We stayed at Villa Nozawa for close to 2 weeks in December 2020-January 2021. It was a fantastic stay - a perfect 2-week ski holiday. The rooms are both clean and cozy, and the common areas are very comfortable. The breakfast delicious, with both Japanese and Western food, all 'home cooked' with great care. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Finally, the villa is well located, as you walk to the slopes easily and are 50 meters away from one of Nozawa's best public onsen. A good place to choose!
We are a family of 4 living in Tokyo and we are coming to Nozawa Onsen every year for skiing. We love staying at Villa Nozawa. The rooms have a good size for a family of 4. The kids love the little play area in the basement und we love sitting in the cozy communal room with the lovely fireplace. They provide a great breakfast every morning with a daily changing menu. The team working at the Villa is super fun and very helpful. Can't recommend it enough!
We had a once in a lifetime experience in Nozawa Onsen and at Villa Nozawa. I requested Christmas decorations in our room and the staff had our room perfect for our arrival. Breakfast was fun and different every morning. The hotel was cozy and welcoming, especially the main lounge with the fireplace. We skied 5 of the 6 days we were there, and the skiing was phenomenal. The gear rental and return is easy which is great with multiple kids. The staff was always friendly and helpful. We liked how close the Villa was to Sparena and went multiple times after a long day of skiing. It was the perfect Christmas vacation and we are already planning our next trip back.
We are Beginners at Skiing & enjoyed perfect snow conditions from December 21st-28th. We were first greeted by the very friendly Receptionist named Chika & looked after everyday by Aerandir who took the time to give us advice & lifts around Nozawa Onsen. The breakfast staff were so friendly too. Luke was always around to greet everyone & nothing was a problem. Hugo at the Ski rental was so helpful & friendly. Our room was clean & comfortable. We enjoyed the Sparena,Monkey Park & restaurants. We shall definitely return again. 10/10👍🏼
Run by absolute legends, rooms comfy as, view out the window is next level!! Fresh cooked Breakfast looking out over the mountains with a fireplace right next to us!!! Would move there if I could haha Absolutely will go back.
We arrived mid-December with unseasonal snow conditions (i.e no snow), however the staff made sure that we were able to get the full experience by organising shuttle buses to other resorts where there was snow. Ash and team (including Gab) looked after us from the moment we arrived up until we left. We truly felt at home enjoying a relaxing time away, loved the onsens. We will definitely be back.
We stayed at Villa Nozawa for 4 nights in a Double Room with private bathroom. We were greeted by the the warmest, smiling face and we immediately felt at home. The amazing staff went out of their way to assist us with anything and everything, nothing was a hassle. The room was perfect; cozy, spacious with a beautiful view - we were lucky enough to see snow falling outside out window on most mornings. Breakfast was delicious with a different freshly cooked meal daily and an opportunity to meet the other guests in the warmth of the cosy lounge area. The location is handy to everything including ski fields, hire and restaurants. Thank you Gab & team for having us. We can't wait to come back! Meg & Michael
Our family just stayed at Villa Nozawa in a group with 2 other families (kids al aged between 5-7yrs) and we couldn't have been happier with the stay. The place to so lovely to come back to after a day on the slopes - inviting, toasty and warm. The layout is great with a good size lounge and dining area on the ground floor (we looked forward to the different brekkies served up every morning). There's a bar at the front where the regulars who've been coming for years pour your apres, which lead to some fun conversations and good tips for meals and things to do off the slopes. Downstairs there's a kids room which ours got good mileage out of playing in (filled with enough things to keep them off the ipads for a while); and a large drying room and heaps of space to store gear. Upstairs, the rooms were large and we really loved the styling with tatami mat floors and shoji windows. The location is only a short walk (yep even in your ski gear, carrying all your and your kids gear too) to the gondola link lift. On other days when the kids were having lessons the staff were kind enough to shuttle us all up to the Nagasaka Station. In fact the staff were all great - nothing was ever a bother, everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable, they certainly helped to make the trip! On the slopes, even though it wasn't the best season, it still rivaled a good year at Hotham and the other aussie slopes. As a group, we all agreed we'd like to come back to Villa Nozawa as soon as we could!…
Great place, amazing staff. If you are looking for a place in Nozawa Onsen, you wouldn't find a better place to stay. Thanks to Gab, Ash and crew you were truly amazing and couldn't have been more helpful.
Managed to jag the best snow of the season but the snow wasn’t the best part of our holiday. The staff at Villa Nozawa were amazing!! They were always there to help. Even at the top of the mountain!!! Broken equipment got me down but the advice from Ash really helped me get back on the mountain ASAP. The facilities in the storage/ drying room were instrumental in setting up and repairing my snowboard for the varying conditions. The use of all the facilities were greater than expected. When it became too busy in town to find somewhere to eat without a reservation, the kitchen was at our disposal!!! I really enjoyed cooking with the local produce, especially the mushrooms. Of course the staff were always helping us with deciphering what I had bought from the supermarket and the best way to cook it. 🍜🍲🍥🥘 Breakfast was the best too. I will be replicating some of the recipes for my own pleasure. 🥞🥓🍳 yum. Such an enjoyable experience. We were so sad to leave. Nozawa Onsen and the staff at Villa Nozawa exceeded all the expectations that I had for our first holiday in Japan. We can’t wait until next season. The only way it could get any better would be if Mother Nature turned it up a notch. 🌨 Thanks guys. We really appreciate you. 💖🙏😀…