The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika

What kind of resort hotel is The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika?

This is a luxury modern resort hotel near Lake Toya in Hokkaido.  The hotel opened in Aug 2019.  If you are looking for luxury boutique resort hotels with amazing views, that would be perfect.  Everything, such as interior, furniture, and decoration is stylish, sophisticated, and trendy.  Perhaps, if you are looking for modern rooms with outdoor private hot springs, it would be one of the best in Hokkaido.  We fully enjoyed our private outdoor bath while viewing a beautiful Lake Toya.  That’s precious time.  The ambiance would be family-oriented, cozy, and tranquil.  If you are a couple or solo traveler, you should stay on weekdays.  It seems that there are many families with children on the weekend and Japan’s public holidays.

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy if you get a free shuttle bus.  The shuttle service is available from Exit 9 of Odori Station in Sapporo City at 12:45.  It takes 90min by bus.  Don’t miss it.  You need to book it in advance.  JFYI, it takes 5min by subway from Sapporo Station to Odori Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend corner rooms on a high floor possible.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the lake while chilling out on the terrace with a beer in hand.  I can see the view a million times over. Also, fireworks are being fired from the lake every night from 20:45 to 21:05.  You can soak in your private bath while watching fireworks.  That’s awesome!

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, bathrobes, yukatas, samue outfits, welcome sweets, a coffee mill, bottled water, TWG tea bags, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  There were omnisens skincare products in the bathroom.  Room service is not available.  There is a convenience store nearby.  The free WiFi reception was excellent in the property.  Also, a Bluetooth speaker and a humidifier were placed in our room.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful outdoor and indoor communal hot springs on 8F.  You can relax in the baths while viewing the peaceful views of the lake.  Don’t forget to try them. On top of that, you can use communal hot springs and a swimming pool in the sister inn, Toya Sun Palace Resort & Spa next to The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing areas.  Then there are a small gym, a souvenir shop, and a treatment salon on 8F.  Also, there is a cozy library lounge on 3F and complimentary beer, coffee, juice, snacks, chocolates, and dry fruits that are available between 15:00 and 18:00.  Then overall, the property wouldn’t have the latest soundproofing. My ear sometimes got some noise, such as people talking on the balcony and slamming doors. Then The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika is a perfect universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.

How about meals?

There are two restaurants.  One is the buffet-style in the sister inn on 2F, the other is the Japanese Kaiseki restaurant on 1F.  The Kaiseki food was good.  You need to book a table by 3 days before, though.  The portion tends to be big. You can enjoy the food while viewing a peaceful late Toya.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend the buffet.  Most of the dishes wouldn’t be special.  The ambiance would be like a chain family restaurant.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are some local restaurants around there.

My impressions

The resort is very popular because of the great cost performance.  It seems that all staff looked so busy.  The hardware would be nice, but their hospitality would be more like a typical chain hotel.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is no.  If you want to get an immersive Lake view experience, it’s well worth staying here.  The view of the lake was indescribably beautiful.  At last, don’t forget to check the weather forecast.  That’s the most important. Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika from the below space.  Check availability and pricing for the property on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika

Style Luxury modern resort hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 60,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
reserve@konosumika.com
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location

The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika’s MAP

Access Free shuttle bus from Exit 9 of Odori Station
Address and TEL 049-5731  Tel +81 142-82-412
Official Homepage The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.