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“Great Hotel, Great Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Green Leaf Niseko Village

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The Green Leaf Niseko Village
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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

This was our first time to Niseko. We booked The Green Leaf based on price for the standard of accommadation, and travelling as a couple for 6 nights this was really good value. Friends who had been recommended apartments in Hirafu Village, which seems to be a good option if there are at least 4 of you, but for us they worked out twice the price of the Green Leaf.
LOCATION: I was in two minds regarding the location before I went. I had heard that Hirafu was the Bali of Japan, full of Australian's, which didn't appeal to me at all, so The Green Leaf seemed like a good option to be slightly away from that. I was concerned about how isolated it would be though to get to Hirafu for different restaurants in the evening. Actually it was a perfect location, and only 10 minutes by free shuttle into Hirafu. There are actually 2 shuttles that go to The Green Leaf: Hilton / Green Leaf shuttle is free for everyone, and goes to Hirafu and some into JR Kutchan station in the main town (good option for an explore and dinner one night to see where the locals really live). This runs fairly regularly and the last bus back from Hirafu is 1am; The second shuttle is the Niseko United bus, which is free if you have an all mountain pass (otherwise small fee) and this runs between all the ski areas (Annupuri to Hirafu), last bus back from Hirafu was 20:30. Based on location I would definitely stay here again as the ski-in ski-out is really convenient, straight on to nice gentle green runs to get to the Hilton Gondola or if you are a beginner then the slopes outside are good to start learning on.
ROOMS: The rooms were modern, clean, great views from the hotel rooms. Rooms are a bit small, as are the bathrooms, but very comfortable, and there wasn't an issue for us to have space for 2 suitcases. Good amenities - TV, Kettle, fridge, safe etc. Beds were comfortable. We had breakfast included in our room rate, and this was excellent and easy. Breakfast is buffet style with lots of options, so even after 6 days we weren't bored with the choices. Staff were really helpful and got me soy milk each morning.
ONSEN: It took me until the 4th night to go to the Onsen, which was a shame because I loved it. It was just a bit daunting as I have never been to an onsen before and even with the sheet in the room to tell you onsen etiquette I was a bit overwhelmed and left the first time until my boyfriend went and gave me step by step instructions of how they are set up and what to do. For those who have not been before you basically go into the change room, leave all your belongings there in the basket, just take the small towel that is in your room through to the onsen. The first door you go through is to the indoor onsen, and each side of the door along the wall are small hand held showers you need to wash yourself. There is then another door that goes through to the outdoor onsen, and this is what I loved as it is all natural rocks and sitting out there when it is snowing was really beautiful... also great for your legs after skiing all day and better than a bath. So I would highly recommend the onsen - on Day 1 of the trip!
Hotel Facilities: The bar downstairs is great to have a drink and relax after a day skiing. The hot wine and hot chocolate are really good. The lockers are well set up to store all your ski stuff and so you can kit up and ski out. The main area I think the hotel could improve on is to get new hire gear. Everything I hired from the hotel looked well past it retirement date. Originally I only took out hire for 1 day, just because it was easier to hire from here than go into town. I did end up keeping it for the whole 6 days just for convenience but really the lining in the boots was pretty non-existent and I guess they have a captive audience. The hire shops in town are open until 10pm though and seemed to have better equipment. If I was more organised I would have gone to Larry Adler in Australia and you can try on boots there and hire gear, they then send your details to the Larry Adler in Hirafu and send to be waiting for your at your accommadation exactly what you tried on. I think the price was a bit more but much better quality.
Overall I did love this hotel and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Cleanliness
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Crows Nest, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Green Leaf. The view from our room was breathtaking! We loved the room the big bed and fluffy doona were my favourite. Although the bathroom was small it was adequate. Staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Loved the ski in/ski out aspect of the hotel and the lockers were convenient as was the in house ski hire. The breakfast was good with plenty of choice and the view from the restaurant was glorious. We didn't rate the dinner in the restaurant very highly though - better choice, quality and price by travelling to Hirafu on the free bus. We enjoyed the location as it was a bit quieter than Hirafu and the transport to the other ski areas was convenient. We are looking at going back this year and would recommend the Green Leaf to anyone.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PeternGill59
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Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Staying in Niseko skiing, staying at another hotel but had heard good things about the Onsen at the Greenleaf Hotel. Indoor and outdoor hot onsens, sat in the outdoor onsen surrounded by trees and rocks covered in snow. I have been to lots of Onsens in Japan and this is one of the best.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MarkF54
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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Given the price we paid, the Green Leaf was very disappointing. It was a number of small things that added up to a negative experience. My bottom line is that green leaf bills itself as a classy, high-end establishment, when in reality it is not. Given the price we paid, it is a very poor value even taking into account increased prices around the Niseko area.

