We spent 10 days (29th May - 7 Jun 2013). Price $A 68 per night - excellent value we thought and it seems others from Trip Advisor agree - the hotel displays a "best value" award from TA in the foyer.
The hotel has 7 floors and about 35 rooms serviced by a compact but reliable elevator. There is an outside staircase also but we never needed to use it. Hotel street frontage is narrow - 5 metres, I measured it. So - you can easily walk straight past it on arrival, particularly in daytime - look for "Hotel Belmont " sign next door.
The rooms are small , so probably not suited to those with 1 or more large suitcases, but are impeccably clean and serviced on a daily basis. Good sized bar fridge and a small hot plate and jug - very useful. Also, desk with drawer and table. Bathroom - shower is inside a bath with high sides - so no water on floor. Body soap and shampoo supplied. Bed - pillows contain either wheat or rice but are functional when you are used to them. Mattress - firm, on the short side - those over 6 feet may extend beyond end of the mattress.
Also, impeccably presented yukatas available on request and changed every day along with the bed linen. Complimentary use of hotel umbrellas, unlimited access to wifi system (in ground floor restaurant), coffee and water. Good maps available free in foyer , particularly of Ueno, Asakusa and Asakusabashi.
Great location - 2 minutes walk from Asakusabashi station - provides access to JR Chuo and Sohbu lines and Asakusa Toei subway line for NARITA express train to airport ( takes 75 minutes Yen 1240 pp). Tip - visit Stationmaster office at subway entry gate ( look for office with " Lost and Found" sign in English) to be shown the correct ticket machine and ticket option.
Eating - supermarket only 3 minutes walk has all you will need and their are plenty of options around Asakusabashi station if you want to eat out in the vicinity of the hotel.
Hotel is privately owned and owners are involved in day to day management of hotel so there is an attention to detail not often found elsewhere. Tomoko-San, owner's daughter , speaks good English and is very helpful with any travel related questions that may arise. Other staff have sufficient English to get the basics across but some basic Japanese can assist in these conversations. Important signage in the hotel is in both Japanese and English.
Hotel is used by some Japanese business men as well as foreign tourists - evidently the locals also find the hotel to be good value.
There is a smoking place at the entrance to the hotel and occasionally there is smoking in the restaurant room but smoking is prohibited in the rooms themselves - this seems to be consistent with other establishments in Tokyo.
If you are a budget conscious traveller or simply want to experience a small Japanese hotel in a typical Tokyo neighbourhood, this may suit you. We will certainly look to stay again when returning to Tokyo.
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