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“Comfortable in a relaxed neighbourhood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forest Hongo

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Forest Hongo
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels / Ryokan in Bunkyo
North West
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable in a relaxed neighbourhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We stayed there for a conference at nearby Tokyo University but the position is convenient for many parts of Tokyo - close to Ueno Park and an easy subway ride to Maranouchi, the Senso Ji temple at Asakusa and electric town at Akihabara. The immediate neighbourhood is a bit of old Tokyo, small shops, restaurants and dwellings with people going about their daily business. The double room was a good size for Tokyo with a settee, desk and small table. Internet was free via a cable. The bathroom was typical Japanese, small deep tub and washing space but the shower worked fine and the toiletries were of a high standard (royal jelly!). Breakfast is always extra - you pay 850 yen on the door - but good value for Tokyo.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2009

I went on a business trip to Tokyo and attended a conference. I stayed in the Hongo Forest Hotel. The hotel was extremely decent and above average by all standards. The room was pretty clean and of reasonable size. The internet connection in the room was fast. Staff at the hotel reception spoke very good English and was extremely cooperative. The hotel had a restaurant, which served business travellers well.

The room service was good. Although the hotel did not have some of the luxury facilities, like pool, spa etc, for business travellers, it served all the purpose. The location of the hotel was very good. The hotel was just across Tokyo University Hongo campus and there are several restaurants of varied cuisine close to the restaurant. The price is reasonable by Tokyo standards.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2008

Nicer than the average business hotel, this is a great place to stay if you have business at Tokyo University. Not convenient as a base for tourists, though.

It's in a very quiet neighborhood about 2 blocks from the Main Gate of the University. Rooms are of decent size. The restaurant is nice and the the vending machines have everything you might need.

  • Liked — Quiet location, great front desk staff
  • Disliked — Not convenient to transportatoin
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Forest Hongo

Property: Forest Hongo
Address: 6-16-4 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Bunkyo > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bunkyo
#4 Business Hotel in Bunkyo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Hongo 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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