This hotel was right on the airport bus route, which made it very easy to get there. The room was great, large for 3 people, clean, neat, relatively new. The breakfast buffet was excellent!! Convenient because it is close to JR station, Odori park, downtown shopping, Chuo bus station. We walked one block to be picked up for the airport bus on the way to the airport.
We had to ask the front desk for directions to places we wanted to see. They were helpful but their English wasn't good.
Traveller from Honolulu, HI
In Sapporo city center, this 181-room hotel is 45 km (28 miles) from Sapporo International Airport.Hotel Monterey Edelhof …More
APA Resort is a nice looking hotel. It has a large lobby and a hot bath for the public. I did not go in the hot bath so I can't tell you what it's like.
The room and rug were clean but a little dated. The room was small. This is not unusual in Japan, especially in this price range. ( I rented the least expensive standard room). There was an odd arrangement for the sink and shower. The faucet swung back and forth between the sink in the tub.
The air conditioner seems to be controlled by fan speed only. I could not find any temperature controls. It was comfortable anyway.
The staff could not have been nicer. English was a little difficult for them but they tried very hard to be helpful. Fortunately I speak enough Japanese to get by.
The ride to the hotel was expensive. About $30 US by taxi. Fortunately, there are two buses that stop regularly near the hotel. It costs about $2.50 to travel one way to the Sapporo rail station which is in the middle of town.
Towns in Japan seem to wake up around 11 o'clock so you will have to look for breakfast in the hotel or at a McDonald's which is about a city block away.
Internet was supposed to be included in the hotel room. There was a wire provided, but no Internet. Fortunately there is a free WiFi hotspot downstairs near the reception desk. I was able to check my e-mails. This was good enough for me because I came to see Japan, not surf the Internet.
There is a coin laundry facility downstairs off the lobby.
Check-in was quick and easy.
While the staff did not offer English, they were very understanding of my Japanese.
My room had a mountain and city view.
The most impressive feature of the room was the quiet.
I could not hear any human or plumbing sounds from neighbor rooms during the night.
The men's onsen was clean and spacious.
Breakfast was included in my package.
There were three choices offered.
A Japanese breakfast in one restaurant, a Western in another and a buffet in a ballroom.
I chose the Western breakfast in their Symphony restaurant.
A very nice experience in the large atrium.
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