great location, not so gd hotel
Posted Nov 16, 2016 on Hotels
Hotel location is very convenient. It's located just opposite akasaka mitsuke station (2 mins walk). The hotel is only 3-4 stops to places like shinjuku, ginza, tokyo station, omotesando, harajuku and shibuya. There is also direct airport bus to both haneda & narita airport.
There are a lot of restaurants, cafes and late night bars around. Hotel staff are helpful and are able to converse in english. I had forgotten to bring my travel adaptor and phone charger and the hotel was able to lend it to me free of charge.
The room is small for the price I had paid. The room was also rather old as well. And for japanese hotel standard, it is not as clean as the average hotel as I saw patches of dust at some corners.
The worst was the airconditioning. I was there in mid november where the average tokyo temperature is about 15 to 18 deg. The hotel airconditioning was switched to heater and there is no way that I could change it to a cooler temperature. When I complained, they brought me a standing fan which took away some of the precious space in the already small room. The room air was very stuffy and I could not sleep well. I complained again on the last night and they sent someone to check on it when I was away. They managed to fix it and there was cool air coming out from the air conditioning. However, this only lasted about 1 hour and hot air started coming out again.
Conclusion. I'll stay at some other hotels at akasaka mitsuke.