Ramat Niseko
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Ramat Niseko

83-78 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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4.5
#4 of 48 Japanese pensions in Kutchan-cho
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Ramat is regarded by many as premier accommodation in Niseko. Our large western size ensuite rooms are an amazing contrast to the traditional small Japanese rooms found elsewhere. The lodge sports a 52″ LCD television with cable TV and extensive DVD library in the lounge area, bar & FREE pool table and set menu dinners in our restaurant that overlooks the magnificent Mt Yotei. With Ramat Lodge only a few minutes, less than two kilometres, away from the base chairlifts and just over a kilometre to the centre of the village the attraction of Niseko powder and its restaurants awaits you. With three different FREE shuttles services available (Grand Hirafu shuttle, our in-house and first tracks shuttle) you will not miss a second of the action whilst living in a seemingly secluded snow lodge retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Skiing
Billiards
Free shuttle or taxi services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Vending machine
Darts
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

83-78 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 52 out of 100
52
New Chitose Airport
78.6 km
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Okadama Airport
60.9 km
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1 Attraction
within 1 kilometer
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Brent T wrote a review Jan 2014
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from my holiday at Niseko, staying in the Ramat Lodge.
The snow there is so deep and dry, it defies belief.
What an amazing place to visit and what a wonderful place to stay at!
Ramat Lodge was an easy walk from the Niseko village, for when the helpful staff were too busy to offer their shuttle service. The Niseko village shuttles are also very convenient to Ramat Lodge.
The value at Ramat Lodge can not be beaten. Although this was my first stay at Niseko - others that I was traveling with, and met while there, agreed.
The staff are wonderful. Simply can not say enough about their helpful and enthusiastic nature.
The rooms are generous in size and the warm common room, bar and pool table offer a great friendly environment.
Amazing place, marvellous people and home away from home style accommodation - what could be better?
Already missing Ramat, and looking forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Kazran wrote a review Mar 2013
Cairns, Australia3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lodge was clearly a few years old and not as "pristine" as a hotel might have been, but it was clean and the apartment was very spacious for four people. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Although it wasn't ski in/ski out accommodation, the friendly atmosphere, free shuttles to town and spacious lodgings more than made up for it.

Bar and pool table/darts upstairs. Continental breakfast with fresh cooked eggs and/or porridge. Drying room for snow gear. Washing machine. In-house Thai massage. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance which the staff will point out, but they also run people into the main street at night if they want to go out for dinner or drinks.

