Century Royal Hotel Sapporo is an elegant high-rise hotel located right outside the south exit of Sapporo Station. This hotel has a great range of facilities and services including a souvenir shop, four different restaurants, a currency exchange machine, and a same-day laundry service. Guest rooms at this hotel feature full amenities and tasteful modern furnishings.
Directly connected to both JR and subway line services via an underground passageway, this hotel’s location makes it a great base for exploring central Sapporo’s major sightseeing attractions and shopping districts.
Century Royal Hotel Sapporo has 300 guest rooms across 23 floors. A range of guest rooms and suites are available to suit different budgets, with single, double and twin bed options.
All rooms have free wired and wireless internet access. Standard guest room facilities include an LCD TV with satellite channels and video on demand, a refrigerator, a writing desk and telephone, an electric kettle and tea-making facilities, a negative ion hair dryer, a combined air purifier and humidifier, pajamas, slippers, and a trouser press. Bathrooms are supplied with towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body sponges, shaving razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair brushes, combs, and a bathroom TV.
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Breakfast & Dining
Century Royal Hotel Sapporo has four dining venues with different breakfast options served at three different locations.
Yuuyoo Terrace on the 2nd floor serves an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast from 6.30 to 11.00. The buffet features a wide variety of Western, Japanese, and Chinese dishes, with plenty of fresh vegetables, Hokkaido cheese and venison, brown rice pancakes, freshly baked bread, and desserts. Including tax this breakfast costs 2,700 yen for adults and 1,350 yen for children.
Tea Lounge Fontaine on the 2nd floor serves a “Morning Set” from 8.00 – 11.30. This simple breakfast consists of a boiled egg with toast and a drink of tea or coffee and costs 970 yen including tax. Tea Lounge Fontaine stays open till 17.00 serving a range of ice creams, desserts with coffee, tea, and other soft drinks.
Japanese Restaurant Kitanoji on the 19th floor serves breakfast from 6.30 – 10.00. This restaurant has three breakfast options: a typical Japanese Set Breakfast with fish, rice, miso soup, and plenty of side dishes; a Seafood Rice Bowl which fresh fish on rice, miso soup, savory egg custard, and pickles; and a Japanese Sandwich Set which features sandwiches made with rice-flour focaccia and spinach bread. These breakfasts are all priced the same costing 3,000 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children including tax. Kitanoji is also open for lunch and dinner, serving a range of traditional Japanese set meals, kaiseki course meals and a la carte dishes until 22.00.
Sky Restaurant Rondo is an elegant French restaurant on the 23rd floor which is open for lunch and dinner. This is Sapporo’s only revolving restaurant where diners can enjoy panoramic 360-degree city views while they eat. Sky Restaurant Rondo is open from 11.30 to 15.00 for lunch and 16.00 to 22.00 for dinner with last orders 30 minutes before closing.
Other Services & Facilities
Century Royal Hotel Sapporo has a 24-hour front desk located on the 2nd floor. Check-in time is from 14.00 and check-out time is by 11.00. Late check-outs are available for a fee.
Luggage can be left at the cloak room by the front desk before checking in or after checking out. There is also a safe at the front desk for valuables.
There is a foreign currency exchange machine beside the front desk for US, European, British, Australian, Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian, Singapore, Korean, Chinese, Taiwan, and Hong Kong currencies.
Lap-top computers can be rented from the front desk for 1,000 yen per night.
Extra blankets and pillows can be borrowed from the front desk. Other items available to borrow are mobile phone and smartphone chargers, ironing equipment, lamps, bottle openers, DVD players and wheelchairs (for use within the hotel).
There is a 24-hour convenience store on the 1st floor where you can buy cheap snacks, drinks, and daily groceries.
There is a souvenir shop on the 2nd floor.
Sky Restaurant Rondo provides evening room service between 17.00 and 22.00.
In-room massages can be booked at the front desk.
This hotel has a same-day laundry service. Items received before 10.30 will be returned by 16.00. Items between 10.30 and 15.30 will be returned by 10.30 the following day. An ironing service is also available between 8.00 and 13.00.
This hotel also has a shoeshine service. Shoes left at the front desk by 22.00 will be delivered to your room by 6.00 the following morning.
Parking is available in the hotel’s B3 basement level for 1,300 yen per night and if the hotel parking lot is full, staff will guide you to another nearby parking lot where you can park for the same price.
Century Royal Hotel Sapporo is an 5-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station. The basement of this hotel can be accessed directly from Sapporo Station via an underground passageway. The hotel’s location is also convenient for Hokkaido University’s Botanical Gardens, the Old Hokkaido Government Building (“Akarenga”), and Hokkaido University Museum.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.