My room was clean when I walked in. In fact, the toilet had one of those paper ribbons wrapped around the toilet cover that said "sanitized for your need" or something like that
which was surprising given all the negative comments about this hotel.
I also wanted to address a lot of other negative comments about this hotel. Kabukicho is Tokyo's biggest red light district. The Best Hotel sits on the northern fringe of this red light district.
That is the reason why you occasionally have
street walkers in this area. The hotel itself is not located in Kabukicho but is very
close. And, like every part of Tokyo, including Kabukicho, it is perfectly safe with many throngs of people constantly coming and going.
The wifi is pretty good. It's not blazing fast. I am able to watch YouTube videos so that's good. I've switched over to my pocket wifi because the hotel wifi is fast, but not that fast. Expect perhaps 5-6mbps down although I noticed the wifi router is right outside my door so I might be getting a better signal than others.
Toilet is western style in my room and actually has it's own little room separate from the shower. I've never seen this before in any hotel room. It's just a normal toilet, no fancy electronic clean up dials on the side like you see in other Tokyo hotels.
Place looks a bit old and run down but it is clean and the man downstairs (he was Korean) printed out a schedule how to get to Ginza.
I had bim bi bop for dinner at the restaurant next door for around $10 USD (cheap for this area). Not sure if it was a Korean restaurant. They all look alike to me.
There is a large Samsung flat screen in the room. Only Japanese channels. It sits on the fridge which I have not used yet.
There is a convenient light switch by the bed which I love. It allows me to turn off the main lights from my bed.
If you have an iPhone 5 like me, you don't need an international plug adapter. I can plug my little square white USB straight into the wall and it successfully charged my phone. iPad Mini too.
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