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“very accommodating staff, excellent food, location is so so”
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Hokkai Hotel
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Abashiri
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“very accommodating staff, excellent food, location is so so”
Reviewed March 16, 2010

Pros: Staff will go out of their way to answer your queries despite their limited english. The rooms are very clean and well maintained. The location isn't the best but considering how spread out everything is in Abashiri, Hokkai Hotel isn't decently accessible. The best part though, is the food. 'Feast' would be an understatement, as the amount they served for dinner sent me into a food coma. And that's just the 'standard' choice; you can opt for 'banquet'. It's a high quality and traditional japanese meal. Breakfast was not as fancy of course, but still pretty impressive as far as breakfasts go.

Cons: The 'access' information tends to understate the distance and travel time from nearest station to the hotel, and this is no exception. Consider luggage and weather before deciding whether to walk or take a cab. Saw some girls drag huge suitcases through snow from the JR station and we decided our cab ride was an infinitely better option. Of all the places in Japan we visited, Abashiri definitely had the worst public transport. Buses don't come very often (especially on weekends) so plan ahead or you may find yourself wasting precious time. Make sure you grab a timetable from reception!

Other comments: The Abashiri town is actually very far from Memembetsu airport and if you miss the once-every-2hrs shuttle bus, it's a 7000-8000yen cab ride. We saw a Hokkai Hotel minivan out the front so I suggest enquiring whether a pick up service is provided.

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Reviewed February 24, 2010

Stayed in a japanese style room, bed was fairly comfortable and room was nice and clean.
Staff didnt' speak very much english, but they tried their best were very helpful - we got by with our little transation dictionary!
Dinner was marvellous, huge seafood dinner with all the trimmings. Breakfast was a bit simpler but still good value for money.
Free internet provided in your room, however you are given an internet 'pack'. that is, it's a do-it-yourself put -the-modem-together sort of pack! see photo.
Troublesome travelling from the station wtih big luggage unless you take the bus, which can sometimes leave you stranded for up to half an hour if you don't time things correctly. HOwever, bus stop is convenienetly located right outside the hotel if you have a timetable!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hokkai Hotel
Address: 1-1 Shinmachi, Abashiri 093-0046, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abashiri
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Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Abashiri
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Number of rooms: 62
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