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170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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hong kong
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent one night in this highly recommended little hotel. I like the stylish and contemporary, yet homey deco. The breakfast was served in a cafe 3 minutes away from the hotel. The food and ambience are both very good. Do ask Peter for the use of the little bath room. It feels almost like an onsen. All in all,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We traveled as 2 couples to snowboard Niseko and even though it was the end of the season and the snow conditions weren't great, we loved staying at the Kimamaya. Peter and Katia were extremely accommodating and helped us to select great dinners each night, as well as carting us back and forth from he mountain base as well as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

4 of us (2 couples) stayed at Kimamaya in February this year. We had never skied in Japan before and may not ski anywhere else again! However, staying in Kimamaya was as much of a highlight as the quality of the snow. The hotel is small, cozy, spotless and everything well thought out. There is a ski room, dry room,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Well, they have done a wonderful job building this property, with a solid timer fit out, warm colours and good furnishings to give it a soft, relaxing, quality feel. The rooms are more or less a larger hotel style with a good work bench, wifi, coffee and tea facilities, small fridge etc and well sorted bathroom with shower and standard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Kimamaya is a superb, boutique style place to stay and the welcome and service from Peter and Katia is both personal and quite incredible. Peter and Katia always seemed to be unobtrusively one step ahead of us in making arrangements that helped our stay feel effortless. We were driven at a moments notice from the front door of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our family of 2 adults & 2 children stayed in Kimamaya during the recent March school holidays. We stayed in the loft room, much to the kids delight. We requested for a child safety gate at the top of the stairs and this was fixed up by the time we we were back from dinner. The room is quite small... More

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kimamaya02, Manager at Kimamaya, responded to this review

Dear Geraldine and Benny, Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on Kimamaya. We are always encouraging of feedback in any shape or form so that we can strive to improve the experience that guests have. Please accept our apologies about the housekeeping incidents. We hope that they were a one off, but I have looked into... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had never been skiing in Japan before and we had heard a lot of mixed reports about Niseko.....we were keen to see and hear for ourselves. We are a husband and wife with two small boys 6 and 8 years old. We travelled with four other families and their kids and the idea was to have a family holiday.... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The classy and lovely hotel located in the heart of hirafu, with bunch of good restaurants, bars around. This is our first time to ski, and choosing Kimamaya makes our trip amazing. Peter and Katia are very nice and help us to explore this area. The room is not big but very comfortable, higher than our expectation! The king size... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited in February for our 20th anniversary. Peter and Katia were wonderful and took great care of us not only once we got there but helped us with transfers and provided excellent advice on preparing to come with details such as dinner and rental reservations. The rooms itself were very nice/clean and modern. We also had a nice evening... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went to Niseko with my husband for the first time and Kimamaya definitely did not disappoint. The service by Peter, Catia and the driver was top notch more than anything else. Before even arriving, our restaurant bookings, lesson bookings and gear rentals were all sorted. They picked us up punctually from the welcome centre, and fetched us to and fro... More

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Address: 170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
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Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm; a cocoon upon the mountainside. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for ‘be yourself’ and here, you can do just that. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge as your bare feet press against the timber flooring, and all that’s left to worry about is which wine you’ll sip as you laze by the fireplace. The vintages served here come from a vineyard owned by the family of Nicolas Gontard, who renovated this nine-room retreat to help guests get closer to the beauty of Niseko, one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. But Kimamaya Boutique Hotel’s mountain location isn’t only appealing in winter. In the summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests. ... more   less 
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