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Active Life Madarao

11492-175 Iiyama, Iiyama 389-2257 Nagano Prefecture
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#3 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Iiyama
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Ski rentals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Hot bath
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Ski school
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai


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66Somewhat walkable
Grade: 66 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
64Reviews0Q+A6Room tips
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Neil N wrote a review July 2021
Cairns, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in Feb 2019. Was nice. Booked for 2020 during 2019 stay. They closed the hotel due to COVID. Asked for refund, they've ghosted us. Cannot reach them by phone, social media or email. They now keep sending promo emails enticing ppl to book ahead. DO NOT PAY THEM MONEY. They keep it, don't refund and don't answer emails. I've sent >10 emails no answer. I respond to a promo email (from the same email address) asking how to book and they reply within the hour. They're untrustworthy & I don't recommend you do business with them.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Z03P wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I see others have posted so i know im not alone. We booked for feb 2021 with free cancellation hoping japan would open again. We cancelled September 30th 2020 after they contacted us to say they wernt going to open for the 2020-2021 season. Its been 8 months of trying to get our refund, constant emailing always to be told no further information when we do eventually get replies. So sick of this all. This debacle has left such a horrid image of active life. We will never go back there after dealing with all this drama.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Cat B wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Have stayed twice. Was amazing (Hakken). Which is why writing this is frustrating. I saw another reviewer had the same experience, so am joining them. During 2020 (peak covid), Active Life had a 'risk free' booking option. We met all criteria, and have yet to a) get money back and b) hear from them since the 1st March 2021 (and before then, it was weeeeeks). We are understanding and patient. Like, seriously, covid has ruined everything! But just tell us what hold up is, instead of vanishing.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Morgan wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We had a trip planned for January this year and unfortunately were not able to go because of COVID. We cancelled in September within their cancellation policy and still have not received our refund, only being told it is in the process. It has been really disappointing as we hoped to travel here within the future when borders opened, however this has made us reluctant to travel here again. I was wondering if anyone else has been facing a similar issue?
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Date of stay: February 2021
2 Helpful votes
Jon M wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia113 contributions40 helpful votes
If you like 5 star accomodation and silver service then don’t stay here. If you like to feel comfortable and welcome and feel like you’re crashing at a friends place then this is the place to stay. The hotel is simple and not really refined but it is very comfy. It has a gorgeous indoor/outdoor (mixed) onsen, clean and spacious rooms and a small but ample bar/restaurant with a good selection of food and drink at reasonable prices; but what really makes this place is the friendly vibe. The staff are so relaxed and genuinely friendly and always up for a chat, even the owner wandered over to my table at the bar tonight, introduced himself, sat down and had a long chat with me about everything from snow to family. This is my third visit to Japan and my first for the snow, I think it is the first of many and frankly I can’t see why I’d bother to stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
USD 98 - USD 241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureIiyama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Active Life Madarao
Which popular attractions are close to Active Life Madarao?
Nearby attractions include Madarao Mountain Resort (0.2 km) and Madarao Art Museum of Children Books (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Active Life Madarao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Active Life Madarao?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Active Life Madarao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Active Life Madarao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Active Life Madarao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aki's Pub&Cafe, Restaurant Rudolf, and Jazzy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Active Life Madarao?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Active Life Madarao?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Active Life Madarao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Active Life Madarao?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shojuan (5.7 km).
Does Active Life Madarao have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.