Central Inn Hakuba is mid range, 27 room hotel in Japan's winter sports Mecca of Hakuba. Not the flashiest hotel in town, they nonetheless offer a good location, and decent views. The hotel is located just a few minutes away from Hakuba’s main bus terminal, and regular transport to the ski fields pass by the street in front of the Central Inn. Although Central Inn doesn’t offer all the bells and whistles of a top resort, they do have some nice luxuries. The on site hot springs are pretty good, and you can expect all the standard amenities including wi-fi. It may not be the flashiest option out there, but Central Inn sure holds its own. It should particularly appeal to budget travelers, and anyone that just wants a comfortable place to crash without being overloaded.
As its name suggests, Central Inn Hakuba has a nice, central location in Hakuba, Japan. It's less than 100 meters from the village's main bus terminal, and is pretty much the first hotel most visitors see on arrival. Needless to say, you won't have any trouble finding it. The proximity to the bus terminal is certainly a plus for travelers who don't want to trawl around the village hotel hunting, though that's not all the hotel's location has to offer. The Hakuba Jump Arena is also around 900 meters from Central Inn Hakuba's front door, while access to the Happo-One Ski Area a similar distance.
The rooms are perfectly comfortable, with prices somewhat more competitive than many of Hakuba's other hotels. All rooms include televisions and private bathrooms. There's also a nice on site hot spring, known locally as onsen. It's a great addition for anyone planning on spending plenty of time in the mountains. There's nothing quite like easing into a steaming onsen after a day on the slopes. Hakuba is dotted with dedicated onsen baths, some of which are relatively easy to reach from the Central Inn. There's also a decent restaurant on site, though there's also a plethora of dining options within walking distance of the hotel, meaning you'll have plenty of culinary choice.
Overall, Central Inn Hakuba isn't a bad choice for anyone who wants a decent location and reasonable price.
Central Inn Hakuba has four types of room on offer. These include:
- Twin Room with Private Bathroom – Smoking
Yes, Japan still has smoker friendly rooms. These western style rooms are suitable for one or two guests, and are reasonably spacious by Japanese standards.
- Japanese-Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom
The Japanese style rooms differ from the western ones by including sleeping futons and tatami mats – a kind of woven straw flooring typical in Japanese households.
- Japanese-Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
A slightly larger version of the Japanese twin, with enough room for an extra guest.
- Triple Room with Private Bathroom – Smoking
Very similar to the standard twin, but with extra space for a third guest.
All rooms include the standard amenities you'd expect from a mid range hotel, including cable TV, air conditioning and heating. The hotel also has some nice common facilities, including ski storage and an on site onsen hot spring.
All up, Central Inn Hakuba's facilities and services include:
- 27 guestrooms
- Hot springs
- Ski rentals
- Self-serve laundry
- Free toiletries
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair dryer
Surf & Other Activities
Most visitors head to Hakuba for one reason: skiing. For winter sportspeople eager to hit the slopes, Central Inn Hakuba is pretty well placed. The closest gondola is less than a kilometer away, with regular shuttles departing from a stop near the hotel. There's also a few other attractions within walking distance, including the Hakuba Olympic Museum and Hakuba Saegusa Art Museum.
Roughly speaking, here's some distance estimates for some nearby attractions:
Happo-one Adam Gondola (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
Hakuba Olympic Museum (0.6 mi / 1 km)
Hakuba Mini Train Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
Hakuba Saegusa Art Museum (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
|7 nights||STD Western - With Ensuite (2-3 Person)-Breakfast and Dinner||Package||NZ$980||Per person||18 Dec-25 Dec, 03 Jan-05 Mar|
|7 nights||STD Western - With Ensuite (2-3 Person)-Breakfast and Dinner||Package||NZ$961||Per person||05 Dec-18 Dec, 05 Mar-31 Mar|
|7 nights||STD Western - With Ensuite (2-3 Person)-Breakfast and Dinner||Package||NZ$1,180||Per person||25 Dec-03 Jan|
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