Excellent location and service. The room is large and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay hotel. Good location."
Furnitures and fixtures are outdated. Need replacement. The massaging chair is great. The toilet seat is great. Location is great. Staff needs to smile more.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Exactly as described"
The room was very large. The bed was on the hard side but didn't stop us from sleeping well. Perfect location (near to subways and tons of good restaurants)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, great amenties"
*good locale as a base for travel around Tokyo *subway is only a two-minute walk, but you must transfer to most all sites *very spacious, comfortable room with a kitchenette and excellent bathroom counter space *room is immaculate and housekeeping is exceptional *nice-sized balcony *superb wi-fi connection *first-rate staff--always willing to assist […] and persistently gracious *I would not hesitate to stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent as always"
This is my fifth time to stay at this hotel. The room is spacious and the service is good. It is hard to find the hotel for the first time, but only a few minutes from a subway station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Rate and Large Room"
The hotel is conveniently located in Akasaka. There are many shops, restaurants and subway stations by the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quite hotel with good sized rooms."
Aimed more at business travelers rather than leisure, it is nonetheless a good base for leisure travelers too. Situated nearby to 2 metro stations that provide access to most tourist spots.Genuine Expedia guest review
My first visit to Japan and the experience was XLNT. Only hiccup was some noisy folk in the room upstairs but a quick visit to the front desk had those party-goers shut down inside 5 minutes. Rooms are a good size and the hotel is just 2 minutes walk from the subway / metro. Pleasant small coffee shop across the street for snacks. Breakfast was more […] than I could eat. Free wifi in the room on request. If you're coming into the city from Narita take the "Limousine Taxi" bus service to the ANA Intercontinental and the Avanshell is a three-minute / ten-buck cab ride away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Akasaka Avanshell in Tokyo was a nice and clean hotel near the subway and bus stations. It was my first time staying there and it was a pleasant experience. The rooms were big and comfortable, some with kitchens! A complimentary bottle of water is included daily and an Italian Bistro is located by the entrance. The staff was extremely friendly, and […] rates were very reasonable! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent value in Tokyo"
The Avanshell rooms are very spacious and a very good value for Tokyo. We booked a "triple" for myself, wife, and daughter. The third bed was a sofa bed, which was perfect for our daughter and allowed us to fold it up and take advantage of the spacious room during the day. The room also included a small kitchen area with a microwave oven. The location […] is 1 block from Akasaka station on the Chiyoda Subway line and is very close to many restaurants. Very convenient. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mother with two sons."
It was REALLY good to stay there. Location is fine and the staff very nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Little gem of a hotel with huge rooms"
This hotel is a real find! The rooms are huge (especially by Japanese standards) with a balcony and a little kitchenette area including microwave. The staff are incredibly thoughtful and helpful (we stayed in the hotel at the beginning and end of our trip and they automatically took our stored luggage up to our room before we checked in the second […] time and remembered to change the pillows from feather to hypoallergenic). The receptionists all speak pretty good English and seem happy to help you plan your day out. The only potential downside is that the hotel doesn't have many amenities eg no restaurant or swimming pool. But there are lots of restaurants close by (including an Italian place next door) and they have an arrangement with a local gym if you really want to use one. The hotel is near two metro stations (one is directly behind the hotel) and there are a couple of small supermarkets nearby. The nearest tourist attractions are the imperial palace and the Roppongi area which has lots of good bars and restaurants. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is just behind 1 of the exit of Akasaka station, however Akasaka is on Chiyoda line and you need to transfer to go those main city or attraction area like Shinjuku. Not a very convenience location to me for travelling around in Tokyo, although it has shops and restaurant at neighbourhood. Hotel is a kind of average and a bit old. But the staff […] is friendly and the room interior is generally nice and standard. Unfortunately they put me at the room where is the corner of the housekeeping put their dirty linen bags, is kind of made me uncomfortable. Overall, I would not stay at this hotel in the future for the concern of location and worth of price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Large room and very close to metro"
