Very Good99 Reviews
0.29km from Asian NewyorkThe only good thing I can say about this hotel is the location. It’s very close to Ikebukuro Station and several malls, restaurants, food shops, convenience stores as well as the popular Sunshine 60 Street leading to Sunshine City (mall/entertainment center) I don’t know why this hotel lists wheel chair accessibility in their profile because it is not wheel chair/disability-friendly at all in its layout. You walk through the entrance and see a very narrow escalator that only goes one way. According to the time of day it either goes up or down. You have to use a spiral staircase in the back to go the other way or ask the reception to get the key and switch the escalator if you really are unable to use they staircase (example: with strollers or walkers) It’s very bothersome and impractical. The rooms are not very spacious, but that’s quite normal for Tokyo. However if you are rooming as a family of 4 or more you better make sure to reserve a bigger room/suite. We booked a casual twin room for us and our two toddlers and with two suitcases we could hardly turn around without bumping into each other or furniture. Speaking of the interior: it is very old and dated as well as worn down, not to say dirty at times. We usually put the two twin beds together to have one big family bed but the one night stand in between the beds was not movable at all and so we had to play a game of Tetris to have the beds together somehow. The bathroom was a tiny built-in plastic wet cell. You can sit on the toilet (that had a toilet seat not matching the shape of the toilet bowl - AWKWARD!) brush your teeth over the sink and have your feet in the bath tub at the same time. Not so practical if you are not of tiny size or pregnant like me. The worst thing regarding the room was the big opening between window and window-frame. You could easily shove a coin in between. This is an absolute no-go. Just imagine staying in that room during winter!! The overall feel was not very clean. I mean with two toddlers it can happen that they drop something and pick it off the floor (carpet) but picking up loads of thick black hairs (clearly not from us) with does leave us with an icky overall feeling. I think most of the guests are drawn to the hotel purely due to its location, not the rooms or anything else.