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Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

We stayed here for 7 days. The location can't be beat. It is about 2 blocks away from Shinjuku Station. When getting off Shinjuku Station, look for the South Terrace Exit. Make a left when you exit the station. Pass the Starbucks and find a way down to the street on your right. The hotel is right there across the street. There's an AM/PM across the street. Make sure to buy a few bottles of water during your stay.

The room is small and bland. The wall and carpet can use more cleaning if you look really close. Our room did not have much of a view but not a big deal for us The one thing that was very very annoying was the shower. The water temperature fluctuates randomly. It can get really cold all of a sudden. Room has a TV, small fridge, water boiler for tea, blow dryer, and slippers. Internet connection is free and speedy. We had no trouble checking gmail and facebook =).

The staff in the lobby speak English and are very friendly and helpful. There's a smoking room in the back of the lobby for those smokers out there.

I don't think I will stay at this hotel on next trip if there's a cheaper alternative at around the same location. Our stay was decent but nothing spectacular.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

My partner and i stayed in the Sunroute Plaza Hotel for three nights . We booked into a twin
room, taking advise from other reviewers on size of hotel rooms in Tokyo. We found the room to be clean, roomy , and the twin beds were actually big enought to sleep two.Hotel staff were very helpful in everyway, and most had a very good command of English. Shinjuku is possibly the best area to stay in in Tokyo. With plenty of places to eat and many bars . We would deffinately stay there again Only two blocks from JR Shinjuku Station. and easy access by bus from Narita Airport

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2  Thank Les Breen
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We were thrilled with the location of this hotel right near the exciting Shinjuku shopping area, the Municipal Government building and the excellent Shinjuku train station.
The impressive lobby was a set up for the very small room that we were assigned. Also, the view was looking into an adjacent office building and the men's rooms clearly visible from our room. The room was clean enough but there was a pop bottle under the bed that had been left behind.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2010

This was my first trip to Japan & was very thankful we choose this hotel as our "home away from home". As you've read by other trusted Trip Advisor reviewers, this hotel is in a great location. As a "newbie" to Japan, I was able to use a bit of the information I found here on TripAdvisor, while other things I learned by roaming the city on my own. If this will be your first visit to Japan, please take a moment to read my review, as I attempted to make it as comprehensive and useful for your future journey! I

Pros to staying here:
*A Chase ATM only 60 second walk from hotel
*Staff at front desk speaks English
*Fridge in room (this comes in very handy, as there is an AM/PM convenience store across the street)
*Bus "limousine" service to both airports
*A one minute walk to Oeido subway line, or 2 minute walk to Shinjuku subway station
*A three minute walk to the shopping mall
*Very clean rooms
*Free Wi-Fi (that's right, you can Facebook until you turn blue in the face)

Cons:
*The beds can be quite hard!
*The restaurant on the 1st floor. Breakfast is a buffet at $14.50 US Dollars per person, it's pretty horrible, skip it! (Instead, why not walk 1/2 a block to the McDonalds? You can get 2 breakfast meals for about $9.50 US Dollars)

TRANSPORTATION (TO THE HOTEL):
When you do arrive in Japan, you will probably be very tired, as you've had a long flight. I found that taking a "Limousine Bus" was the most relaxing mode of transportation to this hotel. The rate is 30,000 yen per adult (around $39.00 US dollars) and you will want to choose the bus going to "Shinjuku Station". The total transportation time is approx. 90 minutes. You will be dropped off approx. 2 blocks from the Sunroute Plaza Hotel.

TRANSPORTATION (WITHIN THE CITY)
If you plan on doing a lot of traveling via the subway (which is the least expensive mode if traveling a distance) be sure to get a "One Day Economy Pass" when selecting your subway ticket. It will cost 1,000 yen (approx $11.50 US Dollars) and is good for an entire day. If you need assistance, most of the Information Desk personnel speak a little English. Even if you have traveled in NYC, you will notice the subways are even busier here! Try not to get overwhelmed. Your home base will always be the Shinjuku Line and it is featured in green on the subway system.

TRANSPORTATION (on the way back to the airport)
Again, it will be another 30,000 yen (approx $39.00 US Dollars). Go to the front desk the night before you will be departing. Ask for the "Limousine Bus" schedule. You can purchase your ticket from the front counter 30 minutes prior or more prior to the departure time. Check-out at the hotel is 11:00 A.M. so if you are not leaving until the 1:00P.M. time, you can give them your bags to hold until you come back to catch the bus.
Please allow 2 hours to get to the airport depending upon departure time.

LOST IN TRANSLATION (not just a great movie)...
While you may be a little nervous heaving to a country in which you've only mastered Konichiwa! (good afternoon) and Sayonara (goodbye) ---you will be glad to know that the subway signs are also in English, that there is an English map available for the subway, that many restaurants have English menus, and that people will go out of their way to help you! I do recommend purchasing Frommer's Dictionary/Phrase Book. It's only $7.99 or so and available at most Barnes and Noble locations. This will help you with survival Japanese and everything in between.

