I live near Tokyo so I usually stay in budget hotels when I come to the city since I will be returning home soon. So, this time I was pleasantly surprised by the room. It is very small but quite normal by Tokyo standards. However, the shower was nice, large and modern. It was definitely worth the $30 or so more than I normally spend on a double room elsewhere. The bed was actually comfortable which is more than I can say for some of Tokyo's 4 stars. Japanese people tend to prefer firm beds but this bed meets somewhere inbetween Japanese and Western tastes. Not overly pillowy but heads and shoulders above most I've slept in. The TV was large for the room size and the massage chair was a great added plus. The hotel is decorated pretty well. The toiletries were a step above regular budget hotels and were in-line with the slightly upper price point.
It was still a decent price and had a GREAT location, right next to Akihabara station.
Other people have commented on the bad service or lack thereof but I honestly think it was because of staffs' limited English skills. I speak Japanese (but look obviously western) but no one attempted to speak English to me while I was there. Some tourists seemed to have trouble communicating at the front desk when I was there. My personal recommendation is to be patient and if they say "No" or "I don't know", ask the same question in very simple English. This goes for basically all traveling in Japan, but instead of saying "Hey, do you mind if we leave our bags here while we shop?" is a rather complicated English sentence. Try saying "Can I put my bag here? I will return later." That sort of thing.
The hotel's breakfast was pretty lacking for the price. Try going to McDonald's or Starbucks or really any of the countless restaurants in the area for a cheaper, better breakfast.
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