Madarao Mountain Reviews - Aya Lodge Madarao

based on 24 reviews
Fenton Healy (Melbourne)
Another great Madarao Christmas at Aya Lodge

Another great Madarao Christmas at Aya Lodge. Fantastic ski on location in spectacular ski country. A very helpful and friendly staff led by Lisa helped make the stay enjoyable. Well worth a visit.

Family with older children  |  Family Incl. Bathroom ( 512 )  |  stayed in 12/2019

Nancy Oliver (London)

Drew and Lisa have created a lovely ski experience at Aya Lodge which just opened last year. The lodge is super comfy - with great beds and duvets as well as a big ski locker where you can leave all your wet or cold gear to dry overnight. The breakfast is wonderful, served early and including some Japanese elements as well as eggs, bacon, porridge, fruit and cooked mushrooms, coffee and an assortment of teas. Something for everyone! Drew and Lisa are such wonderful hosts, always going that extra mile in order to help their guests- driving us to get and return skis, booking restaurants and guides, always smiling, kind and thoughtful. Our group all felt that we had a wonderful time and want to return!

Group  |  Twin Single Incl. Bathroom ( 551 / 552 )  |  stayed in 2/2019

Sophie Wheeler (London)
Great location, neutral interiors, super comfy beds

Fantastic week’s skiing - my first in Japan. Madarao delivered delivered with loads of snow and even a couple of fine days. Aya Lodge is a great base from which to launch your Madapow adventure. Great location, neutral interiors, super comfy beds and excellent breakfasts. The enthusiasm and helpfulness of the staff, Drew and Lisa - was exceptional. They dealt with our raucous group with charm and humour and were always really helpful. The only slight quibble is Japanese heating which was sometimes underwhelming - especially in bathrooms.

Group  |  Twin Single Shared Bathroom ( 521 )  |  stayed in 2/2019

Elena Goodrich (Mosman)
The moment we walked in we were made to feel at home

We had a fantastic time at Aya Lodge.. the moment we walked in we were made to feel at home. Our hosts were very accommodating with all our requests and went out of their way to make all aspects of our skiing and restaurant entertainment and tourist requirements sorted. Room was comfortable, very clean... great lounge area for congregating with our family and friends. I would highly recommend this lodge for families large groups and even couples. Thanks Drew and Lisa, see you again in 2020 with the gang x

Group  |  Twin Single Incl. Bathroom ( 551 / 552 )  |  stayed in 1/2019

Fenton and Sarah (Melbourne )

Unforgettable White Christmas... A huge thanks to Drew, Lulu and their awesome crew at Aya Lodge for making our first White Christmas one to remember. They couldn’t have done anything more to make us feel welcome. Aya Lodge is ideally located with awesome views of the mountain offering great facilities and a friendly environment. Oh and the snow is something else. Just monumental.

Family with older children  |  Family, Shared Bathroom ( 522 + 521 Suite Opt. )  |  stayed in 12/2018

Rob Abernethy (Tokyo)
Terrific times at Aya Lodge Madarao

My family and I were part of a group who recently enjoyed a first and fantastic long weekend at Aya Lodge Madarao and of course on the mountain. The lodge was super convenient and very comfortable with key western elements that help with the experience for a young family e.g. beds, WiFi, Netflix, sounds, communal space, quality amenities, storage and gear drying room etc. One highlight is the breakfast spread - Drew lays it on early to get the day started perfectly. Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit platter, thick toast, fresh brewed coffee, cereals, good as it gets for all taste buds. Let alone the nibbles over an ale to close out a days skiing... To that end, Drew is a great bloke and really went the extra mile on every aspect and more to try and make our stay easy and hassle free. Whether it was a shuttle run here and there or helping with hiring or lending some gear, arranging lessons or slipping local knowledge, Drew made a huge effort which was well noted by our group and very much appreciated. Hence, we look forward to returning next year. Thanks again Drew...keep well! The Abernethy Family

Family with young children  |  Twin Single / King + Private Ensuite  |  stayed in 3/2018

Pip MacCallum (Tokyo)
Easy winter ski break from Tokyo

Our group included both families and couples and we stayed at Aya Lodge Madarao in March 2018. Madarao looked like a winter wonderland when we arrived and we had two nights of fresh snow during our stay. The lodge itself is beautifully decorated and is great size and had enough space for the kids to relax in the lounge watching TV. Our family room was comfortable and a good size too. Drew was a fantastic host and was very helpful from the outset. He made everyone feel welcome and was so patient with the all the young kids in our party. Breakfast was wonderful and there was more than enough provided each morning to set us up for the day. Access from Tokyo was very easy and we will definitely be returning to Aya Lodge and Madarao next year! Thank you again Drew! Best wishes.

Not specified  |  Family Western Queen + Private Bathroom  |  stayed in 3/2018

Mark Wright (North Curl Curl)
I’ll be back!

I arrived at Aya Lodge and strapped on a pair of skis for the first time. One week later, I departed with amazing stories and the motivation to bring back my entire family. Drew and the Aya Lodge staff exceeded expectations. We had access to quality accommodation, food, bars and equipment. Most importantly, the skiing conditions at Madarao and surrounding mountains were epic!

Group  |  Twin Single / King + Private Ensuite  |  stayed in 2/2018

Liam Levitt (Australia)
An Unforgettable Experience

Worked in Ayalodge since December to mid-February and had the time of my life. Got the chance to work with other young professionals all the while had the opportunity to bask in the insane amounts of powder in Madarao. if the opportunity arises i would do it all again, definitely recommend this lodge to any of my friends or family.

Other  |  Triple Single ( Kids / Adults ) + Shared Bathrooms  |  stayed in 2/2018

Josh (Portland, OR)
Awesome Lodge

Big thanks to Drew and Lisa for their wonderful hospitality at Aya Lodge. Super accommodating for us at the last minute when we had to change resorts. Comfy rooms, great breakfasts, convenient location, super relaxed and friendly vibe. Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Madarao.

Group  |  Twin Single / King + Private Ensuite  |  stayed in 2/2018

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