This city centre hotel is about four blocks from the main Otaru railway station - just a little too far to carry luggage, but a very short taxi ride. There is also onsite parking available. It is fairly close to the famous “sushi street” and only about five-six blocks from the trendy canal area.
The building is an attractive short tower, fairly modern, with a comfortable lobby which includes a café. There is a vending machine on each floor.
We were given a spacious western room with twin beds, modern furniture, a large desk, lots of closet space and plenty of room for luggage. The room looked down on the street and one of Otaru’s heritage buildings. The washroom was western and modern with plenty of counter space, although not great light for shaving. There was no pants press.
We had only breakfast at the hotel. There are both a western and a Japanese restaurant, the former serving a Viking (buffet) breakfast while the latter offered a set menu, which we chose. The breakfast room decor was tasteful natural wood. The cost was ¥1,500 if one paid cash: ours was included with the room. The set breakfast was a form of bento served on a tray with many small boxes each containing one or more dishes, and included kazunoko, poached egg in soup, hijiki, pickled eggplant, broiled salmon, kobumaki (rolled seaweed with fish inside), ika, black currant yoghurt and cherry tomatoes among many other items.
We only stayed here overnight, to catch the ferry to Niigata, but the hotel would be a good base to explore Otaru on foot. The city’s attractions deserve more time than we gave them.
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