We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights on March 2014. The location is very close to Chiyoda metro line (about 2 minutes walk), however we find that the Ginza line is just a 10 minutes walk and you'll get to major location (ex. Shibuya, Ginza, and Ueno) without having to change trains. The room size is large and comfortable. However if you choose the smoking […] room it smells a little bit. There is a small kitchen in the room with microwave and an electric burner. The bathroom is nice and clean with many amendments. There is a supermarket just opposite the front of the hotel in which you can buy for a low price. Also, there is a good sushi restaurant, Sushi Midori, in the Akasaka Sacas building nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very large rooms for a Tokyo hotel, excellent value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Spacious, convenient and affordable"
Highly recommend this place! We were very pleasantly surprised by the huge room, which had all the facilities of a more expensive hotel—kitchenette, bath products, robes, slippers, tv, fresh towels each day etc. The junior suite we booked had 2 x double beds and a fold out bed which was more than ample. The location is great, just a 2 minute walk to […] Akasaka train station which is easy to access the main hub of Shinjuku. I'd definitely stay here again when I next come to Tokyo. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great find for Tokyo"
Whilst this isn't a grand luxury hotel - nor does it claim to be - it is a perfect base for exploring Tokyo. We had requested a room with natural light and that's what we were given. Good size with a seperate seating area. Balcony (although views nothing to write home about). Staff VERY helpful and welcoming. Let us check in an hour early as we were […] exhausted, without extra charge (held our bags for an hour prior to that). CNN english channel. Tea/coffee facilities. Area smart, although having to change on the subway to get anywhere a bit of a hassle. Would definitely stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good, central hotel in Tokyo"
Stayed 5 nights as a base for exploring Tokyo. Big massive rooms compared to smaller rooms which is the standard in Tokyo. Wifi was a bit sketchy in one room, but in another room - very strong and reliable. Lots of free amenities provided. Very pleased with the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel, nice experience"
Everything about this hotel is good. I would recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Allowed us to drop our bags off early in the morning before coming back in the afternoon to check in, room was very large for a japanese hotel. taxi drivers do not know hotel by name but if you tell them the address they find it easily. akasaka station is about 100m down a well lit footpath but to get to tokyo you must transfer from chiyoda line onto […] maronouchi line. it is easy though! restaurant at hotel is definitely recommended for breakfast, chef speaks english and the food is yum! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel Avanshell Akasaka is in a great location - close to lots of restaurants and only 100 metres from the subway. Having lived in Tokyo for 4 years, we return every year and would not stay at any other Hotel. Service and the size of the rooms is great - will look forward to our stay next year.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location for restaurants and Tokyo Metro"
Spacious rooms - you won't find rooms at this size for this price anywhere in Tokyo. Location is convenient for many Tokyo Metro lines such as the Ginza, Namboku, Chiyoda and Marunouchi lines. Great restaurants all close by as are Akasaka Sacas, Roppongi Hills and the Imperial Palace. Hotel staff helpful and friendly though we didn't appreciate the […] 100 yen charge for printing two pieces of A4 (for our boarding passes). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful hotel- Highly recommended"
Wonderful hotel for the price. Great location just minutes from the Akasaka metro station. Heaps of action- restaurants, cafes, supermarkets- just around the corner. Free wifi is a bonus. Very safe and secure hotel for female travellers.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Huge clean room"
The biggest room in Tokyo! Two large queen beds, super clean, large bathroom. Very close to subway station and easy to get to. Subway station not the most convenient, requiring one or two changes to get around the city but fantastic hotel to stay at and great neighbourhood to walk around and exploreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I'd definitely go back.."
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Tokyo. The rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is next to a metro station and there is plenty of restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, etc. in the area. You can be in any Tokyo main tourist places within minutes by using the metro. Recommended to families as well.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Très bonne adresse"
Très bon hotel. Bien situe.station de métro à deux pas. Les chambres sont spacieuses et très agréables, particulièrement celles qui donnent sur le jardin. Le personnel est serviable et à votre écoute.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Metro et nombreux restos à côté de l'hôtel"