WHAT'S MY MONEY WORTH?
Well, if you are coming from the United States, you are looking at about 83 cents to every 100 yen. Example: a pack of gum in Tokyo will cost you about $1.08 US Dollars.

WHERE SHOULD I EAT?
There is an AM/PM convenience store across the street, while clearly this isn't "fine dining", if you want a snack or perhaps an afternoon brunch without spending an arm and a leg--go here! (note: They do not accept credit cards, cash only)

There's also a good restaurant about a 10 minute walk from the hotel called HAKKAKU . They offer an English menu and a smoking section. You can grab a table by the windows and see a lovely view of the city, as the restaurant is on the top floor of a skyscraper.

Any other meal, just walk around and explore! You can find anything from small hole-in-the-wall restaurants to very nice establishments. There is a restaurant on every corner, so let your taste buds be your guide :)

PLACES YOU MUST NOT PASS UP:
Tsujiki Fish Market: A huge fish market that is so amazing to check out in the wee hours of the morning. Am I a morning person? Not even with a double shot of espresso---however, I cannot deny that it was totally worth waking up at 4:15 a.m. to get ready and take the subway to visit Tsujiki Fish Market by 6:00 a.m. Fishermen from all over arrive around 3 o'clock in the morn, just to get all of their catch on display ready to sell to local buyers and restaurants. You can watch live auctions, walk around and see seafood you didn't even know existed, and eat at one of the small "diners" on the outskirts of the market. You'll be able to view pictures (to point out what you want on the menu) and eat seafood that was caught mere hours ago along with a pipping mug of green tea. Delicious!

Kabuki-Cho (This is in Shinjuku, about a 10 minute walk from your hotel)
Think New York City on acid! This district has great restaurants, bars, strip clubs (think Vegas times 10), arcades, and just about everything in between. While it is not unsafe, it may seem a little intimidating at night.

Rikugien Garden: Jump on the subway and head to see Rikugien Garden. It will cost about $3.80 US Dollars per person, but well worth it. It's time to play the crazy tourist. Bust out your camera, turn up your Ipod, and get ready to transport your mind into a completely relaxing atmosphere. Think classic Japanese architecture, coy ponds, Japanese Cherry Blossoms emerging for the spring, and a bit of tranquility. You'll easily spend a few hours here.

Word to the Wise:
Are you a smoker like myself? Well shame on us both, but nevertheless, be aware that not many people smoke on the streets and that you have to go to a designated "smoking room" on the ground floor of the hotel.

Looking for cheap souvenir's for friends? Head to a convenience store and pick up some cheap candy/snacks. Everything comes in neat attractive packaging & my friend's and family loved the items!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2010

The location is superb , close to the subway and shinjuku station, as well as direct service with the Airport Limo. Hotel is modern and clean offering all of the necessities. Freed wired internet was flawless. Only complaing was that the room was very small with littlle storage space and a double bed which was against the wll.

Otherwise great hotel

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1  Thank sasquatch27
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

I was in Tokyo for 4 days and this hotel was in the perfect location! Conveniently located a few mins walk from one of the main stations in Tokyo - we were able to get to the shopping and touristy stops quite quickly and with no fuss. The hotel is also located in a busy and safe area - i would recommend walking around the back streets as there are lots of great little sushi restaurants that are hidden from the main streets. Service at reception was quite friendly, although english was quite limited. Room was very clean and modern. The free wireless internet was also fantastic!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 8, 2010

The hotel is in a great location close to the JR and very very close to all the shops. It was a bit small but compared to most hotels in Japan I'd say it's just right. It had everything I needed and it was still quite new so no unpleasant smells or stains. The bathroom is new and clean as well.

There's free internet in the rooms and the business center offers free internet and printing. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were fairly pleasant and tried to be as helpful as they could.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Address: 2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya 151-0053, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya > Shinjuku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Shibuya
#2 Business Hotel in Shibuya
#3 Romantic Hotel in Shibuya
Price Range: $130 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 624
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is a chic hotel located in the busy Shinjuku business district of Tokyo, Japan. Newly renovated in 2007 with sleek lines and modern accents, this Tokyo Shinjuku hotel's guestrooms are both contemporary and inviting for business and leisure travelers. Spacious and considerate, Hotel Sunroute offers guests competitive prices with special discounts and deals and the choice of a variety of guestrooms to meet each party's specifications. At the confluence of corporate skyscrapers and subway stations, this business hotel in Shinjuku is a magnet for business travelers. Travel around the Shinjuku and Tokyo area effortlessly via high-speed public transportation, which is just minutes away by foot. Shop one of the many department stores or travel outward to Mt. Fuji and the greater Tokyo area. Hotel Sunroute invites guests and visitors to lounge in the Villazza restaurant and trattoria for an expertly prepared meal from a menu featuring traditional Italian fare. Unwind at the end of the day in our Shinjuku hotel at Bar Ku Kon, in the plush lounges lit by a crackling fire, while sipping on a premium cocktail or whiskey with colleagues or friends. ... more   less 
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