Situated along a peaceful tree-lined street in Karuizawa, Hotel Wellies offers a British country hotel experience in the highland resort area. It comes with an English-language library, homemade British meals and spacious guest rooms that went through renovations in 2010 and 2014. Free Wi-Fi is available at public areas.
Every non-smoking room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and a fridge, and some include a Japanese-style seating area. A hairdryer and toiletries are included in the en suite bathroom. All rooms has views of surrounding greenery, and some rooms feature great views of Mount Asama.
Guests at Wellies Hotel can leave their luggage and ski/golf equipment at the property, or use a safety deposit box. Free parking is available. Bicycles can be rented, and a hot tub can be enjoyed on site.
The property's signature dish is a hearty, hot full English breakfast with homemade sausages, home-cured bacon and black pudding (included in the room rate). A 3-course dinner, including authentic dishes such as fish & chips, roast pork, beef stew and Yorkshire pudding, is also available at a surcharge. A welcome tea is served to guests arriving before 18:00.
Both Karuizawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station and the Prince Ski Resort are a 10-minute drive from the property, while Naka-Karuizawa Train Station is within a 5-minute drive away. The Hoshino area with hot spring baths is a 5-minute drive away. Yu River and local temples can also be reached within a 5-minute walk.