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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kurumi Mansion

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Kurumi Mansion
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Gdansk, Poland
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“Good Stay, great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Nice apartments, good value for money, Yasuo-san was very helpful with everything,Close to nice sushi places, close to subway lines connecting(Hibiya,Hanzomon) main sightseeing attractions, bus to the airport- 5 m by foot.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

A nice and pleasant stay with great river view if you get the room with window. The apartment is a little old but all the necessities are made available. The host is very friendly, well-mannered, helpful and speaks very well English!! that cut down half the effort to learn about the neighbourhood and all the essential where-about Tokyo attractions.
During the first week of Spring the natural breeze coming from the river gave me a good night sleep.
I will definitely consider to stay there again on return trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed at Kurumi Mansion for our first week in Tokyo. It was an easy commute from Narita Airport and a 10 minute walk from 3 metro stations, particularly with the great directions provided for us. The owner was kind and helpful in orientating us to Tokyo, seeming to really want us to enjoy his city. Another perk was the lovely tea house down the street (just opposite the convenience store) where the tea-lady enthusiastically encouraged us to practice our bad Japanese. The rooms are basic (beds could be a little comfier) but incredible value in quite an expensive city, particularly with free wifi and clothes washing- would return again :)

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Value is key here. You don't get these rates for a stay in Tokyo so although the accom is basic,beds are ok, bathroom/shower/toilet area is tiny (if you're over 6 foot 2 you might struggle), the accommodation gives you a no frills stay in Tokyo. Wifi is reliable, washing machine and dryers do the job, the walk to subway or jr lines is just over 10 minutes. I won't jump up and down about the location,I'd prefer to be closer to the action but we come back to the room rate in comparison to other places. The other downside is the beds are not great, you can get an aching back in the morning. If i am to be really picky, the jr line which is the closest to here is a long way detached from the main Tokyo train lines. The walk to change trains to get onto the keiyo line at tokyo station to go the one stop to hatchobori (the nearest jr station to this place) takes at least 10 minutes within Tokyo station +15 minute walk from hatchobori station to here is not great when your legs are aching from shopping overload. So if youre not much of a walker pay more and more and stay closer. Simply put, for value I would stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stay in Tokyo, is in a nice location next to the river and close by metro stations. The best part about this hotel is the owner. He is a very nice guy. Good English and was a very respectable and well mannered gentleman. Would stay here again if I returned to Tokyo.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

We experienced a great time in Tokio while staying at Kurumi Weekly Mansion. Even, it is not a hotel in the classical meaning, but more like a hostel – means no breakfast, no room service, a little potpourri-like interior :-) – it is a really lovely place to stay. Not least, because of the building manager, who helped us, because of our insufficient knowledge of the japanese language.

Moreover, the price per night was really unbeatable for a hotel in the centre of the city! We had walk of only 300 meters to the Suitengumae Metro station and some other stations were close around.

The room was spacious and we had our own bathroom. A small kitchen was also in the room including a fridge, a microwave, and a water boiler. The use of the washing machine and the dryer are free of charge.

Our conclusion: We will come back there!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Kurumi Mansion is not a hotel but an apartment house.
The rooms are large and inexpensive for Tokyo standards.
Price, room size and location depend on the room category.
Rooms of a higher category have a window overlooking the Sumida River.
Only cash is accepted as payment and you have to pay at check-in.
It is also possible to move in outside of business hours by prior arrangement.

So far I have stayed a total of 7 times at Kurumi Mansion, in rooms of the categories T4, S5, S4, S3 (T=Twin, S=Single). So the following descriptions refer to those categories.

Building:
As usual in Japan, the thermal insulation of the building is not good, so in many cases you will have to use the air conditioning.
There is an elevator but depending on the room location it may be necessary to use some stairs, as well.

Beds:
The beds are wide and consist of a hard innerspring mattress on a metal frame.
There are no bedrails on any of the four sides.
The bedcover consists of a sheet as the lowest layer with one or more bedspreads on top, depending on the season. One extra bedspread per bed is available in the room, if required.

Furnishings:
There is a small desk with stool and either a small couch with coffee table or a chair with a small table.
Usually, there is no wardrobe or chest of drawers, but instead a clothes rail with hangers and some small shelves. That means very little storage space, and you will leave most of your things in your suitcase, for which there is sufficient space in the room.
In addition, there is a shoe-rack containing slippers (only for small feet) and a narrow mirror stand.
The rooms have vinyl flooring.

