It takes around 15 minutes to walk from Shinjuku station to the hotel. and it's quite easy to find. If you need to consult the maps posted on some street corners on the way, be advised that "North" normally isn't "up" on the map. The "North-arrow" is indicated somewhere, and I've seen it pointing in a lot of different directions.
The hotel's check-in time is 3 PM, which means that you won't get a room earlier. And the check-out time is 11 AM. They'll charge extra if you want to stay a couple of hours longer. They do however store your luggage if necessary. The hotel entry doors are locked between 2 AM and 5 AM, which is a bit strange. The keys are the old-fashioned kind that are to be left in the reception whenever exiting the hotel. There was not a safe deposit box in the room. Valuables should be left with the receptionist for safekeeping.
I had requested a non-smoking room. The room was very small and the bed was very hard and a bit uncomfortable. There was only one pillow. The bathroom had a small bathtub and a Japanese type toilet with the special functions. The water temperature and the water pressure in the shower were excellent.
There was a small TV with Japanese channels only. In room wi-fi worked nicely.
The hotel and the annex are located in a side-street, but there is still quite a lot of audible traffic noise in the room, especially at night.
There are vending machines in each floor with a selection of beverages, including beer. The hotel offers a Japanese breakfast for JPY 1000, but I didn't try it.
In the immediate neighborhood there are many convenience stores, and quite a few restaurants and bars.
One of the entrances to the Shinjuku-Sanchome subway station is just across the street, but it doesn't have an escalator. And be advised, all subway stations in Tokyo are huge, so a lot of walking is required.
In summary, Sunlite Shinjuku Hotel was OK, but there are many better alternatives to consider.
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku Tokyo