$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 13, 2014 Check-out: Oct 14, 2014

the b ikebukuro Tokyo

3 stars
1-39-4 Higashi-ikebukuro,Toshima-ku,Tokyo 170-0013 JAPAN, Tokyo, 170-0013
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
15 reviews
Overall, a great value

I stayed at the b Ikebukuro once in April. On the basis of my experience, I decided to stay again... See full review

  • Singapore Matt
  • Jun 9, 2014
Did not disappoint

Located only a few hundred feet from the station serviced by the underground metro and the overhead... See full review

  • dragonmate
  • May 20, 2014
Concept hotel with stylish decor near commercial center

The b ikebukuro hotel is a great place for business travelers and holiday tourists with an eye for style. The hotel is located near a major commercial center as well as a range of diverse nightlife options. The rooms are cozy but bright and comfortable. Guests can visit the hotel restaurant for well-regarded cuisine and a glass of wine at the wine bar. The hotel also offers room service, complimentary high-speed Internet and LCD TVs in guest rooms.  

Highlights
  • Design permeates the lobby, guest rooms and restaurant
  • Restaurant run by renowned chef, Salvatore Cuomo
  • Convenient location for travelers in Toshima near dining, shopping and entertainment
  • Wi-Fi access in the lobby
Rooms

The rooms at the b ikebukuro are minimalist, sparsely decorated but with a clean, contemporary design. Room sizes include single, double and twins, with deluxe options offering more spacious rooms. All rooms have LCD TV and free high-speed Internet access.

 

Features

Step into the hotel lobby and it is evident the b ikebukuro is a hotel that focuses on design. Contemporary style is first to note with flat screen TVs and a wood-paneled counter. Guest rooms maintain this cosmopolitan feel with a simple, yet elegant design. Business travelers will appreciate the complimentary high-speed Internet access as well as copy and fax services. The Salvatore Cuomo restaurant serves innovative cuisine in a unique dining hall with table and counter seating, plus standing room. The back of the restaurant is set up as a wine bar, serving an extensive selection of wine. Japanese and Western food is served at breakfast, the chef's special take on Izakaya style eating. Room service options include pizza and grilled skewers. Wi-Fi access in the lobby is also on offer.

Transportation
  • Narita Airport (up to 120 minutes via bus)
  • Haneda Airport (70 minutes by bus)
  • Ikebukuro station (3 minute walk)

 

Attractions
  • Sunshine City (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Namja Town (0.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Ancient Orient Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Tokyo Tower (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
Business
  • Complimentary in-room high-speed internet access
  • Copy and fax services
  • Dry cleaning

Hotel Map

35.7323 139.7143
Area served
Ikebukuro.
Nearby airports
Ikebukuro International Airport.
Area description
Only 3 minute walk from the East Exit of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Yurakucyo Line, Fukutoshin Line, and JR Line.Ikebukuro

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the b ikebukuro Tokyo Rooms

Economy Double
Creating a sophisticated atmosphere with its modern design, this spacious room is perfect for guests traveling alone or with a companion. Room includes two comfortable beds with duvets, LCD TV and work desk with complimentary high-speed internet access. (Area: 18 sqm)
Superior Triple
Creating a sophisticated atmosphere with its modern design, this spacious room is perfect for guests traveling alone or with a companion. Room includes three comfortable beds (two 123cm & one 110cm) with duvets, LCD TV and work desk with complimentary high-speed internet access. (Area: 23 sqm)
Standard Single
A simple and economical room with a comfortable single bed and duvet, LCD TV and complimentary high-speed internet access. Stylish as well as functional this room is suitable for business use. (Area: 12 sqm)
Superior Twin
Creating a sophisticated atmosphere with its modern design, this spacious room is perfect for guests traveling alone or with a companion. Room includes two comfortable beds with duvets, LCD TV and work desk with complimentary high-speed internet access. (Area: 18 sqm)

