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the b tokyo ochanomizu
Ranked #26 of 78 Hotels / Ryokan in Chiyoda
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The hotel was in a quiet neighborhood very close to the metro. The good: staff were friendly and helpful. It is possible to walk to Akihabara...maybe 10 minutes. Laundry was small but functional, free coffee in the lobby...free wifi in the lobby...some restaurants near by.
The not so good: room was very small, I guess not too unusual by Tokyo standards...but it felt very tight ..there was not enough room to lay out the suitcase. View from our room was terrible...directly into a wall. The neighborhood did not have much character. The free breakfast was the same every morning. We were there for 2 weeks...got old pretty fast.

There are other alternatives in the price range.

Room Tip: High floors have at least some view. We were on the 5th floor but was looking directly at a wall 4 f...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Dear SixpackDC

Thank you for choosing the b ochanomizu and for your comment.
We truly appreciate your generous comment about our staff – I will make sure to pass it on to them. We are disappointed that we could not live up to your expectations for the room size and breakfast. Complementary WiFi will be available in each and every single room soon. Thank you again for your comment. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

A well situated basic, well priced hotel. Positives very close to metro (various lines) good amenities (Starbucks, subway, 7-11, family mart and a range of good local restaurants) reasonable price. Also slightly off the main room which reduced external noises which is good. Negatives, small (approx 2.5m x 3m room INC bathroom), very stuffy (air con not effective) room. Poor breakfast (i would give it a miss....i stuck to toast and bad coffee, layout is poor and gets busy, you have to queue, small selection the same every day) wifi only in lobby where they play the same music over and over and over again (very wearing when I was using it to work), also not very fast, but faster than the wired connection in the room. Because the hotel is not of the main room it was difficult to find when I first arrived and also easy to get lost the first few days!! - only amenities a coffee machine and computer in the lobby and 2 drinks machines. The staff were friendly but English was limited

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Anyahunt

Thank you for choosing the b ochanomizu and for taking the time to write the review.
The location is one of our strengths. We do have many cafes, restaurants and more around us located conveniently.
We are disappointed that we could not meet your expectations regarding the breakfast. I will be sure to share your comment to our culinary team. We are working on installing WiFi available in each and every room and it will be done soon.
Thank you again for your review. Please come back and see us again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here for close to two weeks in November 2012. Great location, with good airport access (one "change" from Tokyo Station). Close to the Tokyo Subway lines, about a 2 minute walk on the street. Clean, small and functional rooms. I would skip the breakfast though, repetitive "packaged" stuff every day. Very friendly and pleasant staff spoke English. Same day laundry service was very convenient. No in room WiFi, but good high speed wired internet access. No "coffee" in room, but there is a machine in the lobby that serves a decent cup. A couple of 7-11s and Family Mart stores in the area and a Subway and an Italian restaurant in addition to other dining options.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Hi RajMadras,

Thank you for posting your review.
First of all, we would like to say thank you for staying at the b ochanomizu. We appreciate your positive feedback about our staff. We will forward your comment regarding our breakfast to our culinary team - we will try to improve the food selections.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

Best Regards,

Ryuji Chiku
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed in the b'ochanomizu for 4 nights during July for work. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful - for example they allowed me to check-in early. The rooms are small but functional with desk, internet (wired with wire provided), fridge, air-con and television (although no english programs - the CNN is overdubbed with Japanese). The bathroom is good - with a deep bath and a strong shower. Breakfast is ok - tea, coffee, cereal, bread, and some cooked food. In the lobby there is a computer and printer - and there is also wi-fi available and lockers for bags. The hotel requires payment upfront. The location is good and on several metro lines so most things are in easy distance. There are several restaurants and coffee shops nearby with different price ranges - including sushi, noodles and a good curry restaurant. It is fairly easy to get to the hotel from Narita - I got the Skyliner to Ueno and then a taxi (about £15). I also printed off a google map to show the taxi driver and the hotels name/address in Japanese - which was helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2012

Dear Bethan C

Thank you for choosing the b ochanomizu and for taking the time to write a review of us.

We appreciate your kind compliment about our team members – I will surely share it with them.
We are sorry about the TV situation. There is a way to watch CNN in English only, and we apologize that you were not notified. As you mentioned, we have easy access to four different rail lines so it is very convenient to go to major areas in Tokyo.

Thanks again for sharing your experience with us. Please come back and see us again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

The staff were super friendly during my stay, but everything else was a bit of a letdown. The room looked worn and dated (beige and grey everywhere), and even bed spread felt thin. The bed itself is one of the more firm ones I have encountered.
The bathroom is like many compact hotel bathrooms. Nothing glitzy, but does the job.
The location is decent. Walkable from Tokyo rail station, and to many sights.There isn't much going on near the hotel, but if you wander a bit, you can find more lively areas. And there are definitely many cheap places to eat.
The breakfast at the hotel was disappointing. The scrambled eggs were a bit too underdone for my taste, and the meats were very salty. I would have rather had a cheaper room price with no breakfast.
Overall, this wasn't a bad stay. If you like coffee, there is always coffee in the lobby. The computer in the lobby is a nice touch. And a big benefit of the hotel being hidden a bit from the main road is that it was very quiet. And, again, the staff are really friendly, and prepared for any question you might have.
Compared to other places I have been to in Japan, this hotel isn't at the top of my life. But if you do end up staying here, you will probably have a good experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank inthesuburbs
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2012

Hi inthesuburbs

Thank you for choosing the b ochanomizu and for the time to write the review of your experience with us.

We are disappointed to hear that you didn’t like our breakfast – we try to serve a balanced Japanese and Western breakfast everyday for our guests. I will share your comment about eggs and meat with our breakfast team. If you would like, you could book a night without breakfast for the best available rate on our Ishin Hotels website. This will save your time searching for the best rate on various travel sites!

Free freshly brewed coffee and computer use in the lobby are some of the most popular amenities at the hotel. There is also free WIFI available in the lobby and a free Internet connection in each and every room. You’re right, the location is in a quieter area of Tokyo - we cater to many business and leisure guests who like to stay away from the busy nightlife scene, however we are still close to many of the fun and popular attractions in Tokyo. Thank you so much for your compliment about our team members – I will be sure to share it with them.

I appreciate for your comments as we can learn from them and improve our services and facilities. Please come back and see us again!

Best regards,
Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

although our booking was messed up we supposedly had booked a double room for just one person??? the manager was very helpful and polite in sorting it out for us. in general the staff were really great and always smiling. the room, although small was definitely not the smallest we have stayed in throughout japan and lan was pretty speedy. it was probably one of the nicer and more modern that we've stayed in too - pretty quiet too. we thought it relatively good value for a hotel of that standard in tokyo although it's not that central it is a couple of minutes walk from the subway. breakfast was well stocked but the same daily but had enough variety for a four day stay. would probably return or try one of the other hotels in the chain if they were as reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ochanomizu, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2012

Dear ianinsaigon

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the b ochanomizu.
We sincerely apologize about your reservation and the confusion but are glad we were able to solve it upon your arrival. Also thank you for your comment regarding our breakfast. We will make sure that your voice will be heard.

Please do come back and stay with us or one of our hotels again - we have eight locations, 5 in Tokyo, 1 in Nagoya, 1 in Kobe and 1 in Hakata, and they all are centrally and conveniently located to many famous sites, restaurants and more! We look forward to welcoming you again!

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Ryuji Chiku
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Address: 1-7-5 Kandaawajicho, Chiyoda 101-0063, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Chiyoda > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Chiyoda
Price Range: $56 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — the b tokyo ochanomizu 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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