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Smile Hotel Hakodate

20-11 Wakamatsucho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0063, Japan (Hakodate Station)
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Ranked #21 of 75 hotels in Hakodate
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hotel has very small rooms but mostly you don't need a big room especially when you are travelling to Hokkaido. There are so many things to the in the city and you just come hotel to sleep. The prices might be one of the cheapest for Hakodate. If you are looking to save some money for food, this hotel... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Smile Hotel Hakodate is just in front of Hakodate station. Less than 100 m. to tram station. Hotel rooms size are OK. Rooms and bedsheets are clean. Small modern Japanese style bathroom is clean and functional. Hotel staffs are freindly, they can communicate in English. Small departmentstore is 3 minutes walk from hotel, this department store has supermarket which has... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

I am really torn about this place. Part of me tries to look on the bright side and considers the money I saved which I spent on amazing seafood in Hakodate. I paid 8000 yen for 2 nights. But an unyielding part of me is horribly grossed out and wishes I spent the extra 4000 yen on a better hotel... More

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21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed at the Smile for two nights. The ceilings in the hallways and in the bathrooms are low (I had to watch out about bumping my head) and everything looks and feels a little aged, but, altogether, this is a nice, affordable stay. The hotel, also, is located just in front of the JR station (~1 minute walk) and... More

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Sapporo, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Three hotels can be found in front of Hakodate Station; Loisir, Grantia Eki Mae and the Smile Hotel. I have now stayed in all three and the Smile Hotel can be most kindly referred to as the budget choice. The entrance of the hotel is deceptively small. This is a big hotel with 271 rooms and capacity to host large... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Location is very good. The moment you step out of JR Station you can see the hotel right at your left side. I had a triple sharing room. 3 single bed in the room and still have some walking space. Free Wifi without password. The breakfast was fine too. Very basic buffet. Japanese breakfast with bread available. The bathroom is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
79 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at the Smile Hotel in Hakodate for 1 night only and found it to be very basic but clean and comfortable. The room was quite large (by Japanese standards), but very basic. The building is obviously quite old and a bit tired, but if you're just looking for a place to sleep for a night or two, this... More

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Richmond, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The location is excellent. Can't miss it as soon as I walk out of the JR station. It is very nice that the hotel provide free internet. Coin laundry and a microwave are available on the ground floor. I can warm up my take out and enjoy my food while washing my clothes. The room is small but acceptable. However,... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I chose this hotel because it's literally located just across the Hakodate JR Station and I needed to catch early train. Hakodate Ropeway Station is doable by walking. I walked there around 20-25 minutes. Then I walked back passing the russian churches and the bay area. There's a tram station nearby too. I stayed in single bed room. Like all... More

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Sapporo, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The location of this hotel can't be faulted, right in front of JR Hakodate station. Very easy for first time visitors. And it's close to everything you need. I found the staff warm, friendly and helpful. The bed was also quite comfortable. However my room was located next to the lift and a bit noisy. I would normally give my... More

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Address: 20-11 Wakamatsucho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0063, Japan
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Hakodate > Hakodate Station , Yunokawa Onsen
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Ranked #21 of 75 hotels in Hakodate
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