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THE VALE NISEKO

(4 customer reviews)

US $281 US $252

Upper Hirafu –Hotel/Apartments
1, 2, 3 Bedrooms

Elegant luxury with the ski slopes at your doorstep and everything you need nearby.

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It doesn’t get any better than waking up in the morning to a hot breakfast, grabbing your skis or board from the locker room, and stepping out onto the ski slope and the first lift. Actually, it does get better – when you’ve finished skiing the world’s best soft powder snow and you come back to The Vale Niseko, complete with restaurant, bars and private or public onsen hot spring baths to soothe your aching muscles.

Sleeps: 2 – 6 guests (8 max)
Size: 31 – 187sqm
Built: 2009

The Vale Niseko
Overview

Ski-In/Ski-Out
Mt Yotei Views
Ski-Slope Views
Family/Child Friendly
English Speaking Staff
24-Hour Reception
Front Desk / Concierge

Doorman
Ski Valet
Onsite Ski Rental
Onsite Ski Shop
Restaurant+Bar
Breakfast Available
Dinner Available

Public Onsen
Private Onsen
Select In-Room Onsen
On Free Shuttle Bus Route
Free Parking On Premises
Free Bus Station Pick-Up/Dropoff
Wheelchair Accessible

The Vale Niseko was voted World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and for good reason – guests rave about the location, style, ambience and service afforded here. The complex was completed in 2010 after replacing an old, original resort hotel, Snow Universe, which was well past its used by date. To ensure Snow Universe’s legacy lived on, The Vale Niseko recycled some of the old timber and other materials which, when combined with modern architecture and styling, adds to its rustic, mountain appeal.

Rooms are appointed with the finest furniture and fittings including designer sofas and coffee tables, and the latest appliances including satellite TV and wireless internet. All rooms have designer bathrooms featuring stone and hardwood timbers. There are a number of different bathroom configurations in each apartment size, most with at least one en suite. There are also of course apartments with private onsen as well, so be sure to advise us what you require and we can check availability.

The kitchens are full-featured with high quality European and Japanese appliances including cooktops, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, and fridges, however, there is minimal bench space for preparing large meals. The dining table can double as a preparation bench if needs be, but to be honest, with so many good affordable restaurants nearby you’re going to want to eat out as often as possible! Views are either of the surrounding village, Mt Yotei, or the ski slope and forest and prices vary based on that premise. Mt Yotei views attract a higher price with ski mountain views attracting top dollar.

The Vale Niseko
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Housekeeping Daily for Hotel, Studios, Penthouse
  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights for Apartments
  • Mid-Clean Every 5-7 Nights
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows (except Hotel Rooms/Studios)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heated Ski Gear/Coat Rack
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Ski Hill Views
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Private Onsen Baths (select)
  • Balconies (select)
  • Phone
  • Business/work desk (select)
  • Slippers
  • Japanese Robe
  • Traditional Tatami Room
  • Washer/Dryer (select)
  • Iron/Ironing Board (on request)
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • Game Consoles (on request)
  • Books (on request)
  • Games (on request)
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining Table (select)
  • Oven (select)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Dishwasher (select)
  • Dishwashing Powder
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Japanese Bedding (select)
  • Ensuites (select)
  • Kids bedrooms (select)
  • Closets
  • Hangers
BATHROOMS
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtubs (select)
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet

*Hotel Rooms have kitchenettes, limited dining facilities, no dishwashers, and no in-room washer/dryer

**Hotel Rooms and Studio Rooms don’t have fireplaces, dining tables or ovens

The Vale Niseko
Apartment Types

ONE BEDROOM - STANDARD HOTEL ROOM

Located on the lower ground floor, these hotel rooms are a great budget option in one of Niseko’s premier locations. A full-featured kitchenette, designer bathroom and interiors with feature tub will keep you busy. As part of “hotel” service, this room receives daily housekeeping as well as linen changes every 5 nights. Up to two guests can sleep in either one king double or two single beds.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
31-33m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(no extra guest/bed permitted)

ONE BEDROOM - SUPERIOR HOTEL ROOM

Located on the ground floor, these hotel style rooms provide a little more view than the standard room type. Two guests sleep on either one king double or two single beds. There is a kitchenette with enough function to let you cook during your stay. The bathroom features a feature stone tub and shower head. As part of “hotel” service, this room receives daily housekeeping as well as linen changes every 5 nights.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
32-36m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(no extra guest/bed permitted)

ONE BEDROOM - DELUXE HOTEL ROOM

Located on the ground floor, the deluxe hotel rooms are closest to the front desk and restaurant. Two guests sleep on either one king double bed or two single beds, depending on the setup you need. One more guest can be added to the room, sleeping on the floor on Japanese style futon bedding. There is a media desk, sofa lounge, and ample storage space to give you space enough to enjoy your stay. The en-suite bathroom has a feature stone tub.

