Like this hotel and would definitely use it again. The room is larger than most, but by no means does that mean it's the size of a US hotel. This is Tokyo, where space is premium. Enough room for one person, but would feel cramped with 2.
You're a short 5-7 minute walk from the Akihabara JR station or 1 minute from the Tokyo Metro station. You're far enough away from Akihabara, that you don't have to deal with all the foot traffic or tourists, but close enough that you can get to it.
There are multiple restaurants nearby and also 3 convenience stores. There's what appears to be a 24/7 fruit/veggies grocery store just across the street. A fire station a couple blocks over. I never heard them, but if a fire starts, won't take them long to get there.
Traveller from Idaho
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"Economical choice within steps from Akihabara St."
1-minute walk from either JR line station or city subway station, and 3-minutes walk from the heart of Akihabara, you've got the best access to shopping and gaming. If you need some cash, there is a 7-11 (with international ATM) right by the entrance of the hotel. The food corridor beside Yodobashi has a lot of choices for a quick snack. The room is small but well designed. There is a power plug right beside the bed to charge your phone. WI-FI is speedy. The LCD TV is huge. Best of all, you can always get a room here last minute with a reasonable rate.
This hotel is in a VERY central part of Tokyo, only being a few minutes walk from 2 subway stations and a JR station. Ameyoko market and Ueno park are also only a few minutes walk, the location is superb. Room was cleaned each day by extremely polite staff. The breakfast was pretty much the same each day with a varied soup, but you cant complain with free breakfast and there are a couple of vending machines on the ground floor if you haven't had your fill. Some of the staff speak english which was helpful but it wasn't really necessary for the most part since checking in took about 2 minutes (which was nice after spending a while in the rain). The rooms are quite small compared hotels over in the west but that's quite obviously to be expected in Tokyo.
Like all of our hotels in Japan, the staff at this hotel was very friendly and welcoming. We had a mix-up with the laundry, but they handled it in a very professional manner, taking the blame for the misunderstanding. Even the cleaning ladies greeted us in the morning when they saw us walk by, and the hotel staff greeted us every time we entered or left. They really try to make you feel welcome. Also, everything was very clean (like the rest of Japan).
The best thing about this hotel was that it was very close, about a 5-6 minute walk to the Akihabara Train Station, which is a pretty central station in Tokyo, so you could pretty much get anywhere in Tokyo from there. If there was any place that you couldn't go straight from Akihabara, Tokyo Station was just two stops away and you can literally get anywhere from Tokyo Station.
Right outside of the station is a sprawling neighborhood of brightly lit stores, arcades, and restaurants. So it was easy to find places to buy gifts for family and friends and places to eat at least until 8pm, when things started to close. The arcades were usually open until 12am, so that was a fun place to go for some late night entertainment. Also, the shops were filled with manga/ anime merchandise, so anyone who is a fan of anime would be very happy here.
Arrived at the hotel was a little worried about having my booking messed up but everything went smooth, and the staff spoke English very good! Perfect room size for me! The shower had heated mirrors so they wouldn't get fogged up which was nice. Room service came by every morning to exchange the towels, hand towels, change pillows, toothbrush + toothpaste, comb, shaving cream + razer, etc, etc. Bed was VERY comfy, heater worked perfect! TV experience was awesome I believe the TVs are 37-42 inches? Super clear, and fast. It's crazy how addicting Japanese TV can be not knowing the language haha. Not many channels but you're offered VOD (Videos on Demand) I declined. The hotel has a breakfast place located outside the first floor. I forgot to visit but it looked great. The lightning in the room is really cool. You get these knobs right beside your bed you can dim the lights down for the room, desk, and your bed lamp. Also two plugs sit right next to your bed so you can charge your phone, or laptop while also using it in bed. Convenient mini fridge, water boiler, and hair dryer awaits you :D. My only complaint I have with the room was the pillows were SO THIN! My first night I ended up just using my airplane neck pillow for my head lol. After the first night though I got used to the pillows.
Located within 5 minute walk from the station, this hotel is a good choice for JR Pass holders. The room was clean small, but it is to be expected in Japan. The service was great! We had to check out after 2 nights stay to head to Hakone for 2 days and we are able to store our luggage at the hotel during that duration. Of course it helps that we actually going back to the hotel to stay for another 3 nights, but still, this service allows us to pack small for our Hakone trip. Family mart is just across the building and there are lots of cafes and restaurants within walking distance!
Traveller from Singapore
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The hotel staff were very polite and professional
Hotel was easy to find.
Extra charges were explained clearly.
Excellent location, within walking distance to many stations and amenities in the vicinity.
Clean and well maintained rooms.
Good, but basic breakfast.
Room smaller than pictured
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Very good location that near the subway Kuramae Station and the room facilities also good
The Hotel is under renovations works therefor the rooms was cleans and look new (May-Jun 2015)
but no noise during stay overnight, there is a water machines on the ground floor and small mini-mart near hotel.
"Not a bad stay to rest after a long day of walking"
Great little hotel, only 5 minutes walk from Asakusabashi train station. Quite a small room, but sufficient for those that spend most of their days out exploring. Plenty of convenience stores around (2mins walk), small supermarket (3mins walk), and located in a quiet peaceful suburb.
Shoppers looking for the newest technical gadgets, DVDs, and videogames flock to Akihabara, Tokyo’s glittering “Electric Town.” The bustling streets around Akihabara Station house thousands of computer and electronics shops, several multi-floor classic arcades, and a giant seven-floor anime store. The area is popular with anime fans that crowd the streets on weekends wearing colorful costumes.
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