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.
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.
This hotel was excellent. My wife and I had a washer/drier, microwave, TV, bathroom, a double bed, free & fast WiFi, and fell local calls in our room. Not to mention, the hotel's breakfast is more like a dinner. It had good breads, rice, a meat dish, salad, soup, juice, water, and tea every morning - for free!
My grandmother stayed in a "nicer", more expensive hotel nearby and had to pay for every little detail that we got complementary.
We went to Kyoto and came back to Tokyo and were sad to have to stay in a different hotel (because this one was fully booked). This is a good hotel with excellent perks. Far exceeded my expectations.
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.
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
"Good Quality Hotel and Convienient to Ikebukuro Station"
The room was very clean, and although a bit small by US standards, in line with our expectations. Wall sockets for laptops, recharging cellphones, etc were a bit scarce...but I found a powerstrip hidden under the desk. The room also came with free internet.
The Hotel Strix is located about 3-4 block from the Ikebukero station, so it was very convienient for the Tokyo area day trips we made. However, the station is very large with multiple exits, so you'll need to pay close attention to the station signage to find the West exit. Best to have an area map with you as you navigate the 3-4 block to the Hotel as it is tucked behind a few other buildings.
We would definatety stay there again.
*For these packages, package savings is at least equal to the cost of the flight or hotel if booked separately. Note: For packages including flights, you will be charged by the airline for the flight, but your savings on the package will equal the cost of the flight.
Payments accepted on expedia.co.uk include American Express, Diner's Club International, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron and PayPal.
Flight-inclusive holiday packages and Flight-Plus arrangements created on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (under Expedia, Inc.'s ATOL number 5788). But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our general terms and conditions for further details on ATOL or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
For the sale of travel insurance Expedia Inc. is an Appointed Representative of Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited trading as Allianz Global Assistance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited's FCA registration number is 311909. FCA authorisation can be checked at the Financial Services register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/
Expedia, Inc., is not responsible for content on external Web sites.