2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
36-43m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(Extra guest +¥7000/night on futon)

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT - VALE STUDIO

Located on floors 2-5 of the Vale building, the Vale Studios are “apartment” style living. Housekeeping visits the room once every two days, while the room has an expanded full-feature kitchen and laundry facilities within the apartment. Two guests can sleep in either one king double bed or two single beds, according to their needs. There is a cushy sofa seating area and a coffee table. The ensuite bathroom features a shower and toilet.

2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
33-41m²

Bedroom 1 ES: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(No extra guest/bed permitted)

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT - BIRCH VIEW

Located on the second and third levels of the Vale building, the one bedroom birch view apartments feature one bedroom and a separate living and kitchen area. The kitchen is full featured and a dining table next to the kitchen counter sits four. Ample sofa seating faces an expansive flat-screen TV and gas fireplace. Two guests can sleep on either one king double or two single beds in the bedroom, while another two guests can sleep on a double bed that folds out of a secret compartment in the wall.

4 Guests (4 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
76m²

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Living Room: 1 Fold-Out Double Bed
(No extra guests/futon permitted)

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - RESORT VIEW WITH BUNK ROOM

The two bedroom apartment with resort view and bunk beds is a perfect setup for a family with children. Located on the second and third floors of the Vale building, two guests sleep on either one king double or two single beds in the first bedroom. Then, up to four children can sleep in the second bedroom on two bunk beds. Both bedrooms open up onto a roomy living space with a lounge space and fireplace, a dining table and full-featured kitchen.

2 Adults, 4 Children (6 Total)
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
83m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 2 Bunk Beds (Sleeping 4)
(no extra guest/bedding permitted)

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - RESORT VIEW DELUXE WITH TATAMI

On the higher floors 4 and 5, two bedroom apartments facing the resort feature a Japanese style tatami room as one of the bedrooms. Two guests can sleep on either one king double bed or two single beds in both bedrooms – one a western style bedroom with views out over the resort, the other a Japanese style room with tatami flooring. The living space features seating for six at a dining table. A full-featured kitchen, a sofa nook, flat-screen TV and fireplace make up the living space. There is also a full-feature washer and dryer in the apartment.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
83m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 Double or 2 Single Futons on Tatami
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests on floor of living or master bedroom +¥7000 pp/night)

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - VILLAGE VIEW

The two bedroom apartments with village view are located between levels 2-5. Two bedrooms each sleep two guests and feature either one king double or two single beds according to what you require. Both have storage space. The master bedroom looks out over the resort and features an ensuite bathroom with shower. A living area with sofas, fireplace and flat-screen TV, a full-featured kitchen and dining table with six chairs make up the living space, which opens onto a small balcony. A second shared bathroom features a shower and a feature bathtub with stone paneling. There is a laundry nook with washer and dryer.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
86m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(1 or 2 extra guests +¥7000 pp/night on floor of living or bedrooms)

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - MT YOTEI VIEW

These apartments are located between floors 4-5, and look out towards Niseko’s iconic Mt Yotei. Up to four guests stay in two bedrooms, each bedroom can be set up as two single beds or one king-size double bed according to what you need. The full-featured kitchen faces a dining table with seating for eight. Most of the ample living space is taken up by a cushy sofa suite with coffee table. A flat-screen TV is inset into a stone-paved wall, and there is a feature gas fireplace lighting up the room. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a stone-paved tub. There is a second bathroom with shower for all to use. There is a laundry and dedicated dry room in the entrance to dry your ski gear.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
110-118m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(1 or 2 extra guests +¥7000 pp/night on futon)

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - SKI VIEW (SIDE) (DELUXE) WITH ONSEN

