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Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku

5-15-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #46 of 74 Hotels / Ryokan in Shinjuku
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall Hotel Sunlite was good We had buffet breakfast which we liked The rooms were very basic but were clean and had everything you needed. The staff were polite spoke a little english and were helpful when I needed help confirming a tour. The hotel is close to transport and not far from the centre of shinjuku. I would recommend... More 

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La Jolla, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on other trip advisor reviews I was prepared for the worst. However, when I arrived I was pleasantly surprised - though I'm not sure if that is because my expectations were so low to start with. The bathroom admittedly did smell a bit like smoke, which was kind of annoying. But the room was larger than I imagine (there... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
10 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is situated right in the soul of shinjuku. Yes it looks a little dated and the view from the room isn't great but the room itself was both ample in space (for 2) and clean, comfortable and well equipped. It's price is great for where it is and the staff were helpful. Also the bakery next door was... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This hotel is a little walk away from where you'd arrive on trains/metro at Shinjuku station, therefore being prepared with a map and sense of where you need to head is helpful. It is located on a relatively small side street, which helps make it a little quieter than might be expected. The hotel is actually two hotels so at... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The rooms are a bit larger than normal ones I have found in Tokyo but are basic and old fashioned. No coffee in rooms only green tea which is a let down but ok. Nothing I would complain about but there are better hotels in the vacinity.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights at the end of the trip because of the location. We wanted to experience the nightife. Was very disappointed to find out upon check in that the hotel has lock out at 2am. The room was very small and everything smelt of smoke. As an asthmatic I stuggled to sleep. Especially with the... More 

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

11 of us spent 4 nights in this hotel in January. We had some challenges at check-in getting the rooms we had booked. After several conversations we managed to get a triple room, two twins and two semi-doubles. All rooms smelt of smoke - but opening the window helped this a little. We also needed the window open to sleep... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I stayed at Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku for just one night. The hotel is in a great location, easy walking distance from Shinjuku station (if you can find the right exit!), and of course the fabulous Golden Gai. The room was small, but I was expecting that. The thing I wasn't expecting was the smell of the stale cigarettes, or the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was good value for money! The rooms are v compact and small but the location is amazing and very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful and most importantly could speak in english. The breakfast was good.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Short 5-7 min walk from J R station take- east exit. Plenty of good eating options nearby. Hotel staff friendly & helpful,enough English to assist. Room was clean & neat,average size for Japan. Japanese breakfast was excellent. Overall good value for money. Would recommend.

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.


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