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“Great stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Vert Zao
878-5 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture (Zao Onsen)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 80 Hotels / Ryokan in Yamagata
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights, six friends, we came for the snow. The people are helpful even though they r week in English. They try hard. Food is brilliant beery night they serve a different menu. It's just good local food.

Near the slopes 2 minute walk ski down to the Gondola no3 n ur off up the beautiful piste with powder snow

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed here for two nights with my husband during the winter. This hotel is definitely for people interested in winter sports, with a large wet room area for changing into and out of ski gear (which you can rent from the hotel) at the entrance. Our room was quite nice, with two twin beds, a small sink and kitchenette area, and a really nice tatami space for relaxing and drinking. The hotel has a decent restaurant and nice onsen which were small but very soothing. A great private outdoor onsen is also within walking distance. Also, you can access one of the slopes by only a short walk from the hotel itself, which is very convenient.

As for the area itself, there is actually a lot to do in Zao if you like skiing or snowboarding, with lots of courses, and there are also beautiful areas you can reach by cable car without the skiis. The owners, who are parents of my colleague, went out of their way to help us find the slopes and courses for beginners. All in all we had a very pleasant stay here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 878-5 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Yamagata > Zao Onsen
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Ranked #36 of 80 Hotels / Ryokan in Yamagata
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Number of rooms: 37
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