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HOTEL UNIZO Shibuya
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
Shanghai, China
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75 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“great location, ok room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

the location is good, and the rooms are clean. compared with other hotels in tokyo (shibuya excel for example) you get exactly the same room quality but you do miss amazing views and if you, like me, like the overall grandeur feeling of a big hotel, then you will miss this in unizo.
otherwise, very pleasant room, if not a tad too small (yes, i know, i shall not complain about room size while in japan) - no space for big luggage.
sleep quality - over the weekend is was very poor, due to the nearby clubs and kids drinking and shouting all night. ask for the room facing the main street or the very side street.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

I did a ton of research on hotels before coming to Tokyo, and was relieved when this hotel turned out to be what I expected. Yes, the room is small (I was in a one bed), but not tiny like some people make it out to be. There was room to walk around the bed. It was very clean, the bed was a double, and two people fit just fine. Hotel is probably not good for a family, but singles and couples.

The area is awesome!! I had a hard time deciding between staying in Shibuya or Roopongi or Shinjuku, but I loooved Shibuya. I felt like I was really experiencing Tokyo. The big "central park"-ish park is less than a mile away (Yoyogi park) and has the Mejii shrine. Walking around Shibuya on Saturday night with all the 20 somethings walking around with the bright signs and music in the air was a pure Tokyo experience and really made the trip for me.

Tip: A cab from the airport bus drop-off to the hotel was $7.00-- just take a cab if you have the funds! I got pretty lost on the curvy streets trying to find the place. Cabs in Japan are no more expensive than in the U.S.
This hotel is good for people on a budget, in a great area, and clean. I would stay there again. Only con is that the front desk did not speak hardly any English...but I guess that can be expected in a non-English speaking country :-)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

We chose Unizo because of its proximity to the park, travelling with a young child. It's a great location and a great hotel.

The hotel is close enough to the sights of Shibuya but is also tucked away to some extent, allowing for a peaceful stay. There are plenty of cafes and bars around for breakfast options, too.

Shibuya in general is an excellent option for staying in Tokyo, and with kids especially. Plenty to see and do, with easy access to the Yamamote line that links many tourist options and shinkansen routes.

Staff are polite and helpful, and the room is clean and well tended. Yes it's a bit on the small side, but this is Tokyo, and it's enough for our needs. A hairdrier, kettle and toiletries are provided along with - more importantly - free wifi. The bed is comfortable.

The only slight negative is that we are staying on floor 9 and the windows open. While they have opening restrictors, a child could probably slip through (we haven't tested this).

Overall, an excellent stay and we would return to this hotel.


Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cairo
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

I was there only for 2 nights in a business trip but it was great to stay in such modern hotel and still in the heart of Tokyo near Shibuya station where you can find EVERYTHING just in a walking distance.We are planning to have another meeting in few months and definitely will recommend it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are too small so better to ask for a King/Queen sized bed for better sleep.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Modern hotel, with good facilities including wifi in rooms. In a great location for shibuya station and yoyogi park - though above a bar so the odd bit of drunken noise late at night (not a big deal particularly, but to be aware).

Room Tip: North side / higher up will be slightly quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank chogyamtrungpa
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Perugia, Italy
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41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Is brand new hotel. the room is tiny but the design is really nice and functional. the bed is confrtable and yu have enought room to use your pc.
even i was on the roadside it was not noisy at all.
the location is perfect: central area with shopping center, coffe shop, restaurant, convenient store and 5 minutes walking from shibuya station (train and subway) and bus station as well. from narita aiport you arrive by narita express train directly.
the staff is helpfull, friendly and professional.
superclean!!
i love it!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

My friend who lived in Tokyo for 2 years recommended I stay here. Fun night life a couple blocks away. Short walks to JR and subway lines. They recommended a good sushi restaurant near Outback Steak House. Someone with some English to be helpful answering questions was always at the desk. They have city maps they can give you.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Property: HOTEL UNIZO Shibuya
Address: 4-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
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Hotel Class:3 star — HOTEL UNIZO Shibuya 3*
Number of rooms: 186
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