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This was our last stop on a 13 day trip through Japan. The hotel is conveniently located to many markets and the Sensoji Temple. The room was comfortable, clean, and included an in-room laundry and kitchenette. The laundry was very welcomed feature. Staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely return to this hotel and recommend it highly.
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Loved the room, queen/king sized bed, comfy for Japanese standards - very firm but not a concrete slab. No bath :( but large(comparatively) bathroom with good ventilation. Dryer function on washing machine takes a while, but its in room so can pop it on while you're out. Large bright/light room, couch and desk with enough space. Bit hard to find but its right beside the French wine bar.
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TripAdvisor reviews for Residential Hotel B: CONTE Asakusa
Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4.5Based on 98 traveler reviews
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Stayed here for 3 nights in July and liked it so much we came back for a few more later. Located in relaxed and old school asakusa, where there is still plenty to do but you don't feel like you are mid shibuya or in a horrible high rise business hotel. Well furnished rooms, great staff. Good size hotel used by a lot of domestic visitors. Got all the mod cons and good beds. Corner rooms are a bit pokier than the rest but even these still well above average. Two train stations nearby, both confusingly called asakusa but on different lines (look that one up first), one of which connects directly to narita airport. When we are back we will definitely be coming back here!
Staff was very friendly. Room is decent size, clean and location was good. It was a little noisy on occasion. I guess it depends which way your room is facing. Kitchenette had most of what you would need and there is a supermarket nearby. A couple towels had a bizarre smell but there were plenty other ones for my stay. Note that housekeeping does not come every day.
This is the 5th consecutive year my wife and I have stayed at B:CONTE Asakusa. With the exception of one problem, which was eventually resolved, a couple of years ago, we have always enjoyed staying here. It is well located, the rooms are modern and have everything we need...and it represents terrific value for money. And one of the many people working at the reception desk, Lan Tanaka, is particularly lovely...and remembers us whenever we return, which is a nice personal touch. See you again next year Tanaka-san.
When I make the decision to stay in a budget hotel in a big city, my expectations rarely rise above guarded optimism. That being said, the Residential Hotel B was easily the best budget hotel I stayed in during my recent travels in Japan and Hong Kong, and it's the little things that raise it above the competition.
You don't pay A$130 a night if you want to be sleeping in a room the size of a football field, but the layout of the rooms makes the maximum use of the available space - there's a closet with plenty of hangers, a sizeable table for planning the next day's activities, and a shower that's larger than the entire bathroom of the other places I stayed.
To this we can add those little things I mentioned: a pair of scissors for cutting the tags off your purchases; a washing machine and dryer that removes the fear of being caught in a sudden downpour; Wi-Fi that works perfectly every time; air-conditioning that actually matches the temperature on the dial; a kitchen with sink and fridge; comfortable pillows - none of it strictly necessary, but it makes the difference between a room you tolerate and one you actually look forward to staying in at the end of the day.
(There was also an earthquake while I was there that caused the entire room to sway a couple of feet, and since the hotel's still standing it appears we can add solidly-built to its list of positive qualities.)
Finally, a note on the location: I visited all of the major areas of Tokyo while I was there, and after a long day immersed in the chaos of Shinjuku, Shibuya or Akihabara I thoroughly enjoyed returning to the old-world charm of Asakusa to spend the night. The hotel's about 5 minutes walk from the Asakusa subway line (a couple of minutes on the train gets you to Ueno, which connects to pretty much everywhere), and there's plenty of restaurants and shops in the area if you don't feel like travelling too far abroad in the evening.
Genuine bargains are few and far between these days, but this is one of them. Highly recommended.
A great great great experience in this residential hotel. Great service, great flat : kitchen, washing machine, fridge, wifi...
Before your trip, I emailed them a lot, and they always replied to me so quickly :)
The location is GREAT, near the Sensoji Temple, the streets around the BCONTE are so lovely and typical, you will also find a Don Quijote at 50m. Very convenient if you need something to eat.
