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“A typical 4* hotel with great views of tokyo” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Asakusa View Hotel
Ranked #12 of 121 Hotels / Ryokan in Taito
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“A typical 4* hotel with great views of tokyo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2011

A decent 4* hotel in Asakusa Tokyo with excellent views of Tokyo and Fuji if u r lucky and skies are clear. Metro in 7 min walking. Clean and comfortable with good breakfast .

  • Stayed December 2010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

I would highly recommend staying here for the initial part or most of your Tokyo stay as the hotel is located in an inexpensive neighbourhood and area of relative calm allowing you to find your feet and explore the city easily in your first few days. We stayed here for our first 3 nights before moving on to Shibuya which was a lot crazier.

I think you are much better off staying at this hotel before gradually exploring and moving on to the busier districts as the intensity levels in these areas can be quite draining. We had been toying with the idea of staying in Shinjuku before the Asakusa area was recommended to us by a Japanese friend and we are now certain this was the right decision (we thought Shinjuku was just too busy/mad/sleazy when we explored it).

The hotel is easy to get to: you can get the skyliner or keisei limited express from Narita airport which takes you to Ueno station in about an hour. From Ueno it's just a couple of stops on the Ginza line, and then a 5 minute walk to the hotel. Although you will need to go up some steps at the underground exit, we managed to get to the hotel fine with 2 heavy suitcases.

Don't be disheartened by the fact that the area does not look like the Tokyo you probably pictured as this is a quieter, more working class district, and it can look a little bleak in the rain. However, the neighbourhood does get classier as you walk further north towards the Asahi building by the river. More importantly, you are just a few minutes from the Ginza line, which allows you to explore Ueno (for the park/museums), Ginza (the upmarket shopping district), Omote Santo (trendy area and access to major shrine/yogogi park) and Shibuya all from the same subway line, as well as the local sites of Asakusa itself (such as the temple and markets).

The hotel itself is perfectly fine and of sufficient quality (the room had free internet LAN access which was good as we had a netbook with us in which to plan the rest of our trip to Japan). You will quickly realise that this hotel is geared up mainly for domestic Japanese tourists who arrive by the coach load. This is not a problem but may explain some of the service issues others report. Whilst it's dissappointing when breakfast is not included, there are plenty of coffeeshop/cafe options in the area, including plenty of cheap supermarkets. In the evening, there are also plenty of inexpensive Japanese noodlebar/traditional options in the area as well as plenty of Western fast food places in the nearby market and shopping malls.

If you want to go into other areas in the evening, like all of Tokyo this area is perfectly safe to walk back to from the subway stop late at night and there is a police station on the same road.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

We only stayed at the Asakusa View Hotel for one night until our other Asakusa accomodation became available. We had 2 large (large for Japan) Twin rooms with great views and huge single beds. We felt we could have easily slept all 4 of us (2xAdults and 2xChildren) in the one room as they had no 'adjoining' family rooms in the hotel - other hotels in Japan of similar size/standard allowed 4, but not here. We had to take 2rooms doubling the cost. The inroom internet was free. In the early morning we could easily see Mt. Fuji from our 20th? floor windows in the elevator area - a bonus on our first day in Japan!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2010

We stayed for 3 nights at the Asakusa View which was chosen for us by the tour company we had asked to design our trip. Our party consisted of two adults and two teenage girls.

When we arrived at the hotel it was too early to check-in but we wanted to get changed after a long flight. The reception staff were very helpful and showed us to a chaning room where we could have a spruce up before going out to look at the area.

Our room was huge with 4 queen size beds and two huge bay windows that looked out over a the Toyko skyline - I think we were on about 24th floor.

The area is great with a large temple and several other historic sights within walking distance. The breakfast buffet caters for both western and japanese style breakfast and there is also a seperate restauant where you can a full japanese stle breakfast if that's what you would like (we didn't try this).

There are several restaurants and at weekends there is a buffet restaurant in the evenings which we used and it was very good value (especially with too hungry teenagers!).

The staff don't speak a lot of english but they are really helpful and patient, with sign language etc we managed fine. When leaving we needed to foward our bags to our Kyoto hotel and the staff were really helpful - they filled out the forms for us while we went to breakfast and then brought them to us to sign.

All in all a great place to stay!

All in all a great, quiet and relacing place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2010

We were there just one night. The hotel was well sited for 'downtown' sightseeing with interesting temples close by. Nice area. Good hotel with good breakfast in hotels coffee bar. Was given late extended check out with no problem. Look out for the concierge Minose - Nepalese with good English. Good guy.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2009

It had been a great experience there in Japan.The facilities of the hotel were splendid and remarkable.The hotel officials were extremely hospitable and helpful.The food,however, was not satisfactory for people coming from all parts of the globe.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Asakusa View Hotel
Address: 3-17-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-8765, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taito
#7 Business Hotel in Taito
#7 Family Hotel in Taito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Asakusa View Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 326
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