Did I mention the super friendly staff???!
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Date of stay: March 2013
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Krugemann wrote a review Feb 2013
Mooloolaba, Australia24 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice concept to discover Japan skiing village.
The staff is extremely helpful and friendly.
They can advise on everything to do around (eat out, activities etc...)
Place is clean and well located. Great bar.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Ben C wrote a review Jan 2013
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived late Christmas afternoon only to be invited to the family, staff & friends Christmas dinner at the neighbouring sister lodge Snowgum. Our stay only got better from there and over the 6 days we got to know all the staff who were all really accommodating and went out of their way to make all of our group feel welcomed. Every night there seem to be a event of some type put on by the lodge. Mishi and Elena put on a great & cheap set menu one night, Garry and Barry kept the draft Sapporo flowing nightly at the bar and Alan the owner organised a guests and staff pool competition against a nearby lodge. Being outside of town wasn't a problem as Barry and Garry regularly dropped anyone out to the village and it was only a 10min walk home, including the mandatory late-night-deep-fried-chicken stop in at the Lawson. We later stayed at a private lodge but we commented how we missed the communal feeling we had a Ramat. I have been to Niseko three times and hands down it has been the best place to date. It will definitely be my first place I look, next time I go back.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Kym D wrote a review Jan 2013
Brisbane, Australia38 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had heard about Ramat from friends and we were wanting somewhere with our own bathroom and not too expensive, for the family. I had read the Lonely Planet guide of Japan and Katie answered any questions I had about skiing in Japan. Our stay was early in the season, and after Katie emailed us about the amount of snow they had had prior to us leaving, we were looking forward to our time in the snow! The email also contained what was happening over Xmas while we were there. The staff- Gary, Mitchico and Katie were warm, friendly and welcoming. Nothing seemed too much to ask. Other staff from Snowgum that we saw around the place, were just the same. Gary and Katie helped build the connection to home, both being from Australia. Mitchico has the most beautiful smile and is sooo helpful. She showed me my way around the washing machine- this was good value! 200 Yen. No dryer cost- hang your clothes up in the drying room! We did not have breakfast every morning until 8.45am ( we were worried on our first morning-breakfast stops at 9am!) We were always greeted happily and could relax at breakfast beside the window, watching the snow. Our 15 and 17 year old enjoyed the freedom at night of sharing the computer, to communicate with friends. As a family at night, we would watch movies together in our room and go out for dinner. My husband and I had drinks two nights, we were staying, at the bar. Gary could even serve up my choice of cocktail! Our son hopped on the playstation when he wanted too. My daughter and I grabbed a book to read from the bookcase. Mitchico even drove us, in a small blizzard, one night to our restaurant! I really relaxed after skiing for the day, with a hot chocolate! We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday at Ramat and the kids are talking about returning when they are older, with a group of friends! THANKS RAMAT!
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Date of stay: December 2012
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L. R. wrote a review Jan 2011
Schwyz, Switzerland312 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes we are indeed the kind of picky spoiled Swiss who sniff at the quality of ski resorts, and we hardly ever return to the same place for vacation twice. But ever since we discovered the amazing powder paradise Niseko, we return there every year, and since ski season 2008/09 we are regulars at the Ramat Niseko (when they first opened).
Alan, Sue and Gary make you feel like family. Everything you need is arranged by them: Airport transfer, ski rentals, lift passes and any extra requests. Even if there is a shuttle bus stop very close to the lodge, they will make sure to drive you to the ski lifts in the morning, to town for onsen or dinner in the evening, to the ski rental place, supermarket and even to the doctor's if you need it.
They own 2 attached lodges, the Snowgum lodge and Ramat Niseko. In the Ramat, there is a common area with a pool table, TV and a bar, where the owners arrange welcome drinks on the houses every Monday evening, so the guests can get to know each other. There are plenty of DVDs and wireless internet to entertain you in the evenings. Recently they even offer Thai massage to release your muscles after a long day in the powder.
If there is a paradise, we would imagine it must be very close to what Niseko is. Apart from the amazing powder snow, there are plenty of restaurants with excellent food, and many places with hot spring baths. This place is Heaven on Earth, and the Ramat Niseko contributes significantly to this ultimate powder experience.
Lynn & Urs
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Date of stay: February 2010
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HolidaysAreGreat12 wrote a review Oct 2010
Brisbane1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ramat was a great base for the week we stayed at Niseko. Sue was great with the free Ramat shuttle bus to the slopes each morning. Only a 5min drive. Getting home was easy too with the village shuttle bus stop about 50m from front door.

The rooms were clean and warm and good value for money. We had an ensuite.

Great bar and pool room upstairs with an entertainment area with PS3 and Wii was great for the kids to play and watch movies.

The snow was the best I have ever seen.
Good times!!!! We are going back in 2011
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Date of stay: January 2010
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AndrewOliver wrote a review Feb 2009
Sydney6 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Ramat in early January 2009. There were 4 of us in the Tatami room (males late 20's) and we found this room to be very comfortable. Included a handy TV with DVD player to watch those snowboarding videos before hitting the slopes!!
Hospitality could not have been better, very friendly and willing to go out of their way to help us.
Pool table was a highlight along with the mini putting green and Nintendo Wii.
We decided to cook for ourselves each night, however with the exchange rate at 60 yen per aussie dollar would have worked out pretty even to have meals provided for us. (But we enjoyed doing it ourselves and not bothering chef Sue!!)
An easy walk (literally 2 minutes) to the bus shuttle stop which then takes you on about a 5 minute ride to the bottom of the gondola or into town for the evening. We walked back to Ramat each night after being out and found it to be quite an easy walk (about 15 minutes).
Would definately recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Niseko.
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Date of stay: January 2009
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Mathew P wrote a review Feb 2024
Mansfield, Australia4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing snowboard trip to Niseko, the lodge is excellent, in a great location, walking distance to main part of town, or theres daily shuttles from the lodge if you dont want to walk, plus a short walk to the free Ski Shuttle, the owners are very accomidating, thanks Alan and Sue, looking forward to coming back next year.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Noah P wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff are super friendly and it is fantastic value for money. Breakfast is really good and there are all the facilities you could need. Everything is really clean with great atmosphere in the common areas. This is the perfect budget accomodation!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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corkoz wrote a tip Feb 2024
Cork, Ireland10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get your head around the free ski lift shuttle bus service asap. The Lodge is on the East Hirafu line. Know the driver knock off tines!!"
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sbach2573 wrote a tip Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China33 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are traveling with family better choose villa type."
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PaulH wrote a tip Mar 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand86 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Anywhere is good. The location is relatively quiet."
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Candi D wrote a tip Jan 2018
New York, New York, United States17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I wanted a room with a private bath, so reserve in advance"
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sioned s wrote a tip Feb 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"started off in a dorm in Ramat Lodge, then loved it so much extended the stay and moved to Snowgum. Both lodges are fantastic."
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