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Dear Chirs, Judy and all Wellies team:
I’m Eva who attended Amanda’s workshop few days ago. I want to thank you for your hospitality and caring, which made my 3 days staying a nice time to be remembered.
Location of Wellies is excellent, I can...More
No review can begin without singing the praises of the proprietor, Chris. Friendly and generous with the appropriate amount of snark for an expat Brit. The facilities are great with the wood fire stove (that makes yummy pizzas) and bar with a great selection of...More
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Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 7 March 2018
Thank you for staying with us and for your very kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed the pizzas, fish and chips, homemade bacon and sausages, and of course, our Gin & Tonics with the cucumbers in them. We look forward to seeing you...More
Recently refurbish, Wellies has large rooms (and bathroom) and well equipped, perfect for families.
Western style. They use a lot the local product from Gunma and Nagano and propose a lot of smoked food (smoked at the hotel).
We had a great time
I'm glad I chose this cute and comfy hotel instead of one from a hotel chain. From Tokyo, Karuizawa is only 2 hours away by train — great for Tokyoites looking for a quick getaway!
Warm and personable, Chris and Judy were very helpful in...More
From start to finish, the staff at Hotel Wellies were professional, helpful, and FUN. The owner, Chris, and manager, Judy, have a great sense of humor and possess the kind of disarming personalities that made us feel like we were visiting old friends. Being in...More
Thank Ryan C
Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 7 October 2018
Thank you so much for your glowing review. I think we need to manage expectations a little here, in case people catch me on a grumpy day! So glad we could help you have a good time in Karuizawa. Best regards, Chris, Judy and Team...More
WELLIES is a unique small hotel only one hour from Tokyo in the fashionable mountain resort of Karuizawa. Chris, the British owner offer gastro-pub style cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Most of our rooms …Morehave cool functional designs and funky British wallpaper. Spend time on the terrace or garden enjoying the natural surroundings, or have a drink at the bar with friends old and new. We are only 10 minutes drive from the JR Karuizawa (Shinkansen) , Outlet shopping, Prince ski resort and Kyu-Karuizawa old town. We are less than 5-minutes from Hoshino area (Harunire Terrace, Tombo No Yu hot spring, Stone Church, Seizon Art Museum and Blestoncourt wedding hotel). We are only 3 minutes drive from Naka-Karuizawa station. Convenient for birding. Eat with us or we can give advice on local restaurants and also the inside track on things to do and see in the area. We are about 7 minutes walk from Naka-Karuizawa station. The whole hotel is NO SMOKING inside. Less
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Hi, we welcome kids over 6 years old. If your children are under 6 and we are not busy, then we may be fine. Taxis are easy to order, but we usually drive guests around a bit "free service" including JR pick up. If we are... More
Hi, we welcome kids over 6 years old. If your children are under 6 and we are not busy, then we may be fine. Taxis are easy to order, but we usually drive guests around a bit "free service" including JR pick up. If we are really busy this becomes difficult, for example August and public holidays. Regards, Chris & Noriko