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“Great value hotel and convenient”
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Via Inn Asakusa
Ranked #24 of 120 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great value hotel and convenient”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Hotel room clean and staffs overall quite attentive. Free wifi at lobby. Buffet nice but just abit expensive, Yen 1050. I think is worth as mostly eateries open after 11am surrounding this hotel.

Located near Asakusa station and just next to Sensoji temple.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Bali
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

This was a great place to stay for a few nights. In a good location in Asakusa, right near the temple. Teh room was tiny, as expected and the bed barely fit 2 people. But the price was right, it was clean, with fresh towels, robes and slippers every day.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

being located so near to Sensoji temple and within walking distance to Asakusa station, this inn is ideal for travellers who are planning a stay during New Year's Eve. We participated in the countdown at Sensoji temple at midnight and was so glad our hotel was just nearby so that we can get a rest wuickly. Room is small but sufficient for a good night sleep. Skytree can be seen from windows. Room is very clean and bathroom comes with good shampoo, body wash etc which makes a pleasant stay for us! will stay again if visit Tokyo again!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Leura NSW Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Our family of eight stayed at the Blue Wave hotel Asakusa in October (2011) . We had 4 rooms, on different floors and each room had different features, and were different sizes, but all were extremely comfortable. We all had semi double rooms, so they had heaps of space compared with any other business hotel that we have stayed in Japan. Some of the rooms even had a lounge and table.
The front desk staff were extremely nice, and the service staff were very friendly and extremely efficient. The rooms were cleaned top to bottom every day of our 5 day stay. There were non smoking floors in this hotel, which is MAJOR on our list of good places to stay. We were caught up in the Qantas shut down and were uncertain as to what to do, but the hotel gave us a discounted rate an we were able to stay on for an extra 2 nights until we were able to arrange another flight back to Australia. I can highly reccommend this hotel for its peace, we also had a view over the Sensoji.. its position to he trains and convenience to Tokyo.
It cost about $25 to get a cab from here to Tokyo station, so getting all of our luggage to the station was made easy in 2 taxis. The hotel staff arranged the taxis to have English speaking drivers too (bonus).. Tokyo taxi drivers can be very funny, and we had jokes all the way to Tokyo station. Free internet was great especially as we had to find a flight and rebook our return trip home to Australia. The in house breakfast was fresh and very nice. Buffet style, western and Japanese choices.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Hotel with small rooms, but location right next to Senso-ji Temple compensates to some extent for this. Plentiful buffet breakfast, with Japanese and Western options.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Taipei
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

Located right next to Asakusa Temple. Good if you are a tourist. But if thou are a business traveller, the hotel is a little far from subway. It'a about 8-10 min walk from subway station. The neighborhood is nice. Literally minutes from main tourist attractions. The room was very nice and clean. The interior is quite different from other business hotels with a touch of its blue decor. WIFI was bad but wired connection worked fine. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Asakusa area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Bali
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

i stayed in Blue Wave Inn one night for Sumida-gawa firework festival. the hotel location was ok, took me around 5-min walk to asakusa temple, and 10-min walk to the river/firework area.
room was small, but it's same as other tokyo hotels. FREE INTERNET in the room, though there's no wifi.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Via Inn Asakusa
Address: 2-33-7 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 120 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Via Inn Asakusa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Blue Wave Inn Asakusa Hotel Taito
Blue Wave Hotel Asakusa
Via Inn Asakusa Tokyo, Japan

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