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Kyu Karuizawa Hotel

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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel has a hidden gem. The manager and his team is amazing. Here is the story...it was snowing hard on the day we checked out from the hotel. We had no experience driving on snow, had no snow tires, and yet we wanted to continue our drive to Nikko. When Mr Okawa knew about the plan, he was concerned... More 

Thank Seok Ting C
Tokyo, Japan
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This was just a one-night stay over a Japanese public holiday weekend so we were prepared to pay a premium price for a hotel that we had heard good things about. We weren't disappointed. The check-in experience got us off to a great start - a complimentary glass of champagne and small treat to eat as we sat in very... More 

Thank Brian C
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Wonderful experience with this newly renovated boutique hotel over the Silver Week holiday weekend in September. Service was on par with top quality hotels we've experienced in world cities, Paris, NY, Tokyo. High quality amenities, everything in the mini-bar free, a butler staff that caters to you from check in to check out. In fact, very kind staff all around,... More 

Thank senorburrito
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by my colleagues in Tokyo, we booked a junior suite in this hotel. My 9 year old daughter and I checked in on late Tuesday. Hotel provides pick up service from station. Lobby is nice. Welcome drinks and snacks were a pleasant surprise. Check in was very smooth and we were sent to our room on 2nd floor. Over... More 

Thank Rebeccaweiwei
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

The renovated lobby is very stylish, both check-in and check-out were done efficiently. We are a family of 3, booked the Deluxe Japanese Western room. The room was a bit dated, but was spotless. The beds were extremely comfortable, our teenager slept on a futon in the tatami area. The minibar offers a lot of free drinks, incl sodas, juices... More 

Thank whc_bkk
2 reviews
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We chose this hotel for our family tour. This hotel is luxury and elegant. The service is very good. The cuisine is amazingly delicious and creative. I like this hotel very much. All snacks in the room are free. The bathroom is smaller.

Thank MonicaTaipei
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We chose to stay in Karuizawa for Christmas as we wanted to be in a smaller town and away from the busy lifestyle of the cities. Karuizawa was a great choice and this hotel was fabulous! It has been refurbished very recently and is luxurious and on-trend. I felt like the foyer was straight out of an elegant design book.... More 

1 Thank Kerry M
New York
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59 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

A friend from Japan recommended this hotel to me. We had a wonderful stay, and amazing meals!! It's a small establishment hidden in the old part of Karuizawa, 2 mins walk from Ginze Karuizawa. If you are looking for facilities like swimming pool, gym and onsen spa, this is not the place. It has recently been remodelled so the lobby... More 

3 Thank kosmhongkong
hong kong
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is our first time to Karuizawa. Purpose is for skiing. That's quite surprising to find that the town is so small and quiet, especially on weekdays. Some shops and restaurants are only open in summer time and on weekends. I have booked a hotel called Kyu Karuizawa because it could offer a room for 4 persons. My children are... More 

2 Thank ladyfromhk
Hong Kong
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57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have had a wonderful time in Karuizawa. This hotel is hidden from the main street. It is a bit aged but well maintained. Big room and nice view from the balcony. Staff are really helpful! Buffet breakfast is really nice too! Very close to the main shopping street and plenty of restaurants around.

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Additional Information about Kyu Karuizawa Hotel

Address: 491-5 Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0102, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitasaku-gun > Karuizawa-machi
Price Range: $271 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kyu Karuizawa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Ask for a view of the garden and chapel.”
 of 5 bubbles 11BrianC, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Mini suites have a balcony with a table and chairs. The hotel is small (50 rooms), with just 2 floors, so all rooms are quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles senorburrito, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
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