Hotel Mystays Hamamatsucho
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Check in staff spoke good English, hotel is a few minutes walk from Hamamatsucho JR station with Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuko about 20 mins in one direction, and Tokyo station about 6 mins the other way, with connections from here to Disney Tokyo. At Hamamatsucho is also the monorail to Haneda airport in about 15-20 mins. We arrived from Haneda, but left to Narita, for this we used Daimon subway station (dont use nearest exit to hotel as has no lift, instead use the one across the street on same side as JT station), and this went direct to Narita every 40 mins and to Narita with only one change every 40 mins (so easy travel to Narita every 20 mins), and was only about 1100 yen (took about 75-90 mins with no luggage issues on train).
Daimon station also useful for Roppongi, Shinjuku, Ginza area and Asakusa. So all in all this hotel is very well located.
In the area itself are a number of eateries including a great izakaya on the corner near the Daimon metro stop. No English on outside sign, but go upstairs and they will hand you a menu with English on it, and you can eat a lot of good Japanese food for little money. Also nearby are a shrine and Tokyo Tower. We went up the World Trade Center (next to Hamamatsucho train station) for 500 yen each (using voucher online) and we would highly recommend this, for views of area including the Tokyo Tower.
Hotel room was small, but designed well with space for case under bed, or under desk; plus wardrobe space. No bedside table, but headboard is wide to allow for glass of water etc.
Curtains blocked out most the light, room was quiet, air con functioned well and toilet had lots of electronic gizmos.
Free wifi in rooms now and comfy bed.
Only issue was they didn't provide much toilet paper when room service came, so we had to ask for extra!
We left a coat on the plane and hotel staff were kind enough to phone the airline and arrange for it to be delivered to the hotel. Amazing service and very happy to recommend this hotel. Would definitely use again.
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So this is my third time to Tokyo, and how things have changed - so much easier now for a foreigner, with much more signage in English and people that can speak it. This really helped improve the experience and we had a great time.
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