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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed at about 15 Japanese hotels and I find this one to be the best. Biggest rooms, best snow fields, modern and clean. If i had 1 criticism is would be that after dark there’s not a cheap food option anywhere and I guess no one like to drink in bars here because they’re always empty so there’s no nighttime entertainment or vibe... gaijin like to eat a cheap pizza in between the $50 per head buffet but there’s nothing like that after 4pm..... this seems to happen all over japan though, but everyone tends to go to the nearest conbini but that is 40 mins away from Kiroro

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Drew K
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Room was cleaner did not see bugs this time. Buffet breakfast was better. Dinner managed to book charcoal bbq at Tribute which was good. Still snowing in April but slopes were very icy. Appreciate the pool access at Tribute and mountain centre onsen access. Hope it remains the same next season as will stay again early Dec. They stopped the music in the corridors which is helpful as doors are not sound proof. Suggest to put some signs in the corridor for guests to be quiet in consideration of others, as spent 1 night listening to a mom yelling to her kids in the hallway constantly. Staff are still mostly trainees but this stay was better than last Dec.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank teoweme
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Can't believe this is a Category 5 hotel with 5 stars charges. Rooms were small and under par. Few good and few bad restaurants but not cheap. This is pretty much a self-serve hotel. Service was bad at one restaurant when they turned us down to hold severing food because we haven't finish our previous dishes. Anyway, this hotel is over rated and should be charged as a Cat 3 hotel.

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank PeterWMC
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Kirorohotels, Manager at Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear PeterWMC,

Greetings from Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort and thank you for your time spent on the review.

We have gone through your comments and would like to explain to you that the properties have different room types available ranging from 23 - 96 sqm. Out of 140 rooms, there are only 16 rooms which are 23 sqm. in size due to the location of the higher floor with the special triangular roof. The guests are recommended to book a higher category room in case the space is the major concerned.

On the separate note the category of the hotel is decided by the full year average daily rate of which Spg Category 5 is not self appointed.

Please feel free to share your particular comments of the restaurants and the experience which you have compared us to so that we can have a better understanding of the customer expectations for our future products and services improvement.

Again thank you for your time sharing the feedback. We wish you great weekends.

Sincerely,
The Kiroro Team

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We have stayed at the Sheraton Kiroro now four times. We find it to be good value if you are a SPG member and are traveling to Hokkaido during peak season (for us it is during the Lunar New Year holidays.)

Pros:
--Ski-in and Ski-out
--Free Lockers in the basement of the hotel
--Easy Access to the Tribute which is bigger, more kid-friendly and has more restaurant selections

Cons:
--Rooms are small (As an SPG Member, we are actually agnostic about the Sheraton or the Tribute, however, despite the larger rooms at the Tribute, with 2 young kids, we choose to stay at the Sheraton for the convenience).
--Restaurant selection is limited. (Again, we are aware of this shortcoming so we just dine at the Tribute. For breakfast, the buffet suffices. For lunch, we are usually just grabbing a quick bit to eat anyway, in between morning and afternoon ski sessions.)

I'd say that you should go to the Sheraton with managed expectations. To get the most out of the resort, you should also consider the amenities at the Tribute. (There is a free shuttle bus between the 2 properties that run every 10-15 minutes.)

My family has been going since 2016 and just recently returned from a trip in Feb 2018.

Room tip: Try to get the Mountain Side/King rooms are more spacious
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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3  Thank HakodateDreaming
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I could not believe such a resort is in Japan, even run by a Tailand group. My family have been in Japn serval times and just have stayed in Rusutsu Westin for 6d/5n. We moved to Kiroro two days before and gonna leave the day after tomorrow. But I have to say that this resort is the worst one in Japan even in the world.

Staff: When we were waiting for checking at 1pm, the staff told me my room is ready. I noticed that it's a king bed room but my reservation was 2 single bed room so I asked for a change. After struggling with the staves and got the confirmation of their manager, finally they agree to split the king bed to two single bed for me. I accepted that and got the promise that my room would be ready in half an hour. So we waited there and have our lunch which was bad one either. After one hour which was 2pm, we finished lunch and back to check the room status. Fron desk told me their regular check in time is 3pm so I could not check in now. Alright, your hotel your rules. We kept waiting to 3pm and got the key for room. What's shock me was it was still a fxxking bed room!!! So we wasted 2 hours to wait for a same room when we arrived. Then we spent another 1 hour to argue and split my bed to two. It's done by 4pm. What a service! In dinner buffet, another staff did not agree my daughter was just 12yr and kept stupid laughing, even after I show this guy the passport. So your guest is coming to make fun of your idoit? What a professional staff!

Food: You can not believe it's a resort just 45 mins away from Otaru, which is the best delicious food city in Hokkaido. All the materials in the resort resturants were not fresh, salamon, temporo, crab, even fruit. And all of them are over priced compared to the Rusutsu Westin. The food in ski area is acceptable due to they are runing group business but not hotel customer.

Ski: 1/3 of Rusutsu so you could run all the trails by just half day. Snow fall is not good as Rusutsu even Niseiko and wind is too strong in the afternoon.

What can I say? Just away from this resort or you just wanna have a ski day trip.

Room tip: Never come
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Michael W
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Kirorohotels, Manager at Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Michael W,

Greetings from Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort and thank you for your time providing us the feedback over TripAdvisor. As per your above frustration, we were trying to locate your booking for further investigation however we cannot locate your booking as the registered name maybe of the different name. Please feel free to direct your feedback to us at sheraton.kiroro@Sheratonkiroro.com should you allow us to conduct further investigation to your situation.

Sincerely,
Kiroro Team

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