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Shibuya Granbell Hotel
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I find myself in Japan on many occasions and have stayed in many hotels in greater Tokyo. The Granbell Shibuya will be the one I will always come back to from now on. It is conveniently located within 10 minutes walk from the train station. Within minutes of the hotel you can be guaranteed to find anything you need including restaurants, shopping, banking, etc.

The rooms are clean and relatively large (relative as compared to other hotel rooms in Tokyo) with all the amenities including an air purifier! I really like their interesting entrance. Go there and you will see what I mean.

Breakfast at the Granbell was included. I find that the Japanese breakfast was much more impressive than the Western buffet near the lobby.

By-the-way, if you have seen the movie Lost in Translation, there was a scene that was filmed in Shibuya. The location is 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Awesome!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

others here have raved about this hotel. I meanwhile find it to be merely good to average. it certainly is nice and modern and the location is excellent. it should however be mentioned that service is rather cold and distant and that the two rooms I stayed in both only had one power outlet and very basic television programs. while I don't regret my stay here it won't be a place I will be raving about in the future.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Normally we stay in one of the larger hotels in downtown Shibuya, but this time we wanted a change. We were after something more intimate, a hotel with character, but still with a convenient location.

Granbell offers all that and more. We loved the suite we had booked. Our room was quite spacious for Tokyo standards. Spread over two levels with an amazing bathroom.

Free Wifi, complimentary breakfast, and a late check out. Just a short walk from the Cerulean Hotel (and a drop off point for the Limousine Bus from both airports), this hotel is a great option in Tokyo. Remember to book in advance to receive the best rates. You will also want to try to book one of the suits to maximise your room size. Make sure you check out the floor plan of each room type on their website. Apparently the small rooms are quite small, but the service and location of hotel will make up for the small floor space.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

The rooms can be too small (in the annex) if you have a lot of luggage, but they are aesthetically more impressive than other hotels with mood lighting, a nice colour scheme and a comfortable bed. The bed was big enough for two even though the hotel describes it as a single. The water from the shower can also come directly from the ceiling and the toilet flushes itself.

There is a bar downstairs and many restaurants nearby. It is also on the quieter side of Shibuya but within 10 minutes walk of the shopping areas.

However, at first entrance to the hotel, the lobby seems too dark and allows smoking near the elevator. Also, the elevator and corridors to the hotel room are painted black with orange lighting and gives off the impression of a sleazy and unclean hotel.

But when you enter the hotel room, it is bright with light and we were generally happy with our four nights at the Granbell hotel.

Our only complaints about the room service was that they did not give us more tea, coffee and fresh teacups after we used them. 

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We were advised to stay at the Granbell Shibuya and it was a good tip. It is centrally located, the rooms are in the range of big, two areas to have breakfast (take the bar option at the reception-the ambiance is great and there is fresh fruit). The staff was extremely friendly and professional. The rooms were quiet and the design was super cool. If you want to be in Shibuya it is a very good trendy choice.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The rooms are small but you get what you pay for in terms of size for this hotel.
Service was good, although the staff spoke limited English, and the rooms were cleaned and maintained well.
Perfect location for seeing Shibuya and the rest of Tokyo (4 minute walk to Shibuya Station).

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

What a great hotel. Close to the shibuya train station, modern facilities, two restaurants, great breakfast choices, and easy to find! I loved the easy to read directions on the website on how to find the hotel. It was a BIG help. Shibuya is a great area to stay if you're young and with mates. It has heaps of great restaurant choices, shopping malls and is part of the JR train line. Staff were helpful and friendly. Room was small but comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to friends.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shibuya Granbell Hotel

Address: 15 - 17 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya 150-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Shibuya
#6 Family Hotel in Shibuya
#7 Business Hotel in Shibuya
Price Range: £88 - £365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shibuya Granbell Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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