"A Micro-Hotel Gem near Ochanomizu Station"
This hotel mainly caters to Japanese in the midst of travel, it seems, but if you have the will to eat a simple Japanese breakfast and give up on the concept of a room having to be big to be comfortable, it's an amazing value. Yes the room was microscopic, but the futon was comfortable, the bath/toilet room had everything it needed, and the internet […] was free and abundant. The best part was the dedicated staff and community bath in the basement that had ample room for washing and soaking in some lovely hot water. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"I'm a Repeat Customer"
10/11/14 Paul7878 San Francisco, California
I found this hotel in 2011 and I chose it because of its location and it has a public bath. (I also like the Ochanomizu area because it is so close to Tokyo Station. See my other reviews.) It's within a seven minute walk to several subway lines and the JR station. It is nestled in a really quiet neighborhood. The area is a mix of colleges, commercial, office, medical-related, and residential. The area is really a hodge-podge of uses. Four convenience stores are within a 5-minute walk. There are a few restaurants in the area, but I haven't tried any of them. They all seem to close by 10. Because of the multiple uses, the streets are very, very quiet on weekend evenings. About a third of the staff speaks good English, which is a plus for first-timers to Japan. One negative: the breakfast stays the same every day. The only variation between each day's breakfast is how the egg is cooked (scrambled, over-easy, omelette-style) and the different type of "furikake" (rice seasoning).
"excellent value close to Tokyo center"
08/23/14 DavidElie Seminyak, Indonesia
Shoryukan is a hotel mainly visited by Japanese businessmen (at least while we were there). We opted for a Japanese tatami room with futon beds and we really had a great time. Try it out even if you may find it a bit hard to sleep on. Japanese breakfast was included in room price: it was very good. The staff is awesome: very friendly, good English and always there to help. We even received small presents upon departure.
07/30/14 Emma B
We stayed here with our two children. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Each time they saw the children they had lovely origami and sweets for them. They assisted us greatly with restaurant recommendations and also providing maps and directions to get to the places we wanted to go. We chose a Japanese room, it was very tiny but we enjoyed the experience. The bathroom is lovely very clean and modern. Our room was a smoking room and we don't smoke but air freshener was provided. I left my booking till very late and no non smoking rooms were available. The breakfast room is very inviting and it was interesting to try the Japanese breakfast. The staff again are very attentive and helpful. Overall I found the hotel very good value for money, there is a laundry which was very handy after a couple of weeks travelling. The location was great too, very central for all areas of Tokyo.
"Good value for money"
06/23/14 TomIvanka Prague
Plus: Nice and clean spa. Friendly staff. Fast and free wi-fi. Location near to Yasukuni Shrine and some metro lines (relatively close to Ginza etc.). Good value for money. Con: My wife complained about smelling weird smell (combined smoking and cooking?) every day in the halls. We were also not very keen on rather basic Japanese breakfast (not a big deal though) and a plain decoration of the room (just mentioning it for others who might find beige-brown-black as main colors a bit depressing). The hotel is rather hard to find, esp. after the dark. On our first evening, we had to ask a police officer at Koban to help us find the place. But we did not have any problems to locate the place once we knew where it was.
"I love This Hotel"
06/18/14 AlexIvan87 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
I go to Tokyo after visited Osaka, and i stay in this Shoryukan Hotel, This hotel is near from subway so you can easily transport, very helpful staff and very friendly, they speak English, this hotel offers Western room and Japanese room, but i choose Japanese room, and its nice. Very clean and modern rooms and comfortable. and I also love the breakfast is delicious! I loved every minute stay there.
"Interesting little hotel"
06/06/14 KiwiCarol Kawerau
Very friendly and helpful staff. Has a Jazz Bar (The Blue Note) as the hotel restaurant. Nice little restaurant but strictly Japanese (doesn't cater to westerners who don't want Japanese type breakfasts). Hotel can be a little bit difficult to find. Would be particularly suitable for a business-man as the re is a lap-top, printer and internet access in the room. Not great for a tourist couple in our situation as the room and bathroom were quite small. Didn't make use of it, but the hotel has a large communual bathiing area.
05/20/14 Monca77 Prague, Czech Republic
The hotel is a short walk from the Ochanomizu train station, which is two stations away from Tokyo station, so the location is very good. The room was big enough. We were given a small gift upon arrival. Breakfats was very good, including miso soup and eggs and small plates that varied every day. The hotel has onsen bath which is open during the whole night, so it is really good to go there and relax before going to bed. Just one small disapointment - when we asked at the reception if we could get a breakfats package because we needed to leave for the airport early in the morning, they told us it is not possible due to the fact that this was a season of foodpoisoning. I still don´t get what does it have in common. But otherwise it was a very nice stay.
"Great location, great price for central Tokyo - very family friendly"
04/21/14 Maria L Hong Kong, China
We were looking for an affordable place for our family of four (2 kids in elementary school), and this looked like one of the best deals we could find. The central location on the JR Chuo line was also very close to Tokyo station, making it easy to catch the early morning shinkansen for a day trip for skiing at Gala Yuzawa, and close JR trips to Ueno and Shinjuku/Harajuku. We got a Japanese-style room with space enough for 4 futons. It was a little tight, without a lot of room for our stuff, but it was the newest, cleanest ryokan we've stayed in yet - seemed to be recently remodeled, a very nice bathroom in the room, and a really lovely Japanese bath in the basement. The staff were incredibly kind, and very helpful, and offered our children Japanese sweets and small souvenirs which they really enjoyed. The hotel breakfast was very good too. I was worried the kids wouldn't like the Japanese breakfast, but there is plenty of breakfast food kids enjoy too.
04/19/14 hinksfamily Perth, Australia
Second time in Japan but the first time to this hotel. Stayed here with my wife and four young children. We picked the hotel because in addition to conventional rooms it has a number of traditional Japanese rooms (I wanted the kids to experience something different). We stayed in a relatively large traditional family room that could house all of us; this room came with a private outdoors bath (in addition to a great indoors bath). The wooden outdoor bath worked really well - it is housed off the standard bathroom in a well screened balcony. Location is good - nice quiet street but close to a number of metro stops. A good number of restaurants within 2 min stroll including a very friendly one called tek tek. What is great about this hotel is the helpful and friendly staff; there was all someone around with good English and everyone went out of their way to help us. I would definitely stay here again.
"Very nice, English speaking affordable hotel."
12/27/13 Santraveller CA
The staff are exceptional. They provided us with recommendations, reservations, directions, local insights and a lot of additional help during our first perplexing days in Tokyo as Westerners who do not speak the language. They called ahead for us on more than one occasion. Our japanese style room was very comfortable and spotless. The showers are hot and strong. The windows sound proof, so you will sleep like a baby on your futon on the tatami mat. Crisp cotton and silence... Breakfast was fun, (japanese style) and friendly. There is good coffee. Remember the rooms are small compared to western standards, but this is Tokyo. Train station close by. Tricky to find the first time -- ask a passerby, who if they speak English, will certainly help you.
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