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Hotel Asia Center of Japan
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8-10-32 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052 , Japan   |  
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Ranked #14 of 92 hotels in Minato
Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“good budget hotel in good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The staff were very welcoming and accommodating. We checked in the morning just to drop our bags before heading out of the city for a day trip and they checked our luggage in. So we had no worries about our luggage for the rest of the day. When we returned in the evening he room was ready. The hotel was nice and clean and so was the room. After surviving the small hotel rooms in Ishinomaki and Sendai City, the room size in this hotel didn't matter much for me, I guess it's the typical room size in Japan based on what I read from other reviews. The room had standard amenities with bathrobes and everything, so nothing to complain there. It is in a quiet area but close to two metro stations from which you can get to just about everywhere. Nothing to complain also about the breakfast. I chose this hotel after an online extensive research and didn't regret what I found on the spot. It was all value for money and we had a great, comfortable stay. It is close to two big hotels - the Akasaka Excel and ANA Intercontinental - which are along the the limousine bus service route to and from Narita, so no hassles in getting from and to the airport. I would recommend to book a room in this hotel from its web site from which you can get good deals.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed there for 7 days for a business trip, and survived the first two days without our luggage. During this period, all the staff was super helpful, and the hotel is quite equipped. Breakfast was nice; the restaurant is actually quite big. If it weren't for the great service of the hotel, we probably couldn't have survived this business trip.
BTW, all the hotel rooms in central Tokyo are small, so do be reasonable.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

After a very extensive search, I decided to stay at this hotel. There is a really good feeling about this place as the front desk staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. And they all speak good English and are very attentive and kind. The single room is of an acceptable size. Attention to details in the room is impressive as it comes with tea bags, a small cup, a kettle, a torch, slippers, pen and paper, Ethernet cable for high-speed internet, TV, air conditioning and heater etc.

Breakfast is served between 7 and 10am. The menu is quite varied but it is the same everyday, so it does get a little boring after sometimes, especially if you are vegetarian. The restaurant is also opened for lunch and dinner and the prices are reasonable.

The hotel has all the basic facilities like internet (10 mins for 100 yen) in the lounge area, coin laundry etc. An iron is also provided for the ironing room, where you can also use a trouser press. It is close to the subway Aoyama Itchome and is central to other restaurants and shops. The location is just great!

The staff is very really patient and helpful. They will assist you in whichever way they can with questions and provide maximum information with a smile. I was really impressed with how they answered all my questions and went beyond my expectations to help me. You also do not feel that the hotel is trying to rip you off with extra charges. Check out times can be extended till 4pm (usually 11am) for an extra 50% charge. Free chilled 500ml of water is provided in the lounge area. Room are cleaned daily or you can just put up a sign for cleaning when needed.

At night, it is not noisy and you can easily have a very good night's sleep. Lifts are in good working condition and the overall place is very clean and tidy.

I am definitely staying back at this hotel on my next trip to Tokyo!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This was our third stay in the last four years at this hotel. If you book thirty days or more in advance the price is even cheaper. The rooms are of course very small (hey, this is Tokyo!) but have comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, free internet (wired), a kettle, hairdryer, tv and air conditioning. At this price and at this location ... just a five minute walk from the Ginza subway line ... there is little or nothing to complain about. The icing on the cake is the supply of breakfast vouchers you receive when you check-in...even though when you book online it says that the price is for "room only". Highly recommended hotel for those looking for somewhere that is actually affordable in Tokyo.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We got a semi-double room. Stayed here because my boyfriend stayed here before to attend a friend's wedding in the area.
Room is tiny but forgivable (we're in Tokyo). Clean. Bathroom could be claustrophobic for some. I usually keep the door open when I'm on the toilet. The bathroom also has the cutest 4ft long tub, nice strong shower, high tech toilet, shampoo and soap dispenser. Toothbrush and shaving kits are at the reception with the complimentary bottled water.
I love the breakfast buffet. They make their own breads and croissants and they are perfect. They have Western and Japanese food. Although they don't give you a wide variety of choices, they sure make you are satisfied with what they offer. The menu is the same though everyday (I think except for the type of roasted fish), so it could get a bit boring on your 3rd or 4th morning there. Breakfast is open at 7am but gets busy around 8am with those going to the office at 9.
Location is good as it's really close to a train station that takes you to a lot of the famous tourist spots in Tokyo without changing lines, but there's not much to see if you just walk around the hotel. It's really more of a business hotel than a tourist hotel. Neighborhood is really quiet in the evening though.
All in all, it's a good hotel but I'll look for another one when I go back - a place with more charm, closer to the big parks or areas bustling with activities, and some place cheaper.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque NM
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I was always curious about this hotel. I knew it as a place to stay exclusively for students and visitors from Asia long, long time ago and I had a friend from Malaysia who stayed there. Now it 's a hotel retaining the original name. I had an opportunity to stay here for three days. The location is very good, one of the most desirable areas in the city. It is close to four metro lines including the most usable Ginza Line especially for tourist. The hotel is in the walking distance to Roppongi, Harajuku/Omotesando and Jingu Gaien Park. The surrounding area is quiet but there are lots of restaurants and convenience stores. Nearby Nogi Shrine is interesting and there is also a park where business people eat lunch and people walk their dogs to the West of the hotel. We had a double room in the annex building. The room showed its age but it had an adequate space and clean. The small bathroom is a unit type as most of the business hotels and it takes a step up into it---twelve inches or so. The small fridge was not working well and didn't cool very well. The facility has coin laundries so we can minimize clothes to take. They serve breakfasts in a restaurant on the 1st floor. The menu has varieties but is same every day. My husband liked it very much but I thought it could be improved a little. I've read on TA reviews of good service and indeed I was very impressed by polite, friendly and helpful front desk staff. They were exceptionally good. The hotel seemed to have more non Japanese guests staying. We decided to stay here because of a close proximity to a largest Catholic center in Tokyo (Franciscan Center) for my husband to attend Easter Mass and we were very satisfied with our experience. For the price, location and service, we would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

