The Granbell Hotel Shinjuku is located relatively far away form Shinjuku station and is imho still located in the red-light district of Shinjuku. Because the hotel is relatively new, the location of the hotel is located at the wrong place on google maps so be careful and inform yourself well where to go otherwise you will find yourself in the run-down red-light building which was according to our research the address of the hotel when copy+paste the official address of the hotel. After walking around asking different people who could barely speak english, we finally found the hotel opposite of small boutique hotels offering all kind of services.
Be booked the economy room and I must say even though it is very efficiently designed, the room is very small and there was nearly no space to store the luggage. Be careful with the so far uploaded pictures here on tripadvisor, those are showing the more high-end rooms which are way more expensive. Nevertheless, the room has all amenities of a high-end hotel. The only thing I would immediately change is the "aggressive" sound of the television which should rather be relaxing and welcoming. The same applies for the elevators.
Because the hotel was very full, the queue to have breakfast was approximately 15 meters. Overall the quality of the breakfast is very basic and the whole experience is more like canteen style. The view on the other hand is nice and the staff is very friendly.
Overall the hotel is a good alternative, if you can accept the inconvenient location and the small rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in December 2013 and located right in the heart of the lively Kabuki-cho area in Shinjuku. All the guest rooms are modern and stylish with unique design concepts. Higashi Shinjuku subway station ( Fukutoshin Line, Oedo Line) is just a 4-minute walk away. We are also 7-minute walk from the Shinjuku Sanchome subway station, 15-minute walk from east entrance of JR Shinjuku train station and 10-minute walk from north entrance of Seibu Shinjuku subway station ( Seibu Shinjuku Line). We offer great access to every place in Tokyo. We are located in a convenient place for business, sightseeing, and shopping in Shinjuku area. The rooms are fully equipped with beds made by Simmons, and we also provide free Wi-Fi to ensure that your stay is comfortable. We also have ample hotel facilities. On-site restaurant G features casual French and Italian cuisine cooked by a first-class chef. You can also relax at the Rooftop Bar that has an open terrace from which you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the night scenery of Shinjuku. Please have a wonderful time with urban night view and nice cocktails. PC, Printer ( lobby at 1F) / VOD (a charge) / an iPod dock speaker/ Free internet access (Wi-Fi, wired)/ a fridge / an electric kettle / a telephone/ a toilet seat with bidet functions / a safe / air cleaner / a humidifier / an iron / trouser press / a transformer / a wheelchair (free rental) / coin laundromat (2F) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shinjuku Granbell Hotel Tokyo