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Rockwood Hotel & Spa

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Rockwood Hotel & Spa

Rockwood Hotel & Spa

The Rockwood Hotel at Aomori Spring Resort offers 3.5 star deluxe western style accommodation. The lovely hotel offers views to the Sea of Japan in one direction and up to Mount Iwaki and the national park in the other.

Where is the Rockwood Hotel?

The Rockwood Hotel is located at the base of the Aomori Spring Ski Resort in the Aomori Prefecture of Honshu Japan. Rockwood Hotel is completely ski-in ski-out via a gentle beginner slope, so you can easily slide to the nearby gondola station or hooded quad chair lift. Large ski and snowboard lockers are just inside the ski slope entrance to the hotel, so you don't need to haul your equipment more than about 20 metres!

In summer the hotel provides easy access to the 18 hole golf course.

See the travel to Aomori Spring page for information on getting there.

Hotel Rooms

Twin Rooms
Most of the hotel rooms have 2 single beds as well as a sofa bed, so they could accommodate up to 3 guests. The rooms have a good sized ensuite bathroom, a small fridge, TV, kettle, and bathroom amenities. All rooms have an oversized window, providing vistas to the Sea of Japan or Mt Iwaki.

Interconnecting Rooms
Rockwood Hotel has a small number of inter-connecting twin rooms.

Corner Double Rooms
14 corner rooms are available that are a little more spacious than the twin rooms and offer great panoramic views. These rooms have a queen bed for up to 2 guests.

Hotel Facilities

Rockwood Hotel has extensive amenities and services:
  • Onsen baths (gender segregated) - indoor baths and outdoor/open-air baths
  • Communal lounge near reception
  • Kids games room
  • Cinema room
  • Massage services
  • Gymnasium with mostly a focus on cardio machines
  • Gift shop
  • Wifi
  • Ski and snowboard locker room
  • Luggage storage
  • Karaoke room (extra charge)
  • 24 hour front desk
  • English concierge service
  • Free parking onsite
  • Vending machines (of course!)

Dining & Bar

Buffet breakfast and buffet dinner at the Rockwood Hall is included in hotel stays. The restaurant features extensive windows that offer views up to the ski resort. The buffet offerings are changed each day and include Japanese (with seasonal local products such as the famous apple pie), Chinese and western dishes. A small selection of drinks is available during dinner.

The Rockwood Bistro is open for lunch and dinner, with a la carte dishes as well exquisite set-course menus of French inspired cuisine or local Aomori seafood. Your meal can be accompanied by a diverse selection of wines and other beverages.

The Iwaki Café and Bar offers snacks and light meals during the day, whilst for après-ski it transforms into a lovely lounge bar.

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Rockwood Hotel & Spa Packages

This property can be packaged through one of our travel partners to include additional services such as lift tickets, transfers & other services subject to availability. Please enquire via the listing(s) below for a firm quote and availability for your dates.

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Price p/p Sample price is based on 7-nights twin-share accommodation, daily breakfast & dinner and 6-days of lift tickets (per person) in Jan & Feb
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inclusive of tax
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SKI & SNOWBOARDING PACKAGES
7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing/Boarding | Half Board

Location: Aomori Spring , Honshu , Japan
Standard: Standard ($$$) - 4 stars
Price p/p Sample price is based on 7-nights twin-share accommodation, daily breakfast & dinner and 6-days of lift tickets (per person) in Jan & Feb
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inclusive of tax
USD 931
Stay in the Aomori Spring Rockwood Hotel, soak in the indoor/outdoor onsen & over-indulge in the buffet meals. These CUSTOMISABLE packages (from 2 nights) include quality accommodation, lift passes, daily breakfast & dinner & can be optioned up with rental equipment, lessons & transfers.
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Rockwood Hotel & Spa Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Bar
  • Communal area(s)
  • Convenience store
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Hot springs/Onsen
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Ski lockers
  • Wellness day spa
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Bath
  • Breakfast available
  • Fridge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • TV
  • Views
  • WiFi

Services

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • English speaking staff
  • Lift tickets vendor
  • Massage Services
  • Ski rentals

Rockwood Hotel & Spa Location

Rockwood Hotel & Spa Reviews

Very Good Value

12/03/2018

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  • Guest Age
    36-50

Very Good Value

12/03/2018
Superb Onsen
Perfectly positioned relative to the slopes
You'll have to believe us that the views were good!
Indoor onsen bath as well as the open-air
Plenty of buffet options for dinner
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rockwood Hotel at Aomori Spring and could very readily recommend it to others. It was the beautiful retreat from the stormy weather outside, and finishing the ski day with a soak in the onsen was perfect, especially the outdoor bath where it was great to watch it snowing very heavily from the comfort of the hot water.

In a previous iteration, the Rockwood Hotel was a Prince Hotel, so it had some similarities to Prince hotels at other Japanese ski resorts, except that perhaps it's had an update a little more recently than others. It was a very western style hotel, with just hints of the Japanese culture evident with some of the food, the mighty firm beds, the onsen, the karaoke room, and the very slow service in the bar provided by the Japanese staff (in classic Japanese process culture, it took the Japanese staff 20 steps to make you a drink and charge you for it, whereas the international staff could do it in a quarter of the time!). The hotel also had the ideal mix of international staff (some doubled as ski/snowboard instructors) and staff that only spoke Japanese, such that we felt like we were in Japan yet had the support of English speaking staff where required.

It goes without saying that the location of the hotel was ideal. Sure there's not much else nearby so you can only hang out in the hotel, but it was so convenient because the ski/snowboard locker room was perfectly ski-in ski-out. It was so easy to pop into the hotel to grab an extra layer or for a quick warm-up (it was very cold when we were there).

Our room was very good, and on the odd occasion when the storms eased, we had views across to the sea. Considering the size of the window, we imagine that the vistas would be spectacular when the weather was fine. The room was well sized for the two of us, but probably would have been a bit squeezy for 3 guests. And somewhat rare for Japan, the bathroom was reasonably spacious.

Like other Japan ski hotels with buffets, you could potentially tire of having buffet meals if you had a lengthy stay at the hotel, but thankfully the food selection was excellent and they varied many of the offerings each day. Some of the "hot" items were only lukewarm because they just used a warming light, but this is somewhat common at Japanese hotels. For breakfast, pancakes, eggs and granola were a very welcome sight!

We had dinner one night at the Rockwood Bistro, which consisted of lots of small, delicately prepared Japanese/French fusion courses. The food was absolutely spectacular! And it was lovely to accompany the meal with nice wine (we'd been mostly drinking beer and sake previously on the trip, and good wine can be hard to come by in Japan).

The lounge bar was lovely, and it had a lively ambience because there were some snowboard camp guests staying at the hotel, but I could imagine it could be very quiet at times. Drink prices were a little more than we'd been used to at some other Honshu ski resorts, but they weren't too bad.

In summary:

Pros: fabulous onsen (very clean), excellent service and support from English speaking concierge and other staff, ski-in ski-out, lots of facilities, very good wifi
Potential con for some people: only 2 restaurants to choose from
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