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Sydney
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great value. Very nice staff. Close to the lifts. Local beer on tap and real coffee. Rooms are clean and very comfortable, The most comfortable of all the beds in Japan I have slept in. I would love to return next year. Thanks so much.

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Manly, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel in the context of others in Madarao deserves an EXCELLENT rating in very category. We have skied extensively throughout Japan and stayed at a variety of accomodations and this experience was wonderful. It is as advertised and more! Warm rooms, Soft beds, Silky sheets, Barista coffee, Tasty food and service with a smile. Nothing is a problem at...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated a few hundred metres from the Madarao Ski resort entrance making it nice and convenient. The rooms are spacious and clean with comfortable beds, although the bathroom we had was very small the size of the shower space meant I was constantly bumping my elbows into the wall (I'm only around 180cm). I didn't mind too...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

It’s great to hear you had a very comfortable stay at our property and that our staff have gone above and beyond in terms of services. Thank you for choosing our hotel and we’re looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a couple of weeks ago. We were meant to book into Nozawa-Onsen, however, there was no available accommodation. So we looked around and stumbled on Madarao and we very fortunate to managed to get a room at Active Life. Arriving late, we were greeted and well looked after. Rooms were brilliant, ensuite and the beds were so comfy...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Hi Chris, thank you for the perfect review on your stay with us here at Active Life Madarao! Happy to hear you enjoyed our clean room and comfortable bed. We also appreciate your compliment on our Tap That beer bar. We enjoyed having you as our guests and we look forward to your next visit to shred some Madapow with...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Active Life Madarao hotel for a week during January. The hotel was great; clean, good facilities, warm, comfy bed, relaxing onsen, and only 200 meters walk from the ski lifts. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There's a cafe in the hotel with great coffee and hot chocolate, and there's also a nice bar where...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a wonderful review. It’s always great to hear from our guests. We are also appreciative of your positive comments regarding our rooms, facilities, location, staff, as well as the delicious meals. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were snowboarding in Northern Hokkaido in mid January. Unfortunately with the lack of snow, and the huge dumps occurring in Honshu, we decided to relocate for the last 8 days of our holiday. Madarao Kogan was somewhere we had wanted to ski for a while, and we were recommended to stay at Active Life by a friend. We initially...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Hi Sam, thanks so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at our property with other travelers. We are happy that you enjoyed every little detail at our hotel. I shared your comments and lovely feedback to the entire team and all of us are encouraged by your kind words. We hope you’re fully recovered now and...

perth
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Booked the place online through their website. Was enticed by western beds and own ensuite as my family and I wasn't comfortable with communal bathrooms and toilets. We received a 10% discount on our accommodation price. We booked two rooms and stayed three nights. We were picked up from iiyama station after arriving on the Shinkansen from Tokyo by the...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa for your review of our hotel. We're pleased to hear all those great things you described about our rooms, facilities and service. We try our best every day to provide the best in guest service and quality accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at our property again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The hotel has been recently renovated with more to come.It is a work in progress but this should not dissuade anyone from staying there. The renovations so far have resulted in large,clean ,warm and very comfortable bedrooms--great showers ,fluffy towels etc Very good central location ..short walk to lifts and can ski back to hotel door, conditions permitting.Short walk to...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Thank you James for your kind words and for taking the time to let other travelers know that we are determined to provide the type of service that you have noted. We are very proud of our newly renovated rooms and we are continuing to renovate and upgrade the hotel as we move forward. Your positive comments are very much...

Narita, Japan
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via 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...

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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 January 13, 2017

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...

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ActiveLifeMadarao, General Manager at Active Life Madarao, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff go above and beyond each and every day to make sure our guests are looked after. Our communal bath facility is the next area to be renovated (to be completed before 2017/2018 season starts) We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $93 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Active Life Madarao 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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