Hakken by Active Life

Overall Rating

Hakken by Active Life

Hakken by Active Life5/56
Hakken by Active Life5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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Hakken by Active Life

Hakken by Active Life

Hakken by Active Life is warm and cosy, 15-room, westernized lodge renovated in 2017 & is conveniently located around 2 minutes-walk from the Madarao ski slopes.

For most of the season, guests can ski in/out of the lodge.

The lodge has access to a Japanese-style bath house segregated by time to allow for privacy for couples and families & there is also an outdoor hot spring located approximately 3 mins drive away (Madarao Kogen).

RoomsHakken by Active Life offers western-style rooms with Japanese trimmings such as a woven tatami flooring area in some rooms. Hakken offers standard rooms with queen beds, deluxe rooms with a king or queen bed and a single bed. Hakken also has a family room equipped with a king and 2 single beds.

Each room has a fridge, Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart-TV’s, a kettle, a safe and secure, high speed Wi-Fi.

All rooms have a private en suite bathroom with toilet, basin & a shower over bath. All rooms have been newly carpeted and all common areas are warm, cozy and quiet.

Lodge Facilities & Services
  • Fluent English spoken
  • Hot springs bathhouse
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Japanese Whisky and Beer
  • Common lounge/TV area
  • Drinks vending machines
  • Ski rental service
  • Discounted lift ticket sales
  • Large, secure drying room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Car parking (on-street)
  • Complimentary daily continental breakfast for all guests including juices, toast, cereals, boiled eggs, baked beans and fresh fruit.

DiningThere is a restaurant located on the premises available for breakfast & dinner & a bar. Dinner is available for purchase nightly and incudes famous and generous dishes such as burritos, tacos, buddha bowls as well as finger food, bar snacks and nightly specials. The Hakken restaurant is vegan and vegetarian friendly.

The lodge is just a few minutes walk to the centre of the village where you will find several other restaurants and bars. In addition to the village, there is also restaurants and a bar over at the Madarao Kogen Hotel.

Distance to:

  • Nearest lift - 100 m
  • Nearest restaurant - in-house
  • Other restaurants - 100 m
  • Village centre - 300 m
  • Nearest convenience store - 300 m
  • Onsen/ hot spring - In-house & 3 mins drive

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Hakken by Active Life Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Hakken by Active Life Features, Amenities & Services

Property

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

Rooms

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

Services

  • English speaking staff

Hakken by Active Life Location

Hakken by Active Life Reviews

Comfy & Cosy lodge at an Epic Powder Resort

Nick von Shred17/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Solo
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Comfy & Cosy lodge at an Epic Powder Resort

Nick von Shred17/08/2018
Stayed here in Feb for a week and it was all time. The rooms are spacious, super comfortable beds, friendly staff and tasty breakfast and whisky bar. Has an onsen and drying room, and is a great base for accessing other nearby resorts.
It's ski out/in and plenty of dining options nearby. Madarao is a fantastic mtn to enjoy Japanese pow. It has some good steep runs, allows off trail riding and has some great slackcountry. It's still a secret so there are no lift lines yet and one can still get fresh tracks days after a storm. Visit here before it becomes too popular!

5 BIG Ticks for Hakken

Katrina Ratcliff14/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    51-70

5 BIG Ticks for Hakken

Katrina Ratcliff14/08/2018
Hakken by Active offers an experience in Madarao that is way more than you could ever expect. PK and the team ensured that the moment you arrived it felt warming and supportive. From organising skiing facilities (lift tkts, rental gear, lessons etc) and ensuring we were well feed each morning to enjoying our nightly onsen to easy our sore muscles. I love the ability to click on the ski's at the front door and ski to the lift is a bonus. I have highly recommended Hakken to all my Qantas colleagues only problem is I'm hoping it doesn't get to busy that I can't get back into Hakken for another experience.

Loved Hakken

Glenn10/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Family
  • Guest Age
    N/A

Loved Hakken

Glenn10/08/2018
We loved Madarao and we loved Hakken. The family rooms were super comfortable and best yet, they had a sliding room divider separating the kids and parents sleeping areas, allowing mum and dad to watch TV while the kids slept. Our hosts, PK and Kayleigh, both Kiwis, were just awesome and couldn’t do enough to make sure we were, settled in, watered and fed. PK’s selection of whiskeys in the Hakken bar, was really quite something, as were Kayleigh’s delicious vegetarian treats, including soft tacos, chili-edamame, and her pièce-de-résistance, the Buddah bowl, which even for me – a staunch meat eater – was nothing short of extraordinary (my wife has been trying to replicate the recipe ever since we got back).

Breakfast was served downstairs and consisted of a delightful continental spread, which included toast, muffins, preserves, fresh muesli, baked bean, boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and all the juice an tea you could drink. Hakken has recently undergone renovation leaving the whole place feeling fresh and clean. The Hakken drying room is also one of the best I’ve seen. Clean, spacious and hot – leaving everything toasty and warm in the morning.

Hakken is located a very short walk to the kids skiing area, about 3-4 mins away, which was perfect at the end of the day especially with two exhausted children. After such a mission, it was great to return to the accommodation knowing you could have a beer and settle into a steaming hot bath. The baths are private and you simply book your session and wander down when you’re ready. Like most Japanese baths, they are suitably hot (read scalding, and you might need to run the cold tap for a while before you get in), but once you’re in….Heaven!

Friendly lodge / Perfect location

Geoff H03/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    51-70

Friendly lodge / Perfect location

Geoff H03/08/2018
We stayed at Hakken in February 2018. This is a very comfortable lodge ideally situated so we were able to ski down the snow covered road direct to the lifts from the door each morning.
The rooms are comfortable and clean and PK is a helpful and friendly host.
It is also conveniently located within easy walking distance of a number of cosy little restaurants.
Highly recommended.

Exceeded expectations

Paul03/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Solo
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Exceeded expectations

Paul03/08/2018
Excellent location in between two chairlifts. Arrived to a personalized welcome sign, large bedrooms with shower and toilet, drying room, great bar, food (including free breakfast) and Onsens. Would def recommend and will hopefully be back next year.

A clean and modern hotel only steps from the lifts at Madarao Kogen

Brendan01/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    18-35

A clean and modern hotel only steps from the lifts at Madarao Kogen

Brendan01/08/2018
The hotel has been completely refurbished before the start of the 2018 season. The rooms are modern & comfortable with private bathrooms. Staff are great and there is a nice bar in the lobby. The walk to the lift/tickets is under 1 minute.
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