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“Great apartments, walking distance to ski slopes”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Forest View

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Forest View
Ranked #4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Furano
Brisbane, Australia
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“Great apartments, walking distance to ski slopes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We spent a white Christmas in Furano - Fantastic. We received almost a daily dump of powder snow. Forest View is a short walk to the ski slopes; about 10 minutes by taxi ride (approx. 1200-1300 yen one-way) to central area (big supermarkets & JR Furano) - by foot it is approx. 30-40 minutes. Numerous cafes, restaurants like Chupka, Furano Delice, Kitchen Cafe & Pizza; as well as a 7/11 all within a 15 minute walk.
The apartments downstairs have 2 x large bedrooms, shower & bath, separate toilet; and upstairs is large living space with lounge, dining table as well as a kitchen (cook-top, microwave, bench-top grill - no oven, fridge,) - all you would need to cook and serve most meals; bring or buy your own food to stock the fridge. There is also a washer & dryer (in kitchen area) so you can have your clothes cleaned and dry before you head from your holidays.
Service by English speaking staff excellent (nearby at All About Furano Office - Petit Hotel Suzuran).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We were initially hesitant when we booked this as we have never stayed in an apartment in the many years of travelling due to high potential downside. But everyone was glad with the decision at the end of the trip. Here's why we loved it :

This apartment is extremely new and well-maintained and it is as good as the pictures suggest. We found out that this was built by a Australian family which explains the minimalistic Down Under vibes. The house owners are definitely very house proud owners as the place is even better equipped than my own home and the quality of utensils/cookware/equipment confirms that they chose items as if it were for their own stay.

Location is also great as it is within walking distance from the furano tourism office.

There are only 2watchouts : 1) there is only air conditioning in the second floor where the living/dining/kitchen is. Consequent to that we had to sleep with the windows open in the bedroom which will be disastrous for hotter summer days. So at least a ceiling fan would have been good. 2) there is only 1toilet and 1bathroom. So there is a need to queue to shower.

But despite these two watchouts, we will still choose to stay at Forest View again if we were to visit Furano.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Forest View

Property: Forest View
Address: 16-45 kitanominecho, Furano 076-0034 , Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Furano
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Furano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest View 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forest View is an apartment style luxury accommodation in Furano resort, located just a few min. walk to Furano ski courses, the airport bus stops, good dinings and bars, and also Furano International Information center. Our English speaking staff welcomes you upon your check in and explain all about the facility and Furano information. You can ask any kind of local information with our staff, and 24 hours support while you are staying. It is easy to access all the sightseeing and flower farm places in green season from this accommodation. ... more   less 
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