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Toyoko Inn Uguisudani-Ekimae
Ranked #77 of 155 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Toyoko Inn is a budget business chain. You get a clean, small, efficient room for a modest price. It is usually an acceptable formula for me. I stayed at three different Toyoko Inns during my 9 day trip to Japan. This particular Toyoko Inn was a bit below the usual standard. The room was still clean, and had all the usual amenities (desk, safe, internet, teapot, etc.), but the room was even smaller than usual. You actually had to turn sideways to walk around the bed to get to the desk. That same path was where you would hang up your clothes, so you had to walk sideways AND lean over the bed to get past. You also could not pull the chair all the way out from the desk and had to snake your legs in under the desk because the chair was running into the bed. The window faced the wall of the neighboring building (~18 inches away) so no natural light came in through the window. I was also unhappy with the customer service. The operating instructions for the safe were not obvious and I was initially not provided with english instructions. I had to go back down to the front desk to ask for them. None of the area maps for restaurants or ATM's were offered to me in english either. One of the desk agents did two things that suprised and offended me. She refused to use my camera to take a photo of me with a friend, and she refused to allow me to use the lobby restroom on the day I checked out after a 2-night stay. I checked out at 9:30 am and returned to pick up my luggage at 1pm. She knew full well I had been a guest, but would not let me use the lobby restroom. I assume both of these minor insults were company policy rather than her simply being a rude person. I will definitely stay somewhere else if I need to visit near Uguisudani or Ueno in the future.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Uguisudani is 1 station from Ueno terminus, and the hotel is a 5 minutes walk from the station. It is the usual Toyoko Inn with the same unexciting but comfortable enough accommodation for a lone traveller. Perhaps it is not the best hotel around, and the rooms are small even for a Toyoko Inn, but it was kept clean as usual, and I found it quite okay. Perhaps its only let down is the price. Frankly, I would choose a Super Hotel instead, if I can find a vacancy. So, the CEO of this hotel chain should think over about the deals, as nicer and new hotels of this class are available.

Uguisudani is not known as a very fashionable place (albeit not unsafe), and I saw homeless men sleeping in the middle of the road (I felt sorry for them). Also, the station does not have escalators or elevators, so it's a bit of a nuisance having to carry your large luggage from and to the old station.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 18, 2017
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Room Tip: 高層階の方が景色が良いと思います。
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2016
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Room Tip: 部屋は狭いので荷物はコンパクトにしたほうが良い
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2016
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Room Tip: 記得選擇邊間的房型更安靜
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016, traveled on business
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Address: 1-2-17 Negishi, Taito 110-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Ranked #77 of 155 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Price Range: $73 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Uguisudani-Ekimae 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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