"Small room but comfortable and clean"
If you're alone traveler and only need a place to stay at night, this is a good place to stay. Clean room with own bathroom and confy bed. A bit far from the nearest train station but overall good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A down-to-earth stay"
We were very happy with the location a few blocks from the heart of Nihombashi. We enjoyed the bath. The restaurant was inexplicitly not open when we were there -- or maybe the staff misinformed us (English not too good). However, there were many restaurants in the neighborhood. The Japanese style room was about what we expected but a bit cramped for […] three adults. There was no closet. On the plus side we had a lovely garden right outside our sliding glass door/window. The bathroom was tiny and included the only unheated toilet seat of our entire 2-week visit to Japan. It was a bit on the shabby side. The hotel had one coin operated washer and one rather weak dryer that saw alot of use. That was convenient. Overall, we felt it was a bit over-priced. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Pleasant little place. Nihonbashi feel so a little more work atmosphere than fun but very convenient location close to subway. Hard to find the first time so make sure you google a map.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely and convenient."
Staff all speak English and are incredibly courteous. Gorgeous little hotel in a great location (very close to subway).Genuine Expedia guest review
部屋は新しい感じではありませんが普通に小奇麗でした。友人数人で宿泊するには必要十分な条件を満たしていると思います。もし、同じような機会があればもう一度利用したいと思います。Genuine Expedia guest review
"a bit disappointed"
01/09/14 mariflorez Santiago, Chile
My husband and I stayed here in April 2013. We were really a bit disappointed by this hotel. We had reserved a tatami room, but upon our arrival it really had an overwhelming smoke smell. The person at the front desk wouldn´t let us change rooms, but tried to get rid of the smell with a small machine (that didn´t really work so well). The room also had some cigarette burns, etc. It was certainly not as nice as the pictures on the website had led me to believe. We stayed on the first floor, which was a bit noisy. The best part about this place is definitely the onsen, which was really quite nice. There was no breakfast included.
"Tucked away from it all"
05/29/13 freespirited60 Perth, Western Australia, Australia
I decided to take a taxi to Sumisho Hotel from Tokyo JR station because I had a bit of luggage to tote. Well, the taxi driver got lost and drove around in circles, even though he had a gps installed. Anyway, he deducted 500 yen from the 1500 yen to compensate. It is a 10 minute walk, but without luggage! Take note of this, everyone. I was a bit a taken back when I entered as it was dark, pokey and dingy. It also stank of stale cigarettes. I didn't think it was worth 10,700 Yen per night for what it was compared to the Almont Hotel in Kyoto which was, 6500 Yen per night. The room was clean, but I was amazed to see there was no coffee supplied, just two green tea bags inn plain wrapping. HMMM....in fact everything in the room was "CHEAP". So, I felt a bit ripped off. I used the public bath and even this was pokey and no room in the changing room to swing a cat. The next evening they asked me not to use the females public bath as it was booked out, but I could use the male public bath; females only for that evening, The males public bath was clean, bigger and newer!!! Go figure? The next thing was, I was out a bit late and my sister in law and brother were driving me back, we got lost too, even with the GPS. We rang to say we would be later than midnight, because that was their curfew.. kindly the owner said he'd wait up until I got there. Overall, I was disappointed with the choice I had made with selecting to stay here for three nights.
01/29/13 sawaty Warsaw, Poland
Location-wise, it's pretty good . Ningyo-cho statio is just 7 min walk away and also you came here by taxi from Tokyo station within 10 min. Around this hotel, there are convenience store and restaurant. When I stayed there, it was not so high price in that season,and room cleanliness also not so bad. It was Japanese traditional style.(tatami) They have special bath(Dai-yoku-jo). I was looking forward to take it, but unfortunately they limited only 18-24 for Men, 6-9 for Women. I didnt get up to take it in that early morning just take a bath... They didnt tell us in front, only they posted on the wall in elevator. It was little disappointed things. But service and breakfast were pretty good. Thank you for everything! Please remember if you want to use wifi, you have to ask pin.
"A very nice place to stay"
12/28/12 worthj1970 Nashville, TN
Sumisho was chosen based on other reviews. It was an excellent choice. While it is a bit of a walk from the station (and, thus, requires a bit of navigating), it is in a good, quiet location. We used Ningyocho station, and it's about five minutes or so; it's about ten minutes from Mitsukohsimae, and twenty or so from Tokyo. All of this depends on your walking speed, of course, and your luck in catching the lights. The room was small, with three single beds, which is exactly as described to us when we made the reservation. We found the beds comfortable, and the heater worked nicely. Service was excellent; the staff were very professional and friendly. What we really liked about the hotel was that there was a public bath on the ground floor. Our room had a shower/tub (large tub, too), but having the bath on the ground floor gave the place the feel of a ryokan (inn), rather than a tourist/business hotel. There were Japanese-style rooms available, too, so I think the hotel has much older roots than it's modern facade indicates. Overall, a great place for the money.
"A good choice"
08/25/12 Grife0 Innsbruck, Austria
We were very happy of this choice. The location is very convenient. The bath very nice. It is located very close to the subway station where the grey line passes. This line is one of the most useful to visit Kyoto. The neighbor quiet and nice.
