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Voices From the Guests

"We will be back again because of the excellent service, great ambience and delicous meals. Miwa is a Hakuba local, speaking very good English so she has been able to help us with our every need in town.  A huge benefit in staying at Grove Inn Skala has been the flexibility in dining arrangements.  We chose to eat breakfast at the hotel every day and dinner on 6 of the 10 nights we stayed. This allowed us to get out often enough to get a feel for the town, while staying in often enough to relax after skiing, enjoy the ambience of the lounge and keep the costs of our holiday down."

Shane Ingram - Melbourne, Australia
"Once again my stay at Grove Inn Skala has been a fantastic break, thanks to the dedicated owners and staff. Miwa's great cooking provides a fine dining experience to rival the best restaurants of Hakuba, while allowing you the freedom to dine out and explore the nearby Echo Land, as well as Misorano's restaurants and bars. Getting lift passes to the many surrounding ski resorts is made easy by the English speaking staff and the close proximity of shuttle buses taking only 5-10 minutes to reach the most popular resorts. For the more adventurous, there is a 5 minute walk via the "short cut" to the Olympic Ski Jump near the popular Happo-One resort. It is nice to spend days of recovery in the living room and enjoy a massage from the therapeutic chair, or partake in the fully stocked bar while watching one of the many movie choices from the video collection.
All in all, Skala is a great place to stay in Hakuba. Its value for money, dedicated service and warm atmosphere make it feel like my true home away from home, and I cannot wait to return for my third time!"

James Tucker - Sydney, Australia
Comments from the Guestbook

"Absolutely fantastic 2 days spent at Skala...couldn't have asked for anything else. Thanks to Miwa and all the staff, hope to see you again same time next year."
From the UK

"A wonderful and beautiful way to end the year and to viy in 2007. Everyone at the Grove Inn Skala is so helpful and kind. All the best and thank you for everything!"
From Canada, and from Columbia

"We have been absolutely delighted with all that Grove Inn Skala has offered. By chance we found you on the Snowjapan.com website. What a find!! From the email to goodbye we have had a fantastic and enjoyable stay. The hospitality has been more than imagined, let alone more than we expected. You picked us up at the train station, welcomed us into your home, and treated us not only as guests but as friends. We thank you. We can only wish that should we return, we return to the Grove Inn Skala Inn and the Ishida hosts."
From the USA

"We have had a wonderful time at Skala. The rooms were great and the food was awesome. The hospitality was exceptional and they really made us feel like part of the family. For a couple of guys in for a quick visit to the slopes in Japan, Miwa and family made sure we felt like we were part of the family and had a chance to experience the Japanese Alps lifestyle. Mr Ishida took us to the onsen the first night and explained how it worked. They put extra effort in to help us maintain our tight schedule. We will definitely recommend Skala to our friends. Thank you for the wonderful experience."
From Canada.

"I and my husband had extremely relaxed time while staying here seven sleep over days. I didn't cook, I didn't wash a dish, and I didn't clean a room. How wonderful that is! I love cool fresh air in the morning and evening shadow here surrounding blue sky and a lots of green."
From Japan

"We enjoyed a fantastic six day skiing holiday including a 71st birthday cake, the `throwing peas at the devil` ceremony, escellent meals, lots of snow, very friendly and helpful hosts. We plan to return next year to see a bit more of the blue sky that we caught a brief glimpse of one day."
From Taiwan

"Great food, great snow, great service. So sad to go."
From Australia

Thank you for the good time here at Skala. Everything is what we expected. My family very excited about being here. Miwa and family, thank you very much. We shall return."
From Guam

"Miwa and Skala Inn could not be more friendly and helpful. Miwa helped me in everything: skiing, onsen, shopping... the snow has been really heavy... too heavy. But I will definitely come back to Hakuba and Grove Inn Skala, but I will be looking forward to better days for skiing!"
From Hong Kong

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