Indulge with a private onsen on your own private balcony overlooking the ski slopes. Located across floors 2-5, the si view apartments feature ample dining and living space with feature fireplace and flat-screen TV, with living room views looking out towards the ski hill. A full-featured kitchen, laundry, and dry room within the apartment mean everything you need is on-site. Each bedroom features either one king double or two single beds, according to your needs. The master bedroom features its own private balcony and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. “Ski View” apartments cost a little more and guarantee views of the ski hills, while “Ski Side” apartments are on the ski hill side of the building with no guaranteed views. “Deluxe” apartments are on higher levels 4 or 5.

2 Guests (2 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
114m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests on floor of living or bedrooms +¥7000pp/night)

“Ski Side” Apartments: face towards the ski lifts, with no guaranteed views.
“Ski View” Apartments: face towards the ski lifts with guaranteed views.
“Deluxe” Apartments: same floor plans as similarly named apartments, but located on higher floors with better views.

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - BIRCH VIEW

Six guests sleep comfortably in this sprawling 3-bedroom apartment. Two western-style bedrooms feature either 1 king double or 2 single beds according to your needs. The third bedroom is a Japanese style bedroom with straw Tatami flooring, with two guests sleeping on two futon mattresses. Two additional guests can also be added to this room for an extra charge. There is an ample living room with sofa suite, fireplace and flat-screen TV, dining table with seating for eight and a full-featured kitchen. There is also a shared feature bath with shower, the master room also features an ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, and separate toilet.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
114m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 Double or 2 Single Futons
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests +¥7000 pp/night on floor of living or bedrooms)

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - RESORT VIEW WITH BUNK

These apartments, located across levels 2-3, combine studio and two bedroom apartments. This makes two master bedrooms, with the studio apartment room featuring its own kitchenette, dry room, and en-suite bathroom. The second master bedroom opens on to a private balcony. The family bunk room features bunk bedding for up to four guests. The main living area features flat-screen TV and fireplace, with views out towards the village. The dining area seats six guests, the kitchen features everything you need for an extended stay and there is an additional bathroom with bath and shower for all to use.

4 Adults, 4 Children (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
121m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 2 Bunk Beds (sleep 4)
(No extra guest/bed permitted)

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - RESORT VIEW DELUXE WITH TATAMI

Located on the 4th and 5th floors of the Vale hotel, the 3 Bedroom Deluxe resort view apartment combines studio and two bedroom apartments with tatami room to create a spacious apartment with two master bedrooms. The studio apartment bedroom features a kitchenette, sofa suite, a separate entrance and dry room and en-suite bathroom with shower. There is a master bedroom and a tatami bedroom – each bedroom features sleeping space for two guests in either one king double bed or two single beds. A generous living area features sofa suite and fireplace, a full-feature kitchen and dining seating for six.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
121m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 Double or 2 Single Futons
(no extra futons/guests permitted)

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - SKI VIEW (SIDE) WITH ONSEN

On the ski hill side of the building, these apartments connect two bedroom apartments with a studio to create one large apartment with two separate exits and double the features. The master bedroom features its own TV and lounge, as well as a kitchenette and en-suite bath with shower. There are two additional bedrooms with ample storage space. Bedding in each can be arranged in either one king double or two single beds. The living area features a dining table with seating for 8, a full-featured kitchen and living space looking out towards the ski hill, forests, and AYA Niseko hotel. The living area opens onto a private balcony with an outdoor onsen hidden cleverly in the nooks of the building, so that you can enjoy views while retaining some privacy.
The “Ski Side” apartments are a little cheaper and face towards the ski hill with limited views. The “Ski View” apartments are priced more dearly and feature guaranteed views of the ski hill.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
148m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 4 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests on floor of living or bedrooms +¥7000 pp/night)

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - SKI VIEW (SIDE) DELUXE WITH ONSEN

