Saturday, July 13, 2019

Karaksa Sapporo Hotel

"Adjacent" is a magic word for a small family looking for hotel rooms with their kids. We seldom see adjacent rooms posted in hotel's websites. So the wife was ecstatic when she was able to book two adjacent triple room. However, the connecting door between the rooms was left unlocked; reception wouldn't give the key for this door and told us that the door would be opened or closed permanently during our stay for security reasons. The answer was obvious; wife chose it to be opened.

Hotel location is perfect due to its location. It is 5 min walk from Susukino train station (Nombuko Line) passing through Pole Town and Tanukakuji shopping arcade where the hotel back entrance is located. Also, the airport limousine bus terminal is around 50 meters away. Trust me, it is very convenient to travel back to the airport from this place as long as you know the time of arrival of the airport bus; we used our SUICA cards. Aside from that, Norbesa Mall is a stone throw away. This mall is "haven" for toys and Japanese anime collectors because you'll find here Mandarake, Jungle and Surugaya Specialty Shops. If you're a toy collector and has visited Japan then there is no need to explain about these shops otherwise you can "Google" this place.

Breakfast coupons and access card

Check-in was smooth; we were given breakfast coupons and e-card for our rooms and elevators.


Comfy beds with pair of pyjamas

Spacious room

Connecting door

Inside the rooms, wide flat screen is useless like in many Japanese hotels due to lack of English channels. The same with the free Handy Phone because we were asked to choose a "plan" before we can fully utilize its different functions. As usual, toilet is separate from the bathroom. We have a small coffee table and drink cooler (fridge) perfect for midnight snacks and red wines.

Power outlets and room lights control are conveniently located at the head board, the headboard lights are also dimmable. There is a portable humidifier inside the room; perfect for my youngest son due to his frequent nose bleeding whenever the air becomes too dry. Having opened recently, the bedding and towels as expected are still in pristine condition. The hotel also provides toiletries such as razors, toothbrush and combs, the only drawback is the reusable slippers.

The family enjoyed Asian breakfast staple such as rice and viands though breads and pastries are also provided. Staffs greeted us warmly every morning and we never run out of table. The restaurant serves only breakfast but you can have your lunch and dinner by reservation.

This is the second Karaksa Hotel we have stayed in Japan. The first one was in Osaka. Because of this, I can say that you won't regret staying at any Karaksa Hotel in Japan.


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