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Dai-Ichi Inn Ikebukuro

1-42-8 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was in an excellent location - close to major shopping venues and subway station. Plenty of eating establishments nearby and an excellent restaurant inside - breakfast buffet included authentic Japanese cuisine with American variations - remember to request non smoking room AND floor - it took us 3 days to get smoky smell out if our room

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My biggest surprise with this hotel was how quiet the rooms were, despite being next to Ikebukuro station. The sound-proofing is amazing. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the breakfast buffet as there was a large variety of western and Japanese food available, so you can easily try a range of things. There is even corn-flakes... More 

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Macau, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The location is very accessable, with 2-3 minutes walk from JR/Metro station, and easy to find the hotel. Have 24 conveniecnes store at G/F and with 1~2 minutes walking distance to look for ramen restuarant which also open 24hours. Room is small, but clean enough! But valuable ...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Loacation is fine. It takes about 8minutes to walk to the station. We stay here because it's the Tokyo Marathon's contract hotel. The Tokyo Marathon deal is good. But the room is really tiny. If you don't mind the size of the room. It's clean and with fine loacation .

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I liked this place, clean, neat and the standard rooms are not too cramped, considering they are in the middle of Tokyo. I have stayed in other Tokyo hotels and sometimes you feel like you paid for a capsule, not here, you actually do have two or three feet of floor space (a little more, but you get what I... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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43 hotel reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

the hotel is located very very near the great ikebukuro station so well you will feel the subways, some said it was noisy as hell but for me it can make me feel more in urban tokyo :) the room also so small but so clean! so many place to eat in the night, from ramen noodle to tempura, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

It took me and the 3 other guys I came with a while to find this place but its actually quite close to ikebukuro station. The staff were very accomodating and helped us out. I love the kimono we got as a gift.

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Hilo, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

The room is quite small, but has all the basic amenities. Wired internet works well, except for Skype connectivity issue. Dismal view of railway lines, and train noise quite noticeable, plus a lot of noise from corridor outside room. Handy for JR station and sights.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Friendly staff, excellent location, free internet (if you brought your own laptop)! The bathroom was bigger than I expected and my room faced the train tracks, but I barely heard the sound of passing trains. My mother is a light sleeper and even she said she couldn't hear the trains at night. The hotel is situated very near to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

I agree with other reviews in that the hotel is (obviously) unexpensive and very close to the station. For me, however, it was a nightmare because of the noise coming from the passing trains (and Ikebukuro is the 2nd busiest station in the world!). I used the hotel just one night to rest from my intercontinental flight from Europe. It... More 

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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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