Located on the 4th and 5th floors, the Ski Side 3 bedroom apartment features two western style bedrooms and one Japanese bedroom – with straw tatami flooring and Futon beds. Each bedroom can be arranged with either one king double bed or two single beds. The expansive living area features sofa seating, a dining table with ample seating, and full-featured kitchen. The private balcony leads on to a private outdoor onsen bath, which is cleverly hidden so that guests can enjoy the views while staying out of sight from those below. The “Ski Side” apartments are a little cheaper and face towards the ski hill with limited views. The “Ski View” apartments are priced more dearly and feature guaranteed views of the ski hill.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
110m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 Double or 2 Single Futons on Tatami Flooring
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests on floor of living or bedrooms +¥7000 pp/night)

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - MT YOTEI VIEW

Located across levels 2-5 of the Vale building, the 3 bedroom Mt Yotei view apartments take advantage of Mt Yotei’s natural beauty with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the view in the ample living space. The living area features a large sofa suite with TV and fireplace, dining table with seating for 8 and an expansive kitchen space. Each bedroom features either one king double or two single beds, and each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with either shower or bath.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
151m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests on floor of living or bedrooms +¥7000 pp/night)

THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT - MT YOTEI PANORAMA PENTHOUSE

The most luxurious of all Vale apartments, the Yotei Panorama Penthouse is sprawled across the sixth floor of the building and includes ample balcony and terrace space. Three bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, feature either one king double or two single beds according to needs. The master bedroom features its own private balcony, and a feature stone bath adjoining the room. An expansive living area features a sofa suite with flat-screen TV and feature fireplace. A dining table seats eight guests. There is a large, full-featured kitchen with breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. Outside on the private terrace is a natural onsen with views of the ski hill and Mt Yotei.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
187m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(1 or 2 extra futons/guests on floor of living or bedrooms +¥7000 pp/night)

The Vale Niseko
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

The Vale Niseko is located at the bottom of Upper Hirafu Village, the bustling heart of Hirafu. Alongside the ski slope and with everything from restaurants, bars, convenience stores, wine cellars, ski schools and rental shops all close by, location really doesn’t get any better.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

Access to lifts doesn’t come any easier – out the ski locker room onto the family slope, or out the front door and onto a bus to any other lift in the village.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

The Vale Niseko has its own restaurant and bar and located in the very heart of Hirafu, there are dozens of incredible restaurants and bars within a few minutes’ walk. The Seicomart convenience store, and supermarket/deli are less than five minutes walk away.

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Extra bedding: ¥7000 pp/night
  • Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/night

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 22-Jan 4 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder/Low: 3
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include government tax and services (some other websites add this at the end)
  • Rates quoted in Yen (JPY)
  • 50% deposit due at booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please contact us before booking.

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4 reviews for THE VALE NISEKO

  1. Avatar for Lawrence

    Lawrence (verified owner)

    Very nice ski in ski out accommodation in Niseko. The rooms are excellent and the staff are very helpful.
    Location is great, most of the restaurant around the area are just within 5 mins walk

  2. Avatar for Rilotf

    Rilotf

    Nice and cosy apartment and nice staff. Large appartement with dedicated heated space/ cupboard for the wet clothes after skiing. Large window to enjoy the nice view and smart fire place. The Vale is close to the ski lift which is greatly appreciated with kids. Restaurant is fine too.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 15 March 2018

    Stayed in Februray 2018

  3. Avatar for WilberWreckage

    WilberWreckage

    If you are kooking for the ultimate in convenience ski in and walk out (100m) then the Vsle has to be your choice.

    The room was excellent – just the right temperature, lots of room, very quiet and an enormous firm and confortable bed.

    The staff were all extremely helpful, friendly and I could not fault any of them.

    Breakfast was a bit slow as its ala carte ordering but the quality and care taken produces excellent results.

    Its always snowing in Niseko so the complimentary dropoff service is super!

    We will be back!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 15 March 2018

    Stayed in Februray 2018

  4. Avatar for Chip O

    Chip O

    Amazing service and convenient for skiing
    I stayed end of Feb and the ski in-out is great when you have children. Unfortunately mine was sick during the trip but the staff was so friendly and helpful it made the stay as nice as possible under the conditions. The rental shop staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the ski lockers downstairs were great for going in and out frequently with the kids. The GM was also kind enough to send a teddy bear with a letter signed by all the staff up to our room for my sick girl. Can’t say enough good things and will definitely try to book there for the next trip to Niseko.

    The studio rooms are smaller but still had a full kitchen, dishwasher and washer/dryer, great for long stays.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 1 March 2018

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