Perfect base for exploring Tokyo!
Posted Apr 24, 2014
Hotel Changtee was the perfect spot for our stay in Tokyo. It's located super close to Ikebukuro station, and has many small restaurants and convenience stores on the same block. The hotel was quiet, the staff were friendly and helpful. The free refrigerator/microwave/hot water/toaster machine and washing machine/dryer (Y200 ea) were all extremely handy, especially if you are on a budget and not wanting to eat out every night - or just wanting to heat up a snack.
Unlike some other reviewers, we found the rooms totally adequate in size for a couple with 2 large suitcases. The shower pressure was great and there was plenty of hot water. The internet was speedy.
The hotel is easy to find - head towards the West side of Ikebukuro station and take the C6 exit after the pretzel shop. At the top of the stairs head left along the street, then take the second left (as you pass the store with the slot machines). Follow this street, and Hotel Changtee is just past the SECOND 7/11 store.