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Sunshine City: 0.3 mi
  • Mejiro: 0.9 mi
  • Waseda: 1.9 mi
  • Higashi-Shinjuku: 2.4 mi
  • Iidabashi: 2.7 mi
  • Kaisei University Living History Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Shinjuku Station: 2.7 mi
  • Nishi-Shinjuku: 2.7 mi
  • Tokyo Dome City: 2.8 mi
  • LaQua: 2.9 mi
  • University of Tokyo: 3 mi
  • Sumo Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Asagaya: 3.2 mi
  • Ueno Zoo: 3.4 mi
  • Toshogu Shrine: 3.4 mi
  • Sunshine City: 0.3 mi
  • Mejiro: 0.9 mi
  • Waseda: 1.9 mi
  • Higashi-Shinjuku: 2.4 mi
  • Iidabashi: 2.7 mi
  • Kaisei University Living History Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Shinjuku Station: 2.7 mi
  • Nishi-Shinjuku: 2.7 mi
  • Tokyo Dome City: 2.8 mi
  • LaQua: 2.9 mi
  • University of Tokyo: 3 mi
  • Sumo Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Asagaya: 3.2 mi
  • Ueno Zoo: 3.4 mi
  • Toshogu Shrine: 3.4 mi
  • Ueno Park: 3.5 mi
  • Hanzomon Station: 3.6 mi
  • Tokyo National Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Shitamachi Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Hachiko Statue: 3.6 mi
  • National Museum of Western Art: 3.6 mi
  • Ameyoko: 3.7 mi
  • Japan Sword Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Otemachi: 3.9 mi
  • Meiji Jingu: 4 mi
  • Myogonji Temple: 4 mi
  • Akihabara: 4.1 mi
  • Kanda: 4.2 mi
  • Yoyogi Park: 4.3 mi
  • Tokyo Station: 4.6 mi
  • Hanayashiki Amusement Park: 4.7 mi
  • Asakusabashi: 4.7 mi
  • Sensoji Temple: 4.8 mi
  • Marunouchi: 4.8 mi
  • Nihonbashi: 4.9 mi
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Hall: 4.9 mi
  • Kokugikan Sumo Museum: 5.1 mi
  • Ginza: 5.1 mi
  • Edo Tokyo Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Kabukiza Theater: 5.3 mi
  • Tokyo City Air Terminal: 5.3 mi
  • Tokyo Tower: 5.4 mi
  • Hakozaki Station: 5.4 mi
  • Azabu: 5.5 mi
  • Tsukiji: 5.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Singapore Matt
Singapore
Jun 9, 2014

Overall, a great value

I stayed at the b Ikebukuro once in April. On the basis of my experience, I decided to stay again on another trip to Tokyo in June. Like many rooms in Tokyo, the rooms are small. But the rooms here are clean and very well kept. The breakfast buffet is a real bargain, and the pizzas at the hotel restaurant are phenomenal. Ikebukuro, while overshadowed by other parts of Tokyo, has some real charm to it. I found this hotel a good place to be based for exploring lots of different parts of Tokyo. Finally, the staff was helpful in many way during my stays. I'd definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dragonmate
Manila, Philippines
May 20, 2014

Did not disappoint

Located only a few hundred feet from the station serviced by the underground metro and the overhead JR East line which has an express train to Narita. All around is an abundance of food choices, convenience stores, and a lot of shopping for clothes, electronics as well as high end brands. Front desk personnel are english-speaking and very helpful. Check-in and check-out was fast and hassle-free. The cleaning maids do a very good job, with amenities refreshed everyday. The toilet and bath is small but comfortable. I'd really like to have their shower and toilet fixtures for my own home. Breakfast buffet is an assortment of continental and asian cuisine, although they offer the same set everyday. The signature italian restaurant served excellent pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, and is fully-stocked with an international selection of wine which they also offer for retail sale. The hotel also has vending machines for drinks and refreshments at convenience store prices. Wifi is fast and free. They also don't charge for printing even if it said otherwise on their website. Hotel is good for business travel and vacationing without children. Cons: TV only shows japanese channels. You would have to get pre-paid cards to be able to watch other programs, even CNN or BBC. Breakfast starts late at 7pm. They couldn't even give it to us packed on our last day when we had to catch the 645am train to Narita.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Uniqlo and GU for affordable but quality clothing; Bic Camera and Bic Camera Outlet for electronics; Suit Company for men's suits; Louis Vuitton, Armani, Parco and Seibu department stores for more shopping, with gourmet candies and chocolates including Kitkat store at the basement. Note that there is an 8% sales tax. The tax can be refunded for same store purchases over 10,800 yen. Check also tax free shopping at the airport.

