One of the occupational hazards of working for Powderlife is that you really get spoiled.
We love that pampered feeling when staying at serviced apartments. And Niseko Landmark View did just that – and emerged as one of our new favourites in Niseko.
“The apartments have huge windows which overlook snow-covered woods and towards Mt Yotei. “
Layout and design
First, let’s just get over with stating the obvious: the views from Niseko Landmark View are fabulous. The apartments have huge windows which overlook snow-covered woods and over to Mt Yotei. The large windows also mean the apartments are flooded with light which makes these newly refurbished units feel modern and bright.
Niseko Landmark View is a large block of apartments, so it’s perfect for large groups who want to stay close to each other but still want to have their own space.
Though this is a large apartment complex, the two and three-bedroom apartments themselves are far from uniform. We loved the fact that every apartment had their own colour scheme and that they were all a little different, with unique touches in the décor.
Niseko Landmark View Facilities
As always, it really is the little things that make a ski holiday special and we loved the thoughtful touches at Niseko Landmark View. Take their ski storage: the apartment complex has a ski locker room on the basement floor, with a private locker for each apartment. The ski storage is accessible by a lift or a heated walkway, so there’s no need to navigate stairs with your ski gear.
Niseko Landmark View also offers a concierge desk, which made navigating Niseko that much easier. Though our first instinct tends to be to just ask Google, it’s always great to have an actual person to direct your questions to.
Inside the apartment, we were kept thoroughly entertained thanks to the Apple TV and Bose audio systems. The kitchen was well set up but we wouldn’t describe it as being fully equipped. Still, it was more than enough to tackle our level of gourmet cooking. The Seicomart convenience store is about 10 minutes away on foot and the kitchen was more than equipped to reheat our take-away meals on the nights we preferred to dine in.
Location, location, location
Niseko Landmark View is located in Upper Hirafu Village, with easy access to the main village shuttle bus or if you want to explore a bit further, the free shuttle to Hanazono. We would especially recommend Hanazono for families, as the magic carpets and ski school are ideal for kids. But you really don’t have to venture far to enjoy great skiing at Niseko Landmark View: the apartments are located just 200 metres from the Hirafu Gondola.
There’s a great little café, An Deli, located on the ground floor of the Niseko Landmark View complex, which was great for picking up coffee and pastries on the go. Other than that, it took us about 10 minutes to walk to the centre of Hirafu Village where there are plenty of options for dining and après-ski entertainment. When we were feeling worn out from the slopes and didn’t feel like walking, we hopped on the free shuttle bus instead.
Staying at Niseko Landmark View was one of the highlights of our trip to Niseko. We loved the effortless design of the apartments and those views of Mt Yotei just never get old. It was fantastic to have a coffee shop in the same building – getting a caffeine fix before hitting the slopes was never this easy! We really can’t recommend Niseko Landmark View enough – and we definitely can’t wait to be back.