#1 location
We stayed with several hotels in Tokyo over the years; overall, this is a good one.
It is a simple budget hotel; it sits in a quiet and convenient location. We were able to get around the city easily in daytime and quiet enough to have restful sleep at night.
The location of the hotel is halfway between 2 subway stations, Aoyama-it-chome & Nogizaka. (http://www.asiacenter.or.jp/eng/access/) Both stations are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
The rooms are small like most hotels in Tokyo but they keep them tidy and clean. The Internet is free in the rooms for your laptop if you bring an Ethernet cord and there is free Wi-Fi in the lobby area. The breakfast is basic and mixed with western & Japanese style.
If you want to have a break from the breakfast in this hotel, Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi is about 10 minutes’ walk in the direction of Nogizaka station. This high-end shopping mall has a Starbucks, a pastry shop and a 24-hour supermarket (Precce Premium) in the basement so it could be another breakfast option. Or there are couple of restaurants that also serve breakfast in Aoyama-it-chome subway station.
#2 location - From Narita airport
One of the reasons we liked this hotel is that, with only a couple of train ride and a short walk we were able to get to the hotel from airport. And the subway station at Ueno where you board the train is not over-crowded like Shinjuku or Shibuya station. We easily changed trains even with our suitcases and it was rush hour. You have stairs to navigate though.
We followed the direction from the hotel website, taking Keisei Line (Skyliner) from airport (Yen 2400 each) to Ueno station. Then following the sign to the Ginza line (yellow line), it is about 5 minutes walk and all under cover. Taking the Ginza line, in the direction to Shibuya, to Aoyama-it-chome is 190 Yen each way.
Try to go to the front compartment of the train with your suitcases, it might less crowded. And because of Ueno & Aoyama-it-chome station are the fourth stop of both ends, you are likely to find a seat as well. Exit 4 South is the closest exit to the hotel in Aoyama-it-chome station; turn left once you pass the turnstile and look for the signs.
#3 location
Tokyo metropolitan is covered by 2 major subway companies – Tokyo Metro & Toei Line.
A day pass (710 Yen) for Tokyo Metro line is almost able to take you to most of the places in the city. With 290 Yen more, a day pass (1000 Yen) for both Toei & Tokyo Metro subway lines will give you even more access and more convenience. Such as : if you want to go for a swim in hot summer day or feel like to do some workout, a newly renovated Tokyo Gymnasium is right next to Kokuritsu-kyogijo station (A4 Exit) in Toei Oedo line, one stop from Aoyama-itchome. With 600 Yen, you can use the facilities for 2 ½ hours, there is one 8-lane, 50-meter pool and a 25-meter pool and all new cardio machines with free weights in the workout room. The lock is included; just bring your gear –bathing suit, bathing cap, towel, soap and shampoo. There you go. Have a good trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8-10-32 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Minato
#14 Romantic Hotel in Minato
#15 Family Hotel in Minato
#35 Business Hotel in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Asia Center of Japan 3*
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