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the b tokyo ikebukuro
Ranked #6 of 55 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This hotel is in a great location and has very modern clean rooms. The front desk staff is very friendly. I arrived in advance of check in time and they offered to hold my bags and even called the cleaning staff to see at what time my room would be ready so I could get in early. Breakfast is included with the room and is quite good with a selection of both traditional Japanese and western breakfast foods.
The rooms are comfortable and quiet despite the hubbub of the city around the hotel. The bathrooms are a little odd with a glass door that is only partially frosted in the center but not at all opaque! It is a weird set up especially if you are rooming with someone who is not your spouse or significant other.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Katie B
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ishin, フロント at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014
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この度はザ・ビー池袋にご宿泊いただき誠にありがとうございます。

ご滞在中快適にお過ごしいただき大変嬉しいかぎりでございます。
またお客様が宿泊されたいと思われるホテルであるよう日々努めてまいります。

またのご利用を心よりお待ち申し上げております。

ザ・ビー池袋
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

As most of the reviewers have stated, the B Ikebukuro hotel is a good choice to stay. It's 3-5 mins walk from the train station and shopping facilities (like Seibu, Parco and Sunshine City) are within walking distance. The hotel room was clean and modern and free wi-fi was available in all rooms.Most of the staff were professional and quite friendly. We would have rated it excellent if not for a less than pleasant encounter with one of the front desk staff.
As our lugguages were really heavy, we decided to take a taxi to the airport. Hence we sought the front desk's help to reserve a taxi. The attending staff tried calling the cab company but the line was busy. She requested us to return later which we were perfectly ok with. When we went back an hour later, she started calling again but the line was still busy. She started to show impatience and even passed the phone to me to "let" me to hear the busy tone, which was totally uncalled for because we were just waiting for her quietly. Then she suggested we could actually hail a cab outside the lobby ourselves because it might be easier to get a cab that way. The last straw was she gave me the taxi company number and said we could also try calling ourselves to make the reservation. Of course we could, if only we are as proficient as her in Japanese language. Probably we would not need to "trouble" her and waste her time like this....
While we are not expecting royalty treatment, I think a little more courtesy and willingness to help go a long way to make travelliers feel at ease in a foreign land.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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ishin, Front Desk Agent Kishida at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2014
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この度は、the b ikebukuroにご宿泊頂きまして誠にありがとうございます。

どの様な状況下においても、その場に適した臨機応変な対応を心掛けて日本へ来る旅行者の皆様に安心して頂ける様に従業員一人ひとりが日々精進して参りたいと存じます。

ご投稿ありがとうございました。

また日本へお越しの際は、是非当ホテルでのご宿泊をお待ちしております。

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was our second stay at the B Ikebukuro. We were a group of 21 and stayed for 5 nights. Everything is wonderful from check in to check out. We arrived at 9pm and all the rooms were allocated,with the keys, breakfast vouchers and ready to go. All the staff are very helpful and go out of their way to help you with information. We love the breakfast and the room it is in. We think it is very funky. The hotel is very convenient and an easy walk from the west exit from the station. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. It is excellent value and in a superb location wig free wifi in all rooms now. Can't wait to return in 2 years!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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ishin, Front Desk Agent Kishida at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2014
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私共のホテルで2回目の宿泊として選んで頂けた事を大変光栄に思います。

いつも皆様にフレンドリーな応対を心掛けて愛されるホテルを目指して日々精進して参ります。

又の機会に東京へお越しの際は次の予約も是非お待ちしております。

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I would recommend staying at Ikebukuro since it is sort of like the central hub where you could go to most places in a relatively short time. In fact coming from the airport to the hotel was seamless if you can catch the NEX that comes directly to Ikebukuro. The hotel is accessible from the East Exit of the station and even with a big luggage, it was an easy walk to the hotel.

The b was recommended by a local friend and we really liked it. The twin room we had was quite big. The wifi worked well and there are many eateries around the hotel. We had the ramen on the small street just next to the hotel on the first night we were there and it was quite good. There is also a family mart nearby to get whatever you may need.