Hôtel idéalement situé dans le centre de tokyo, à 3 mn à pied du métro. On trouve de nombreux restaurants de toutes les cuisines du monde à 5 mn à peine de l'hôtel. Il y a plusieurs cafés si vous ne souhaitez pas prendre le petit déjeuner à l'hôtel et quelques magasins de proximité dont un petit supermarché ouvert 24h sur 24. Le soir le quartier est […] calme pour dormir. Je recommande cet hôtel. Côté propreté et avis sur le personnel : impeccable Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Un excellent hôtel. Rapport Qualité / Prix +++"
La chambre de 40m² est vraiment top, le petit micro-onde et le mini-frigo permettait de manger quelques bentos le soir après une journée bien chargée. L'entretien est nickel et les produits mis à disposition pour la salle de bain sont renouvelés chaque jour. Un joli pyjama japonais tous les soirs sont un vrai plus. Un petit maretsu (superette) juste […] à côté ouvert 24/24 avec des prix intéressants. On est dans un quartier vivant plein de restaurants. La Yamanote est à 20-25 min de marche en prenant la Sotobori Dori, ce qui est finalement sympathique pour rejoindre les villes au sud de Tokyo (Yokohama, Kamakura, Enoshima, Atami). On reviendra surement ! Pour ceux qui veulent venir, sortir à la C06 : Akasaka et prendre la sortie 2, à gauche dans une petite ruelle piétonne sur 100m, l'hôtel est là ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Huge junior suite, squeaky clean. Comfortable king size beds. Excellent massage chair in the room that was wonderful after a long day out. The ladies get a small but appreciated gift after checking in. Friendly and competent service. At least two supermarkets close by, lots of restaurants and bars just around the corner. Can't think of anything to complain […] about. Surprisingly cheap considering what you're getting. Much recommended! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ギリギリに予約してデラックスツインだったが、値段の割には普通。広くて綺麗だが、新しくはない。もっと安くても良いと思う。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
清潔で落ち着いた雰囲気でくつろぐことができました。Genuine Expedia guest review
ロケーションの良さは抜群です。 何処に行くにもとても便利です。 スタッフも皆さん親切で、滞在中に受け取る必要の出た宅配便にも対応して くださり、とても助かりました。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
東京都心での仕事のために滞在しました。地下鉄千代田線の赤坂駅から至近で、周りには各種の飲食店やスーパーがあり、非常に便利です。有料ですがアーリーチェックインにも対応していただけました。電子レンジや冷蔵庫などの設備があり、食器などの貸し出しもしてくれるので、部屋でゆっくりすることができます。部屋も広くて快適です。ただ、かなり設備が古くなっていることは隠せません。また、今回は２階の部屋だったので、外の道から声など聞こえ落ち着かないときもありました。全体としては、満足できるホテルです。また、お世話になりたいと思います。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
短期よりも中長期に滞在するのに適したホテル。広い部屋、台所もあって、簡単な朝食なら部屋でも作れるし、お皿なども貸出しＯＫです。２人でゆったりしたスペースがあり、大変気に入っています。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very big space, clean and nice,I love it :)"
It's very comfortable for family to stay. We have a young kid and she us very happy that she got enough room to play.Genuine Expedia guest review
ビジネスホテルとしては部屋が広く、マッサージチェアもあり、快適です。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Zimmer für Tokio-Verhältnisse sind sehr groß"
Die Mitarbeiter sind sehr freundlich und äußerst hilfsbereit. Das Zimmer an sich ist sehr ordentlich und groß, auch das Badezimmer kann sich durchaus sehen lassen. Insgesamt würde ich auf jeden Fall wieder dieses Hotel buchen wenn es mich nach Tokio verschlägt.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ein Hotel, für Japan mit grosszügigen Zimmern"
Das Hotel liegt in einer ruhigen Umgebung, sehr nahe zur Metro-Station. Das Personal spricht gutes Englisch und ist hilfsbereit. Zimmer und Bad für japanische Verhältnisse gross und gut ausgestattet. Würde dieses Hotel wieder wählen. Gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good location close to Akasaka station, about 100 m walk. About 10 min walk to other stations through area with many restaurants and bars. Big room with small kitchen and table. Big comfortable beds. Exit to outdoor staircase like Japanese appartments. Higly recommendable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ベットの大きさ 満足しております。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hôtel Avenshell - Près du métro AKASAKA - sortie N°2"
Cet hôtel est trés bien situé pour visiter Tokyo - à 2 mn de la station Akasaka (sur la ligne de métro "Chiyoda line ) - Quartier de bureau animé (Biz Tower) - avec de nombreux restaurants - Non loin des quartiers d'Omotessando et de Shibuya , ainsi que de Roppongi - A 10mn en taxi de Tokyo Station (1 des gares de Tokyo) où l'on peut prendre le Narita […] Express - A 15 mn en métro pour visiter le quartier de Ginza et 30/40 mn pour visiter les quartiers de Ueno et de Asakusa - Les chambres sont spacieuses, et la literie correcte ; certaines chambres sont équipées de micro-ondes...où de fauteuil relaxant. Seul le mobilier (table chaises et canapés) commencent à dater sérieusement et mériterait un renouvellement !! L'accueil est agréable bien qu'il soit difficile de trouver une personne qui parle anglais - Nous avons séjourné dans cet hôtel à chacun de nos voyages et nous en sommes globalement satisfaits. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Large comfortable rooms in good area of Tokyo"
07/24/14 Old_Hairy_Bear Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Really large rooms for Tokyo - included sitting area, desk, kitchen area with microwave etc. Views over built uop business area. Comfortable beds, very clean rooms, friendly staff with some english spoken.
