Being greeted by Julian,the manager, on arrival really set the tone for our stay. The staff, a mixture of Australian and Japanese, were really friendly and helpful.
We had a downstairs room with ensuite with heater, TV and DVD player and use of the DVD library. I believe the rooms upstairs are bigger. Wifi is free and quick and available throughout the hotel unlike some places we've stayed. It really is only a couple of minutes walk to the lift and if there was enough snow you could ski back. The central sports ski hire place is just next door and they deliver and pick up the gear which was great for the families.
It is about a 10 minute walk to the pubs and hotels with public onsens but there were a few restaurants and a convenience store close by so we didn't stray far. You can walk or take the free buses to get around.
Breakfast is cereal, fruit ,yoghurt eggs and bacon toast tea and coffee OJ all the usual stuff.
We leave tomorrow and are being dropped off at the bus station. Would definitely stay there again,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hakuba Luna Hotel is a very friendly, small hotel in a fantastic location in the beautiful Wadano Forest in Hakuba Happo-One.Hakuba Luna has 16 guest rooms, each combining Japanese style with western bedding and other comforts.Hakuba Luna is ideally located almost opposite (approx. 80M from) the Sakka Quad chairlift. The hotel is an easy ski-in during much of the season.Hakuba Luna has a very popular on site restaurant plus all the features you would expect from a small comfortable hotel.The inter-resort and Hakuba Village shuttle bus stops are directly in front of the hotel. Over the last three years Hakuba Luna has been renovated and upgraded by new owners. Very attractively priced for this season. ... more less