I stayed here for 12 nights in the Superior Twin room (the rooms with the double bed was actually smaller smaller so decided against it). Overall, I really liked this hotel and initially my wife hated the size but ended up liking it a lot because of the shower and the toilet! (It's pretty rare to find a shower that is a stand alone shower i.e. isn't part of a dirty bathtub in a Japanese hotel)
- Hotel was clean, some of the staff could speak a decent level of English
- Laundry facilities onsite (Washer and Dryer)
- Located away from the hustle and bustle
- The Bathroom was amazing, had your automated 'japanese' toilets (i.e. heated seats, heated spray, deodorizer) and a really cool shower which had a detachable head on the side, a waist level massage spray.
- Wifi downstairs, however, each room had wired internet.
- Pretty cheap!
- Room was pretty small, but I expected this. This being said, we were able to fit 60kg of luggage in the room (bags under the desk with suitcases at the end of the bed)
- Dryer is an electric dryer so it takes a while to dry your clothes (about 2.5 hours to be honest)
- Breakfast was the same every day, which would have been ok if we had stayed for less than a week....although, to be fair, the selection was quite good. You could choose - Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Rice, Miso Soup, Sausages, Potato Wedges, Fruit Salad, Yogurt, Croissant, Japanese pickles.
- I'm 6 foot 2, and struggled to fit under the shower so had the shower head hitting the back of my head, surprisingly, the single bed fit...
- Please do not take the steep stairs to the hotel, especially with luggage. As the reviews have mentioned, take Exit 3b at the Akasaka Station which will lead you towards the TBS building. You will walk straight for 2-3 minutes and then there will be a right turn. Walk along this and just as you see a bend towards the stairs turning left, there is an elevator in a concrete shelter. Use this to go to Level 4. Walk straight and look up. You should see a big B sign. That's your hotel.
- I took the Taxi twice, to Roppongi it was about 1000 yen and to Tokyo Station, it was around 1700 Yen. The trains should get you everywhere quite easily, but sometimes, it might be helpful to take the taxi (i.e. With heavy luggage from Tokyo)
- There is a 7 eleven you can go to which is a 4 minute walk but the hill is quite steep. If you head back to the hotel before 11pm from Akasaka Station, go into the Akasaka Biz tower and go to the 7 eleven there. Otherwise, you might have to go to the one which is 24/7 BUT is on a steepish hill.
- Get a PASMO Card (it saves you a lot of time on the trains and you can get a refund afterwards for it). The PASMO Card works on the JR too.
- There is a supermarket nearby (Exit 5) which operates 24 hours and a McDonalds nearby the Station if your desperate.
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