Though hard to find, this Ibis is actually merely 5-7 minutes walk from Shinjuku station--use Google Street view to get the idea before you arrive. It should be one of the most conveniently hotels near Shinjuku--all the department stores and Kabuki-cho are within 10 minutes walk, if you aren't lost.
When the hotel was just renamed a year ago, it ran some pr stories saying that it will be refurbished very soon. But as I saw in June, there was only minimum facelift at the entrance.
The restaurant was closed for a planned renovation, but it appears the works are not reaching the rooms yet.
The lobby, corridors and interiors were showing the age, but still properly maintained.
Both of our TWIN rooms are facing the main street, which gave us the luxury to unpack easier near to the narrow window. But there was not much space left--usual Japanese standard. Not the smallest room possible, to say the least. No noise problem from the street, but walls are thin.
The down side was the quality of the bedding...the mattress was hard and the pillow was not comfy. Not the usual hotel quality. Have not slept really well throughout the four-night stay. I had tried much better beds elsewhere in Japan.
If the hotel's own McDonald's was not your cup of tea, most local fast food outlets can be found across the intersection. Affordable restaurants are all over the place in Shinjuku and there are several convenience stores in the block.
There is a multi-storey grocery store DonkiHote nearby, where you can find all the supplies and snacks at great prices.
We booked this hotel for a relatively value price during some sort of promotion. Twin rooms are rip-offs in Tokyo, but the good side of it is you are also paying for the space.
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Tokyo Sinjuku Hotel Shinjuku
- Star Hotel Shinjuku
- Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku