This is a new “business hotel” in a non-touristy part of Tokyo.
We knew this room was small when booking. It was the smallest room we have stayed in, not only in Japan, but our entire travel history. (We have not stayed in a capsule hotel!) Everything new and sparkly, fresh pyjamas for the night. You wouldn’t fit here if you have a suit case. We travel light – little more than cabin bags - and our bags barely fit. One on the bag rack, the second under the desk. The only free floor space was between the front door, passing the bathroom, and the beginning of the bed, and that is the width of the door. Then there is a narrow desk and just enough space to walk by the bed.
You can understand this is targeting overnight business people. We found the 140cm width double bed is on the small side for us, but OK for a single.
The small rooms make up most of the hotel. One comfort room (an extra long corridor), and one twin (even more space) are on each floor. We swapped to the comfort room after two nights and that extra corridor space made a big difference. Then two of us could walk at once!
Breakfast is basic but freshly prepared. Two firsts for us in our Japanese visit: Good quality smoked chicken breast and real coffee from real beans in an automatic espresso machine.
Before arrival, we found difficult to find the hotel on any map, as not shown on google, the hotel website, or other maps we had. However, the subway area map at Ningyocho subway station showed the hotel clearly. There are 3 subway lines (Ningyocho (Asakusa A14 & Hibiya H13) and Suitengumae (Hanzomon Z10)) within a few minutes walk. We found Ningyocho (H13) the most convenient overall.
Overall we found this to be a great location base Where ever you go, you need to travel, and this was close or on the way to most. Quite a number of reasonable quality local restaurants in the area.
We would happily stay here again. While we enjoyed this compact experience, next time we'll target a twin room. Book ahead!
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