Review: Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel

To bid adieu to 2017, my travel partner took me to Japan’s winter wonderland. Sapporo isn’t a stranger to you, I suppose. What do you know about the capital city of the ever mountainous Hokkaido? Share it!

We’ll talk more about this freezing cold yet enticing city as we unfold our year-end trip right here on this blog. For now, I’d like to share a concise review post (as I always do) on the hotel we stayed at. You know that I’m not really into flowery writings when it comes to reviews. Tee-hee!

Let’s get started!

BASIC INFO

  • Comfortably located just a minute’s walk from Susukino Station and seven minutes from Odori Park. Guestrooms are designed with simple, chic interiors to ascertain a pleasant stay.
  • 10 minutes by car from JR Sapporo Station
  • About 20 minutes by free shuttle bus from the north gate at JR Sapporo Station to Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
  • 1 hr by airport bus from New Chitose Airport to Susukino
  • 40 minutes by train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station
  • 1 hr & 10 min by car from New Chitose Airport

 

LIKES

  • Easy access to the popular sightseeing spots downtown.
  • Guests are spoiled with complimentary toiletries (brand: Shiseido), room essentials, skin care products, and bottled water (provided everyday).
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complimentary beauty products (brand: DHC)
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nightwear
  • Housekeeping is available everyday.
  • Hot shower and heater are pretty efficient.
  • Changing of linens and towels can be done everyday.
  • Easy to locate as it’s situated along the main road and just few minutes away from entertainment establishments, local restaurants, department stores, and pubs on foot.
  • Clean and quite surroundings (I never heard the traffic noise from the outside. At one or two occasions I could hear voices from the corridor but not that loud.).
  • We didn’t experience any problems with the staff.
  • Simple yet classy room design.

 

DISLIKES

  • The room that we had was quite costly for its size. It actually lived up to its name.
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Small Double Non-smoking Room 14sqm (14,540 JPY per night)

 

VERDICT

In Japan, hotel rooms are expected to be mostly small in size regardless of the price. Knowing this, I wasn’t really disappointed. What mattered to me most was the comfortable slumbers we had during our stay and we were still able to move around the room. I mean I didn’t feel like suffocated whatsoever. If having a gentle sleep matters most to you, Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel isn’t a bad place to be your temporary bedroom for a night or two.

Which hotel did you stay at in Sapporo? Let us know on the comment box below!

 

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is not a paid/sponsored content. The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experience. 

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6 thoughts on “Review: Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel

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  3. claire

    Mine was a very different experience of Sapporo lol! We lived there for several months in the 80’s. My main impression was of a city underground. When the weather is routinely -10 to -20 deg. centigrade you do everything indoors or underground. You could walk for miles in the underground shopping centers adjoining the underground train stations.
    The “normal” house we rented back then had no double glazing and was heated mostly by paraffin heaters which had to be turned off at night for safety. I grew to appreciate the very thick duvets used lol! My husband and I would sleep totally under two of them with baby between us to keep warm. In the morning the ice on the windows (inside) would be half an inch thick. I did very much like the tables with a heater fitted underneath and curtain flaps on the side though – what bliss for cold feet.
    Sapporo folks, however, were of a far more resilient breed. When spring began and temperatures soared to 4 deg. they were to be seen in short-sleeved T-shirts and often sleep on the roofs where it was “cooler”. Great people, great place but too cold for me!

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    1. SheryL♥

      Wow! And I admire you for coming through. We were only there for like 2 nights and I was already aching to go back home after a day because of the temperature. It’s a lot less colder here in Saitama. But the place was indeed great, so it was all worth the shiver! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Anonymous

    Tokyu hotels are a pretty good choice for budget travel in Japan. Budget friendly, I’ve stayed at the APA TKP Ekimae in Sapporo, which is probably a little more basic and business oriented (laundry and hangover medication vending machines) and also has very small rooms, but it’s closer to the Hakodate Main Line. Be forewarned that business hotels sometimes discourage reservations by women. The only other place I’ve stayed in Sapporo is a larger hotel associated with an airline… bigger rooms, but not one of their better facilities.

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