I stayed here for one week in February 2013 with a group of friends, having organised the trip through Snowbeds Japan. Throughout the entire stay the staff were extremely accommodating, and when available, helped with local area transport, taxis, restaurant recommendations, and organising sightseeing. Easily the friendliest staff of any hotel I've experienced.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, with TV and Hulu (selected movies/tv shows/youtube free on demand).
There was a daily western breakfast (eggs, sausages, baked beans, as well as cereal & toast), and large common area on the top floor, as well as a small bar on the ground floor with reasonably priced drinks, however at the time we were there it was usually very quiet.
It's about a 25 minute walk to the Happo-One ski area, and the shuttle to all the ski areas leaves from right across the road. Plenty of restaurants and bars literally across the street, or within a short walk.
Highly recommended; I would definitely consider coming back here on my next trip to Japan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This popular hotel comprises two bedroom kitchenette suites, two bedroom family suites, deluxe twin/king rooms, twin queen rooms, compact twin/queen rooms and luxury two, three, four and five bedroom condominiums. All room types come with ensuites and mountain or tree views. The top floor lounge has stunning views of the mountains including the Olympic Ski Jump and has a pool table, lounge area and large flat screen TV. There is a second lounge with cozy fireplace and a bar at street level as well as a laundrette which is open to the public. Echo Hotel is one of Hakuba's best value for money establishments with its excellent location, spotless rooms and friendly staff. Echoland, the area it sits in the heart of, is surrounded by restaurants, shops and bars. This area known as "the village" is where most of the independent restaurants are and has a large selection of international cuisine. If you are not wanting to dine in hotel restaurants then you will more than likely come into this area at night if staying in any other area. Located in the main street this hotel is only a five minute free shuttle to Happo One or 47/Goryu Resorts. The free resort shuttle stop is right opposite the hotel and walking to either of these resorts takes 10~15mins. The hotel also offers its own morning shuttle service. ... more less
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