Overall, I think this is a good value for money hotel.

Room Tip: We had a corner room and it was quite big. Not sure if the other rooms are also of good size. Maybe...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Pageten
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ishin, Front Desk Agent at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2014

Thank you very much for staying at the b ikebukuro.
Also, thank you for taking your time to drop the warm comment.

Our hotel is located in a very convenient place where you can easily access to
all the main cities in Tokyo within 30 minutes.
Also it is 3minutes walking distance from the closest station-Ikebukuro-.
We have 2 convenience stores near by, and very popular Ramen restaurant just behind us.

Thank you again for staying at the b ikebukuro and we are looking forward to welcoming you again!

Sincerely,
the b ikebukuro
Mariko hirose

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

B Ikebukuro hotel provide stylish rooms and very good location which near by JR station. The staff was friendly and helpful for answer enquiry. Hotel also provide free wifi which is very convenience. This is recommend to return again!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
2  Thank yoshiki m
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ishin, Front Desk Agent Hirose at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2014

Dear Yoshiki-san


Thank you very much for staying at the b ikebukuro and taking your time to leave a warm comment.

Our hotel is located in a very convenient place. It took just 3 minutes from jR-Ikebukuro station.
There are also variety of restaurants near by and our guests are able to enjoy local Japanese food(Expecially Ramen)
There are 2 convenience stores within 1 minutes walk distance.


Thank you again for your warm comment. We hope to welcome you again.



Sincerely,

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Mariko hirose

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The b ikebukuro is very well located and easy to find. At the ikebukuro station, follow the East Exit sign and once you are outside, the hotel is slightly on your left, about three minutes of walking.

The check-in was smooth and fast with one bad surprise: only one key card per room for security reason. I have been to so many hotels around the world and also in Japan, this is the first time that I see such a ridiculous policy.

The second bad surprise was the room: small with no drawers for clothes. The bathroom was also tiny but well designed. I didn't find bottles of water and wash cloths, two items that are usually provided by three-star hotels in Asia. The television set was small with no English channels but this didn't really bother me.

The beds were very good and as was the wifi connection. My room was extremely quiet. I also enjoyed the breakfast buffet which proposed plenty of Western and Asian dishes.

From the b ikebukuro, it is very easy to take JR lines or subway lines to explore Tokyo. The hotel is surrounded by numerous restaurants and shops.

Despite some small drawbacks mentioned above, I would come back to this hotel because of its excellent location.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank patcParis
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ishin, Front desk agent Mariko Hirose at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2014

Dear Sir


Thank you very much for staying at the b ikebukuro and taking your time to leave us a kind comment.

We appreciate your thoughts and will take into consideration to make our hotel even better one.

We offer English channel - CNN news. There is a flyer in each room where we demonstrate how to switch to English channel. Please kindly ask the front desk if you dont find it next time.


Thank you again for the warm review and we will continue to seek a better survice and hospitality.



We hope you have better experience next time you visit.


Sincerely,

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Mariko hirose

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Cool, efficient, good location next to Ikebukuro station (where you can take a train ot anywhere, including Narita airport), and lots of restaurants, shops, bars. Friendly staff, comfortable room. I would have preferred a Japanese restaurant rather than an Italian restaurant, but I guess for people who are tired of the local cousine or do not like it, it is fine. Room comfortable, efficient, good amenities, free wi-fi, etc. Overall a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Olga S
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IshinHotelsGroup, マネージャー at the b tokyo ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear Olga S

Thank you for choosing the b ikebukuro and for your review.
We enjoyed reading your review and learned your experience and your thoughts.
We truly appreciate your kind comments about our staff, room, amenities, free WiFi and more.
We look forward to welcoming you again!

Sincerely,

Ryuji Chiku
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Address: 1-39-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Toshima > Ikebukuro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Toshima
#4 Family Hotel in Toshima
Price Range: £54 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — the b tokyo ikebukuro 3*
Number of rooms: 175
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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