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2126 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111 Nagano Prefecture
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A note from Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa
Updated 06/06/20


#1 of 67 hotels in Karuizawa-machi
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Ancient Hotel wants to be the hotel "You can feel with your body and remember with your heart."At the Ancient hotel, our theme is "the renaissance of your body and soul and the ultimate healing to refresh" so we want our customers to get away from the reality and from their daily stress. Also, we want you to feel the nature, the forest, and the wild birds and want to provide the chance you can center your inner mind.We hope you can remember something you forgot for long time with our service of the fusion cuisine every season by Chef Itoh and with the art pieces in the hotel.We also provide the best quality spa therapies so we hope you enjoy it.In this rough generation we are living in, we will be very happy if you can experience the feeling of ancient and the ultimate relaxation.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Game room
Entertainment staff
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Open-air bath
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, Japanese
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Yllow wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions
One of my best friends always talked about their great experience when they stayed at this hotel, so I decided to spend one night with my girlfriend. The hotel staff members were so friendly and courteous. At the time of the arrival, they took us to some vacant rooms and explained the concept of respective rooms. We were amazed at how elaborate each concept of the rooms was. The room at which we stayed was a mountain hut style with a fireplace and a bath, which gave us dreamlike moments. After taking that bath, we also went to the hotel public bath (the outdoor bath). The amount of snow appeared to be very small this year, but I was able to enjoy the chilled weather with some snow from the outdoor bath. The dinner (main dish: Shinshu Wagyu Sukiyaki) and the breakfast used local and seasonal ingredients, which were, of course, absolutely delicious. It seems that this hotel has not only magnificent rooms/staff but also the great chef. Fabulous cuisine made us speechless. We wanted to stay more, but...the dreamlike moment never lasts forever. I appreciated my friend who recommend this hotel. I will definitely come back as this hotel has the variety of the room and the great chef/staff!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Harry L wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions
Had been different Japan traditional onsen hotels and tried this "modern" one, 'Ancient' had became the #1 to re-visit for next onsen trip! Compare to other international or local famous chains hotel groups, Ancient is a sole own hotel which full of characteristics running by a small passionate team. We would like to thanks Mr. Miyagi who saved us from freezing dark. We missed the last bus from Shiraito Falls to hotel and no taxi service around. Called to Ancient hotel and asking if they can help to call a taxi to pick us up, and the answer was… "we will come immediately". Mr. Miyagi showed up in 10mins! We were thinking how much for the pickup service but it didn't show on the bill! And the other life saving act were happened when we checked out. We took hotel free shuttle to train station and not noticed my mobile were left in the car. Luckily we were having last minute shopping, the hotel manager ran up to the station looking for me and returned my mobile. My heart was melted. Apart from these dramas, the hotel itself are full of stylish decorations and antiques which showing the excellent tastes of the owner. Hotel staff are friendly and willing to tell all stories of those antiques even though they're not fluent in English, that's the fun part actually. The team are full of passion and expert of hospitality, all staff will know your names and remember where you came from. You can only found these heart warming service in such boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
honey_p wrote a review Dec 2019
Thailand15 contributions14 helpful votes
Although it’s very cold when our family of 7 people stayed at the hotel, we all are impressed the hotel a lot. The feeling is like home , food is the best in every meals . Not only its taste but also the presentation is superb. The plates, bowls, glasses, cups etc are well selected to fit the meal. Staff are well trained to service . It ‘s not a big problem even they can’t communicate well in English. Definitely go back to stay again in autumn.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
hibikirx wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon in September 2019. Even by Japanese customer service standards, the staff at the Ancient Hotel are more than exceptional. We stayed in the Fluorite Room which was beautifully decorated and designed. The fact that each room is unique certainly makes us want to revisit and try the other rooms. Meals were delicious, varied, and beautifully served and explained in English. Did not spend much time in the garage. Note for those interested, the drinks are not complimentary in the garage and can be purchased when staff are tending to the garage. We loved the common areas including the Restoration Room (adjacent to the baths and had a beer tap along with some light snacks) and the Library (snacks, beer, and records provided). It was neat to be able to bring back a record player, records, and CDs to the room as well from the Library. Walking to the downtown area is not really feasible. There's a bus stop that's accessible, however the staff were kind enough to offer us a personal shuttle service so that we could do some shopping. We took a short hike to a nearby waterfall. Trails are easily accessible, well maintained, and allowed for peaceful walks. Overall the entire experience was peaceful and rejuvenating. Spending time in this forested area to relax and take in nature was one of our most memorable honeymoon experiences and I am hopeful we can return to stay in another one of their rooms. Thank you to the staff at the Ancient Hotel for their warm hospitality and professionalism. You deserve all of the accolades that other reviewers have left on Tripadvisor!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Hksamchu wrote a review Jun 2019
Hong Kong, China49 contributions77 helpful votes
Quiet but Relaxing! The staff are friendly and willing to help whenever needed. Every room is different and lovely design. Good for lover and family too. The hotel is worth for 5 Stars ! Only complaint is hot spring is regular but it still good enough. Food is good no matter Japanese or Western. Nice hotel and don’t miss it !
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Date of stay: February 2019
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US$453 - US$680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
軽井沢 パーク ホテル
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKitasaku-gunKaruizawa-machi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa
Which popular attractions are close to Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Nearby attractions include Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa (6.1 km), Stone Church (4.2 km), and Kumoba Pond (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Kyu Karuizawa, Kawakamian, and Mikado Coffee Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ancient Hotel Asama Karuizawa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tombo no Yu (3.6 km), Fomer Asabuki Sansohotel Suikyuso Hotel (6.7 km), and Nogami Yaeko Shosai (6.5 km).