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Gakuto Villas
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed at Gakuto Villas Jan 2013. My husband and I and out 3 children - 15, 13 and 10. We loved it. The Villas were beautiful designed and well looked after. We had to go to the lodge across the road for breakfast and we thought this might be a problem but it was lovely. The breakfast are simple but very good. They were extremely helpful with any information needed, bookings for restaurants, lifts to supermarkets etc. The walk to the slopes was magical and only about a 10 minute walk but through a forest and past a beautiful little church. We would highly recommend staying here. The only suggestion was for them to put in a washing machine! I did a couple of hand washes in the bath tub and everything dried overnight. To tell you the truth - I didn't mind not having to do the washing!! Enjoy!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Our stay at Hakuba was very enjoyable, all thanks to the ever-helpful staff at Gakuto and the lovely villa. The villa had everything we needed and the under floor heating made the place so welcoming after our days in the snow. The nightly runs to the supermarket were great, allowing us to pick up food that we cooked in the villa.
I agree with the previous reviewer that the stairs are not very safe for very young children.
We would definitely stay here again if we ever got another chance to visit Hakuba.
A big thank you to the Gakuto team that made our stay there so memorable.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Very nice modern double-storey house with good heating and amenities. Kitchen was well-equipped.

However, its not very child-friendly as the staircase railings are only supported by cables. We had crawling babies and children, so we had to put our suitcases to block the kids from tumbling through the cables.

Breakfast provided was so-so. One morning, there wasn't enough to eat for everyone. I guess the skiers are all gluttons for food.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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gakutovillas, General Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2014

Gakuto Villas is glad to let you know that your concerns have been taken into consideration, and now a guard rail has been built, so you wouldn’t need to worry about your children’s safety. We at Gakuto Villas hope that you will choose us for your next stay at Hakuba!

Warm regards,
The Gakuto Villas Team

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Stayed in the lodge (not a villa) for three weeks as a seasonal staff member who's work had finished and wanted to stay on. Team were great, room was awesome and I had allot of fun. Would surely book for a whole month when I return as a tourist.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Had a fantastic week staying at Gakuto Villas, Hakuba, in Oct 12 as part of a tour of Japan. Relaxed spacious Alpine feel to the area. The villas were absolutly fantastic, beautifully finished, with free wifi & a car parking spot! Scenery was beautiful with some wicked downhill Mountain bike routes easily accessable from Gakuto (which was the main reason we wanted to check out Hakuba). One of the big plus's for us was they have some basic bikes that are free to hire! great when you have a couple of 10 year olds that want to ride around all day but don't want to do anything to extreme! My wife used them to nip into town a few times which was great as it's quite hard to get around in hakuba out of season when you don't have your own transport!

Henry, Tori & Yokokawa-san, were so helpful & couldn't do enough for us, they really made our holiday. We'll definatley be coming back & plus I need to have another ago at minigater downhill route! Thanks for an awesome week guys!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We stayed here in early Feb and had an awesome time. The villas are great, the bedrooms were big, beautiful views from the window and compfy beds. Theres a big room as you walk in to keep all your gear and heaps of places to eat close by. We'll definitely be returning... :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed here for 14 days in January 2013. We had 4 adults and 1 teenager and the space was just perfect for us. The location is great as you're a short walk to the Happo One ski lifts and you can ski home.

The staff were great and picked us up/dropped us off at the bus station and at the shops when we needed as well as providing recommendations for Onsens, dinner etc.

Will definitely be staying here again next year!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Gakuto Villas

Address: 4720-1,4721,4722 Hokujyo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitaazumi-gun > Hakuba-mura
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 107 Speciality lodging in Hakuba-mura
Price Range: £237 - £342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gakuto Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Gakuto Villas, nestled in the Hakuba Valley of Nagano, Japan. Only minutes away from world renowned slopes, with 10 ski resorts in the vicinity, we offer affordable boutique accommodations for the conscious traveler. Our twelve chic, two-storey houses were specifically designed to provide a distinctly comfortable and modern level of hospitality to our guests. As your home away from home, we are dedicated to making your stay as rejuvenating as possible! ... more   less 
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