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Reviewed 21 August 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 on the lobby level from the designated smoking area (adjacent to the breakfast eating area), but smoking inside public buildings and in eating areas is still common practice (and legal) throughout Japan, so not really much the hotel can do about it.

Stayed: August 2016, traveled with family
Thank Hanyut
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Reviewed 25 June 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 breakfast as it ended sharply at 0830hr. But many of the shops along the canal would have opened by 9 or 0930, so there are plenty of options available.

Stayed: June 2016, traveled with family
Thank Augusta298
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

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 u can catch a bus to Mt Tengu or the Otaru Aquarium). The staff were always polite and helpful (only basic english though). Here's why I would never stay here again:
- rooms are TINY. Rooms in Japan are usually small but this in on par with the smallest we've had in 3 trips. We had ski bags plus luggage and it wasn't easy moving around the room.
- bed was HORRIBLE. Could feel all the springs, squeaked when ever one of us would move. I woke up in the middle of one night with pins and needles in both arms. Another night I had to take pain killers and muscle relaxants to get any sleep cause my neck and head were so sore from the previous night.
- bathroom is tiny too. Only enough room to stand between the toilet and shower. Shower temperature fluctuated all the time from nice to cold to scaldingly hot.
- no ventillation in the room. No windows that could open. If you put the heat on, it gets too hot and very stuffy in the tiny room. My partner farted one night and I almost died as the stench would not go away for ages. Room generally had a musty smell... prob from all our luggage crammed into such a tiny space.
- although this is a good location for exploring Otaru, if u plan to catch the trains or some shuttle buses around, its about a 10 min walk up hill (on slippery icy sidewalks) to get to the JR Station and bus terminal. Because we were planning to go skiing, it was a bit too far to carry all our gear up the hill first thing in the morning to catch the shuttle or train from the station. It cost 520 yen to get a taxi between the hotel and JR station.
- breakfast is only from 7 - 8:30am. And its just toast and tea or coffee. We thought we'd just go out and grab something more substantial from a shop nearby, but most places don't open until 10am (more likely to open earlier closer to the station).

Stayed: February 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 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 of dried urine on the toilet seat.

The air conditioner was also difficult to use and we found the room would overheat constantly.

The building facade is initially beautiful - however very little has been done to maintain the old charm. With a bit of work the hotel could be very glamorous and unique and evoke it's interesting past. However it feels uncared for and under-utilised.

Location was ideal for viewing the canal, but a bit of a walk (15 minutes) from the station - especially through the snow.

Stayed: January 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank VincentVasco
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Reviewed 10 January 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 Canal. There are some buildings of attractions around the hotel, and also a lot of restaurants around the Canal. However, it's quite a distance from Otaru Station. We have 2x60L backpacks, and took us about 30 minutes to walk during slippery & snowy winter.

Hotel - classic hotel that felt really good. Service was ok, They have really simple free breakfast that only consists of toast and coffee, and probably instant soup. That's all.

Room - size was small. Table was weirdly positioned at the corner which literally blocked the pathway to the window. The TV was positioned so high up the wall that it's difficult to raise your head and watch. Wi-Fi was inconsistent. Our connections got cut off quite a number of times. The toilet shower has an ever-changing water temperature when I was bathing.

Room Tip: High Floor Facing the Canal.
  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wiliam S
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