I lived in Sapporo for 1 ½ years in the late eighties and last visited it in the mid nineties. This... See full review
Sep 14, 2011
Located a five minute train ride from the centre of Sapporo, the 5th-largest city in Japan, the 4 star Novotel Sapporo features 228 modern guest rooms and a range of conferencing facilities including six well equipped meeting rooms. The Twenty-One bar onthe top floor offers spectacular city views, while the cafe and three restaurants serve a wide variety of tempting dishes. Tourist destinations close to Novotel Sapporo include the Sapporo Beer Museum, Mt. Moiwa and the Mt. Okura Observatory.
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Standard 1 Single bed. Choose comfort and space. Our standard room is a great example of what Novotel is all about. It comes with all the usual facilities and overlooks the Nakajima park area. Up to 1 adult. No rollaway.
1 Db bed Std
Standard Room with one double bed. Choose comfort and space. Our standard room is a great example of what Novotel is all about. It comes with all the usual facilities and overlooks the Nakajima park area. Up to 2 adults and 1 child. No rollaway.
2 Sg beds Std
Standard Room with 2 single beds. Choose comfort and space. Our standard room is a great example of what Novotel is all about. It comes with all the usual facilities and overlooks the Nakajima park area. Up to 2 adults and 2 children. No rollaway.
2 Sg beds Exec
Executive Twin Beds. A unique experience combining relaxation and focus. The executive room treats you like a VIP: more spacious and on higher floors overlooking Nakajima park or the Mountain. 2 single beds and 1 sofa bed. Up to 3 adults and 2 children.
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour front desk
Express check in
Audio visual equipment
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Sprinklers in rooms
Highly reputable Teppanyaki restaurant serving fresh fish and beef of the highest quality in Japan. The restaurant is located on the top floor of the hotel allowing you to enjoy a magnificent view of Sapporo City and the beautiful natural surroundings.
Our skilful chef prepares traditional Japanese dishes using fresh ingredients from both Hokkaido and all over Japan. Enjoy exquisite Japanese food in an elegant atmosphere. Private rooms, Japanese style and Western style seats available.
The bar is on the top floor of the hotel offering a magnificent nighttime view of Sapporo City. Extensive selection of drinks to choose from.
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Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
I lived in Sapporo for 1 ½ years in the late eighties and last visited it in the mid nineties. This 2-week trip was a long awaited revisit and reunion with a dear friendship I made in the eighties and have not seen since the nineties. The hotel
was selected based on its location to Nakajima Koen, which is very familiar to me, and the modern and clean look of the interior spaces of the hotel and the guest room. It was in a quiet neighborhood, near the Toyohira Kawa (again familiar) and convenient to the Makomanai subway line for travel to the shopping (street or underground levels) and entertainment areas. The staff and amenities were perfect. If the website had indicated the amenities included shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, I would not have lugged mine from the US. The mini frig was a nice surprise (storing outside food), an electric water kettle, and tea and teacups.
A room safe and much larger closet (it was no more than 2 feet wide) are preferred, but definitely not a deal breaker. Only area for improvement would be to get rid of that terrible “sour towel” smell emitting from the cloth shower curtain, which occurs when you leave wet clothing/towels too long to dry in an area not conducive to air circulation/drying, resulting in that awful smell. Several times, I drew soapy baths to soak/clean the shower curtain, then after rehanging on the curtain rod, I draped the bottom portion over the clothesline to dry with air circulating (not wet and bunched up or matted against the tub walls). Helped a little but that curtain needed a major hot bleach water wash. The walls are thin though as a few nights I heard someone snoring from the adjacent guest room and I am a light sleeper requiring quiet.
The front desk staff was excellent. Without noting she was off at 5 PM, one exceptional person agreed to meet me the day before I left to assist me in performing my online airline check in on the hotel computer. I only learned she was assisting me on her own time after we encountered problems with the site. I was extremely grateful and impressed with her customer service skills.
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Since the yen is currently 75 yen to a dollar, I recommend for inexpensive eats to go underground at the subway and partake in the stand up ramen restaurants 500y&up, look for older little restaurants 300y&up (not new, modern ones), and go the the Basement 1 or 2 levels of Mitsukoshi or Tokyu Department Store, to purchase bento boxes 480y & up. Subway kiosks and the Japanese varieties of food at Seico Mart & 7Eleven convenient stores are also wonderful.