Awesome location, hotel itself is located in a big shopping centre, near Tokyu hands, in less than 5 min walk to main roads of ikebukuro, around 10 min to ikebukuro station, there is limousine bus stop just outside of hotel. There's LAN cable for free access to internet (not that quick).
Rooms are small (but like most accommodation in Tokyo). Housekeeping workers do not speak English, which may lead to some miscommunications here and there.
Rooms were small as expected in Japan. Very clean and well kept. Free breakfast at Denny's every morning was a plus. Walking distance to Rail and restaurants and shopping. Very safe area. Staff was very courteous. Would stay there again.
I go to Japan (Tokyo in particular) at least once every year. I'm not a big fan of staying in the busy areas of the city due to noise etc. Hotel Bellclassic happens to be in one of my most favorite areas to stay. It's quiet but not too out-of-the-way. It's a 1-2 minute walk from the JR Otsuka train station and about 5-10 minutes from Shin-Otsuka station, which gives you a couple of commute options. It's about an average of 30 minutes' train ride to most of the major tourist areas (if that's your thing). There is a convenience store right across the street, which is convenient (no pun intended). The JR station is also a kind of mini-mall. The hotel itself is bright and clean and pleasant. I stayed in a single room with a double bed, mini fridge, writing table, side table, desk chair and little sofa chair. It's a little small, like most hotel rooms in Japan, but enough room for a couple of small suitcases. I like that the bottled water in the fridge is free (replaced every day) and the amenities that are are full-sized so you actually have enough soap/shampoo to shower with. No wifi, but they provide an ethernet cable, which I used with my Airport Express with no problems. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I speak Japanese, so I can't tell you how well they communicate in English. All in all, a good experience. I have no complaints. One thing that may be of concern for some is that you can hear people in the hallway quite clearly. But it was mainly a very quiet hotel.
We stayed there for 9 days and I thought the price was excellent. It is just 50 metres to the subway station (Itabashi) which connects you directly to the Yamanote line, which is great if you go as a tourits with the JapanRail pass, because you don't have to pay anything.
Plus, though the rooms are small, is perfect if you are planning to visit everything
The staffs are polite, patient despite us only knowing only how to speak English and was kind enough to help us translate a email for my cafe reservation purely out of good-will. The hotel feels safe and the rooms were clean and well tided. In our twin bed-room, there was enough space to walk despite having two luggage on the floor, the bed is fluffy, there was free WIFI (there were some problems thus we got the WIFI adapter from the front desk), the toilet is clean (equipped with Shiseido shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and cleanser), a mini fridge and a TV. There are also free ice cubes and drinks hot/cold water and tea which was a pleasant surprise. It was overall a great stay.
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