OK price/room/breakfast, bad bed/pillow/clientele/location
The price is OK, the room OK on a typical Japanese expectation evaluation.
The beds are hard, the pillows harder and tiny. You may not have a second pillow but piling rocks higher probably would not have made my stiff neck any better. In fact the pillows are terrible.
The hotel is not near any major train station and the nearby subway is not a major line. Ueno is not too far a walk but not near either. Similar hikes will get you to Ameyoko and further to Kappabashi.
The breakfast suffices. Breakfast is cabbage/lettuce salad with 3 dressings, toast and rolls, sausage (2 types rotated day), eggs (runny but good scrambled one day, hard boiled the other day), coffee, milk, water, 1 juice, each day has a different very watery soup (several were tasty).
The food area is crowded and noisy. Do not show up in the first 1/2 hour.
Unlike Japanese clientele, the tourists here are brash, impolite, and noisy. Why go to Japan for that?
The staff is polite and helpful.
The air conditioner will keep you cold enough if you can figure it out (instructions label the buttons but not how to use them) and the temperature fluctuates too much. You are cold when it runs and hot before it turns back on.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fontaine Ueno
- Fontaine Ueno Hotel
- Hotel Villa Fontaine Ueno Tokyo, Japan