. The Captain was an excellent host,...

2Thank JEJ54
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Shiga Kogen since 2008 and this is our fifth stay at Villa Alpen. The feeling of being welcomed back, with big smiles and warm hugs, is fantastic and genuine. Captain, Hiroko, Ken & the staff are wonderful, as are the superb dinners and breakfast served daily. Being able to ski out straight from the rental...

1Thank skime
Reviewed 10 February 2016

What a great hotel. OK so it might be an older style hotel but this it what it has in abundance: generous sized rooms with private toilet, great lounge area, free wi-fi, its own snowboard, skis, boots and poles hire facilities, just 60m from a chair lift which leads to the massive snow fields, 3 minutes from the bus drop...

2Thank Vladimir P
Healesville, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Is an older property however is instantly welcoming. You don't have to take off your ski boots when entering the front door. Captain and his family were lovely as well as the staff and we were made to feel at home with a very relaxed atmosphere. Exceptional food and great breakfast. Our room was comfortable with Tatami Area. Shared bathroom...

2Thank janx2015
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 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 13 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

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: €112 - €264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Alpen 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Corner rooms have full bathroom with shower and tub.”
m5clt, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Top floor overlooking the slopes.”
Alcrawf, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Japanese room as they are larger”
sydneysider789, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the ski fields”
JEJ54, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a great view over the entrance and ski lift.”
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janx2015, 7 May 2015 | Read review
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