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Grove Inn Skala

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2940-19 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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Grove Inn Skala
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Ranked #6 of 359 B&Bs / Inns in Hakuba-mura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Five keen skiers from Australia stayed for a week in this lovely inn. The warm greeting and wonderful service made our Hakuba holiday perfect. The family who own and run the inn are delightful and ever helpful The food delicious with great breakfasts and the evening meals were a treat. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I could not rate this place highly enough. Skala is a beautiful guesthouse that is incredibly welcoming. It really does feel like a home away from home. Our hosts were amazing. They made us feel so at home and helped us with any queries we had. They offered us lifts to town to collect ski gear from the hire shop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at Skala as part of a general self guided tour of Japan, and of all the places we stayed Skala stands head and shoulders above the rest. As westerners in Japan, we knew that high service levels are normal. Skala raised the standard, with impeccable, friendly service, great facilities and amazing food. Everyone, from the Japanese family that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We recently travelled to Hakuba for a long weekend ski trip. We stayed at Grove Skala Inn and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The owners were extermely friendly and kind, taking the time to drive us into town to collect our ski hire and dropping us off at bus pick up spots. The family who own and run the Inn are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Osamu & family is the heart of this setup. Their sincere hospitality & helpfulness is priceless in today's world. Great dinner every night only for hotel guests. Lodge is basic, but has a cozy feel like home. Nice public bath to ease your aches end of the day. Short walk to echo land & shuttle bus stops. To sum it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Excellent lodge set-up for snow sports with easy access to dry room, which connects to the main house. Rooms are clean and temperature of the house is kept very comfortable, even on a cold snow-storming night. The fire place made the hall a great venue for friends to hang out for drinks every night, while the Friday nights jamming sessions... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

After a great deal of Trip Advisor research we settled on Grove Inn Skala, particularly because of the food reviews and friendly, helpful service that was frequently mentioned. We run a ski lodge ourselves in Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay here. It was a pleasant surprise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We only stayed at Grove in Skala two nights between Christmas and New Years, for a day trip to see Snow Monkeys, and we totally loved the place. Owners and staff were so warm and welcoming, we really felt looked after. We were soooo sad to leave because we were really feeling at home in this lovely place. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you would rather not read a lengthy story about my experience at Skala, and are wondering whether you should stay there, you can stop now and jump on whatever booking platform you are using and go ahead and book it. I really can't recommend Skala enough. From the moment we set foot out of the Hakuba station when Osamu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was 10th stay at Skala and everything was up to par as uaual. They will arrange anything you wish from day tours to all your skiing needs. Dining service is outstanding . Owners and staff all speak good english. If you get lost just give them a call and they will come get you . Steve and Marie where... More 

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