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Review of the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SsyBKK
Bangkok, Thailand
Apr 17, 2014

Comfort Hotel

Good location Clean and cozy room Nice food Friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DiplMO
Washington, DC
Mar 19, 2014

Value hotel, good enough

Nothing special about this place. The location is near subway/train stops; but ikebukuro itself, where the hotel is located, doesn't really have cultural or exciting nightlife stuff. The rooms are not small as capsules, but are pretty small. The rooms were clean. I would recommend to people on a budget, looking for a hotel that is clean, safe, and allows access to other areas of Tokyo. NOTE: I accidently booked the wrong hotel. I thought I was booking "the b roopongi." To my suprise there are like four or five hotesl with the "b" brand.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Review of the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johnny West
Toronto
Sep 17, 2013

Really Good for Tokyo Standards

Well for Tokyo standards, I feel like mid-priced hotels are very small and barely have room to move but the B Ikebukuro had more than enough room and the location was fantastic! The breakfast buffet was absolutely amazing too and it was in the Italian restaurant on the second floor!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

So many dining choices in the area, so many!!

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Review of the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cape Breton Barbarian
South Korea
Mar 11, 2013

B- Ikebukuro

Spent 3 nights 4 days here. The hotel was nice and clean. They served a nice breakfast buffet with what looked to be a nice restaurant for lunch or dinner although I only saw there at breakfast as I was busy during the days. Location was excellent being right next to the Subway/JR lines at Ikebukuro Station. The area itself had a little bit of shopping and a few restaurants and pubs for those looking for a quieter evening closer to the hotel. From there I could access any where I need to go in Tokyo quite easily including Disney Land, Saitama Arena and several of the busier night life and shopping areas of the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The subway can be confusing so I highly recomend printing off the routes with google maps. I used them to get to and from several places in the city and found them to be very accurate and easy to follow. The other tip I have is when using the subway pay only the minimal amount even if you know you will be travelling further. Every station has a place to adjust your fare and this can be done there. this way you only pay what you need to pay as the subway gets quite expensive. That or you could by rail passes which I neglected to do.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phoenix, Az
Jul 22, 2011

Great Hotel

The hotel staff was friendly although there was a bit of a language barrier however they tried hard to help with any questions. The rooms were nice and comfortable, although a bit small and having 3 people in the room didnt help. The location is very close to Ikebukuro station and the Yamanote JR line which made getting around very very easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington, DC
May 30, 2011

Convenient, comfortable

The b ikebukuro hotel is clean and comfortable, just a short walk from Ikebukuro Station. The 'superior single' room was a little smaller than I expected, but since I was only there to sleep this was not a problem for me. (If you have a large suitcase, or many bags, you may have trouble making room for them.) The free wired internet was very handy, but no wi-fi is available. Breakfast is both Japanese and Western style so everyone should be able to find something they like. There are a lot of restaurants in the immediate area and the Sunshine City/Sunshine 60 complex is just a short walk away. You could easily spend a whole night just walking around and taking in the sights and sounds of the area. The huge department store Seibu is next to the train station and the station itself contains many shops and restaurants. The morning staff spoke decent English, but the night staff was more difficult to communicate with. (I found that writing things down helped quite a lot, just be patient!) All the staff that I dealt with were very polite and helpful. Overall I enjoyed my stay at the hotel and would recommend it to anyone visiting Tokyo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Look for Kamakura for ramen and Kaburaya for yakitori (ask for the English menu if it isn't offered to you).

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Review of the b ikebukuro Tokyo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Jose, CA
Mar 13, 2011

On the 9th floor during earthquake

Hotel location is great, near JR and subway station. They made a mistake assigning the room at check-in but corrected immediately after we called. Modern shower head and nozzles provide good water pressure to massage after a tire day of walking. Free coffee at the lobby was good. Breakfast was decent. We were in our room on the 9th floor when the big earthquake occurred. The hotel staff responded to the emergency adequately. There was drywall dust came down during the quake on many floors. It was amazing how fast the hotel staff cleaned up the earthquake mess, vacuumed and mopped up every floor. We will stay there again next time we visit Tokyo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Found both Japanese and western style food in walking distance. Mister Donut is a couple of blocks away; my husband thinks coffee and donuts there taste better than the Mister Donut in the United State.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Purley Queen
London
Jan 1, 2011

Superbly designed funky hotel

As a family of 4 adults we found the hotel excellent. The rooms were thoughtfully designed to include everything you might need in a very neat way. The bathroom was compact but well designed with a modern jet shower. The beds were very comfortable and the staff were extremely helpful with storing our luggage on 4 occasions, The buffet breakfast was mainly Japanese style with a good selection of herbal teas. The decor was very funky and there was a useful laundry room with washer and dryer, the iron and board is available at reception on request. Handy for access to all areas of Tokyo and close to major station of Ikebukuro with Metro and JR lines.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great selection of restaurants in the department stores down the road. Masses of noodle bars and karaoke!

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