Equipment:
The TV-set in the room features only Japanese channels. There is no pay-TV available.
An internet connection is only available via LAN-cable. The cable is not always in the room, I recommend asking for a LAN-cable at the front-desk when checking-in.
There are sufficient power outlets in the room but none in the bathroom. Most of the power outlets do not work when you lock the room from the outside.
Each room has separate air conditioning, but it does not work when you lock the room from the outside.
A refrigerator and a microwave oven are available in the room.
In the cooking-niche where the sink is located, you will find an electric kettle and an induction cooker, as well as kitchenware, washing-up detergent, sponge and tea towel.
Usually, there is a hair dryer in the room.
If you need something not available in the room, ask at the front desk if you can borrow it.

Bathroom/WC:
The bathroom with WC is a plastic capsule, which is common in Japan.
There is no power outlet in the bathroom.
The WC has no electrical features.
The Japanese bathtub is not long but deep, and more likely to be used as a shower. There is just enough space to stand upright if you are 185cm.
Usually a bath towel is available, but no hand towel.
There is no soap or shampoo.
Toilet paper and spare rolls are in the room.

Laundry room:
The laundry room (on the 3rd floor) is equipped with washing machines and tumble dryers, which you can use free of charge.
Also detergents and softeners are available free of charge.
Using the devices is only permitted during the day.
There are also fresh bedclothes (for longterm stays) and cleaning utilities such as a vacuum cleaner, dustpan and brush in the laundry room.

Cleaning:
The room has been cleaned before you move in.
During your stay nobody else usually enters your room. This means nobody (except you) makes the beds, cleans the room and puts out the trash.
In case of a longterm stay or if you feel the need, you can borrow a vacuum cleaner, dustpan and brush from the laundry room. You will also find fresh bedclothes there.

Service:
The establishment provides no other service features apart from accommodation.
There is no food available, but there is a vending machine for drinks in front of the building and a convenient store 120m away.
In case of problems or questions concerning the room, the equipment, the use of devices etc. you should contact the front-desk.
The manager Mr Sasano at the front-desk speaks English very well and is very helpful. Maybe he can also assist with information about topics like transportation and tourist attractions.

Vicinity:
Transport connections are very good. There are 4 different undergrounds, a JR-line and the Tokyo City Air Terminal (TCAT), from where buses leave to the two airports Haneda and Narita, all within a walking distance of 0.7km to 1.0km.
Various convenient stores and restaurants can be found in the vicinity of the building.
A supermarket and many different kinds of restaurants and shops are 1km away.
You can get a small map of the vicinity with descriptions in English at the front-desk.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Kurumi Mansion
Address: 1-1-9 Saga, Koto 135-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Koto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Speciality lodging in Koto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kurumi Mansion 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kurumi mansion is the perfect place for people who think that regular hotel rooms are unaffordable, but who don't want to stay in a cheap guest house sharing a bathroom and kitchen with other residents. The benefits of serviced apartments including more space and privacy, convenience when traveling with a family, and cost savings through cooking your own meals at home-away-from-home. Kurumi provides all the amenities you need, including an IH cooking heater, electric kettle, microwave oven, frying pan and basic utensils. Kurumi apartments are available in a variety of sizes ( single, twin, and triple). All rooms are equipped with a TV, internet jack, refrigerator and air conditioner. We also have laundry facilities on the third floor, which you can use free of charge. Check-in time starts as early as 9am, and there's no rush to leave with a 1pm check-out.We are very conveniently located in Tokyo. Within a 2-minute walk there are convenience stores, restaurants, a post office and a police station. A short stroll-up opens up many options for shopping , dining out and enjoying the old downtown atmosphere.Kurumi is about 10 minutes on foot from Suitengumae, Monzen-nakacho, Kayabacho Metro stations and Hatchobori JR station, and 10-15 minutes by taxi from JR Tokyo station. It's a 10-minute walk to T-CAT, where buses leave several times each hour for Narita Airport. It's only 5 minutes on the Metro to Ginza, Tsukiji and Akihabara; 10 minutes to Asakusa and Ueno; 20 minutes to Shibuya; and 25 minutes to Shinjuku. ... more   less 
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