What kind of resort hotel is Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA?
This is a modern resort condominium-type of the hotel. Also, this is a winery hotel in Furano. The property has great value for money if compared to others in the Furano area. This wouldn’t be luxurious, but very cozy, comfortable, and brand new. On the other hand, if you are a hot spring freak, this is not. Unluckily, there is no hot spring in-house. The ambiance is family-oriented, lively, and friendly. The property would be great for family, small groups, solo travelers, but not romantic couples.
Is the location easy to access?
Maybe no, unless you have a car. The location is a 10min-drive away from Furano Station. Free shuttle service is available during the winter season only. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the station. It costs around 1,500JPY. When you visit Furano, you should take a highway Furano bus from Sapporo Station bus terminal. It takes 130min by bus. Get off at the last bus stop called Furanoekimae *in front of Furano Station. The bus fare is JPY2,500 per adult. When we stayed here in the summer season, I noticed that most of the guests visited by rental car. If you go sightseeing around here, you may want to get a rental car as it’s very convenient. Also, it wouldn’t be easy to find the parking lot if this is your first visit. You may want to check a map carefully, or you should ask the staff in advance where it’s exactly located.
Rooms I would recommend?
If you are going to stay here, I would recommend a deluxe or suite room with a balcony. You can view a peaceful Mt.Tokachitake in good weather while chilling out at the rooms. On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend standard rooms as they tend to be cramped. Also, there is no nice view and no small kitchen.
How about toiletries & in-room amenities?
All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, and tea bags, etc. Room service is not available. Free Wifi reception was excellent in the building. Then a small kitchen with a microwave oven, an electric stove, and cookware were installed in our room. Also, this is child-friendly. Staff provides meals for small children, but baby cribs and bed rails were not available when we requested.
How about In-house Facilities?
The hotel has the latest facility. There is a vending machine, a laundromat, a bar, a lounge, and a souvenir shop. There is no convenience store nearby. You may want to buy your necessities before coming here. Then, there are large communal baths. They are not hot springs, though. They are open from 7:00 to 10:00, 14:00 to 24:00. *Please note that if you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area. Then Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA is a universal design. If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform staff as they can arrange a room near the lift.
How about services?
A free winery tour is held from 16:00, every day. The staff sends you to the winery. You should join it if the weather is good. Then if you go to Furano Ski Resort during the winter season, the staff sends you by free shuttle bus.
How about meals?
The western food experience was wonderful. There is no Japanese cuisine. Each dish brings out the full flavor of the local ingredients. The local vegetables, the stress-free grown chicken and beef meat roast are a flavor that is one of a kind and need not say, it is delicious. Also, they have a nice wine list to complement the meal. Then buffet-style western food for breakfast was also nice. The buffet is not extensive, but each dish is good. All meals are served in the restaurant on 1F. The breakfast time is from 7:00 to 10:00. Dinner time is from 17:30 to 22:00. I would highly recommend having meals on the property. Then don’t forget to visit the bar before dinner from 16:00-18:00 during happy hour, all 500JPY such as wine, beer, and Japanese sake, etc. Then, as far as I know, there wouldn’t be nice restaurants around there. You may want to book a room with meals.
The staff tends to be not professional, but friendly. I guess it’s OK as this is Hokkaido. Overall, Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA is like a modern business hotel, but we were so happy during our stay and return in summer next year. At last, don’t forget to try “Furano Barger” on the property. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA from the below space. Check availability and pricing for the property on Booking.com or Agoda
Info about Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA
|Style||Modern business hotel|
|Check-in and out times
|Estimated Price||30,000 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Contact||0167-23-8778 from domestic
+81 167-23-8778 from overseas
|Internet Connection||Free WiFi in the hotel|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
|Access||Free shuttle bus from Furano Station
during the winter season only
10min by TAXI from the station
|Address and TEL||
|Official Homepage||Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA’s HP
*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.