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Smile Hotel Hakodate
Ranked #44 of 97 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakodate
Reviewed May 5, 2013

The room is unbelievably stinks of cigarette . I couldn't breathe. Can't turn around in the bathroom. Stinks everywhere. No air. Claustrophobic in the bathroom. No character, not even good enough to crush in for a night. Been here two hours can't wait to check out. Staff was friendly. Walls are paper thin. Can't even suggest it if you are on a business, never mind for holiday. Will leave u no memory. I'm feeling ill just lying in bed.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed here for one night. This hotel's location is so great. Just opposite JR Hakodate station.I came alone but I got twins bed room. Very budget hotel in Japan. If I have chance to go to Hakodate again,I'll stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Located just across JR Hakodate Station, it makes a good location for amateur travellers. The walk to Hakodate Morning Market is incredibly short and you can eat lots of fresh seafood.

The hotel is located in the central and within walking distrance to all the surrounding tourist spots.

I left a mobile phone charger in the previous hotel and requested that the concierge to help arrange for Ta-Q-Bin to send it over the next day, they helped

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

enjoyed staying at the smile hotel, washers and dryers, internet and they also morning buffet. very close to train station. this hotel was better than the hostel or spa we stayed at and cheaper. as long as you're sleeping . tv and several chanels

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Booked 2 nites in twin room, we were given a bigger room with 3 beds, really make good use of the spare bed for our packing/unpacking. Hotel is easy to spot, just across the Hakodate JR Station, with a big smiley face. However, it was raining and windy, not easy to cross the parking & roads to get to hotel, eventhough it's just nearby.

It's easy to check-in, and there's tram stop closeby hotel, 5 mins walk. We had our breakfast in the market opposite the JR station. It was crazy day in Hakodate, very strong wind and there's snow storm in some other parts of Hokkaido too the same day. Nevertheless, brave through the wind at the Hakodate waterfront- Red Brick Warehouses, and then stroll along Motomachi. In the evening, went up Mount Hakodate to catch such amazing view - be it day time or night view. It was so freezing cold up there, and it started to snow. First time for me to see snowing, with such great view. It was just awesome.....

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We paid 4800yen for 1 night at this hotel. The room was slightly larger than expected since we were already expecting an extremely small room after our nights at other hotels in the nights prior to this.
It is located just opposite the train station and is also near a tram station.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We arrived early evening and were delighted to see the building as soon as we exited the train station. A twin room with a capsule style bathroom. Some people would find these claustrophobic but it was perfectly adequate for us. A deep soaking bathtub with a hand held shower, a sink and a toilet with the bidet seats Japan is famous for. A little disconcerting when you use the lid as a seat and it flushes automatically because it thinks you have sat down. If you just need somewhere to sleep and shower while travelling the country this is a good choice. They happily stored our luggage the next morning as our train didn't depart til around 2pm and we got a tram pass and would've gone up the cable car except there was some security issue and they closed it - may have been the weather. We still enjoyed looking around for the morning and did the Seikan Tunnel tour the previous day.

Room Tip: We had room 868 which was set back from the main building
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 20-11 Wakamatsucho, Hakodate 040-0063, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Hakodate
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #44 of 97 Hotels / Ryokan in Hakodate
Price Range: $43 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smile Hotel Hakodate 3*
Number of rooms: 271
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