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Smile Hotel Tokyo Nihombashi
Ranked #39 of 91 Hotels / Ryokan in Chuo
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Does the Trick”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

This place has everything you need if you are just passing through. a nice clean comfortable bed and a clean bathroom.

Location is good. many restaurants and stores near-by. steps to the nearest subway station.

Friendly staff.

Wifi in the lobby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

When I booked an early flight from Narita airport, I thought I had one option that made sense: get a hotel in Narita and take the train in. What I found out was that I had another option: stay at Smile Hotel near Tokyo station and catch a Keisei bus. Pretty much, I wanted to spend the evening in Tokyo and head to the airport in the morning and that's what I did. At a little more than fifty bucks a night, I was able to do so on the cheap.

The hotel was a typical business hotel in Japan, but it was so cheap for staying actually in Tokyo. It was also like 150 meters from a subway station and walking distance to Tokyo station.

The room was a standard Japanese size of smaller than small, but it had a bed, bathroom, TV, and enough room to crash for the night to catch that bus or train or whatever. It may have been a little too small to stay for a long stay. (At the price it's temping to do so.) Everything was super clean. The front desk people were very polite. The internet access was through LAN line and wireless only in the lobby. They have a PC in the lobby to for free use.

There were three convenient stores a few steps away. It was pretty deserted at night/early morning. It's not a place to go for night life, I'd say, so it's quiet.

All in all, I'd be happy to stay here for a couple nights again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The twin room was large with the "typical Japanese view" onto a brick wall. Bedding was lovely but room has only wired internet access - Wifi can only be accessed in the lobby.
Area was safe and a short taxi ride (~800yen) away from tokyo train station. This was particular handy as we had to catch an early train to the airport. Don't worry about traffic at 7am-it took us under 10min by taxi.
The bathroom floor could have been cleaner but it is overall a good budget hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Reg191
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

I've been in Tokyo last week, with my gf and for this journey, our budget for accommodation was around 75-100 Euros per night in Japan.

I’ve stayed 4 nights in Smile Nihombashi. I guess it is ok for the price I paid –prices of accommodations in Tokyo are really high- but would look for something else if you have to stay more than a night or two.

Location: the hotel is 50 meters from Kayabacho subway station, direct from Tokyo Central station, and 8 minutes in taxi from the Tokyo City Airport Terminal (bus limousine to airports).
You will find lots of restaurants, dinners and coffees near the hotel, just take a look around, they are worth of it.

Room: I chose a double room and had to ask for a change, it was really small and could not have stayed 4 nights and such a small room. They gave me a twin room when available, and sincerely appreciated it (they are the same price).
Rooms are clean enough but need quite a reshape. Thin walls prevented us to have a good sleep as it seemed that neighbors were talking or snoring in my own room!!

Wi-Fi: just available in the lobby!!

Breakfast: did not try it, as it was not included in the room fare.
Service: as everywhere in Japan, and with Japanese people, just perfect. Even if their English is not really clear and fluent (at the end, do you speak Japanese ;)? ) they’ll find the way to give you all the assistance you need. They arranged me a room change without any problem.

Room Tip: If you travel with somebody don't choose double room
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

As most cheap flights into Haneda arr at ab 11pm (Tokyo time), Smile Hotel is suitable for first-time travellers. At Haneda buy a Y2000 Suica card at the card machine near the exit gate.After exiting, turn left and go up the stairs , an hop on the monorail to Hamamatsucho Stn,. The service ends at midnight so you need to hurry from the baggage area.

At Hamamatsucho go down to ground level to board the JK yamanote train into Tokyo Stn. Upon arrival at Tokyo station which is now past midnight and with few commuters left, quickly take theYaesu ( central exit) You're now facing east and there are taxis in queue waiting for customers.

Next option-a). with heavy luggage or children take a taxi to Smile Hotel- the taxi will turn left and then right into Eitai-dori at the traffic junction .After 2 minutes it turns right into Shin-ohashi-dori.
Hurray Smile Hotel is right infront of you. Fare is ab Y800. Second option- walking from the yaesu exit takes ab 15 minutes. If fact it's good to walk after sitting on the plane for 7-8 hours..
Just to remind you, it's safe in Tokyo. If a Penangite from Malaysia can do it, so can you n have a nice trip

Room Tip: Get a quiet room eg Room 973 on a high floor away from the elevators
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank terlim51
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed at the Smile Hotel for two nights in June 2013. Good location about a mile from Tokyo JR station and near a Metro station. Absolutely tiny room, but comfortable and clean with good shower and air-con. Internet was wired only (wireless in the lobby). Breakfast available but not included. Check-in at 2pm, check-out at 10am - no exceptions. Very little English spoken. Good value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lisa Z
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Trebic, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2013

The location directly at the Kayabacho Station is very convenient, and makes it easy to be at the Tokyo Station within 10 minutes for 710¥ by cab. There are several eateries and restaurants in each direction from the hotel. As it is a budget hotel, I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness. I stayed in a single room, which was really very small, but for the purpose (sleeping and resting overnight) was quite sufficient.

The value for money is very good.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Smile Hotel Tokyo Nihombashi
Address: 2-13-5 Nihombashikayabacho, Chuo 103-0025, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Chuo > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Chuo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smile Hotel Tokyo Nihombashi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 171
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