ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo and Food Around It

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For the first night in Sapporo, I chose to stay at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo. The reasons were firstly it was pretty near to Sapporo JR station and secondly it was very reasonably priced for that night I was staying (and very expensive for the other night when I was back from Niseko to Sapporo).

And by staying at the ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo, which is right close to Sapporo local station, it allows me to go to The Hill of the Buddha via the local Namboku Line to Makomani Eki (or Makomani Train Station).

So after spending one night in 9h Nine Hours Narita Airport, and taking a flight from Tokyo to Sapporo, we tried to check in to Ana Crowne Plaza. However, despite the fact that I am a IHG Diamond holder, I did not managed to get a room till 3pm.

Of course, we took the chance then to go and taste Ramen at Ippudo and then Nemuro Hanamaru at Sapporo Station. So there you have it, some lunch food at around ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo.

ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo and Food Around It
ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

Location of ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo is one minute away from Sapporo Subway Station Exit 21.

Exit 21 of Sapporo Station
Exit 21 of Sapporo Station

Now you need to know that if you do arrive from the Sapporo airport via JR station, this exit 21 is the local Sapporo Subway station.

Exit 21 of Sapporo Station
Exit 21 of Sapporo Station

So you would need to overcome the rather confusing maze of exits from Sapporo JR to Sapporo Subway. And it is NOT easy to do so if this is your first visit to Sapporo. Alternatively, get OUT of the JR station and use the ground level pavements to get that.

Getting from Sapporo JR station to ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
Getting from Sapporo JR station to ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo Lobby

The lobby of ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo is on the second floor (the first floor has a place where you can also deposit your luggage for the day eg. after you already checked out and need to go somewhere else).

Going up to the check in lobby
Going up to the check in lobby
Check in counter
Check in counter

Some simple sofa complete the simple check in lobby.

Lobby of the hotel
Lobby of the hotel

The Room at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

I was pretty disappointed that, despite the Diamond status, I was not given an early check in. Equally disappointing was that I was also not given an upgrade of my room too. The only good thing was I was given free breakfast but that was also only after I reminded them of the hotel status.

All in all, it was not a good experience for a Diamond member for IHG at this hotel. It was much better at the other IHG hotel I stayed for this trip, namely the ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino.

Walking to the Room
Walking to the Room

I have three beds in the room as I have registered for two adults and one child. It is very important in Japan to give the exact number of the guests you have.

Check out the cute little child bed at the end of the room.

Three Beds in the Room
Three Beds in the Room

A small TV console completes the room.

A very small room
A very small room

There is a bath tub in the toilet of the hotel which is pretty small too.

A small toilet too
A small toilet too
Complete set of toiletries for 3
Complete set of toiletries for 3
Antipodes Set of Toiletries
Antipodes Set of Toiletries

All in all, it was not a very great stay but as it was only for one night, I am okay with it.

Breakfast at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

The breakfast was also a simple buffet one. The restaurant was rather plain looking but clean and has a good selection of food and drinks. Enough to start the day at Sapporo 🙂

Breakfast at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
Breakfast at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

Breakfast at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
Breakfast at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
Bread selection at breakfast
Bread selection at breakfast
ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo and Food Around It

And you can have Soup Curry if you want but I prefer the Soup Curry from the night before (see below).

ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo and Food Around It

Or a simple Japanese breakfast too

ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo and Food Around It

Suage Soup Curry for Dinner

In Sapporo, there are many places to try out the famous Soup Curry. One chain is the Suage chain of Soup Curry. For ANA Crowne Plaza, there is one branch pretty close to the hotel and that is Soup Curry Suage4.

It was just 7 minutes walk from the hotel to this soup curry. It is on the second floor of the building and we had a GREAT MEAL there too !

Photos of our meal at Soup Curry Suage4.

Suage Soup Curry for Dinner
Suage Soup Curry for Dinner
Suage Soup Curry : Huge Drumstick
Suage Soup Curry : Huge Drumstick
Goes well with Japanese rice
Goes well with Japanese rice
Suage Soup Curry for Dinner
Suage Soup Curry for Dinner

Being quite close to ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo makes it very convenient for my trip this time round so I am glad to have tried out the Curry Soup dinner.

And after that, we even find time for a visit to the Bakery Cafe Donguri at Odori.

Hope you have a good time in Sapporo too. Share any food you like there too. Like the local Ramen at Ramen Shingen.

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