Excellent location, less than 200m to the ski lift (small slope to walk down) and ski schools. Prime location for restaurants, ski rental, coffee, bars. Opposite the hotel is a convenience store. Onsen (in a hotel 1000yen each excluding towel rental) is about 3 mins walk on the main road. Bus arriving at the welcome centre is about 10 min walk downhill.
Shared bathroom and shower rooms were kept clean.
Breakfast is very basic and served between 0730-0830 only.
Toast/cereal/juices/tea every day plus one hot dish. (French toast/hash brown/ rice and miso soup etc)
Drying room is crowded and full most the time but does the job.
Stayed in the traditional Japanese style room with futon beds, so don’t expect them to be too comfortable if you are not used to them. Slight smell in the room, bit run down.
Self check-in after a certain time, staff is very friendly.
If you are looking at a relatively cheaper option in Hirafu with an excellent location, this is the place to be. However, you can expect it to be basic but does the job.