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Great location

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Jun 22, 2019via mobile
Best part of this hotel is you can look down Otaru Carnal from your room. It’s located just in front of the carnal and closed to markets, shops and restaurants. No bottled water in room but sink water is drinkable. Cleansing oil, moisturizer and bath towels are front desk. Room is tiny but clean. They charge a parking fee to hotel guests too.
Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank you for staying with Hotel Nord Otaru.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Otaru.
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

This hotel is wonderful! The service staff were accommodating and patient and were able to answer every question we asked. The carpark was unfortunately not free (1200 yen) but it was high tech with the machine lifting the car into their parking space like the James Bond movies. The room was nice but unfortunately cramped, but it was extremely comfortable. The hotel was a 10-15 minute walk to the shopping street, which was convenient for a quick dinner or snack in the morning. The room also overlooks the Otaru canal which is a nice and clean canal which many tourists go and see. There is also free coffee.

Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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OtaruNord, マネージャー at Hotel Nord Otaru, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for staying with Hotel Nord Otaru.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay.
The four seasons can be distinctly experienced in Hokkaido,
and each season comes with its own sightseeing spots and seasonal food.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Otaru.

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Reviewed April 12, 2019

This hotel is located just right across Otaru Canal so we had a great view of it from the balcony. It is centrally located to most of the tourist spots we visited. It was near the JR station so we decided to just walk instead of taking the taxi. The hotel looked a bit old fashioned, but for me, that added to its charm.

We booked a room for four people, but we found it to be a bit cramped. We had to take turns opening our luggages. The room can get too warm at times even if we had turned on the A/C. The bath area was separate from the toilet area, which can be an advantage or disadvantage at times. Great exhaust though. There were other room amenities and/or facilities as well including the pajamas, which is quite typical of Japanese hotels.

They offer free coffee at the lobby as well as some skin care amenities. You can also borrow an umbrella. They also offer discount coupon for the restaurant nearby although we weren't able to use it. We arrived a few hours early before check-in time, but we were allowed to leave our luggages at the lobby. Thing to note though...their staff were not as friendly as the other hotels I've been to. They were accommodating, but something just seemed a bit off.

Room tip: Choose the room with a view of the canal
Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank ChristineDiane
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OtaruNord, フロントスタッフ at Hotel Nord Otaru, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Thank you for staying with Hotel Nord Otaru.
We will do our best service to satisficed for all guests.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Otaru.

Hotel Nord Otaru Abe

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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Great location - directly opposite the Otaru Canal and less than 10 mins walk from the JR station. Slightly further to the popular Hokkaido dessert brands and the music box museum (about 20 mins walk).

Room size was little smaller than average Japanese hotel rooms. Tight for 2 pax and with luggages. Felt it could be better. Think they do have bigger sized rooms available.

Service was within expectations as with Japanese service standards.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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OtaruNord, 宿泊部 at Hotel Nord Otaru, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

Thank you for staying with Hotel Nord Otaru.
We will do our best service to satisficed for all guests.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Otaru.

Hotel Nord Otaru Abe

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Reviewed March 25, 2019

An amazing hotel that is simple to find. Beautiful view of the Otaru Canal and close to most tourist attraction, all in walking distance. The staff are helpful and friendly, plus free coffee and umbrellas for guests to use. The room was full of Japanese amenities, automated toilets, humidifier were provided. the room was quiet and adequately kept in a comfortable temperature.

Room tip: The view of the courtyard is magnificent.
Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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OtaruNord, フロントスタッフ at Hotel Nord Otaru, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Thank you for staying with Hotel Nord Otaru.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Otaru.

Hotel Nord Otaru Abe

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Reviewed February 26, 2019

Location is very convenient. Walking distance to all the attraction and the canal just opposite the hotel! staff are very helpful through out the period stay from parking to room service. The room is just nice, enough space for breathing - i guess most of hotel in japan not very spacious.

Date of stay: February 2019
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Traveler10528213805, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel Nord Otaru, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2019

Thank you for staying with Hotel Nord Otaru.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Otaru.

Hotel Nord Otaru
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