"Welcome to Tokyo"
11/17/11 OWSI Luzon, Philippines
Sumisho Hotel, Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo it is a good staging area for exploring the east side of Central Tokyo. The hotel is a little difficult to find being located in a side street. The hotel is a no frills typical Japanese hotel, with windows but no view, with bath for men and women and a small restaurant with tatami mats. The triple occupancy room we occupied was a bit tight, with practically no place to walk after we opened our luggage. Yes, it took some serious space management to make room for 3 people. But we did not really care, after all we only used the hotel for sleeping as we were out most of the day. And yes, one has to shower sidewise to avoid elbows hitting the shower walls. Vendo machines and ice dispenser are conveniently located in very floor. The front desk staff speaks English and are all very helpful and courteous. The hotel is located in an area with lots of restaurants, fast food and Japanese specialty restaurants, noodle houses, coffee shops and bars. The hotel is within walking distance of the Imperial Palace, the Tokyo Station and even Ginza for the more adventurous traveller. For trips far from the hotel (e.g. Akihabara, Harajuku etc), a subway station is about a block away, the Ninyocho subway station. No traffic noise within the hotel being located away from the main streets. While smoking is not allowed in the rooms, it is allowed in the small lobby and smoke can seep into the room. The lobby has that stale cigarette smell.
"Japanese room and it was fantastic, great location"
11/11/10 hotairwolfie Melbourne
Stayed with a friend for three nights in Tokyo. Centrally located and a short walk to the subway and key attractions such as Imperial palace. we loved it so much my friend stayed back there at the end of our trip once I had flown out.
"Real Japanese experience"
04/21/10 stylishee Melbourne, Australia
This is our first trip to tokyo and we spent 6 nights in this hotel. We have a toddler and we booked ourself in a traditional japanese room. Three of us enjoy our stay there. The Japanese style room is bigger than western room. The staffs are helpful. If you want to experience the japanese life, you shouldn't miss the japanese style room. The hotel provides all the basic you need and we have no complaint about it. Well, possibly the hotel should prepare more teas. We love the experience to fold and unfold our futon everyday when wake up and go to sleep. I thought we will not get use of sleeping on futon, amazingly, it's very comfortable. The hotel is close to everything. We took only the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line (Ningyocho station) to most of the attractions. You can buy the daily Tokyo Metro to travel around the tokyo city, cheaper than getting JR pass if you are not travel other areas in japan. In addition, there are heaps of foods nearby and it's cheaper than other places like Ginza or Shinjuku. If you need anything, staffs are very friendly to help. And, don't miss your trip to the Mitsukoshi shopping complex especially the food court. Those desserts and pre-packed foods are so fabulous and pretty. You would lost control and have difficult to make the decision which one to buy. It is so easy to stroll around the neighbourhood. There are 'treasures' and 'hidden jewel' in those alley. Dont miss it.
"First Time to Tokyo and Japan"
10/08/09 wa2sea wa2sea
Arriving after dark alone at the Tokyo JR station was all I imagined. The throngs of commuters increased to a crush as I neared the street level after ascending the 5 or so escalators rising from deep underground. Knowing no Japanese was a concern, but Japanese and English were both on many signs and maps in the station and on the streets. After a long look at the station map to orient myself to adjacent streets, I finally ventured out into what appeared to be a Times Square like cityscape. My goal was to find my lodgings for the night, a ryokan, less than ten blocks from the station. Walking in Tokyo was pleasant even at night. I felt perfectly comfortable. I found the Sumisho Hotel without much difficulty. It is a lovely Japanese-style, small hotel, although it has some small Western-style rooms too. I wanted a Japanese-style room, and I stayed only in ryokans throughout my 2-weeks in Japan, expect when I enjoyed homestays in Nagoya, Aomori and on Hokkaido. I returned to the Sumisho at the end of my trip for a final night and half day in the city. While I had little time at the start and end of my trip I enjoyed many of the most beautiful places in Tokyo. Every aspect of this visit was rewarding. Here is a sampling of the places I visited. Tokyo destinations: Ueno Park and its museums, the Ginza shopping area, the Imperial Hotel and its shops and restaurants (the Viking celebrated its 50th year), Emperor's Palace, Asakusa Temples and Meyoko market. All of these destinations were reached by foot or subways. I felt compelled to visit Japan and Tokyo. My great-aunt traveled alone around the world in 1959 and she spent 2-weeks in Japan, so I wanted to retrace her trip 50 years later, hence the need to go in 2009. I also wanted to climb to the top of Mt. Fuji, and the closer offer to go, was to head north once there to help a friend build a strawbale guesthouse on Hokkaido near Ahasikawa. All of my goals were reached, and every destination was more beautiful and rewarding that the last. Even though this was my first trip to Japan and Tokyo, it will not be my last.
10/23/08 okbyme sydney
We stayed 2 nights at the Sumisho Hotel and found it a very friendly place. The level of English at the Hotel was quite sufficient for our requirements. They staff made every effort to understand and accomodate us. We opted for the Japanese Style accommodation, just for the experience. This entailed rolling out your Futon mattress each night - this can be somewhat hard on the hips unless you have ample padding. The rates were quite reasonable. We didn't get to use their Japanese Baths, nor did we use the restaurant, so can't comment on these aspects. Getting there from Tokyo Airport was not as difficult as I had imagined. We caught a Limousine Coach to the Tokyo City Air Terminal (TCAT) and a Taxi from there. We had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend it.
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