For a number of people, this hotel will be a well appreciated discovery. It is not a luxury hotel, particularly, the hotel saves on costs by not employing multiple staff usually found in upscale Tokyo establishments. But in return you do receive a number of useful services at a very reasonable price (for Tokyo). As noted by others, the location, a few minutes walk from Shinjuku station is super convenient. This allows you the choice of taking trains to either airport or the airport bus. And it means that most places in Tokyo can be easily reached by train in the Shinjuku area does not appeal. The hotel is on the Southern, or more quiet end of the station area and does contain shopping (the Takashimaya Department Store) as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. The hotel itself has three restaurants (French, Chinese and Japanese). I had lunch at the Japanese one and it was quite good and not overly expensive. The bar offers 500 Yen happy hours during weeknights for well drinks, beer and wine which in Tokyo is a bargain. The rooms are of a reasonable size for Tokyo and include a number of welcome extras including free wifi (internet access also via the TV is free), two free bottles of water every day as well and an empty bar fridge in which to place drinks or food. The Takashimaya Department Store has many food stalls in its basement as well as a number of restaurants on the top two floors. The hotel lobby is on the 20th floor of a high rise with rooms on the 22nd - 35th view. Rooms have good views including a glimpse of Mt Fuji from the western side. There is a small exercise room on the 21st floor with limited equipment but it seems mostly empty and treadmills or bikes were always available. Customers must transport their own luggage but there are trolleys which makes it relatively easy to do so. Service is efficient and helpful as only the Japanese can manage to do. Having stayed in a number of Tokyo hotels from the luxurious to the far from luxurious, this would be one of my favorites. A final note, there is a recently opened French style bakery just before you come to the station on your left hand side. It is well worth a stop by in the morning for a light breakfast.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Century Southern
- Hotel Century Southern Tower Shibuya, Tokyo
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenient Access - Just 3 minutes walk from the South or Southern Terrace exit of Shinjuku Station! ... more less
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