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“Very Convenient, Great Value, Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smile Hotel Hakodate

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Smile Hotel Hakodate
20-11 Wakamatsucho, Hakodate 040-0063, Hokkaido   |  
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Ranked #20 of 96 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakodate
Tasmania
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Very Convenient, Great Value, Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

The Smile Hotel is the best value hotel in all of Hokkaido. As far as value for money is concerned, it can't be topped. The location is excellent, situated as it is on the opposite side of the square from the Hakodate Railway Station and between the two is the bus terminal. The rooms, although small, are clean and well appointed, with opening windows which allow guests to control ventilation. We were located in the "C" building which is set back from the busy road and we were able to sleep well, even with the open windows. The buffet breakfast offered a good choice of Japanese and Western food and was sufficient for our needs. The free internet in the rooms (for those with their own laptops) and internet bays on the ground floor, next to the coin operated laundry and drink vending machines were a big success with our group. The staff of the hotel were very helpful with information about Hakodate and surrounding areas and we took advantage of the maps provided. To sum up, amazing value for price, very convenient, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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  • Indonesian first
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  • Portuguese first
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

It was a convenient, small, low price hotel with good serving staff and design. Its simple lobby decoration and room design brought us 2 comfortable nights. We booked a small double room, but the space was big enough for us opening our luggage case and repacking. It was equipped with a big window facing exactly to the Mt. Hakodate which was our trip destination. Staff were nice and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20-11 Wakamatsucho, Hakodate 040-0063, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Hakodate
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 96 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakodate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 271
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