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Superior Twin Room, Ensuite, Mountain View | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Hotel WELLIES


3.0 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
389-0111, Nagano, Karuizawa, Nagakura 2350-160

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHarnile Terrace18 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaruizawa Town Library5 min drive
  • Popular LocationKaruizawa Church6 min drive

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About this area


Located in Karuizawa, Hotel WELLIES is in a shopping district and next to a golf course. Harnile Terrace and Ginza Shopping Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Asama. Yukawa Furusato Park and Karuizawamachi Botanical Garden are also worth visiting. Take in the nearby slopes with downhill skiing, snowboarding, and ski runs, or check out other outdoor activities such as snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Harnile Terrace - 18 min walk
  • Karuizawa Town Library - 5 min drive
  • Karuizawa Church - 6 min drive
  • Hiroshi Senju Museum - 6 min drive
  • Karuizawa Stone Church - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Karuizawa Station - 9 min drive
  • Haneda Airport (HND) - 133 min drive

About this property


3-star hotel adjacent to a golf course
Take advantage of 18 holes of golf, a terrace, and a garden at Hotel WELLIES. Hit the slopes at this hotel featuring a free ski shuttle. In addition to a library and a fireplace in the lobby, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • English breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle, and bike rentals
  • A shopping center shuttle, tour/ticket assistance, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel WELLIES offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and free toiletries
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Free area shuttle up to 5.00 km
  • Free roundtrip train station shuttle
  • Free ski shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–8:30 AM: JPY 1500 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
An early check-in fee will be charged
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the train station; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 3 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 3 are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for English breakfast: JPY 1500 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 3 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Hotel WELLIES Karuizawa
WELLIES Karuizawa
Hotel WELLIES Hotel
Hotel WELLIES Karuizawa
Hotel WELLIES Hotel Karuizawa

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel WELLIES pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel WELLIES?

As of Aug 19, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel WELLIES on Sep 14, 2022 start from ¥15,903, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel WELLIES?

Self parking and extended parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel WELLIES?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Hotel WELLIES?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Hotel WELLIES located?

Located near the slopes, this Karuizawa hotel is next to a golf course, within 1 mi (2 km) of Harnile Terrace and Hoshino Onsen Hot Spring, and close to winter sports such as snowshoeing. Karuizawa Stone Church and Ginza Shopping Street are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel WELLIES and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel WELLIES offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel WELLIES cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 139 out of 172 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 26 out of 172 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 172 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 172 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 172 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed our stay with Wellies, truly a rare and delightful gem in Karuizawa. Chris, Judy, and the rest of staff were very kind and a accommodating, the food was excellent, and the vibe of the place was warm and genial. Chris has an excellent music collection that really brightened our day and made us feel nostalgic. Highly recommended!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Easy parking on sight, fresh eggs taken straight from the chickens at the hotel, Chris is an amazing host and cook. My wife and I loved every moment there, we would easily stay again if we go back to Karuizawa.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel Wellies is a great find in Karuizawa! Everything about our stay was outstanding- the room was clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated; the full English breakfast was delicious (kids got to pick the eggs at the chicken coop in the morning); the location was great, close to Hoshino area with onsens; Chris, the owner, was so nice, welcoming and helpful. The inn dog, Freddie, totally won our heart ❤️ I highly recommend Hotel Wellies!!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed for a long weekend at Hotel Wellies and it was exceptional. Chris and Judy made us feel at home from the first moment, and Freddie (the dog) was always around to great us! The food was excellent and served with a lovely view, and as an added bonus we got to help Chris collect the eggs for our full English! Chris was kind enough to give us rides to several places and thus avoid a lot of rain as well. Though the walk from the station is pleasant and not long if you need to do it. Our stay was exceptional and we'll definitely be back to visit Chris and all the staff again. Highly recommended!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Chris, the owner was awesome. We were birdwatching and he took us out in his own car to areas he knew about that he didn't. Super nice person. Breakfast was also great and he made a special additional order of scrambled eggs for my son. He definitely went the extra mile - literally!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel and everything’s comfortable Just a bit difficult to find the location especially first time arriving at night Everything’s great except that and will for sure pick again if visit again
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable boutique hotel
I stayed for 2 nights at Hotel Wellies in Dec 2019. Hotel is located few minutes drive from Naka Karuizawa station, pick up and drop off to the station were offered by the hotel. The area is very quiet, perfect for good night sleep. The room’s very spacious (much bigger than average hotel in Japan), super clean and comfortable with the charm of English countryside. You can sit by the fireplace with tea and cookies during snowy winter night, bliss. Delicious breakfast and very filling. Impeccable service from Chris and the team. Chris took me and other guests to see beautiful Christmas lights around the area. He also picked me up when I got stranded. I would definitely recommend Hotel Wellies if you’re staying in Karuizawa.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is absolutely beautiful. I am an American living in Tokyo and was attracted to this lace because it seemed a little different. Exceeded all expectations! Our room was spacious and beautiful, and the common-room/lounge was warm and welcoming. Breakfast happened to be included in our reservation and it was delicious. After spending the day hiking we were able to unwind with drinks and great conversation with guests and staff. Outstanding service, friendly service. I can go on and on but I already this review is too long.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019