Hokkaido, Ski resorts

Club Med Sapporo

My sister Erin recently stayed at Club Med in Hokkaido, and she had such a wonderful time that I asked her if she could write about her trip on Tokyo Urban Baby! She said yes! 

Thank you Erin for sharing about your holiday. Club Med Sapporo sounds absolutely wonderful!

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Club Med Sapporo

Hoorah for Club Med!

For a family holiday that ticks all the boxes!

An easy destination that caters for all ages set in a stunning location with world class skiing, family friendly apre entertainment and an incredible selection of delicious food at every meal.

Every couple of years we love to do a big family holiday! This is the second time we’ve chosen Club Med Sapporo and it was just as lovely as four years ago.

We chose two combo rooms again side by side which include two western single beds and a tatami section that is raised and separated by lovely screens. The tatami room has two futons (ask for an extra futon on top if its too hard!). The room is big, beautifully designed and includes TV, phone, safe, fridge and kettle.

My mother in law, who doesn’t ski now, loved going to the gym and then relaxing back in the room. It’s also a great space for kids to hang out and plenty of room for a porta cot. Ours didn’t have a bath.

There is a self serve laundry near the gym which is so handy, $2.50 a wash and $4 for an hour in the dryer (keep those ¥100 coins handy!)

My kids are now 11 and 9, perfect ages to enjoy the ‘controlled freedom’ (as I like to call it) that is a great bonus with Club Med. They have excellent mini clubs with fully qualified staff for children 2 and up. I noticed a lot more babies being pushed in their prams around the lovely big corridors during the day and joining in at meantimes in the highchairs provided. There’s a baby section in the restaurant with jarred food, a microwave, blender and Hokkaido milk and yoghurt which is a taste sensation!

This Club Med has been refurbished, so the huge heated pool with dome ceiling is worth packing everyone’s swimmers for. There is also an indoor and outdoor(!) spa and the lovely traditional style baths with washroom and sauna. Massage and beautician are available at extra charge.

My kids hung out at the table tennis a lot which is conveniently located at the bottom of the stairs at the restaurant. They’d take off there as soon as they finished dinner and we’d relax a bit longer and eat more dessert! There’s pool tables, batmitton and a huge theatre that had an entertainment show every night that involved the staff which my kids thought was wonderful and hilarious!

A true holiday for everyone where everything is pre paid (except ski hire).

To not have to cook or chose a restaurant and yet still have an exceptional variety of fresh and delicious food at mealtimes was bliss.

See the Club Med Sapporo website for more info!

Thank you Erin! xx

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