We just stayed for 3 nights in this hotel during CNY. This is the best ski resort as the snow is fantastic (powdery and abundant) and the ski-in and ski-out just outside the hotel. The ski rental, lift ticket counter and ski school are in same building adjacent to Hilton. Basically you just have to walk a few steps to jump on the lift when you walk out of rental shop. For ski school you need to queue up early at 8 am to book and there are many different levels of lessons for skiing and snowboarding, private or group and some are inclusive of lift tickets. If you rent the ski gear for a few days, once you get off the lift, the ski storage in the hotel is just in front and is FOC. There is one storage area for ski and just next to it for the boots. The service is just fantastic. We lost a pair of gloves there and were able to get them back a few hours later from the kind staff who kept the lost items. For beginners, they have a conveying belt to send them up the short slope which really save a lot of time. You can charge everything to your hotel room but for lift ticket, you need to pay 1000 yen cash for deposit. Remember to return the card to get the money back.
We rented a car and drove from Airport to Sapporo and spent a night there for the snow festival. Then we drove to the hotel all the way from Sapporo using the GPS. The journey was good as all the highways are constantly cleared of snow by the workers and there is no toll fee on the way and car park is free. We stopped by the hirafu village and Kobo to have lunch and cakes on the way. However on last day, we need to spend half an hour to clear the thick snow covering our car. The hotel staff was nice to help out.
The hotel rooms are of typical Japanese size and layout which we are familiar. It is great to have window as the rooms will not be stuffy with the central heating system. There is no wifi in the rooms but only in public areas such as lobby and restaurants, hence a setback. The onsen is wonderful and after or before a tiring day out, just take a dip and relax espeacially the outdoor one. A lot of westerners are enjoying onsen experience as well here. Just need to bring towels from your room, pity the front desk do not remind us earlier so we have to get them on first time. Also bring along shower cap in the morning if you don't want to wet your hair. They only provide rubber band there. There is no money exchange here and there is a convenient shop with souvenirs, drinks, food etc to sell but those instant noodles lovers for supper, better buy outside as they have limited choices here.
Breakfast and dinner buffet at Yotei are good and there is magnificent view of Mt. Yotei in the morning. There a good spread between west and east, but the fruit is terrible as the pineapples and kiwi fruits they serve are super sour. Desserts are good. The Japanese restaurants comprise of sushi (Rera), family (Sisam) and Teppanyaki (Pirka) restaurants. As our package is inclusive of breakfast and dinner, thus we also tried in Sisam and Annupuri (steamboat) which are also good. Don't miss the 2800 yen for all-you-can-eat sushi in one hour lunch if you are a sushi lover. We have all our meals in the hotel which are wonderful.
Overall we really enjoy the hilton niseko ski resort very much and despite the fact that hotel staff's English is not as fluent, but their service is so wonderful and that make our stay memorable.
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