This was our first hotel on our Japan trip, and set a high standard. On the hotel shuttle bus from the airport, there was a lot of comment on how interesting the Asakusa neighbourhood looked, so we were delighted when the bus stopped at the Richmond Hotel and we got out right in the heart of the area.
The room - like in other Japanese hotels - was quite small, could walk around the bed, but not much left over. However it was well designed, plenty of plugs for mobile devices, extremely clean, nice selection of bathroom bits (razor, shower cap, some nice smellies).
Serves a very good breakfast buffet, fresh fruit, Japanese style or continental breakfast.
The location however is what makes this hotel. It is in a pedestrianised area, 5 minutes walk from the Sensoji Temple and Nakamise shopping street (almost all souvenir or snack shops but great fun). Both are great to view during the day and at night. There's also great eating options near by, including a street lined with Izakayas (Japanese pubs) serving beer and Yakitori skewers. Everyone packed in together, and full of office workers after hours.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included