Ok Hotel with a Good Location
Reviewed 2 March, 2020
This hotel was just ok. I was originally going to stay elsewhere, but as this was the the last night of my trip and the reviews for this hotel were quite good, I decided to “upgrade” from some of the cheaper accommodations nearby that I was originally considering. In hindsight, I would have stayed elsewhere. This hotel is well situated, close to Harajuku station, shopping, and restaurants - location is its key feature, and really, it’s only selling point.
This hotel was tired and it showed. It’s also tucked away down an alley, so if you know where to look, you may have difficulty finding it.
The check in process was smooth enough. The rooms are small, as is expected in Tokyo. Each room appears to have an automated light switch in the main area/entry, but the issue with that is that it does not stay on for longer than a few seconds (so, if you wish to unpack anything, hang your clothes, access the safe, etc., the light is constantly switching on and off). There is also a bright orange light on the counter associated with this switch which floods the room with light all night long.
The room I was in was a double room which felt a bit tired & grungy. It also hadn’t been cleaned particularly well (which was odd, since every other hotel I had stayed in while in Japan was spotless).
Overall, there are far better options in the Shibuya area for a much better price. I would not stay here again.
Great hotel in a great location
Reviewed 1 March, 2020
Booked here 1 night on our way to ski-fields. Rooms are small but clean and very comfortable. I loved the very nice onsen downstairs which even had a sauna with TV! Pillow menu was extensive but one of the best parts was the free e-bikes that we used to run around the city....so much fun. Excellent breakfast as well as free ramen in the evenings and free shuttle to the station. Great service and one of the best locations in Tokyo being so close to Cat Alley, Shibuya crossing....etc. Not luxuary rooms but would highly reccomend this property. Great value for money
Close to Oodles and Gives Free Noodles!
Reviewed 19 January, 2020
We split the Tokyo portion of our trip into two and we stayed here at the end of our trip for two nights having stayed in Shinjuku earlier. It was a great hotel and location; super easy walking to Harajuku and many fun things to see in Shibuya and all transport. Room was super comfy and clean, on par size-wise for the cost in Japan (probably a bit small by Canadian standards but it worked great for two adults with huge backpacks that were only there at nights).
Sadly, we were too full or too late to take advantage of the free ramen at night and didn't use the Onsen but intended to especially as they didn't have a tattoo restriction.
Super friendly and helpful staff having no issue storing our bags before check-in and after check-out for the day. ...although, if there's a non-helpful service person in Japan, I'd be surprised. :)
Started and ended our holiday here
Reviewed 25 November, 2019
Booked our first three days in Tokyo at this hotel based on the recommendation of a travel blogger. Centrally located to Shibuya and Harajuku. Loved it so much that we spent another night there on our way back. Tasteful rooms with everything you need. Best part was the onsen style spa. Great way to start and end your day, especially when you are jet lagged. If you are travelling in on the Yamanote line consider getting off at Harijuku station as it’s easier to navigate and probably the same distance to walk.
Friendly and cosy hotel in great location
Reviewed 5 November, 2019
Loved our stay. We had a double room which was cosy and quiet. Great shower and clean. Free ramen was delicious, great mini manga library, selection of pillows and amenities such as onsen. Staff helpful and friendly and great location close to Shibuya and Harajuku stations. Will definitely stay there again when we visit next.