The outside part of the onsen is shabby and the makeshift blinds blocking the view of the women's side are tacky. (Their existence isn't tacky, but the fact that they look like they were built by Homer Simpson is.)

The breakfast buffet was weak and the dinner buffet was even weaker. I wasn't expecting a gourmet meal either.

The temperature of our room was too hot, even with the windows fully open. No one could help us fix this.

We were given a smoking room, despite reserving a non-smoking one. I understand that mistakes happen, but I was disappointed both by the way it was handled by the staff and the ultimate resolution.

Two small things that I liked:
- the mineral content of the onsen water was awesome and my skin loved it.
- the free shuttle to Hirafu was convenient.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bzn_slim
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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Location and views from the room of the resort slopes were fantastic. Room size was adequate. The breakfast buffet had great variety with all one needs to fuel up for a day on the slopes. Beers were pricey in the lobby bar and if you were planning to eat in house rather than in HIrafu or at the Crab Shack it was much better value to have drinks with you meal upstairs. The rooms on each floor are off a single long corridor and so you can end up being disturbed by the noise of other passing patrons. The free shuttle bus shared with the HIlton can fill up very quickly so you may have to wait for the next bus at peak times. In house Ski/snowboard storage and ticket service was handy. All in all I would stay again especially with the free WIFI available throughout the hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MitchClarke
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Great hotel with awsome beginner ski area. We stayed there for 4D3N in Feb. 3 person stayed in one still quite okay and our room was facing to the foreset . You can see the sunrise with the view of snow forest at the same time. You can expreience open air Onsen in at this hotel. I am absolutely fall in love with this onsen.I didnt miss single day to enjoy open air Onsen. I got experiecne snow fall in the open air Onsen. I will say "AWESOME". You can take Hilton bus to Hirafu which where all the eatery places . It takes about 15-20 mins to reach Hirafu . But only concern is the bus timing. Dont forget to check the bus schedule. I would recomend this hotel for those beginner skiiers and for its location . You can get expreeince for frist time ski with nice view and convenient location . I will definitely stay in this hotel if I come next time. :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KhinLayKhaing
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
62 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

The snow was perfect powder! The ski-in ski-out was wonderful. The storage and rental facility very convenient.
Hotel rooms are small, but not unusual for Japan. Very clean and organised. Get rooms on high floor facing the slopes.
Breakfast buffet has a wide selection of Japanese and western cuisine. Dinner buffet is also a very large selection. Lunch ala carte menu is more than adequate if you want a burger or udon.
Its proximity to its sister hotel the Hilton Niseko makes it more interesting as the multiple restaurants there are very good and offer a wide range of meals.
A little difficult to get around as the shuttle to town is not frequent. Hirafu is 15 minutes away but again waiting for the shuttle in the cold winter is not exactly comfortable.
The Manager of Green Leaf obviously has a grip on the running of the hotel, as the occupancy is high and the hotel was full when we were there. Guests came from Japan as well as USA, Australia, Europe. A good diversity.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chiahhwang
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Property: The Green Leaf Niseko Village
Address: Higashiyama Onsen | Niseko-Cho, Abuta-Gun, Abuta-gun, Niseko-cho 048-1592, Hokkaido
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Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Niseko-cho > Niseko Onsen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Niseko-cho
#2 Spa Hotel in Niseko-cho
#3 Luxury Hotel in Niseko-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Green Leaf Niseko Village 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the base of Mount Niseko An'nupuri in Hokkaido, Japan, The Green Leaf Niseko Village is contemporarily redesigned to embrace the creative touch of renowned local artists.This 200-room hotel provides ski-in ski-out accommodation at the base of Niseko Village ski area, complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, a spa, authentic onsen, with access to the world's finest powder snow.Each Deluxe King room inter-connects to a Deluxe Twin room, allowing flexibility for families, and features views of ski slopes and Mt. Yotei. Goshiki serves an international and Japanese fusion buffet, local seafood and seasonal Hokkaido produce. Lively and comfortable, Tomioka White Lounge features a signature fireplace and bar to enjoy cocktails. ... more   less 
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