Hotel Resol Ikebukuro3.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed here during our first trip to Japan for 5 nights. It was small but full of amenities. At the same time, hotel is walking distance to Metro station and a few blocks away from the major train hub - Ikebukuro station. We have no complaints. Room is always clean every day. Amenities replenished. Love how it is surrounded by shops and restaurants.
It's a really highly recommended hotel. Near metro and JR station, 5 minutes to shopping area by walking. I stayed in single, not too big and not too small. And it was not too noisy~ The clean staff is really friendly, if you do not need any room cleaning service, they will put the new towels...all in a bag then leave it. I am planning my next tokyo trip, and also I will chooses this hotel again.
The hotel location is good with just a short walk to the central area of Ikebukuro where you can find plenty restaurants, shops and arcades etc. There is also a convenience store very close to the hotel. What I like the most from this hotel is the selective housekeeping service - you can get a free bottle of water if you do not ask for a full service. Room itself is a bit small and it may not be convenient for leisure guests who shops a lot. Besides, the hotel design (aroma and colour tone etc.) is a bit feminine that would make solo male traveller embarrassed. Overall it is a pleasant stay but I may still go for an alternative hotel next time due to the design.
This chain of hotels are business hotels. They offer a basic room with a comfortable bed, a somewhat small space, and a full bathroom. My wife and I were used to Japanese sized rooms so this wasn't a problem for us. It was clean and well taken care of (the housekeeping staff are outstanding). The bathroom was spotless and the shower was excellent. One of the best parts is that it's right in the heart of Ikebukuro which is one of the big central spots of Tokyo. It's a pretty quick 10min walk from the East exit of the main JR station. The neighborhood that it's in is pretty quiet which is nice because Ikebukuro can get a bit rowdy with all of the bars and restaurants in that area. So you get the best of both worlds: quiet stay with the easy reach of exciting stuff to do. The staff was very helpful also but some of them have very limited English so you may need to work a little harder to communicate. And this is listed as a budget hotel, but that's budget by Tokyo standards. The rooms will still be in the $90-150 range on average per night.
The location was good (800m from Ikebukuro station) and at an affordable rate (USD 80 per night). Staff were professional, and the room was always kept neat and tidy. There was also a mini fridge and a kettle for boiling water. It was raining on some days so I was happy to be able to borrow an umbrella right away! There is a 24hr convenience store nearby so you can always grab something if you're hungry. Sunshine city is about 450m away from the hotel as well. The room is only 14m² so I had to put my luggage on my bed if I wanted to take out / pack stuff. Wifi is not very strong so I would recommend to get a pocket wifi instead if you want to upload pictures on Facebook and Instagram. There was only one news channel to watch on TV and no view from my window. Although the toilet is small, it was kept very clean.
I could hardly read even during daylight. The lights were all too dim and hardly any sunlight from the window. The bench next to the bedding is not practical (difficult to get on and off the bed!). The remote control for the bidet was fitted too far away from the sensor (my 1st ever encounter on bidet in Japan!) and you need to turn on both (hot and cold) taps (very traditional taps which does not fit into such a modern designed Resol). It does not even have a coin laundry.. :( As a Resol member, I was advised that my room was upgraded to the next higher category however I am very doubtful (where are all the rooms facing the main street as per the picture?). Despite all these unbelievable encounters, the room rate is reasonably priced (with a condition to walk approx 600m from Ikebukuro station).
We were in Tokyo for the week to do the marathon and were looking for somewhere to stay that wouldn't break the bank. Ikebukuro is on all the major train lines so it was a great spot for traveling. There is even a local Metro station a hundred metres from the hotel which I think is on the Y line. We got in late so it was a little harder to find, but we got pointed in the right direction and in the daylight the next day we realised it was easy to access. Everything in the room seemed new and clean. The bathroom was super clean and had a tall enough shower, which is a plus for Japan! The shower was over a deep tub and the toiletries came with a bath bomb which was nice for long days of walking. It had reliable free wifi and a TV with free to air and cable channels. A lot of the room stuff was in Japanese so it was a little hard to work out. There was a light switch in Japanese that we still can't work what it did! The bed was comfy and the room was dark when the lights were out. I'm not sure how well I would have gone with an extra person in the room but it was great for a single person. We had some issues with the room layout as there wasn't a cupboard and there was a weird bench next to the bed that took up to much room. It made it a little difficult to use your suitcase. We tried out the Italian Restaurant but didn't really enjoy it. Better off walking into town or going to a convenience store. So the hotel is 30-40 metres from a 7-11 and maybe 80 metres from a Family Mart which means you are set for any snacks, drinks or anything you might need. There's also a few chain cafes within 100m too.It was 5 minutes walk to the main part of Ikebukuro and the train station and about the same to Sunshine City. For the price and quality, I thought that it was good for Tokyo and would probably stay there again.
this hotel is hidden between shops, banks and restaurants of ikebukuro, and 5 minute walk from station. make sure to explore the neighbourhood for interesting places, like cat cafes, or a sunshine city complex. there are also multiple subway exits that take you closer to the hotel. room will be ready after 15 hrs and it is possible to leave your belongings at the reception. my room was a bit tight, and there was no instruction for using air conditioner and air cleaning device in the room. the toilet was also complicated with non-responsive controls. note that there is not too much space to put a suitcase. bed has a bench where you can sit. there are few room service options and an eco label placed on the door means that room service is limited to taking out the bin. no towels or cleaning, but there will be a free bottle of mineral water as a token of appreciation of your eco-friendly style. a bath salt tablet, a comb, toothbrush is provided as well as some nice shampoo&conditioner by shiseido. the hair dryer was ionizing. it was cold in december and i had to put the a/c to maximum. my skin was very dry.
This is a great hotel for those traveling on a budget. Close to transit and easy to find and in a fun area with great shopping. Rooms are spotless and well equipped. Wifi is excellent. The reception staff speak good English. One female reception was especially helpful booking a ticket for a show on a Japanese web site. I could not have done it without her. Thank you. Highly recommended.
This is a very nice Hotel within a five minutes walk from the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo. The rooms are very clean and tidy, albeit they are small. Nevertheless, this is normal by Tokyo's standards. The rooms are equipped with TV, free WIFI, a fridge, a kettle with coffee and tea, an alarm clock, a hairdyer and air condition. Toiletry requisites, a bath robe, slippers and shoe polish are provided. However, the WIFI is very slow and at times barely usable, they really should work on that. Morevoer, according to the reception staff it is not possible to make international phone calls from the hotel rooms. Be aware that the rooms are ready only after 3 p.m. if your flight arrives early in the morning (they will store your luggage if you arrive earlier, so that you can stroll arounf Ikebukuro, I was sleeping in a nearby park until my room was ready). The hotel restaurant is Italian and quite okay, even though it is not like an Italian restaurant in Europe. All in all I recommend this hotel when you look for a quiet accomodation in Tokyo.
- Walking distance to Sunshine City Shopping Mall and Sunshine Aquarium
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Toshima, Hotel Resol Ikebukuro is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Nekobukuro and J-World Tokyo. This 158-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, coffee makers, and LED TVs.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Il Chianti Ovest, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
An LED TV comes with satellite channels, 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, a coffee maker, and a desk.
Hotel Resol Ikebukuro features free WiFi in public areas, spa treatment rooms, and free newspapers. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide luggage storage.
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79.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 132 reviews