Modern hotel, conveniently located near Asakusa line (tip: take the Kaminarimon Exit from Asakusa or you'll end up climbing a bunch of stairs from a different exit and walk further to the hotel which is exactly what we did by mistake the first time we got to the station!); walking distance to Sensoji Temple and with a convenient supermarket on the ground floor with fresh produce (plump grapes, juicy Fuji apples, etc).
Room: We stayed in the Double Essential Room which was very comfortable for 2 by Japan standards; loved the rain shower especially after a long and hot day of walking around Japan.
Location: Great if you're planning to visit the northern bit of Tokyo - Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno and Akihabara are all a few short stops away. Might be a bit trickier if you wanted to spend most of your time in Shinjuku / Shibuya and Harajuku though but I switched hotels by that part of my trip. There's also plenty of food options within a 5-10 minute walk around the area - sushi, ramen and even fast food options for those craving something more familiar - though most Japanese restaurants seem to close at around 9PM on a weekday.
Staff service / English language: Staff was very accommodating and patient, though communicating in English was at times a bit difficult and required repetition and written instructions. Was a bit disappointed when one staff advised that there was no Hakone cable car when I later found out from Odakyu travel centre that there indeed was such a service...
Improvements: 1) Staff could be better trained at providing travel advice to tourists... 2) Would be great if the hotel could provide bottled water in the room, particularly as it was the absolute height of summer when we visited...
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