Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hokkaido Winter 2013 北海道冬季之旅 - Hotel Route Inn Abashiri Ekimae ホ テルルートイン網走駅前

Stayed 06.02.2013 (1 day)
Booked through Agoda.sg.


- There are two hotels located conveniently in front of Abashiri JR Station - Toyoko Inn and Hotel Route Inn. Both business hotels are well-known for their inexpensive charges, suitable for budget travellers. Have no particular preference or staying experience in both hotel chains - decided on Hotel Route Inn eventually .

- Booked a twin room (inclusive of breakfast) for approximately 87 SGD after discount (redemption of points awarded from past hotel bookings with Agoda). Left our luggage with the front desk (located on the second floor) as we arrived before the check-in timing (1500 hrs). Brochures and discount vouchers for nearby attractions (such as Abashiri Prison and Okhotsk Ryohyo Museum) can be found on stands placed in the hotel lobby. Free drinks from coffee machine is available in the lobby (1500 - 2200 hrs) as well.

- Room has more walking space than expected for such business hotel and is equipped with basic necessities. Complimentary breakfast is served in its restaurant located on the second floor (just beside the front desk). Variety of food was limited and predictable, nevertheless still good enough to start off the day.

- There are two man-made hot spring public baths, separated by gender, available to hotel guests. A soak in the hot spring felt exceptionally good after a tiring day of walking in the town!

- Left: view from room; Right: Abashiri River just behind hotel -
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Hotel Route Inn Abashiri Ekimae ホテルルートイン網走駅前
093-0046 北海道網走市新町1丁目2番13号
http://www.route-inn.co.jp/search/hotel/index_hotel_id_502
Twin Room charges:
Oct - Jan, Mar - May = 9,500 yen (~ 120 - 130 SGD)
Feb, Jun - Sep = 10,500 yen (~ 130 - 140 SGD)

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