APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae3.0 out of 5.0
APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae3.0 out of 5.0
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It was situated very near to a metro station called Tawaramachi. Hotel was also good. Rooms were small but well furnished. I ll again stay here. In Welcome drink they had given us Asahi Beer. which was wonderful... Staff was good.
This hotel is beautifully kept and in an absolutely Ideal location. Just walking distance from the rail station, Asakusa is a great area, Many food locations and a interesting walk to sensoji temple. The only issue is that the hotel room was not big enough. I would say a double room is not big enough for two people, Due to the luggage. Had to keep the suitcases in the entrance and move them onto the bed every-time we needed to change clothes.
I spent three nights at this Hotel and I was positively stunned ,nice and helpful staff, beautiful and well-kept common parts like the lobby and the spa, everything was clean and pristine. Rooms are average japanese, so keep thata in mind,they are quite small for the westerner but we stayed in two and it was quite OK,even with big suitcases. Surroundings of the Hotel full of bars,restaurants, and a 7-eleven just opposite the Hotel.Would recommend it.
The hotel is in a great location just opposite the train station. The place was clean and came with a small shower over bath. The one down side for me was that the pillows were awful - thin and hard. They should definitely upgrade to some better pillows! The highlight was the free public onsen in the hotel. One is indoor and one is open-air, I enjoyed a soak every day I stayed. I've read people complaining about the room size so I'll give my opinion. The room is small, as a solo traveller I found it to be cosy but for two people it would feel a bit cramped. Still, you have to understand that space is at a premium in Tokyo and hotel rooms are small. There was actually room to lay down and open two suitcases, and I've actually stayed in smaller hotel rooms in Tokyo so as long as you don't expect a large room, you won't be let down!
We stayed here for 5 nights at $150 AUD a night. It was the smallest room with no space to lay out our suitcases. Very thin, almost non existent pillows. Loud noises outside if you have the window open and lots of ambulances going up and down. If you're over 6 foot tall (180cm), forget about the shower. The shower is comparable to one you'd get on a cruise ship though I can say P&O ships have bigger showers. My partner and I ended up using the public bathhouse upstairs instead to shower. (Note it's compulsory to be NUDE but gender separated bathhouse). Air con CANNOT be changed and is set automatically from the hotel by whatever standard they decide is a "good" temperature. The cleaners did the bare minimum and often times didn't even take out the garbage. The location is close to the Subway station, however would not return as it didn't feel like a holiday at this "hotel"
We stayed in this chain for our holiday in Japan. Clean, friendly staff and rooms have good facilities - kettle, fridge, coin laundromat. Easily walkable to Senso-ji temple, Asakusa, Ueno and the metro stop is very close if you need to go further afield. My only complaint is that the pillows are ridiculously flat and our room was tiny. If you are very tall, your feet are going to hang off the bed!
If you want to stay in Tokyo in relatively not expensive, clean hotel then choose APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae without hesitation. Close to train station, restaurants, friendly staff, good breakfast. Can't complain.
We came to the hotel at night. The staff was very polaite. We got our small room in 5 minutes. After asmall brake, we want for the 14 floor. The pablic bath. What a great place!! Heaven in the sky. You can wash your body and clouth. The water are 41 cl.
I haven’t stayed in this chain before, but I definitely will from now on when travelling in Japan. The hotels are close to train/ transportation hubs. In this case, right above Tawaramachinsubway station on the Ginza line. Rooms are small, but they have everything you need in a compact space. The only thing I would consider, if you have a large suitcase, use packing cells so you can easily unpack and stack the cells on top of your closed suitcase. There is not much room to lie a large bag flat. The onsen in this hotel was great. Breakfast in the attached coffee shop was a good easy deal. Nothing fabulous, but all you need.
Not a good visit at what I think was a pretty poor choice, unfortunately. I booked this one because in late March hotels in Tokyo are both heavily reserved and expensive. I get that the prices are high; cherry blossoms are in bloom and many Japanese kids of off from school. In spite of this, this property was not a value at all. The rooms were cramped, not very clean, and even cold! I had to get a heater from the front desk to heat the room as all it was equipped with was an air conditioner. Thankfully the front desk had one or I would have had to found a way to buy one in Japan. The check-in and check-out procedures are kind of ridiculous and don't make you feel welcomed. It's all about the screen in front of you, checking boxes, entering your name, and anything else required. The only thing the clerk does is to walk you through the process. Basically, checking in and out is bad because it does not really involve people. The pillows felt like seat cushions. Just a different kind of pillow but one that was hard to shape. All you could really do was to either double it up or put a towel underneath it to get more head and neck support. Even the wireless was inconsistent. At times it would work well; at others, it operated at dial-up speeds. What was good? Here goes. The personal hygiene products that are used in rooms are really good and were kind of a consolation prize. There are lots of great restaurants nearby and very close subway access via the Tawarachi Station. There were multiple elevators so even when the front desk is busy, it's easy to get to any floor. The bottom line is that this hotel was more like a motel. Service was not good and impersonal, the rooms were super small and not a value by any stretch of the imagination, and I certainly do not recommend you stay here unless you don't mind living out of a backpack. If you do stay, I hope you get a better impression than I did and best of luck to you.
- Walking distance to Sensō-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour front desk
APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae places you in Taito, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Sensō-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. This 465-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, electric kettles, and flat-screen TVs.
Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.
A 50-inch flat-screen TV comes with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport down comforters and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, an electric kettle, and free newspapers.
At APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for JPY 3500 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. This smoke-free hotel also has a vending machine.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 209 reviews