We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Active Life Madarao

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Active Life Madarao
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Narita, Japan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My little JAPOW adventure actually started in Nozawa Onsen; whilst doing the obligatory and also must do and see Snow Monkey tour I met a friendly couple from Australia who spoke highly of place called Madarao. 7 nights in Nozawa on a traditional Japanese futon - I was won at "they have western beds" and "a cool little bar decked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OZlivinginJAPAN79
ActiveLifeMadarao, Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Dear Leon, Thank your very much for your kind words. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great time at our hotel and will certainly take your comments for further encouragement amongst our team. We are proud of all our staff who take it upon themselves day in and day out to provide the quality customer...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a pretty rush decision for me to do a snowboarding trip in early January. Finding a nice and reasonable hotel is pretty difficult as it's a long holiday in Japan. However, the decision to stay and spend time in Active Life Madarao was not a disappointment. Thanks to the hotel manager our room was upgraded from an unrenovated...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wayou2260
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large room with fantastic comfortable bed. Typical dumpy Japanese bathroom...does the job. Great wifi and TV. Netflix was a real bonus! Close to the resort centre. Lovely friendly Thai/Aussie girls, Beau and Ann, running this new show - they're trying very hard but need so much more help from the new Aussie owner! Yes, the Japanese people are famous for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paul G
ActiveLifeMadarao, Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for your review. It's always great to get feedback. We are working on the Breakfast based on feedback and added some additional, healthy cereals. We have also improved the dinner menu and based on your feedback we will review the portion sizes. We also introduced Asahi beer into the bar to cater for folks who are not...

El Castillo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Congratulations best beds in japan great size rooms highly recomend the food me and my son loved it and eould come back anytime Thanks for the great family like atention Nice bar atmosphere fair prices and good ski rental on site

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EssenceArenall
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location was okay, but overall the stay was shocking. This was a newly but only partially refurbished hotel but was not ready to be opened and hence did itself a disservice. The only positive was a very friendly and helpful hotel manager who seemingly had to do everything on her own. Without her the hotel would be even more...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Greg K
ActiveLifeMadarao, Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Dear Greg, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. Your input is important to us. We are very disappointed that your expectations were not met. We want to do our best to ensure everyone has a great time. You’re right in pointing out that we were not well prepared for the hotel to be...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience staying at Active Life Madarao. Newly renovated; the room was big and the bed was comfortable; friendly hotel staffs as well as the best beer bar at Madarao area. We surely will come back again! 我們在斑尾Acitve Life 度過了一個美好的跨年旅。全新裝璜的房間,偌大的房間及舒服的床還有友善的飯店員工,及不能不提的「全斑尾最好的啤酒吧」!我們一定要再回訪!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank hchen8888
Dubai via NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Active Life Madarao was class! We stayed for 4 nights over Xmas. The staff couldn't do enough for you and there is a great bar. The rooms are newly renovated, clean and beds were comfy. They do breakfast and there is a coffee shop in house. We will definitely be back one day!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BlairS6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came to Madarao and have been blown away. This is my new destination. The mountain is excellent and the hotel is 50m away from the lifts. Loved the hotel and the staff. The place even has its own craft beer bar.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bkkfoodie
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a remarkable time staying in this hotel. Stayed in the un-renovated room without ensuite which was very spacious. Rooms are well kept and tidy.The pickup from Iiyama Station is very convenient and driver is very friendly. Most importantly, the snows was awesome! Had a great time and enjoyed the beers at the bar. Would come again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mrtee_au
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the standard room with ensuite, it was new, spacious and clean. Staff is very helpful and friendly, they provided lots of useful information regarding the area considering it's my first time. They pick me up at Iiyama station which is included in the room rate. Ski experience was awesome!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank adrianpratama
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

37 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (18)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Iiyama hotels
0.2 mi away
Madarao Kogen Hotel
Madarao Kogen Hotel
#3 of 104 in Iiyama
50 reviews
0.2 mi away
Fujio Pension
Fujio Pension
#1 of 104 in Iiyama
29 reviews
0.3 mi away
TOB's HOUSE
TOB's HOUSE
#5 of 104 in Iiyama
4 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Pension Ringo Jam
Pension Ringo Jam
#4 of 104 in Iiyama
5 reviews
0.1 mi away
Blueberry Pension
Blueberry Pension
#9 of 104 in Iiyama
2 reviews
0.2 mi away
Madarao Elm Pension
Madarao Elm Pension
#20 of 104 in Iiyama
3 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Active Life Madarao, we take care of everything from sport, to food, to rest so you can focus on your adventure. Active Life is not a hotel, it’s an awesome curated experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Active Life Madarao

Address: 11492-175 Iiyama, Iiyama 389-2257, Nagano Prefecture (Formerly Laforet Champia)
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Iiyama
Price Range: $91 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Active Life Madarao 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Active Life Madarao reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Active Life Madarao Japan/Iiyama
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Active Life Madarao staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Upstairs are the best”
 of 5 bubbles paulg814, 5 days ago | Read review
1 of 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay