The b Ikebukuro is a cut above the usual business hotel - its decor and facilities are more in keeping with a boutique hotel, without the prices to match.
The hotel is located just five minutes from Ikebukuro railway station, from where it is easy to get to almost anywhere else in Tokyo (including the airport) by train and/or metro. The rooms are stylish with comfortable beds, air conditioning, a fridge and tiny but excellent bathrooms. Shampoo, shower gel and other items were provided. The breakfast buffet is served from an early hour and is very good, with a wide selection of Japanese and Western foods, fresh coffee and various fruit juices. There is free coffee available at all times in the foyer, and vending machines for water and soft drinks. The staff spoke good English and were very helpful and professional throughout our stay.
As is common in Japan, it is not possible to check in before 3pm. However, we were able to leave our luggage for the day and return later to check in. There is free WiFi, but only in the foyer.
The only complaint I would have is that the hotel would not give us more than one key card for the room even though there were three of us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of this exciting city, just three minutes walk from the JR Ikebukuro and subway stations providing easy access to Shinjuku, Shinjuku and Tokyo Dome. This newly opened hotel is right in the centre of the entertainment, nightlife, shopping, business and restaurant precinct, but also just minutes to Sunshine City including aquarium and observatory deck, Namja Town, Ancient Orient Museum and Japan Traditional Crafts Centre. Ideal hotel for business or leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The b Ikebukuro Hotel Toshima
- The B Ikebukuro Tokyo, Japan