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Shakespeare Hotel

3020-567 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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Ranked #39 of 100 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakuba-mura
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have just returned from a week on the snow at Hakuba where we stayed at the Shakespeare. Much has been written about the hard beds and stained carpets already. However our stay was made so much better by the location in Echoland, the convenient and free shuttle services to the slopes and especially by the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only arrived tonight after having stayed at Hakuba Springs hotel. Will do a detailed review after our week stay. But have a scotch tonight and my son went to see about some ice. The guy at reception have him a cup and showed him where to get icicles from outside. Scotch with fresh icicles - very cool!!!!

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before booking, we had a good idea of what we were getting into from reading reviews. You do get what you pay for. The location and cost is what led us to book the Shakespeare Hotel, as we booked 2 days before arriving. Be aware that you will probably have to arrange your own transport from Hakuba station to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the location, loved the helpful staff, the amenities were everything you needed. It wasn't flashy, it was old, yes, BUT - you sleep & shower there, then the rest of the time you're on the mountain! Great location, access to the slopes is easy, goods bars & food easy to walk to. Enjoyed our stay immensely!

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The hotel seems almost like Faulty towers OLD and very DATED. We were supposbly in a new section but I don't know what was new about it The carpet was old and dirty the single beds were so uncomfortable and the pillows contained rice. The towels were the size of a face washer and when you went down to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

With Shakespeare, you're getting what you pay for a cheap spot in a great location. The staff is friendly and helpful. There was some parking, albeit limited. Their rooms were dated and the beds not terribly comfortable, but for their price, likely the best you're going to get in Japan. I've stayed at substantially more pricey we places in Japan... More 

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Lancefield, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Shakespeare is in the heart of Ecoland close to shops, restaurants and buses to the ski slopes directly in front. Ski hire on site and breakfast though basic had a selection of both Japanese and Western. The rooms are adequate but dated and all single beds. The staff are helpful and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Such an enjoyable stay for our first trip to Hakuba! We arrived at 2am, and everything was organized from our ski tickets to visitor brochures. The twin room we stayed in was clean and a lot bigger than what I was expecting for Japan, this worked out well considering we were traveling with boards and large bags. I can't say... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Okay, so the hotel itself was nice enough, the staff were genuinely helpful had a great experience there. The location was fantastic as it well placed in relation to buses, snowfields, bars and restaurants...it's not far from everything. Good value for money to boot. The only problem I encountered was our first triple share room...it was in essence a nicely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We found an absurdly cheap ski+lodge deal (using our own private car) that included lift tickets, rentals, onsen admission, dinner and breakfast, and a one night stay at this hotel. The price alone warranted a 4+ rating, but for me the overall value bumped it up to 5. I'd rather not quote the price to be fair to the hotel... More 

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Address: 3020-567 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitaazumi-gun > Hakuba-mura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40
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