Westin Rusutsu

Westin Rusutsu

Westin Rusutsu4.5/51
Westin Rusutsu4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Westin Rusutsu

Westin Rusutsu

The Westin Rusutsu Resort (formerly Rusutsu Tower Hotel) is a 24-storey all suite hotel ideally suited to families and groups (4 - 7 guests per suite) and is 100% non-smoking.

The Westin Rusutsu Hotel is rather different to the Rusutsu Resort Hotel. The Rusutsu Resort Hotel is very child friendly and has lots of wacky Disneyland type features. The Westin Rusutsu Resort is more like a “normal” upscale hotel (although there is a mini forest in the hotel lobby to remain in keeping with Japanese kitsch!), and it has more emphasis on adult than child friendliness.

Where is the Westin Rusutsu?

The Westin Rusutsu Hotel is located is located between East Mountain and West Mountain at Rusutsu Japan. The Westin is connected to East Mountain (which is connected to Mt Isola – the area for powder hounds) via a pair chair lift, and connected to the Rusutsu Resort Hotel and West Mountain via a little monorail.

If you have small kids and there are only 3 or 4 of you in your group, the Rusutsu Resort Hotel is a better location for access to the beginner slopes, the kids snow park and other hotel facilities. If you are a larger group or family particularly with bigger kids, the Tower would be equally suitable as far as location goes.

AccommodationThere are 3 different size suites ideal for 4-7 guests:

Suites -  (4 - 7 guests)
1 br 76-85 sqm (150 suites) for up to 4 guests
1 br 88 sqm (30 suites) for up to 5 guests
2 br 108 sqm (30 suites) for up to 7 guests
All have:
- western-style beds
- separate living areas
- a breakfast/bar area with sink
- private ensuite bathroom with bath, shower & toilet
Bedding configurations vary however a typical 1br has a room with twin beds plus 2 pull down beds (some also with a sofa bed) in the living area, whilst the larger 2 bedroom has a double in one room, twin beds in the other and 2 pull down beds plus a sofa in the living area.

All suites (including the 2 bedroom suites) only have one bathroom to share.
All rooms have LCD TV, telephone, a small fridge, electric kettle, safe, wifi access and hair dryer.

The hotel also provides a range of quality bathroom products including shampoo, conditioner & soaps.

FacilitiesThe Westin Rusutsu (aka Rusutsu Tower) has a nice onsen including an outdoor hot spring as well as a day spa. Other facilities include various gift shops, a ski shop, ski and snowboard rental outlet, and ski and snowboard storage.

Guests of the Westin can also use the facilities available at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel, just a few minutes away by the free monorail. These amenities include a wave pool with water slide, games arcades, and kids indoor ski slope.

Restaurants & Bars

There are a few dining options at the Westin Rusutsu including a Japanese & Teppanyaki restaurant serving quality local produce, plus a buffet-style restaurant serving Chinese, Japanese and western cuisine. There are also many restaurants and fast food options over at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel and a nearby strip of izakayas.

Small Children & Extra Bedding
  • Infants 3 and under stay free in existing bedding however there may be an extra charge for a cot
  • 4-12 year old children must use existing bedding
  • Children over 12 are considered adults

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Westin Rusutsu Reviews

Great for Families and Groups up to 7



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Great for Families and Groups up to 7

The Tower Hotel is a very lovely place to stay. It’s a “normal hotel” for adults. It’s not that it’s not child friendly, it’s just that it doesn’t have all the glitzy kids paraphernalia that can be found at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel (a crazy hotel with all sorts of weird stuff!).

The location possibly isn’t as convenient for access to a wider range of restaurants and bars, and some of the little kids activities.

ROOMS/SUITES - very spacious, clean and reasonably modern. Only one bathroom per suite which can make it a bit of a challenge if you have 7 people in a suite.

FACILITIES – the onsen is superior to the Rusutsu Resort Hotel's onsen which is chlorinated (to cope with all the little kids) and there is also a lovely outdoor onsen. There are good ski storage facilities.

SERVICE – reasonably well organised and plenty of English speaking staff.

NIGHTLIFE - next to none in the Tower.

RESTAURANTS - Good selection of food but a bit pricey if you are eating there every night. Breakfast is great but sometimes it can entail a 5 minute wait whilst the Japanese staff work through their systematic procedures (not always the most efficient!). Plus last call for breakfast is 9am so no sleeping in.

 Overall this property is very good to excellent.