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Hotel Vibrant Otaru

1-3-1 Ironai, Otaru 047-0031, Hokkaido
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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights, part of which were during the snow light path festival (everything else in a decent location and our price range was booked). If I'd had a crystal ball I would have paid more to stay somewhere else. Yes, it's in a good location, near the canal, tourist shopping St and the Canal Terminal (where... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in Hotel Vibrant Otaru. While the experience was ok and we didn't have any trouble, I would definitely look for something else next time. The room was small and a bit shabby looking. The linen and floors appeared clean - but I was a bit doubtful of the overall cleanliness after discovering a medium sized patch... More 

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Thank VincentVasco
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Otaru itself was a letdown due to the overwhelming amount of pest-like tourists. Canal was outrageously over-rated as it looks like a regular river. I admit there's a lot of shops & restaurants around the area, but you can feel the prices and quality are targeted towards tourists. Location - We picked this hotel since it's really near to the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

A nostalgic hotel within 2mins stroll to the Otaru Canal and shops. A cosy lobby and dinning area. The reception staff is helpful, notwithstanding the smile is somewhat missing. Comes with simple breakfast of bread and coffee, just enough calories to fuel you to the Sankaku Market for a hearty seafood meal !

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great spot. Nice and clean with a ship concept hotel. But room space are cramped up for a family member up to 4 person even though for an extra bed arrangements. Can hardly walk especially we have big luggage. Bathroom is still OK same standard for most hotel in JPN. Overall is still 80% satisfactory and recommended.

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New York
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Yes, this hotel is very close to Otaru Canal but other than that, there is nothing good about it. The room was super small that barely fit our luggages (the smallest so far compared to those I have visited in Japan), the bed was uncomfortable, and way too overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We selected this hotel for close proximity to Otaru Canal area. Very convenient walking to Otaru shopping street with many local restaurants. Speaking of restaurants (unrelated to this hotel), be aware we had awful experience at restaurant called Ramen Misora about 5 minute walk from hotel. This particular ramen restaurant staff member was very rude towards foreigners, so unlike Japan.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Granted it is in a good location, across from Otaru's famed canal. The room was very small for the price, not much space to pack or unpack your luggage. The mattress bed was tough and unforgiving and the hotel breakfast as basic as it can be.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Originally, this building was a bank (please refers the information that display outside the building). Now, it is converted as a lovely hotel. The hotel’s layout and decoration is simple grand. Overall, the experience with this hotel was ordinary. Location: The hotel location is great. You may walk around the surrounding area and to explore more. Otaru Canal and Sakaimachi... More 

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Thank Sai Keong C
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Great location, just stone throw from the Otaru canal, and parking space beside the hotel. Room was OK, simple and clean, value for money. Breakfast ends 9am, which is too early for me, but that was OK, there are many stalls nearby where you can grab your breakfast.

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