Basic, a bit rustic: awesome experience
Posted Oct 6, 2016
I loved this place, but then again, I'm an oddball. It was a fair deal: you get what you pay for (In my opinion, I got more.) My goal: a safe place, inexpensive, and in Asakusa. Location 1st priority, comfort and luxury not at all, so be forewarned. And although I booked a private room (smoking...my mistake) and its all I can review, this hotel has cheaper "capsule" options I cannot comment on. Anyway, everything was clean, but not spic-and-span; if you are a pansy in any way, find a curling tile (or two) of linoleum flooring intolerable, can't stand the permeating hint of cigarette smoke, or dislike the view of a brickwall ten inches from your window, this just ain't the place for you. In the end I found the Hotel New Tochigiya completely acceptable and fitting to my needs. If you already adore real Asakusa, or want to experience the charm of older Tokyo and aren't a shrinking violet when it comes to accommodations, then you should try it! And please stop by the tiny bar next door, Fujii is a great guy and tell him Eddie sent you!