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Hotel Vibrant Otaru

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located between the station and the canal and so convenient for sightseeing. The room is clean and not tiny but has no character (but the exterior and lobby have a heritage look). The bread and coffee served at breakfast is not worth. Better off getting a coffee and something else at a convenience store. Otaru is a... More 

Thank Pengapa
Gold Coast
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our 4-night stay at Hotel Vibrant. Accommodation in Otaru is relatively expensive. While the hotel has seen better days and is looking somewhat tired, it does offer good value basic rooms in an historical building (formerly a bank) that has character and is very conveniently located. The only thing we didn't like was the stink of cigarette smoke... More 

Thank Hanyut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We booked a Corner Twin Room to accommodate a family of four. Room size is decently good but the wifi connection is totally not there. I saw some hotel guests standing along the corridor frantically trying to connect. Location is superb as it is only about 3 min walk to the famous lookout point of the canal. We missed the... More 

Thank Augusta298
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 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 

Thank VincentVasco
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

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 

Thank Wiliam S
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 !

Thank Jamesow007
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank hk l
New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hotel Vibrant Otaru

Address: 1-3-1 Ironai, Otaru 047-0031, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Otaru
Price Range: $65 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vibrant Otaru 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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