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“Central, comfortable and efficient”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The B Ikebukuro

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The B Ikebukuro
Ranked #6 of 55 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Central, comfortable and efficient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stayed 2 nights here in the economy double (we prefer a double!!). Small 18sqm room but packed with all you need. The bathroom is a masterpiece of design and engineering. Bed was comfortable (not soft) and the room well airconditioned and soundproofed.

All the staff we met were friendly and efficient.

The hotel is 300m from everything you look for in Tokyo: shopping, food, attractions, nightlife plus the railway station that will connect you to other popular places like Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Harujuku etc etc.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank GordonAdelaide
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear GordonTownsville

Thank you for choosing the b ikebukuro and for taking the time to post your review.
We are pleased to read your positive comment about the room and location. We do take pride to make our rooms as efficient and comfortable as possible within a limited “Tokyo” space. Please come back and see us again. We look forward to welcoming you!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

I had travelled to japan under my own steam and had gotten to lkebukuro station looking a little lost I eventually found the B hotel. I was knackered and not in the best of moods but once I had got to the reception found the staff very friendly and helpful. th room was a single non smoking room with free WIFI and looked very clean. albeit on the small size it was adequate enough for my three night stay. the toilet had an amazing device in it called a washlet which is a glorified bidet with hot toilet seat and buttons to squoosh out water to cleanse certain areas. the shower was of a fine size I am 157cm tall so fitted in with japanese sizes. the hotel is ideally situated fro the subway and main stations also the yamanote line which is like to circle line in london. On the sencond floor is a really good italian restaurant which has a very extensive wine list. and the food ig goos as well. breakfast was included. I rate thias hotel highly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear mycatguiness

Thank you for choosing the b ikebukuro and for posting your review.
We are sorry to hear that you had a hard time coming to the hotel. Once you are on the ground level on the main road, we are on the same road towards biccamera. We have a billboard high up on the top of the hotel, so hopefully that will help you next time.
We are pleased to hear that you liked our bathroom as well including our famous multi-functional shower!
We look forward to welcoming you again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Pros: Free wifi in the lobby -- easy to download all your maps prior to your day trip. Free breakfast. Free coffee. Courteous staff. Free baggage holds. Ikebukuro neighborhood is full of character.

Cons: Relatively close to subway station, but you'll still have to walk through heavy crowds. Rooms are small, if you have a lot of luggage, there really is not much floor space to work with.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear lamdoo

Thank you for your comment and for staying at the b ikebukuro.
We are pleased to read your positive comment! Free WiFi is available in each and every room now in addition to the lobby area. We still have a LAN cable as well. Some of our rooms are Tokyo-sized - if you require a bigger room, we would recommend you a deluxe level room.
Please come back and see us again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I stay in this hotel 2nd time after 3 years. The reason is its location which is very near the public transportation...just 5 minutes walk to the train station. Ikebukuro is the great area for family. Though the hotel looks like it's a business hotel but it's compact. Breakfast is great!

Stayed October 2013
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear yongyes

Thank you for writing the review of your experience at the b ikebukuro.
We are honored that you came back to us after your first stay!
Our location is very convenient as you mentioned. We are pleased to hear that you liked our breakfast. Please come back again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Pros:
Superb location
Just 3 mins walk from subway.
With frestaurant just right next to the door. Food is reasonably priced with high quality.
There is also a famous ramen restaurant located behind the hotel. Give it a try.
Within 5 mins, you can walk to the busy shopping area.
Rooms is clean.
Cons: size is of coz small.
With two people in the room. You cant open ur suitcase at the same time. Bed is too small for couples as well. The size is only of a normal twin bed in a standard hotel. I will recommend you to book a twin bed bedroom for two people, but of coz the room rate will be relatively higher.
Front door is a bit dark and gloomy, so as the lobby.
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Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Jay J
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Jay J

Thank you for choosing the b ikebukuro and for taking the time to post the review.
Our location is definitely one of the strengths of us – it is close to Ikebukuro station and everything you would want including many restaurants, bars, shopping centers and more are in short walking distance. We are disappointed that we could not live up to your expectation about the room size. Some of our rooms are Tokyo- sized – we would recommend deluxe rooms.
We truly appreciate your comments. Please come back and see us again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

For Tokyo standards at this price level this is really good, I stayed at other hotels near the area at the same price and you get a bigger room at this hotel.

Bathroom was good although there was no bathtub, beds were very comfortable and internet fast!

Staff were also very friendly! Highly recommended as it is also very close to Ikebukuro station.

Breakfast buffet was also excellent!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank JWsuperstar D
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear JWsuperstarD

Thank you for your comment and for choosing the b ikebukuro.
We are beyond pleased that you call us “excellent.” There is no tub in our bathrooms; however, our multi-functional showers are very popular and heavenly! We take pride in our bed and bedding, so we are happy to hear that you liked them. We have free WiFi throughout the hotel and a free LAN cable in each and every room.
We look forward to welcoming you again!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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Dakar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The room and the bathroom are relatively small but the bed is very comfortable. The hotel is in a very good location near Ikebukuro station and within a lively area with lots of local restaurants and shopping centers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank nafnaf1968
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at The B Ikebukuro, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear nafnaf1968

Thank you for choosing the b ikebukuro and for posting your review.
As you mentioned, some of our rooms are smaller as it is known for Tokyo-standard-size; however, we try to make it comfortable and efficient as much as possible. Our location is one of our strengths and we are happy that you liked our neighborhood and Ikebukuro area.
We look forward to welcoming you!

Best regards,

Ryuji Chiku
Area Manager
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Property: The B Ikebukuro
Address: 1-39-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Toshima > Ikebukuro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Toshima
#4 Family Hotel in Toshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The B Ikebukuro 3*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of this exciting city, just three minutes walk from the JR Ikebukuro and subway stations providing easy access to Shinjuku, Shinjuku and Tokyo Dome. This newly opened hotel is right in the centre of the entertainment, nightlife, shopping, business and restaurant precinct, but also just minutes to Sunshine City including aquarium and observatory deck, Namja Town, Ancient Orient Museum and Japan Traditional Crafts Centre. Ideal hotel for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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