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Sunshine City Prince Hotel

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3-1-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima 170-8440, Tokyo Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Molndal, Sweden
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on this hotel for seven nights. The first impression of the hotel was not bad, but also not good. Just as it should for a 3 star hotel. The service was good, pretty much people in the lobby sometimes during the busy hours. English speech was not an issue for the personal. Very nice restaurant employees. The room was... More 

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Sakura, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ikebukuro is one of the fastest growing areas in Tokyo, and has really improved immensely over the last few decades and the Prince Hotel couldn't be located in a more convenient place. Right in the middle of Sunshine City you've got immediate access to not only the shopping mall but a great aquarium, a planetarium, a movie theater and even... More 

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Davao City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Sunshine City is conveniently located in the bustling Ikebukuro area. Malls and stores are walking distance, and there's a convenience store and money changer machine at the ground floor. Rooms are quite small but comfy. Vendo machines are also found on each floor. The breakfast buffet is also good. The staff also responds immediately to your needs.

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I had the twin room on the 30th floor. Rooms are clean, beds are supersingle sized. Only problem was the guests next to our room had friends over till 2 am 2 nights in a row. The walls are so thin, we could hear their conversations and one particuar guy kept laughing like a hyena. Other... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was our first hotel in our trip to Japan. The hotel has quite a few rooms and the reception is always crowded quite like a railway station. We were prepared to see small room sizes in Japan so were it disappointed with the size of the room. We have stayed in smaller rooms in Europe. The decor in the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We love this hotel as it is very conveniently located. Sunshine City is just next to the hotel where most of shops give discounts to hotel guest. We took 15 minutes to walk to the train station, on the way there are also some shops and eateries like KFC and Lotteria etc. There is also a 24 hour super mart... More 

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NYC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As a product of Japan, I recall Sunshine City as the next big thing back in 1978. Back then, everything here was new, modern and exciting. But visiting the area and this hotel in particular in 2015, nearly 40 years since its prime, it's clear that time has taken its toll. The hotel lobby and the hallways feel aged. No... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a string of bad hotels on this trip to Japan, mainly due to space issues but this hotel was amazing. First of all the staff here are excellent and made us feel very welcome. The location is prime! Short walk to the main Ikebukuro area where there is everything to do. Lots of shopping, restaurants, arcades, you name... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The hotel is very busy, full of tour groups from all over the world. Sometimes getting an elevator was hit and miss. The room we had was very average, the chair fabric was ripped and stained, the curtains had rips in them and the furniture had water stains or some sort of stain on them. The room was bigger than... More 

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San Jose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is a mad house of tourists from all over. The lobby area is usually full of tour groups coming in and out. Stay away if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet place. As for the room, this is not the Hyatt, Ritz, or anything close. Think Motel 6ish. The bed won't fit two people comfortably unless you... More 

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Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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