"Close to metro"
Very large rooms for Japan. Wonderful area to Tokyo and close to metro akasaka stop -1 minute walk. ( go out #2 exit) . No breakfast though included but reasonable priced. There a lot of food choices close by.
"Great value and huge room"
06/30/14 travellingbuzz Auckland, New Zealand
We are a party of 3 and stayed one night at the start of our Japan holiday. We caught the NEX to Tokyo station and in stead of getting a taxi to the hotel we were brave and took the Subway. REALLY easy and we saved so much money. The best exit if you have luggage is number 2( because it has an escalator). 1 is closer but lots of stairs. Come out of 1, turn left, then turn into the alley and follow the alley - you are at the hotel! Wish someone had told us that - we got very lost. Lively huge room, nice welcome. We didn't eat breakfast...went back to the station entrance area and found an Excelsior coffee house. I was impressed with my booking enquiry and the follow through has all lined up. We will return at the end of our trip. Only complaint was noisy air con that I couldn't work out how to turn off but I would ask next time.
"Perfect for us - Akasaka is great"
06/10/14 lisaaw tasmania
Tokyo Avanshell and Akasaka I chose this hotel as it was convenient for visiting a friend living in Mid-town Residences nearby. It was really reasonably priced at Y13700 per night and a very very big room. It was comfortable and relaxing as the area it is in is so quiet. We had breakfast included but it was a rather lacklustre affair, like you would make at home either Japanese or Western style. It was very cheap. At night the restaurant is an Italian one, but it was empty as we went past with no atmosphere and we quickly found cheaper pizza and better looking place up through the laneway in Akasaka The staff were very helpful and even though I spoke with them in Japanese, they are very competent speakers of English. The hotel was incredibly convenient in other ways. Just beside the hotel along a pleasant walkway of 50m or so takes you out onto a convenient local area. In front of the massive Biz Tower is a piazza of great cafes and drinking spots, very sophisticated. We went to B&R sat out on the terrace. Very relaxing, slow wervisce though. There are numerous Massage therapy and Back specialists ( all that sitting in seats all day for poor salary man) and some great Izekaya, Chinese and other Japanese restaurants. Underneath Biz Tower is a plethora of shops and restaurants that we didnt even see. Hiie Ginja a beautiful shrine, is nearby walk and incredible modern buildings surrounding it make it very interesting. We are not in Kyoto now! We went to Roppongi Hills to the fabulous 52nd storey Mori Museum 10 in ride by taxi or quicker trainride. Its a 1 minute walk from The Akasaka station on the Chiyoda line.
"Good value for Tokyo"
05/08/14 HowIzzThiz World
As others have said, the room is very generous by Japanese standards. We booked a double and it was more like a studio apartment, with a small kitchenette. Location was excellent, just 2 minutes from the subway (Chiyoda Line) and close to many restaurants and bars. The reception is a bit understaffed at night but generally not a problem. Make sure you get a card from the hotel if you are planning on taking a taxi, rather than just telling the driver the name and hoping that he can find it!
"Massive room, great amenities, decent location"
04/26/14 Jonathan B Baldock, United Kingdom
We stayed here in April 2014. Opted for a deluxe twin room which was absolutely huge. Lots of reviews said the rooms were big but we were really surprised. The next nice surprise was how many amenities were included in the room. Aside from the usual stuff in the bathroom, kettle, fridge etc. we were pleased to find loads of storage space, fabric freshener, and an iron. The latter was a godsend as we'd been living out of a suitcase for quite a while. The room was quiet and had good airconditioning (when we figured out how to use it). The bathroom was basic but decent. As others have mentioned it's a shower over bath type affair. We had no issues with hot water or water pressure. The room wasn't very modern - some of the decor was starting to look a little dated. To be honest though this wasn't a problem in the slightest as the room was so clean and comfortable. The location is pretty good. Nearby there are some nice bars and restaurants. In particular there's a nice sushi restaurant on the second floor of the nearby atrium building. The metro is a short walk away. It's not super convenient as it seems like everywhere we went needed at least 2 changes, but the trains are so clean and cheap it's not really a problem. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. We'd definitely stay again and would recommend.
"Gem of a hotel!"
