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Hotel Century Southern Tower
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 151-8583, Japan   |  
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Brunei
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“Great hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This hotel is a great place to stay in Tokyo. It's got comfortable rooms and friendly English-speaking staff. It's location is excellent too; it's in the heart of the city, just short stroll from the sprawling Shinjuku station, which is a great place to make links with the rest of Tokyo and beyond via rail and bus. And it makes for easy access to the airports (via train or limousine bus).

The rooms are a decent size with great views over the city. Free wi-fi and internet access via the tv (which had mostly Japanese channels + BBC and CNN). The whole place is clean and modern. A well-stocked little shop provides snacks and drinks, and it's close to Starbucks and other cafes and restaurants. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here for 6 nights when in Japan. handy for train station and seeing this part of town.
Clean hotel and had everything that we needed. Brilliant views from the room and spacious bedrooms. Shower was great and had a good night sleep.

Would certainly recommend as a base for visitors, no complaints.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here at the Hotel Century Plaza. The staff are amazing, very helpful and in an added bonus most of the reception and wait staff seem to speak at least some English as well. The room, as a single is small but clean and certainly all that I needed and then some in it (who needs two coffee mugs or two towels if you are in the room by yourself?)! The hotel and even my room has great views over the city.
I've eaten at two of the three restaurants here and while more expensive than I would normally spend on a meal I can not fault the food or the service. I particularly liked Tribeks if you are thinking of eating in.
The hotel is amazingly easy to get to from the train station just as advertised literally walking out of Shinjuku South Terrace Exit its about a 5 minute slow walk away.
If you are after cheap meals there are heap of good food options within walking distance. The supermarket / food outlets on the basement of the Takashimaya Times Square (right across the bridge opposite the hotel) has some really tasty, cheap option if you want a quick bite and don't want to sit down.
The staff even helped me arrange my next hotel. Over all I've had a great stay and recommend the hotel.

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

After reading the reviews I was disappointed with this hotel. It is very new and exceptionally convenient given its location on top of the train station. However, it was not built with high quality finishes and while clean, everything has a relatively cheap feel to it. It is fine now, but I do not think it will hold up well over time. The hotel seems to try to save every nickel and dime. I was staying by myself and my room had one washcloth, one hand towel and one bath towel. It was sufficient but it would have been nice to have extra towels. There was also one mug for the kettle and one drinking glass. The toiletries and slippers provided are also of rather low quality and there is no bathrobe. (I should note that I did not book or pay for the room myself so I may have been given an exceptionally low-priced room.)

The gym is small with two treadmills and no weights. I was concerned about having a wait for a machine but there was no one else there on either morning. It is located on the 21st floor and there is also an outdoor patio attached to the gym. The views are beautiful. However, the is not water available at the gym, something which I found particularly annoying. There isn’t even a water fountain by the restrooms.

The staff is great; they are knowledgeable about the area and do everything they can to please. I never had to wait whenever I approached the front desk—there were always several available employees to answer a question or to check me in / out. Unfortunately, my overall impression of the hotel is that it is a shame that they didn’t aim higher in terms of quality when building the hotel. It could have been something special.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for our honeymoon and will considering booking it again for our next visit. We stayed on the 30th floor and had a wonderful view. The room was quite large and clean, and we looked forward to the comforts of our hotel room after a day of sightseeing or shopping. We also appreciated the clean and classy lobby. The location is ideal as Shinjuku is a major subway station, and there is ample shopping and places to eat available; Takashimaya Times Square is right around the corner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a great hotel. We have stayed here twice. There is a very nice lobby with great views. The staff is very helpful and can speak English. Our room was located on the 27th floor. We had views of the Tokyo Skytree, The Tokyo Tower and The park. The beds were very comfortable and you can control the heatin the room. It was a great experience. The public transportation is very close to the hotel which makes it easy to get around.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 March 14, 2013 via mobile

We had never been to Tokyo before and picked this hotel based on reviews and price. When we arrived as tired travelers from the US, we were so happy to be greeted by a wonderful and friendly staff. The hotel lobby is quite nice, clean and a great place to unwind after touring all day. The rooms were excellent and comfortable with great views of the city.

In addition, the hotel is situated in an excellent part of Tokyo, within walking distance to Shinjuku station.




  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 151-8583, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shibuya
#1 Business Hotel in Shibuya
#1 Family Hotel in Shibuya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Century Southern Tower 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High above Shinjuku, Tokyo, Hotel Century Southern Tower offers a luxurious escape from the bustling city below. Elegant, yet, functional accommodations are conceived to meet the special needs of business travelers. Trains, subways, and Narita Express Train are all located within 3 minutes from the hotel on foot. 375 guest rooms are located from the 22nd to 35th floor with spectacular views of the city. ... more   less 
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