I miss it :)
GO GO GO !
We wanted to stay in Tokyo, but we didn't want to live out of a closet-sized room, or pay for a suite. The Residential Hotel B: Conte Asakusa is perfect. Regular room pricing for rooms with kitchenettes and washer/dryers. Thanks to the wash/dryer, we were able to bring half the clothes we normally do on a trip and use the extra space for souvenirs. The kitchen was great for making our own breakfasts and storing snacks. The bed is actually soft!
The location is great. You're right around the corner from Senso-ji, and all of the stalls and shops that surround it. It does mean having to hop a subway ride to Ueno to get onto the Yamanote line to reach the rest of the city, but it's worth it. There are so many places to eat and get supplies nearby.
Our only word of caution is that it can be difficult to arrive late at night. Their reception desk is closed at 9pm, and we had to be let in by security after waiting twenty minutes. Doesn't sound like that much of a hassle, but after a loooong trip, every moment not spent in our room felt like forever.
Very much worth booking a stay here.
First time in Tokyo and this hotel was in a great position for exploring by foot and using underground to down town Tokyo.
The staff were first class . Some better English than others but had taken time to read katakana and speak some Japanese which helped. Showers are great as are the rooms. Have everything in it plus loads more besides. Washer /dryer, stove, fridge, kettle etc. Breakfast is in a café next door using a voucher. It was more than adequate
and great staff . We actually ate there one night and the Japanese food was superb
and very reasonable. There are plenty of cafes, bars, shops, restaurants around. Subways about five minutes away. Walked to the river and caught a boat down into central Tokyo. Amazing as locals use it like a bus ! Senso-ji a few minutes walk away. Worth getting up early one morning (7.30 ish) to beat the tourist that arrive later in the day.
All in all a superb hotel would definitely stay there again.
As other reviewers have noted, these are comfortable, nicely appointed apartments in Asakusa, right next to the Senso-Ji temple. It was our first visit to Tokyo and we were not sure which area to stay in. We felt super lucky to have chosen this area and this hotel. The neighbourhood feels historic and picturesque with lots of small restaurants, bars, shops and low rise apartments. It seems a long way from the neon lit skyscraper districts - but you can be somewhere like Shinjuku in 30 minutes by train. There are many tourists here during the day (primarily visiting the magnificent temple) but at night it has a much more "local neighbourhood" feel. If you are keen to be immersed in the "lost in translation" Tokyo experience, you might find this area too far from the neon lit action, but we thoroughly enjoyed its charm.
Plenty of eating choices, particularly of the ramen variety. There are also many vendors of made-on-the-premises rice crackers and other treats. There's a supermarket close by too.
It is well connected by several different train lines; we only used the Ginza line, a few minutes walk from the hotel, which gets you to Ueno with its beautiful parks and museums in 3 stops, and most other places with a change or two. We caught a cab to the hotel on the night we arrived because we had no idea where we were and were hauling luggage - so don't discount that as a possibility. It cost less than 1000 yen from memory.
The room we had was spacious enough; there was plenty of hanging space for clothes. The bed was comfortable; all linen was nice; appliances were good - no complaints about any of those things. The WIFI signal was good, too. Staff were very friendly, polite and helpful.
We did not have a room with a view of the Skytree and temple, but the view we had over the street was still very nice.
I would definitely stay here again, and hope I get the opportunity one day.
Great boutique hotel if you are looking to stay in the heart of Asakusa! New, modern building and very comfortable during our stay. Our room had great views of the nearby temple and the Toyko Skytree, and overlooked the buzzing streets below. Room included a full kitchen, internet and wifi, comfortable accommodations etc. and was a decent size. Would highly recommend!
I stayed in B Conte for over one month (Beginning of 2013) and enjoyed the time. Who japanese apartments/hotel knows-knows about the sapce problems. But it´s a convienient appartment with all you need from a fridge over washing machine up to a iron. Ideal for longer business trips or for the first few days/weeks when you moved to Japan.
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