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Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Hotel, Travel | 0 comments

[Shinjuku, Tokyo] Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

[Shinjuku, Tokyo] Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

For our Japan trip, we made Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku our headquarters, so as to speak. From here, we made our way to Hokkaido, and back, and then to DisneyLand, and back.

One very important thing to take note of regarding Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku – if you are planning to make it your headquarters, make sure that it is the last hotel of your trip. They will only allow you to keep your excess luggage here temporarily if they detect a subsequent booking in their system.

For our Japan trip, our last night was actually spent in a ryokan in Hakone. We tried to leave our luggage at Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, and intend to retrieve it only when we’re back at Tokyo, but they didn’t allow us to.

Luckily, we solved the problem by making a new booking with the hotel dated two days after we leave Japan! Of course, we cancelled our booking immediately after collecting our luggage – no cost was incurred!

The hotel room is tiny! Check out a picture of our room here. It is Shinjuku after all.

Simple and great idea of using magnets that can be used to stick on the outside of room doors.

Upon opening the door to our room, a small closet area is located by the side. Yeah, we made a mess of the area.

Even the space at the bed’s headboard was efficiently utilized. There was only enough space for small items.

At the end of the bed, there is a working desk with internet connection. As you can see, there is hardly any room to walk about with our luggage taking up all the space!

The toilet was equally challenged in the space department, but it was clean and came with great shampoo. Also, we didn’t have to wait long for the water to heat up. Somehow, they managed the impossible and squeezed in a bathtub!

We didn’t have much opportunities to test the service at the hotel. We asked the front desk some questions – all of the staff could communicate in English with various levels of proficiency. Well, try simple questions and use easy-to-understand words and phrases. Also, there are vending machines at each floor to quench any late night thirst.

The location is decent, and the hotel is clean and safe. Nothing to complain about regarding the service and staff attitude, and they allow guests to leave excess luggage in their store-room. Overall verdict? Great choice if you don’t mind the small rooms!

Room Type :

  • Economy Double Room (Non-smoking)
  • 15.8 sqm (171 sq. feet) with one double bed
  • Complimentary high speed internet access


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