Rising over the Arcade (covered shopping street) and just a block from Poletown (the main corridor of Sapporo's vast underground mall), the Sunroute New Sapporo is perfectly located.
At about $100/night, our three-bed room with a view of snow-blanketed mountains and buildings is an amazing value for Japan, particularly since the space is so comfy and packed with amenities.
We have a flat-screen TV (with puerile programs) and generally fast cable + WiFi Internet (although there are occasional connectivity issues).
In addition to body soap, shampoo and conditioner for the waist-high bathtub/shower (with piping hot water), the maid provides us with new razors, toothbrushes, hair brushes, clean glasses, tea cups, green tea and so forth each day.
The mattresses are firm, but offer just the right amount of give and a fresh bathrobe/pajama is provided for each guest daily.
Generally the room is absolutely silent, although there is rare penetration of noise from above or alongside.
The maid provides a vigorous cleaning and sheet changing, although to my astonishment, while exploring for a lost object, I discovered that the space under the beds has properly not been vacuumed in at least a year. Perhaps management could aim for a monthly, or at least quarterly, dust removal in these dark, forgotten crannies.
I am travelling with my Japanese family, who do all the communicating for me. But a few of the front desk staff know some English as does at least one maid (from the Philippines). The TV is all in Japanese (there is a "bilingual" button on the zapper that does nothing), although with content so bare, it really doesn't matter.
The surrounding area contains a vast array of shops that sell nothing I would every want to buy (overpriced clothing manufactured in China) or do (pachinko parlors), although there is a great variety of reasonably priced and often elegant old-style restaurants ($10/person) above and below ground.. There also at least three great karaoke emporiums (incredible song lists in many languages) within 100 metres.
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