Shibuya Granbell was well priced & located (about 5mins walk from the huge Shibuya Station).
However, it is worth noting that if you're hauling luggage from the station, you will need to navigate 2 lots of stairs on the overpass that links the station to the hotel side of the road. As I'd arrived via limousine bus, which drops off at Cerulean this wasn't an issue, as it's literally 2mins around the corner.
I'd booked a premiere twin, knowing how small Japanese hotel rooms can be ... and frankly because it wasn't that much more expensive. I'm glad I did, as it was really spacious - plenty of room for 2 people & luggage ... plus lots of hanging space. It's also the only hotel I've stayed at in Japan that had an in-room safe.
The bathroom was also very roomy; with separate shower & bath.
As to the downsides, which ultimately have lowered my rating [as I just didn't find my stay at all restful]. The bed was really uncomfortable; I didn't have one night of uninterrupted sleep because the mattress discomfort literally woke me up each night.
As did the room heating ... even with the in-room air conditioner turned off, there must have still been some filtering in from the stifling common hall. The only way to get some relief was by opening the window for a while, which thankfully Japanese hotels still allow (its pretty much extinct in other countries).
Overall - good value & location, but not sure I'd book again as a good nights sleep is pretty important after big days spent walking around Tokyo !
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- Also Known As:
- Granbell Hotel Shibuya
- Shibuya Granbell Hotel Tokyo