Pension Full Note

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Pension Full Note

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Pension Full Note4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Pension Full Note

Pension Full Note

Pension Full Note in Hirafu Niseko is a renovated ski lodge in a good location that provides affordable accommodation with shared bathrooms. The Full Note Lodge has a lovely guest lounge with fireplace. Downstairs is the Half Note restaurant & bar which complements the pension nicely as a social spot.

Where is Full Note Niseko?

The Full Note Pension Niseko is located in the Lower Hirafu Village in the thick of the Niseko restaurants and bars. Full Note is a 400m walk to the Ace Family chair lift or there’s a shuttle bus stop very close by. Or there is a Full Note shuttle to the slopes each morning.

Your stay includes an arrival and departure pick up/drop off to/from the Hirafu Niseko Welcome Centre (where the airport to Niseko buses arrive).

Limited free parking is available at the lodge.

Rooms

Pension Full Note offers a range of western style room types including queen room, twin rooms, triple & a family room (up to 6 guests). The family room is ideal for a family with older children (it includes steep stairs up to a loft).

The lodge also has a Japanese tatami room (with futons on the tatami mat) that caters for up to 3 guests, and offers views of Mt Yotei.

All rooms utilise communal restrooms on the same floor as the guest rooms, and gender separated showers in the basement.

Facilities & Services

  • Concierge services from bilingual hosts to provide restaurant recommendations, provide advice on activities etc. Staff can assist with lift tickets, rental equipment and in-house massages.
  • Large lounge area with fireplace and seating areas, big screen TV with Apple TV & Netflix
  • Half Note Cafe-Bar & Restaurant onsite
  • Dinner is available on request in the lounge & Sapporo Classic is on tap in the lounge area
  • Breakfast is included with continental items and a cooked breakfast, coffee machine
  • Niseko ski tours, mountain guiding & day trips to nearby ski resorts
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry amenities; washer (free) and dryer (coins required)
  • Drying room, ski/snowboard storage

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Pension Full Note Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Pension Full Note Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Bar
  • Communal area(s)
  • Drying room
  • Games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Breakfast available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • TV
  • Views
  • WiFi

Services

  • English speaking staff
  • Lift tickets vendor
  • Shuttle to lifts

Pension Full Note Location

Pension Full Note Reviews

Traditional Ski Culture Retained

07/01/2020

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  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    5

Traditional Ski Culture Retained

07/01/2020
Chill out spot around the fire
The bar downstairs has a good vibe
Plenty of spots to hang out
Plenty of space at the foot of the beds
Pension Full Note Niseko
In a town of glitzy sterile apartments and uber-houses, it’s refreshing that there are still ski lodges that have retained the essence of a ski and snowboard culture. Pension Full Note has been renovated and cleaned up but it’s still delightfully old school with its wood panelled walls and ceilings, and lovely retro décor such as antique jumps skis, ski racing posters, and other tasteful ski lodge-type knick-knacks. It has a few quirky design issues such as steep narrow stairs down to the showers and very cramped toilets that were made for Japanese people with very skinny legs, but it sort of adds to the charm of the lodge.

The location was a major plus, right in the thick of the best dining spots in Hirafu and within easy walking distance of the Ace Family lift of Hirafu.

Another major highlight was the large yet cosy lounge area, with its sofas and open fireplace, and lots of tables. It was a nice spot to socialise with others or just chill out. Breakfast was served in this area, which included a different cooked plate each morning. The bar downstairs also had a great vibe and was a great spot for sharing the local goss.

The hosts were also a key part of what made this lodge special. They were very friendly and happy to share their knowledge of Niseko with guests. The lodge was incredibly clean and there were some nice little housekeeping touches such as fragrance sticks.

We stayed in a twin room which was larger than we were expecting so there was adequate space to sprawl our gear out. It was not a noisy lodge but it wasn’t quiet either as we could hear other guests and the music in the bar downstairs, but it wasn’t too loud and it didn’t go particularly late. Oh and the doonas were divine!

Pricing was in line with other similar properties in Hirafu.

Overall, we recommend this lodge if you’re looking for a well located low-key sociable spot to hang out with real skiers and snowboarders. See our video here
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