You may have heard that the boutique hotel concept has inexplicably barely caught on in Japan and its true. This is one of the only such hotels in Tokyo. It is well located just a quick walk from the shibuya station and this is very nice as you'll likely be dragging luggage (i had skis too) which is no mean feat in one of the busiest pedestrians areas in the world. make sure you study the hotels map on its website for the walking directions. If followed to a T the will get you there in about 5 minutes. However, there are numerous ways to blow it and its a hilly area so when in doubt, consult the map.
The hotel itself is nicely designed. Very modern and very functional. My room, as you can see, was in total (including the bathroom) approximately 10' x 6'. This meant there was practically no room to walk around; however, it was totally comfortable, bright (as it had two huge opening windows) and very functional. The bathroom was a glass enclosed unit with a fancy Japanese toilet and an awesome scaldingly hot rain bath type shower, which was much appreciated given the freezing cold tokyo winter.
The location is great: it's just far enough from shibuya crossing so as to be quiet but close enough to walk there in five minutes. This also means its only a fifteen minute walk from harajuku and ayoma, putting you right in the middle of some of tokyos coolest neighborhoods. If you're here in part at least to shop you really can't be better situated than here as every major label and department store in the city has a branch no further than 20 minutes walk away. In Tokyo this means that every brand you've ever heard of and thousands you haven't are at your doorstep, without the need to get on the train. A big plus in this mega city. Being close to shibuya station also means you can pick up the JR Narita express right there, which is the best way to get back to the airport from the city unless a $300 taxi ride is in your budget.
On the downside the hotel shows its age almost everywhere. A new coat of paint on the interior walls of the lobby and the rooms would do wonders to cover up all the scuff marks that come with wear and tear. Some linens were torn and the bar downstairs looks like it was once hip but has since been taken over by football fans who've tacked beer posters everywhere. The restaurant definitely leaves something to be desired so don't go thinking the free breakfast is a selling point as its nothing at all. However, it really doesn't matter given that there are a million options nearby where you can have anything from the best French pastries east of Paris to donuts from New York's Donut Plant (at the only outlet of that Mecca for fried dough outside of the lower east side I know of in the world).
In summary I'd stay here again in a minute. With its convenience and comfort and the fact that you can actually get a nice and very stylish room with your own bathroom in the middle of Tokyo for about $100 (try finding that in New York or London) you can't beat the shibuya grandbell.
Be aware that the single rooms are TINY.
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