04/20/14 Sasha J London, United Kingdom
This hotel is a real find! The rooms are huge, especially by Japanese standards, and have a balcony and a little kitchenette with a microwave. The staff are thoughtful and efficient (we stayed at the hotel at the start and end of our trip and they automatically put hypoallergenic pillows in our room the second time we stayed) and the receptionists speak remarkably good English and always seem happy to help. There are two metro stations close to the hotel (one is directly behind the hotel) and local tourist attractions include the imperial palace and some well known shrines. The Rappongi district (good for nightlife) is also close by. On the downside, the hotel has few amenities e.g. no restaurant or swimming pool, but there are lots of restaurants and supermarkets on and around the same road as the hotel, and the hotel also has an arrangement with a local gym.
"Perfect location; perfect cost-benefit ratio"
03/22/14 AhasverSaoPaulo Sao Paulo
If you wondered about the meaning of the hotel's name - it is the katakana version of URBAN Shell, slightly lost in transliteration. Its hard to beat the hotel's location; right in the middle of Akasaka (dozens of restaurants literally around the corner) and close to 4 subway lines. The Chiyoda line Akasaka station's #2 entrance is just around the corner. The giant Hiei Jinja (shrine) is a ten minutes walk away, so is Ark Hills (ANA-Hotel & airport limousine bus) and the famous Roppongi crossing. We stayed here twice during the month of February (rooms 505 and 907, respectively) The hotel itself keeps staff and cost to a minimum but still they will help with your luggage etc. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful and they will get out of their way to help you solve any problem a tourist might have.Making phone calls for you, inquiries, etc. A light bulb was replaced within minutes and other fixes were dealt with quickly as well. The rooms are very spacious and well furnished (you might even get a massage chair) however, the bathrooms are small but have all the usual amenities, including free tooth brushes. Hot water is slow to arrive. Room 505 also had a microwave. The hotel has no lobby and no restaurant. Breakfast (nothing special) can be had in the Italian restaurant Pippo underneath the front part of the hotel. You must buy the respective coupon (was $15, now $13) first. The hotel's architecture is in the Japanese "mansion" style meaning that the elevator is outside and rooms are accessible form an outdoor gallery, only. During the snow storm in early February that was a problem. In room 505 the beds were placed head against the window so the cold could creep in during the night. 907 did not have this problem. The hotel does not have a health club but guests can use a nearby (10 mins walk) one for a fee of $25. The hotel's fast and efficient laundry service is very reasonably priced. Cleaning a dress shirt will set you back only $5 (remember, this is Tokyo!) much cheaper than in other hotels. If that still sounds too much, there is a coin laundry around the corner. Another unusual service of the hotel is that for guests returning within a fortnight or so they will keep your luggage so you will find it waiting in your room already, upon your return. This is a great service for foreigners spending several weeks traveling all over Japan but who do not want to carry all their luggage the entire trip. Overall, of the 7 hotels we stayed in during our month-long trip this one offered the best cost-benefit ratio and we will definitely return here.
"Sterile and boring, but excellent value"
02/08/14 Raintree_Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
There's nothing exceptional about the Hotel Avanshell Akasaka. But, by Japanese standards, the rooms are huge, with large bed, working desk, couch, coffee table, adequate closet space and decent-sized bathroom. Perfectly clean and maintained. Heated toilet seat and lots of reliable hot water. Good bathroom amenities. Hot water pot and complimentary coffee, tea, and bottled water. TV with a couple of English channels, including CNN. Linens comfortable. Bed hard, but good for sleeping. Responsive thermostat for air control. The lobby is tiny, but the front-desk staff are friendly and helpful, and speak reasonable English. The only restaurant is an attached Italian place which seems rather out of place and never seemed to have any customers. But there are dozens of great choices in the numerous small streets and allies in the neighborhood. The location is great, with lots of shops, restaurants, convenience stores and other nearby. The Metro is only a minute or two away. Again, nothing really outstanding about the place, but the price is excellent for Tokyo and value-for-money is great! I highly recommend.
"Good sized rooms. Good location"
01/14/14 Rattyos Weipa, Australia
We stayed with our two boys aged 7 and 9 in a junior suite. We had two king single beds in the main area and two futon beds in the Japanese style room off to the side. The room space was very large. I loved the Japanese room with the matted floor and dining table. The hotel staff were very friendly. The location was great with some funky shops and eating near by and the Akasaka metro station very close. We ate at an excellent Yakitori place down the road and a Korean restaurant around the corner (which we did not enjoy so much), We had breakfast at the hotel one morning which was only 1300y and was pretty good with miso, rice, croissants, ham, brie and some cereal. We stayed on the 3rd floor but our friends were on the 7th floor in a different style 4 bed room with a nice view. Definitely recommend this hotel.
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