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2350-160 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111 Nagano Prefecture See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a lovely place to stay when in Karuizawa. Everyone made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived, the people here are stellar. Chris is such a great host, very knowledgeable and has good humour. His wife Noriko is lovely, kind and caring....More

Thank Grapefruit27
Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 7 January 2017

Glad you had a good time in Karuizawa. Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. Best regards, Chris & Noriko

Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend here in early October. The ambiance was wonderful--from the minute we approached the inn and saw the carefully stacked wood for the winter, we knew we were in for a stay at a great, homey place. Chris...More

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Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 7 January 2017

I remember you guys! You have been to far more countries than me, it was great spending time with you. Thanks for coming. Thanks for the review. Tell your friends about this weird British hotel in the middle of Japan. Best regards, Chris & Noriko

Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I were looking for something that was different from the standard resort hotel experience that is typical of the Karuizawa area. Hotel Wellies was that and more. Chris and Noriko greeted us with a such a carefree and natural friendliness that we...More

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Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 14 October 2016

Thanks for the kind review, glad you had a good time in Karuizawa. Chris & Noriko

Reviewed 3 September 2016

休日をゆったりと過ごしたい方に向いているかと思います。中軽井沢から徒歩でもすぐ着きますので、車ではなく電車で行かれる方でも便利です。混雑状況にもよるでしょうが、オーナーのクリスさんに頼めば車で観光地まで連れていっていただけます。近くの別荘地を散歩するのも楽しいです。良い思いでをありがとうございました。 Thanks for good memory at Karuizawa.I think it is one of best places to enjoy taking it easy on holidays.It is easy to arrive there on foot from Naka Karuizawa station.He may bring you to requested place if he is free.You can find good...More

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Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 3 September 2016

Thank you for staying and the nice review. I am glad you found our location quite convenient - under 10 minutes walk to Naka-Karuizawa station (we are also happy to pick up from this station - for free) and 20 minutes walk to Hoshino area...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed at Hotel Wellies for 2 nights in August. The hotel is located in a nice quiet neighborhood, and the rooms are very comfortable. The homecooked meals were absolutely delicious. The owners speak both English and Japanese, making this an amazingly...More

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Response from Chris P, Owner at Hotel WelliesResponded 30 August 2016

Glad the birthday went well - any excuse to play the TopGun theme song over the Bose loud speakers! Hope to see you again - remember to bring that special coin next time to avoid buying a round of drinks for everyone! Chris & Noriko

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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 ...More have 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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US$122 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Japan > Chubu > Koshinetsu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitasaku-gun > Karuizawa-machi
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18 December 2016|
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Response from Chris P | Property representative |
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
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"British Style Delicious Breakfast Warm Welcomed Caring"
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"all rooms have some mouintain view."
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"friendly, vinyl records, breakfast, craft beer"
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"Get breakfast and at least one dinner in hotel. Amazing food!"
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