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Hotel Vibrant Otaru

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1-3-1 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0031, Japan (Asarigawa Onsen)
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Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Otaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at hotel vibrant for one night to see the snow light path festival. In terms of location you'd be hard pressed to find a better location in Otaru in my opinion. It's a very shot taxi ride from the JR station and pretty much everything is walking distance from the hotel. The canals are steps from the hotel,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This hotel is right near all the main tourist attractions. The room was clean and adequate size, breakfast consisted of toast and tea or coffee. Staff were very helpful. For the price, I really couldn't have asked for more. A couple of minor cons: snowplow cleaning the street below my room woke me up at 4am; hotel has no communal... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is steps away from the main sights I the town (canal, glass shops) and is about a 15 min walk from the train station. Rooms are small but everything you need is there.facilities are decently new. Includes complimentary breakfast

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Close to the JR station and other attractions but far enough to be quiet at night. Very close to the Canal area and some small restaurants. Was impressed by the solid grand exterior of the building and it had quite unique decor inside..on entering I felt like I was in a musuem. Found out It was origninally a bank and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is near the tourists spots and is minutes away from the Otaru canal and the shopping street. Easy to find dinner nearby, however, the nearest convenience shop is about half a km away, not a big problem though. The staff are polite and eager to help. However, do not expect a 4 star hotel, it is more of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Pros: Reasonable price with simple breakfast provided. Breakfast consist of bread & coffee/tea. Free usage of wifi at hotel lobby. Great location. 3 minutes walk to canal & 10 minutes walk to sushi street. Room amenities provided includes shampoo, bath gel, hair dryer & razor. There's also a small fridge in the room. Cons: Booked a double. Room is small... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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33 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Otaru is a very nice city with it's canal. Vibrant hotel is just around the corner so the location is perfect. The hotel was a former bank and the ground floor where the bar is has a funny aspect. The rooms are average and the free breakfast very basic. The price is moderate so it's a good choice to stay.

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Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Located only one block north of the Otaru canals, Hotel Vibrant's location couldn't be better. It's converted from a 1879 old bank building to a boutique hotel in 2002. Thus, you'll see a charming time period café in the lobby and sometimes stairs that let to nowhere (that's a little spooky, if you ask me). Lobby was located on 2/F... More

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Apart from cleanliness (as expected in most if not all Japan's hotels) and good location, i've nothing else to say about this hotel. But still, it's definitely better than the hotels in Tokyo! HEHE! But if u are going during winter, you might wanna request for the rooms that are NOT facing the road. The husband and i had problems... More

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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for two nights. It was very clean and comfortable. With three of us in the room it was also very squeezy...but that is expected in Japan. The best thing about the hotel was that it was quiet....good nights sleep. Great set-up at breakfast. It was nice to eat in the cafe downstairs. We loved our... More

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Address: 1-3-1 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0031, Japan
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Otaru > Asarigawa Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vibrant Otaru 2.5*
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