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The perfect spot to make the most of what Hakuba has to offer. Located next to the main mountain resort of Happo One, Double Black Hotel offers Western style accommodation and a personalised service that will have you coming back for more – includes free mountain shuttle service. Five minutes walk to the villages of Wadano and Happo, sees you spoilt for choice with some of the best Après Ski spots in the Valley. Our in-house restaurant offers a fusion of western and Japanese food.
Quick Facts
    • Great locationin Happo One
    • Complimentary shuttle bus
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Onsen bath
    • Drying room
    • Onsite bar and restaurant

Double Black's unique design blends traditional Japanese aesthetics with the warmth and character of a Canadian style wood lodge. Completely refurbished in 2008, Double Black is proud to present itself as the Number One boutique hotel in the region, catering specifically for the tastes of the discerning international traveller.

With direct access to the mountain resort of Happo One, site of the 1998 winter Olympics Downhill and Super G races, Double Black is ideally located for winter sports enthusiasts. Access to the other 10 ski fields in the Hakuba valley is made just as easy via the hotels complimentary shuttle bus service.

As well as being perfectly situated within the region's ski fields, Double Black is also only a short stroll to the authentic Japanese mountain villages of Wadano and Happo. Both offering a unique cultural experience and access to local nightlife, including many quality bars and fine dining restaurants in which to relax after a long day on the piste.

With staff on site 24 hours a day to ensure you get the most of your holiday, Double Black has a wide range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Facilities include:

  • Complimentary shuttle bus pick up and drop off service
  • Ski/ board hire pick up and drop off service
  • International TV
  • In house onsens
  • Full licensed bar & restaurant
  • Espresso coffee machine
  • Entertainment and games room, including Playstation and Wii
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Internet access via three dedicated guest computers
  • Washing and drying facilities

Additional extras

  • The in-house onsens can be booked for families and couples desiring extra privacy and indulgence
  • For young families we also offer baby siting services

Offering double, twin and triple room configurations, all 22 rooms are furnished with western style beds and enjoy access to their own private ensuites, meaning comfort and flexibility no matter what your holiday needs.

Serviced daily, each room has

  • Complimentary towels and robes
  • TV
  • Hair drier
  • Alarm clock
  • Adjustable in room heating

For those wanting a little more space and luxury, the Diamond Suite, has bathing facilities, comfortable arm chairs, coffee table and writing desk.

Surf & Other Activities

Restaurant and bar:

With its clean lines and dramatic vaulted ceiling, the restaurant, bar and lounge area of Double Black is specifically designed to offer an atmosphere of relaxation whilst giving our guests a wide range of entertainment options.

The Restaurant

The restaurant offers complementary hot & cold breakfast, including a hard to find commodity in the valley, a cup of quality coffee from our very own espresso machine (serving only the best illy coffee, 100% premium Arabica espresso coffee). For dinner, guests can choose between western style or traditional Japanese cuisine.

The Bar

The fully licensed bar is proud to present an extensive range of quality beers, spirits and wines from around the world. Our friendly staff would also be happy to show you our cocktail list, including the house specialty, the 'Double Black'. For those with an adventurous palette, we also stock a range of authentic Japanese drinks, including Sake, Plum Wine and a large selection of local beers.

The Lounge

Time to relax, International TV is freely available in this warm and inviting lounge area, enabling guests to keep up on current world affairs as well as those major sporting events. Or for something different, why not join in one of our weekly specials, such as 'Pizza & Movie' night, a great way to relax and socialise before you hit the slopes again the next day.

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