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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This is our third time staying at The Kimamaya. We love everything about this very special hotel for all the great reasons previous guests have already mentioned. Thanks to Peter and Miki for making our stay special (yet again).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place with great service and beautifully presented. The beds are super comfortable, rooms are big for Japan and the atmosphere very special. You have access to hot baths and massage. Highly recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Kimamaya is a tiny, high-end B&B with understatement defining its design. Rooms are cozy, thoughtful and pure, service is as warm as one could ever wish for. It isn't the St. Regis – in fact, its opulence is barely noticeable to the eye. It manifests in just the right amount of top-notch details. One may well reason that real luxury...

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Thank tropicalpolarbear
Bangkok
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Absolutely amazing place. Warm and welcoming hosts with a genuine care for their guests. - Great Location - Knowledgeable and helpful staff - Well thought-out and very comfortable rooms - Food was fantastic! Overall....fantastic.... in every way.

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Washington D.C. Area
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a long summer weekend in Niseko. The architecture looked modern and cozy online, but it was even more impressive in person as were the level of service and detail we received. I suppose with only 9 rooms, the staff is able to provide personalized service! We were greeted by the friendly manager, Peter,...

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at Kimamaya for our honeymoon in March/April. It's the little things that make this place so amazing, like the shuttle runs to and from the mountain, friendly chats with the lovely hosts Peter and Morino, and even some complimentary bubbles for the first night of our honeymoon! We truly couldn't fault...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here to stay near town and enjoy the sites of Niseko. Everything was perfect the beds, being picked up to and from the mountain, breakfast. Even little things like being given a phone and netflix. Couldnt of asjed for a better stay and cant wait to go back. Thanks again guys!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Stayed in a loft apartment in February 2016, there were four of us. Not a huge amount of space, but really comfortable and all that we needed. The friendliness and customer service at the Kimamaya is phenomenal - Paul and Kimomo are absolutely lovely and were so helpful with restaurant tips and bookings. They gave us a phone that we...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Every stay in kimamaya is an experience on its own, yet really feels like home! The rooms are so comfortable that it's sometimes difficult to drag yourself out to ski ;) Special thanks to Peter and Morino (and Nicolas!) for taking such good care of us and for helping my folks who are non-skiers enjoy Hirafu. ありがとう, Osaka-san for getting...

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New York
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Kimamaya is a beautiful, immaculate boutique hotel, where every comfort for the guest has been provided, including free WiFi, Apple TV (with free Netflix), private onsen baths, a dry room for ski boots, mittens, and clothing, a storage room for skis/snowboards, free transportation to and from the mountain, complimentary water, tea, and coffee in the rooms, and delicious breakfasts...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm; a cocoon upon the mountainside. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for ‘be yourself’ and here, you can do just that. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge as your bare feet press against the timber flooring, and all that’s left to worry about is which wine you’ll sip as you laze by the fireplace. The vintages served here come from a vineyard owned by the family of Nicolas Gontard, who renovated this nine-room retreat to help guests get closer to the beauty of Niseko, one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. But Kimamaya Boutique Hotel’s mountain location isn’t only appealing in winter. In the summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimamaya

Address: 170-248 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Price Range: ₹ 9,958 - ₹ 38,538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimamaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in room 9 - sometimes a little bit of noise from snow movers in the morning, but no big deal - view from Windows was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 632geraldinek, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all rooms would be very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Peter_Millard, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs lofted. The tatami loft has a steep ladder. Not for someone w limited mobility or young children. #8 great view of Mt Yotei.”
 of 5 bubbles LABe, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We booked Alpine 2 room which is slightly larger than Alpine 1 and we were glad of the little bit more space.”
 of 5 bubbles LeanneBlake, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The lofts are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles Debiko007, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
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